Human Growth Hormone (HGH) and Hair Growth
HGH and Hair Growth
We know that hair growth is regulated by hormones and metabolism, so anything that affects hormones and metabolism affects hair loss. In the same way, HGH can also affect hair loss and may have the possibility of halting the hair growth process. However, by examining in detail the nature of HGH, we now know that HGH is not harmful for your hair and there are several reasons behind this.
HGH Does not Cause Hair Loss
The growth hormone does not cause hair loss, in fact it causes hair growth. For hair loss to occur, the hair root has to be destroyed, the hair has to be damaged either by physical or mechanical forces or it has to be unexposed to the growth factors needed to make it grow. HGH is an anabolic hormone. An anabolic hormone is a hormone which builds up rather than breaks down. HGH builds and repairs tissues and thus has an effect on hair cells at the hair root to promote healthy hair growth.
The growth hormone stimulates growth instead of hindering it. It enhances the growth of cells by binding directly to it with the use of special chemical messengers and receptors that stimulate proliferation and growth of cells. This hormone also encourages the release of insulin-like growth factor or IGF-1. IGF-1 then encourages the growth and development of cells and tissues in the body. Thus, these two mechanisms act together to form new hair cells in order to grow hair, instead of killing hair.
HGH Does not Hinder Hair Growth
As said before, hair loss is caused by hindering hair growth or deprivation of growth factors. The reverse is true for HGH. This hormone makes the body release the building blocks of tissues and cells in the form of amino acids and proteins. It also stimulates the production of secondary messengers that stimulate the production of growth factors, amino acids and nutrients and these serve as raw materials for the growth of hair from the hair follicles. Because HGH releases more proteins for the creation and growth of hair, this leads to a healthier hair which is less likely to get damaged easily and thus you will not lose your hair easily as a result.