CDP-Choline: Brain Booster and Growth Hormone Stimulator
Growth hormone (GH) is a peptide hormone that stimulates growth, cell reproduction, and cell regeneration in humans while also promoting a healthy metabolism and optimal fat to lean muscle ratio. To be optimal physically, it’s best that we have higher or optimal growth hormones. As we age, however, these levels naturally decline by pretty alarming rates (50% every seven years after 18-25 years of age). However, just like the decline in testosterone we experience, age and the way our lives change as we age has to have an impact. I was visiting a pal who happens to be the dad of my godson the other day. My godson’s 7, and he doesn’t stop moving. He also sleeps like a log for 9 hours a night like clockwork, sometimes 10. The effects of a lack of sleep are far more visible in him and his younger brother than they are in adults, which is probably a more ‘true’ effect, as adults who lack sleep simply push through the symptoms because we have to if we’re going to have an effective day. As we age we become far less active, much more sedentary, and we carry much more body fat. Activity levels have an impact on both testosterone and growth hormone, as do body fat levels. Humans are not meant to be sedentary. Our survival was attached to the fact that we could hunt with spears, bows, or our bare hands. It’s not natural to be fat or on the fatter side, just like it’s not natural to be sitting all day. The effects of both a less active lifestyle and consuming non-natural foods is also seen in mental health on top of hormonal health. In his book, The Depression Cure, Stephen Ilardi pH. D, notes a decade long study of modern hunter-gatherer civilizations that found zero cases of depression in these exceptionally active and lean humans. So, while there is some very promising research into supplementation to increase growth hormone, you can’t be inactive and fat and expect to have a good, productive, healthy life. Lift weights, ride your bike, walk, run, play sports. Have hobbies and activities that you do on a weekly and daily basis that get your heart rate up and your lungs working overtime. Once you do this, then you can focus on supplementation. And where supplementation is concerned, CDP-Choline, along with being one of the best supplements you can take for your brain health, also appears to be the best supplement you can take for GH.
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