Biohacking Tips: How to Increase Human Growth Hormone
Recently, after researching tips for lowering anxiety, we learned that human growth hormone (HGH) can lower high cortisol levels. Cortisol is a stress hormone, and as we want to help people who have anxiety, this discovery made us quite excited. There are also other benefits of HGH that we are excited about, such as increased energy levels, improved fitness performance, strength and muscle building, and fat loss. It is also known as an anti-ageing hormone.
What is human growth hormone exactly? HGH is a peptide hormone that is essential for human development. A lot of bodybuilders take HGH supplements, but there are natural biohacking tips that can help you increase levels, and possibly correct a human growth hormone deficiency, or just reap the various benefits.
Workouts, such as High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT workouts) or endurance training can increase HGH drastically. Fasted aerobic workouts are especially good if you want a huge boost. That’s why it is a good idea to start doing cardio in the morning if you plan on biohacking your HGH levels.
Sleep, One of The Best Biohacking Tips
We all know about the importance of sleep. When we are in a state of deep sleep, HGH levels increase. Try to go to sleep early enough each day, so you can get at least six to eight hours in, and establish a pre-bed routine where you avoid blue light exposure an hour or two before bed. Drink a soothing cup of tea, meditate, or read a book. Whatever helps you wind down. This is not only important to help you fall asleep, but can improve the quality thereof as well.
Fasting for Human Growth Hormone Production
If the fact that fasting or intermittent fasting help promote longevity wasn’t enough, adding it to your lifestyle can mean a significant increase in HGH levels. Your body starts producing HGH after only four hours of fasting. Fasting for a few hours after a workout leads to a bigger spike in HGH than eating right after.
Supplements and HGH
Adding the amino-acids L-Glutamine and L-Arginine is a great biohacking tip, as supplementing can increase human growth hormone levels.
Diet Tips to Increase Human Growth Hormone Levels
Try and lower insulin levels, as high levels can lower HGH production. Cut out sugar and high-GI or processed carbohydrates, and eat protein and fat at every meal. Eat foods that increase HGH like fish, raspberries, pineapple, coconut oil, yoghurt, beef, dark chocolate, eggs, watermelon, parmesan, nuts, whey protein, and gelatin.