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Introduction

The National Institutes on Aging reports, “about 75 percent of people 65 and older have two or more chronic conditions—such as heart disease, diabetes, chronic lung disease, arthritis, and some cancers—which significantly affect their health and well-being.” Additionally, the Center for Disease Control website states, “Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.” While not all diseases are preventable, the risk of developing a chronic disease can be minimized with the right health management plan. To illustrate this more clearly, here are some statistics and disease prevention facts from the CDC’s “The State of Aging & Health in America” from 2013:

  • “Among health care costs for older Americans, 95% are for chronic diseases. The cost of providing health care for one person aged 65 or older is three to five times higher than the cost for someone younger than 65.”
  • “Chronic diseases can affect a person’s ability to perform important and essential activities, both inside and outside the home.”
  • “As functional ability—physical, mental, or both—further declines, people may lose the ability to perform more basic activities, called activities of daily living (ADLs), such as taking care of personal hygiene, feeding themselves, and getting dressed.”
  • “Although the risk of developing chronic diseases increases as a person ages, the root causes of many of these diseases often begin early in life.”
  • “Practicing healthy behaviors from an early age and getting recommended screenings can substantially reduce a person’s risk of developing chronic diseases and associated disabilities.”

Practicing good health includes speaking with a health care practitioner about what prevention methods are right for each individual. We invite our customers to speak with patients about the benefits of Cocoa HGH as part of a plan of action for preventing conditions caused by the natural aging process and certain lifestyle choices.

Part One

Human Growth Hormone

The human growth hormone is made up of 191 amino acids, and production is at its peak when we are young. HGH affects almost all body tissues. It is one of the most important hormones in the human body because it controls many organ and body functions. HGH is the primary hormone responsible for stimulating tissue repair, cell replacement, brain function and enzyme production.* It affects almost every cell in the body. Perhaps most importantly, its release and circulation stimulates the liver to manufacture IGF-1, which is beneficial for numerous functions in the body.

About IGF-1

IGF-1 is the active, growth stimulating metabolite associated with the beneficial effects of human growth hormone therapy. Once the human growth hormone is released from the pituitary glands, it circulates to the liver where it is converted to IGF-1, which then stimulates growth in a variety of tissues. The beneficial effects of elevated IGF-1 levels are well documented and are associated with the following:

  • Decreased body fat content*
  • Enhanced lean body mass*
  • Healthy cholesterol levels*
  • Efficient cardiac output*
  • Increased skin elasticity*
  • Improved memory*
  • Increased libido*
  • Increased energy levels*
 

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The Case for Hormone Replacement Therapy in GH-Deficient Adults

The cause of adult-onset GH deficiency is not well known, but its effects are only beginning to be understood. Adults with low IGF-1 signaling activity are more likely to suffer health consequences such as reduced life expectancy and increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

A study in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism revealed that GH-deficient adults can improve body composition with hormone replacement therapy. The study compared numerous studies and evaluated the effect of hormone replacement therapy on GH-deficient adults. It concluded that GH-deficient adults showed a significant increase in lean body mass, reduced abdominal fat mass and reduced fluid volume as a result of GH replacement. In addition, the comprehensive evaluation detailed the many areas that hormone replacement therapy can have a positive impact, including:

  • Long-term bone mineral density
  • Bone metabolism
  • Muscle strength
  • Exercise capacity and oxygen intake
  • Improved mood energy levels
  • Protein metabolism
 

The findings also suggest that GH therapy may support cardiovascular health; although its effects haven’t been proven in a clinical setting.

Enter Healthy Alternatives

While natural supplements can provide the extra support certain health needs require, it is important to speak with patients about how a balanced diet and exercise are also a vital part of their overall health. This is part of why it’s so important for health practitioners to recommend a comprehensive course of action for total wellness.

The Center for Disease Control notes, “Recommendations from health care providers are among the most influential factors in convincing people to be physically active and join a self-management program.” This is why at DaVinci® Laboratories, we always encourage doctors to discuss the benefits of a healthy diet and exercise, along with the benefits of additional support from nutritional supplements.

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The Difference Your Patients Are Seeking

Numerous studies on HGH have been conducted since it was discovered in 1912 by Dr. Harvey Cushing. In 1989, Dr. Daniel Rudman conducted a landmark study which indicated that the signs of aging could be slowed and even that the appearance of certain physical characteristics associated with the aging process could be improved. When the specific results of this study were reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, the key benefits of HGH were reported to include the reduction of age-related stomach fat, increased muscle mass, and restoration of spinal bone mass. Since that landmark study, over 100 reputable studies have been conducted. These studies evaluated and documented the safety and efficacy of using HGH as a therapeutic approach to addressing health concerns related to aging.

Fat Metabolism

HGH is involved in the production of both IGF-1 and lipolysis. IGF-1 functions to support the burning of fat by making it available as fuel. Lipolysis is triggered when the growth hormone binds to fat cell receptors, where it causes a series of enzymatic reactions in the cell resulting in the break down of fat cells.

By supplementing amino acids that aid in the release of growth hormones, Cocoa HGH supports weight management, metabolism, and lean muscle mass.

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Cardiovascular Health

In addition to supporting the reduction of fat, IGF-1 encourages the movement of cholesterol in a desired direction. It also supports cardiac cells and helps to improve cardiac function.

In 1989, a different type of HGH study was conducted at Sahlgrenska Hospital in Sweden and documented in the book, Grow Young with HGH, by Ronald Klatz and Carol Kahn. Over three hundred patients with severe growth hormone deficiency were examined for body fat and cardiovascular health. The study concluded that these patients were twice as likely to die from heart disease when compared with healthy people of the same age and gender. The authors of Grow Young with HGH wrote, “The GH-deficient patients had very high levels of the harmful LDL cholesterol and very low levels of productive HDL cholesterol. They also had high levels of the fats known as triglycerides, which are associated with heard disease and diabetes.”

Doctors then studied the effects of 26 weeks of GH replacement therapy. They looked at “body composition, metabolic parameters, and well-being in 10 patients with adult-onset GH deficiency (GHD).” These results demonstrated positive benefits from HGH therapy. The results show that GH replacement in GHD adults results in marked alterations in body composition, fat distribution, and bone and mineral metabolism and reduces psychiatric symptoms. Finally, we conclude that the observed beneficial effects of replacement therapy with GH are of sufficient magnitude to consider treatment of GHD adults.

Cocoa HGH by DaVinci® was developed based on studies like the one conducted at Sahlgrenska Hospital. By supplying essential amino acids (secretagogues) that are essential in the production of balanced human growth hormone levels, Cocoa HGH supports cardiovascular health.

What Makes Cocoa HGH from DaVinci® Unique?

While there are other HGH products on the market, Cocoa HGH by DaVinci® Laboratories focuses on the release of stored human growth hormone by combining the proper quantities and ratios of L-glutamine, L-arginine, L-ornithine, L-lysine and glycine. Supporting healthy human growth hormone levels, along with the synergistic and individual effects of the free form amino acids, makes this product a unique way to support heart health, fat metabolism, bone health, and a healthy aging process. We’ve also flavored our new drink mix with cocoa to provide powerful free-radical fighters. This delicious chocolate powdered drink mix is vegetarian and gluten free, and it is a convenient way to receive the many benefits of normal HGH production in the body. We hope that you are as excited about this new product as we are, and we encourage you to educate your patients on the health benefits of combining these important nutrients in an easy to use drink mix.