Today I’ve provided a brief point paper on hormonal imbalances resulting from the American diet and how Growth Factor can help remedy these imbalances.
Currently there are more Americans facing hormonal imbalances and impaired hormone production than ever before. Hormonal imbalance is a disease – which means a disruption in the body’s normal function; therefore it needs to be remedied. When hormone production is impaired, physical and mental signs of imbalance become apparent. These include weight gain, muscle atrophy, lingering soreness, poor physical performance, a decreased libido and mood imbalances. (1,2,3,4)
Diet, lifestyle and our hormones
Recent studies have identified the American diet, which is full of processed sugars, starches, meats, corn and soy as a major contributor to the dysfunction of chief regulating hormones. (5,6) The same is true with plastics which continuously emit estrogens and petrochemicals into our foods, further disrupting our natural hormone balance. (7,8)
Training and our hormones
Correct exercise promotes positive changes in the body when a correct diet is employed. However, there are circumstances where overtraining can occur, especially with athletes. Overtraining takes place when fatigue builds due to heavy training and full recovery is not allowed. Most athletes train against and often beyond this threshold. This can lead to muscle breakdown, suppressed anabolic hormone levels and increased catabolic hormone levels. This disruption is virtually identical to the dysfunction of hormone production in an unhealthy aging person. (9)
GF is an all-natural remedy for unhealthy aging at the cellular level. Our formula is a sustainable raw material that consists of a naturally derived growth matrix including IGF-1. Growth factors have the profound ability to balance hormones for men and women, raise male sex hormones, decrease insulin sensitivity, and produce increases in the function of mitochondria and nucleic acids (IE: DNA/RNA cellular rejuvenation). (10,11,12,13 )
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