HGH (Human Growth Hormone) is produced in the pituitary gland, and, as its name implies, it is responsible for cell growth and regeneration. Increasing muscle mass and bone density are impossible without GH.It also plays a major role in maintaining the health of all human tissue, including that of the brain and other vital organs. When secreted, HGH remains active in the bloodstream for only a few minutes, but this is enough time for the liver to convert it into growth factors, the most crucial of which is insulin-like growth factor-1, or IGF-1, which boasts a host of anabolic properties.
As you can see, it play a major role when it comes to attaining your ideal physique. These foods can help boost your HGH level…
Melatonin-rich foods can increase the release of HGH by up to 157%. Raspberries give the best boost to your levels, so throw some on your oats for breakfast.
Vitamin D deficiency is directly related to lowered levels of male hormones, but raw fish such as salmon sashimi provides 271% of your RDA per 100g serving.
Pineapple is a great source of serotonin: a hormone made between the brain and digestive tract that works as a neuro-transmitter to relax you. Eat it late to aid sleep and boost HGH.
Add some coconut oil (1g per kg of your bodyweight) to your pre-workout shake to boost your HGH for up to four hours – and improve your resistance training power in the process.
It just HAD to be in here. But protein benefits aside, the amino acids found in your favourite steak help you synthesise L-orthinine; a compound that raises your growth hormone by up to four times above baseline levels.
Research shows that as little as 2g of foods high in the amino acid glutamine, such as yoghurt, is enough to raise production of HGH. Eat after dinner to top up your levels.
Start adding some of these into your current diet and it will almost certainly help with your quest!
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