HGH may increase testosterone production to some degree, but more important is the synergy between the two critical hormones.
Hormones work in unison in a delicate balance. This is particularly true of growth hormone, or HGH and testosterone.
Growth hormone as the name implies is primarily responsible for growth. That means when a boy is reaching adolescence, testosterone levels increase sharply to stimulate the many changes that occur during puberty. It is growth hormone that initially triggers and regulates this burst of testosterone that results in the maturation of the testes, beard growth, deepening voice, and all the secondary male sex characteristics typical of the transition from a boy to man.
Growth hormone also triggers and facilitates the production of IGF-1, and other proteins and amino acids that fuel this increased production of testosterone during the teenage years.
As life goes on, HGH continues to have an impact on testosterone production. But, more importantly, both of these hormones have a direct impact on strength, vitality, and emotional well-being.
In addition, they both will start to decline at about the same age. So that by the time a man is between the ages of 35 and 55, he is likely feeling the effects of the loss of both critical hormones.
Signs and Symptoms of Low HGH or Low Testosterone
Furthermore, proper hormone function is not only about what is “normal,” but more importantly, about keeping everything in proper balance. You could be suffering from a hormone imbalance if:
- You are having sexual wellness issues, such as loss of libido, decreased performance, or erectile dysfunction.
- You feel tired and have an overall lack of vitality.
- You are having emotional issues such as: moodiness, anxiety or depression.
- You are putting on weight, particularly belly fat, and are having difficulty building muscle, even if you are working out.
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Testosterone levels and growth hormone levels “peak” around the same time, in your early 20s. After that, the levels of both hormones begin a steady decline. If you are experiencing the symptoms listed above, you probably are feeling the influence of the loss of both of these critical hormones, and should take steps to increase the production of both hormones.
Testosterone Production and HGH Production
Interestingly enough, it has been found that not only does HGH influence the production of testosterone, but that testosterone also increases the release of HGH. The two hormones are synergistic, with each influencing the production of the other. If your testosterone levels are low, it is likely so too will be your HGH levels, and vice versa.
Men who wish to feel and look younger, increase their strength and vitality, burn fat, build more lean muscle, and overall slow the aging process, should take steps to increase both HGH and testosterone.
Those steps could include supplementation, lifestyle changes, and even hormone replacement therapy for those who qualify. However, the first step is to contact us, and speak to one of our anti-aging counselors.