HGH Benefits for Liver

HGH Benefits for Liver

As the body ages, so do the organs. Shrinkage and decreased functions affect the liver, kidneys, and other organs unless the body can maintain a proper ratio of growth hormone which protects them through restorative cellular regeneration. When an adult begins to suffer from a decline in GH production, supplemental HGH benefits for liver and organ restoration take over.

Next to the skin, the liver is the body’s largest organ. It has many functions, including:

  • Converting sugar into carbohydrates and lipids to be stored for use as energy between meals
  • Breaking down aging red blood cells
  • Removing LDL from the blood
  • Manufacturing LDL
  • Removing other materials from the blood that are used to produce bile for the gall bladder and the intestines to aid in fat digestion

Among the HGH effects on liver function, we have the stimulation of LDL receptor sites in the liver, enabling that organ to better remove LDL from the bloodstream.

The liver is the only organ with the ability to regenerate itself from mature cells. Exciting studies are currently underway on the human gene Foxm1b. Although the present studies are on mice, scientists believe the results will cross over to humans regarding how growth hormone stimulates cell proliferation to regrow the liver. In this way, growth hormone and liver cell multiplication may have benefits in the future for people with damaged livers.

The Role of IGF-1 with HGH

The effects of HGH on the liver begin as soon as the pituitary gland secretes a burst of growth hormone into the bloodstream. GH then rushes through the blood to growth hormone receptor cells in the brain, on muscles, tissues, and bones, and in the liver. GH remains present long enough (a matter of minutes) to deliver its message to the liver before disappearing from the bloodstream.

The liver’s response to receiving growth hormone is to secrete another chemical – insulin growth factor 1, which imparts its own growth-promoting properties throughout the body. Together, HGH and IGF-1 stimulate numerous functions – one of which is to enable liver cells to repair themselves and recuperate from the effects of aging and growth hormone deficiency. This is a crucial role to play as the kidneys would otherwise bear the burden from a liver that was not functioning up to par.

These healing HGH effects on liver growth and function will be reduced if a person has liver damage due to injury, excessive alcohol consumption, or disease.

IGF-1 also helps growth hormone in the following ways:

  • Stimulating differentiation and proliferation of myoblasts for muscle growth
  • Improving amino acid uptake in tissues, including muscles
  • Supporting muscle protein synthesis
  • Promoting chondrocyte (cartilage cells) proliferation for improved bone density and growth
  • Suppressing insulin’s abilities to stimulate glucose uptake in peripheral tissue
  • Increasing proper metabolic function resulting in loss of excess fat

HGH, the Liver, and Cellular Regeneration

HGH acts on the body’s tissues in two ways:

  1. Direct – this occurs when growth hormone binds to its targeted receptor cells to create an action or effect
  2. Indirect – when IGF-1 mediates the actions of HGH, it promotes the functions due to the signal provided by insulin growth factor 1 on its target cells

Among the most important of all HGH benefits for liver functions, we find cellular regeneration. Here, GH has both a direct and indirect role as IGF-1 helps to mediate this process that replenishes new cells throughout the body to replace those that are continuously in a state of growth and dying off. Not only do the internal organs, such as the liver require new cells to maintain their size and stability, but also the bones, muscles, skin, hair, blood cells, and other areas of the body need these new cells, as well.

By promoting proper HGH effects, liver functions can continue at their optimum level to help the body perform. Maintaining a healthy supply of growth hormone is crucial at any age. To speak with a hormone specialist to learn more about this subject, or any other areas of hormone deficiency and replacement therapy, please contact HT Medical Center for a complimentary consultation.