It is interesting, that in the West where people digest larger amounts of calcium, especially dairy products, there is far greater incidents of hip fractures and death due to bone loss or what is known as osteoporosis. In fact women in the West have a higher chance of dying from osteoporosis than from cancer. 1 in 4 women suffer from osteoporosis while only one in eight men suffer from this condition. The Osteoporosis and Related Bone Disease National Resource Center reports that “Osteoporosis is responsible for more than 1.5 million fractures annually, including 300,000 hip fractures and approximately 700,000 vertebral fractures, 250,000 wrist fractures, and more than 300,000 fractures at other sites.” This will continue to increase until we get at the root of these problems. In fact in the last decade osteoporosis has increased sevenfold. Milk is not the answer and studies show the those that drink milk less frequently or not at all actually have healthier bones with far less fractures and breaks. Studies also show milk is linked to other problems including obesity, heart disease, and cancer, and is likely to be contaminated with antibiotics, hormones, and other chemicals, including dioxin, one of the most toxic substances known.
In order to get to the root of this problem one needs to understand the major contribution towards bone loss. The bones of our body are in a constant process of renewal through the action of two cells. The cells that form new bones are called osteoblasts and the cells that break down bones are called osteoclasts. You can imagine what would happen if the formation and growth of new bone continued without being held in check. Your bones would soon become so large and distorted that you would look 10 times worse than Frankenstein. From birth to age 30 there’s a steady increase in bone mass because the osteoblasts exceed in cell build up more than the osteoclasts in tearing down bone cells. After age 30 the opposite becomes increasingly a reality so that men over 50 have reached 2 percent of bone formation while bone reabsorption is 2.2%. This loss occurs throughout the body in bones that anchor the teeth, the hips, the legs, and the spine. This results in atrophy of the jaws, and also brings about shrinkage of height due to loss of water in the intervertebral disks.
Studies now seem to indicate diminishing supplies of growth hormone results in inactive growth hormone receptors in the bone as we age and is a major cause of bone loss and resulting fracture of hips. However, short-term treatment of osteoporosis with human growth hormone has not for the most part shown improvement and some cases has even resulted in loss of bone density. One would think that since growth hormone had its original therapeutic use in young children deficient in growth hormone in order to stimulate the growth of their skeletal bones that there would be even better results in older people. A six month study by Dr. Rudman in men over 65 showed human growth hormone increased bone density by 1.6% in the lumbar vertebrae. However, there was no increase in other areas of the body such as the femur of the leg, and radius bone in the arm.
However, an unpublished study done at Bengtsson’s Laboratory led by Gudmundur Johannsson over a two-year period on 24 men and 20 women between ages of 23 and 66 that were severely deficient in growth hormone showed significant bone density improvement. There was a significant increase in the density of bones that form the hip joint and the vertebrae of the lower spine and significant increases in calcium, osteocalcin, and two types of collagen which are all a major markers of bone formation. The study also revealed those with the worst bone loss condition to receive the greatest benefits. Even more amazing, all this study continued to get even stronger bone density after the two-year study as they continue taking growth hormone.
Bengtsson said that their patients also increased in height with the greatest height increase being one-and-a-half inches from a growth hormone deficient women. This happens because growth hormone increases bone mineral content in the disks and also increases protein synthesis. Most of the growth occurs in the intervertebral disks between the bones of the spine which are like shock absorbers and consist mostly of water. Because protein synthesis increases the protein holds on to the water which tends to ooze out with age. This results in the spine getting longer and also stronger because of increased bone density.
Swedish researchers tested H G H on cultured bone cells and found that growth hormone acts directly on the osteoblasts to stimulate new growth of bone. The availability of vitamin D-3 is also increased which when combined with calcium and has been proven to increase bone mineral density and the reduction of fractures among the elderly.
There was also a one week study on post menopausal women which revealed an increase in the level of osteocalcin needed for new bone growth. Although the osteoclast or breakdown of bone continued at the same rate the fact that osteoblasts for bone building increased indicates that the use of G H during every turnover cycle induces a positive bone balance in women.
