Anti-Aging 9 Witnessing History

Health Alert 46

In 1990, Dr. Daniel Rudman accomplished something that had never been done before. He reversed human aging. Wrinkles disappeared. Grey hair began turning black again. Energy levels soared. And seventy-year-olds had resurgence in sexual appetite.

He was investigating the effects of a pituitary protein called human growth hormone on healthy adults. Twelve men, ages 61 to 81 volunteered for the trial. They received injections of human growth hormone for 6 months.

As we age our skin grows thinner, we lose muscle and bone and turn to fat. The men in the study grew thicker skin, developed bigger muscles and denser bones and lost fat. On average, the participants experienced:

• 14.4% decrease in fat tissue mass

• 8.8 % rise in lean body mass

• 7.1% increase in skin thickness

• 1.6% rise in bone density

When Rudman’s study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, he wrote:

“The effects of six months of human growth hormone on lean body mass and adipose-tissue mass were equivalent in magnitude to the changes incurred during 10 to 20 years of aging.” 1

* Why We Call It the Fountain of Youth *

HGH (human growth hormone) is the most powerful weapon in an Anti-aging physician’s arsenal. Your body produces high amounts of HGH as a child but the production declines throughout your adult life. This orchestrated decline causes and controls many of the changes of aging. When you reverse the decline of HGH, you reverse many of the consequences of aging.

Several other studies have now confirmed Dr. Rudman’s findings. The benefits of HGH include:

• Increased energy

• Enhanced sexual performance

• Muscle gain

• Fat loss

• Stronger bones

• Diminished wrinkles

• Improved immune function

• Enhanced mood

• Decreased cholesterol

• Improved vision

HGH is now FDA approved for growth hormone deficient adults but conventional medicine has been on the fence when it comes to HGH. The concern is that we don’t know its effect with long-term use. But the results of a recent 10-year study concluding last summer helped to prove its long-term effectiveness.

Researchers analyzed a group of men receiving HGH for ten years. The men were compared to a group of men of the same age who did not receive HGH. The men receiving HGH had more lean muscle mass, less fat, more energy, and more stable emotional health than the men who did not receive HGH.

In other words, the benefits seen in the many short-term studies on HGH continued throughout the 10 years, without any negative side effects. The men taking HGH had appeared to turn back the clock, safely. 2

* Restore Your Youth *

You can restore HGH to youthful levels. I have researched the effectiveness of HGH through my Wellness Research Foundation. I have found that HGH can be elevated a few different ways:

1. Eating more protein: When you eat high amounts of protein, your HGH levels actually rise. This is a mild elevation, but none the less, it is effective.

2. Perform strenuous exercises: Strenuous exercise also increases levels of HGH in your body. I’m talking about gut-wrenching exercises here like heavy squats and dead lifts. This is not a tip for the faint of heart.

3. HGH injections: HGH can only be given through injections. Since it is a protein, if you take it by mouth, your stomach acids break it down to its component amino acids. I have also found products given by mouth that claim to increase your body’s production of HGH have little to no effect.

HGH has to be prescribed by a doctor. To be used safely you must have blood levels checked. And you should only deal with a doctor who is familiar with HGH.

I have used HGH for 10 years and treat patients with HGH everyday. Once we have blood levels, patients inject themselves. It now comes in a handy self-injection cartridge without needles. I’ve used it in patients from 35 to 95 years old. Some use it in short cycles like athletes. Others elect more long-term intervention in the aging process.

I’ve seen some remarkable changes. Patients come in flabby and frail, and in a matter of weeks, are strong, healthy and active.

If you are interested in HGH, you can contact my Wellness Center in South Florida at 561-784-7852 or

Al Sears MD

1 Klatz, R. Grow Young with HGH Harper Collins, NY: 1997

2 Gibney J. et al., The effects of 10 years of recombinant human growth hormone (GH) in adult GH-deficient patients J Clin Endrocrinol Metab 1999 Aug; 84(8): 2596-2602