Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is probably the most talked about hormone at the moment…
Because some scientific studies have shown that it can help you look and feel younger. It can be called the fountain of youth… but it’s more than just an anti-aging hormone!
Human Growth Hormone is naturally produced by the pituitary gland as we grow up, and declines as we age. Its main function is to sustain optimal functioning of your organs and tissues. Without HGH, we lose our vigor and vitality.
Low HGH levels are keys to premature signs of aging including decreased muscle tone, increased body fat, low bone density, and a general decline in organ functions. This is most easily seen in the biggest organ in the body, showing up as papery, translucent and non-resilient skin associated with the elderly.
In our youth-obsessed culture, it’s no wonder that celebrities get HGH injections in an effort to appear youthful. However, this comes at a cost of very undesirable side-effects.
You don’t need to go down this road to keep looking great at any age… there’s a better way to stimulate HGH production in the body – meditation!
Meditation has been shown by researchers to stimulate the pituitary gland. In particular, the lower frequencies – especially delta – stimulate the “core-level” healing that only goes on when the body is still, at peace, and resting.
This means that if you’re stressed out and not getting adequate sleep, you’re missing out on this key element of youth: giving your body a chance to rejuvenate itself during very deep sleep or meditation.
While meditation stimulates secretion of HGH and other healing-and-health-promoting hormones, it also suppresses activity in the glands that release stress-related hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline – the stress hormones that can accelerate aging if they’re not released through exercise or other stress reduction means like meditation.
Here are just a few ways meditation makes you look younger on the outside, while taking care of your insides by stimulating production of healing hormones:
- You will frown less – so when you eventually get wrinkles, they will be of the good, smiling kind! When you’re stressed, angry, frustrated, sad, or anxious… you frown. Stress really shows up on a person’s face! By contrast, people who smile more (or at least don’t frown all the time) because they manage their stress well… look younger 🙂
- Meditation stimulates the body’s healing mechanisms including digestion so that your biggest organ, your skin, receives the proper nutrients it needs to stay elastic and firm.
- You will have more energy. Meditation takes away energy-zapping stress: when a person is feeling overwhelmed, stressed out and upset, they don’t always have what it takes to go for a walk or hit the gym – instead, many people reach for quick escapes like alcohol, drugs, TV and none of these do your body any good. When you have more energy, you are more likely to do things you enjoy – including hobbies – that put a smile on your face. Take a look at some of the elderly people you know. The ones with lots of energy are much more fun to be around (because they are happier) than those whose bodies have become stiff and painful from lack of use!
You don’t need to twist yourself into a pretzel, chant “Om” or go anywhere like an ashram to reap the rejuvenating benefits of meditation.
So is meditation really the fountain of youth? In a way, yes. It can significantly lower a person’s biological age and I’m sure you’re wondering – just how big is the difference? Long-time meditators look, on average, 12 years younger than their non-meditating counterparts.
What have you got to lose, besides the years on your body? Like the saying goes about cars, it’s not the age, it’s the mileage… but like any prized automobile, if it’s well cared for inside and out, it will look splendid – and much more classy – than much younger cars! And in the body, healthy levels of HGH will take care of the inside and the outside, so you look and feel great for your whole life!