All of these studies indicate that research of one year or less is ineffective and misleading as to the benefits of growth hormone in the treatment of osteoporosis and other bone conditions. In the first year growth hormone therapy tends to result in a slight decrease in bone mineral content and bone mass because the bone remodeling process is being restarted. However, after the first year to year and a half the bone mineral content increases along with bone mass so that the reverse is true. To date, new hormone like drugs such Didronel and Fosamax can turn down the metabolism of bone loss and even freeze it. However, it takes a natural anabolic agent like growth hormone to activate growth hormone receptors in the bones and actually form new bone.
The use of high quality homeopathic human growth hormone such as Pro-Blen H G H is a very small investment to significantly contribute towards the prevention of the tragedy of osteoporosis that brings humiliating dependency, severe pain and early death. The other important things to do in order to prevent osteoporosis are to get plenty of exercise which should include weight lifting. H G H encourages one to exercise because it also is known to significantly increase ones sense of well-being and thus motivate one towards being more active. Remember to abstain from consuming large quantities of animal protein and dairy products instead taking large quantities of vegetables and fruits which provide calcium and vitamin C for the building of collagen. Remember to get enough vitamin D-3 by spending some time in the sun and if you can’t then take some vitamin D. Also, please do not smoke. Studies show that bone density is 5 to 10% less at menopause in those who smoke.
A healthy immune system is very important in protection against cancer, autoimmune diseases, and infectious diseases. In fact as age increases the immune system becomes increasingly weak and unable to protect against cancer and other diseases. As the rate of cancer rises with age at the same time the amount of growth hormone (GH) decreases. There is an abundance of data that shows from animal and human studies that GH revives and rejuvenates the immune system.
The main organ of the immune system is the thymus gland which is located behind the top of the breastbone. Around age 12 this gland begins to shrink until by age 40 it is around half its former self and by age 60 it is difficult to find. Through the Thymus gland there is the maturation of the T-cell lymphocytes which are the foot soldiers in the battles against disease. As the thymus shrinks there is a rise in diseases associated with aging including cancer. In fact AIDS involves the loss of T cells which brings the breakdown of defense against all kinds of other diseases which means that in a sense AIDS is an accelerated process of aging.` Also, the shrinking of the Thymus is one of the main bio markers of aging. In 1985 Dr. Kelly, a research immunologist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign injected old rats whose thymus had almost disappeared with Growth Hormone 3 cells (GH3) which are cells that secret high quantities of growth hormone (GH). The thymus gland in these old rats grew back to the full size and function of young rats. These old rats also produced more interleukin 2 which is synthesized by T cells and goes down in old rats. Also, Israeli scientists have used bovine growth hormone to reverse shrinking in mice and have shown similar results with dogs.
Tests show the Immune activities that the GH improves are higher activity of natural killer (NK) cells that protect against cancer; increased production of T-cells and interleukin 2, manufacture of new anti-bodies, greater proliferation and activity of disease-fighting white blood cells, increased maturation of neutrophils and white blood cells that are very destructive to microorganisms, increased stimulation of bacteria-engulfing macrophages, increased erythropoiesis, and the increased production of new red blood cells.
Even more important than the Thymus is the bone marrow of the long bones that are the birth place of all the very important cells including the T cells that mature in the Thymus gland. In the bone marrow are the stem cells that give rise to T cells and the progenitor cells that function to form and develop into red and white blood cells of the immune system. In more recent research Dr. Kelly found that the bone marrow of rodents and old humans was significantly depleted of progenitor cells which give rise to all these important cells of the immune system. When GH was given to the old rats the progenitor cells came back. It is not known how this happens but is believed that somehow the environment where the stems cells sit is blocked with increasing age and that HGH supplements have a way of overcoming this block. According to Greg Fahy, PH.D., and prominent researcher in cellular physiology at the Naval Medical Research Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, there is now the chance of maintaining an immune system at the age of 80 which is similar to age 20 because of what has been shown in animals and is strongly suggestive in humans. In fact, the improvement of the immune system means that many things that change with age are restored such as normal cell division, normal thyroid hormone levels, normal insulin sensitivity, ability to make DNA, normal populations of molecules in the brain that change with age and so on.