Hormone imbalances are disastrous for your body, and they get more common as you age. Let’s look at what exactly that means and how you can prevent it.
What Is Hormone Imbalance?
As the human body ages, the amount of human growth hormone (HGH) it produces decreases. That is, it increases until around 20 years old, peaks, and then decreases for the rest of life. It decreases slowly at first, and then picks up a bit — after 30, HGH in the body decreases by 1% every year.
This is the case, at least, if you don’t make an effort to balance your hormones. By carefully controlling how you treat your body, you can make sure it is never deficient in any of the vitamins or nutrients it needs. And if you can do that, you can prevent many of the effects popularly believed to be a natural effect of aging.
If your hormones remain balanced or if you make an effort to rebalance your hormones later in life, you will feel like you’re 20 again in several vital areas, including:
- Quality of sleep
- Weight and metabolism
- Sexual vitality and drive
- Stress levels
- Daily energy
- Overall health
So how to balance your hormones to achieve this “eternal youth” effect? There are some natural lifestyle choices you can make to balance hormones and some supercharged peptides you can take to balance hormones. Let’s take a look at both.
How to Balance Hormones Naturally
The vast majority of the hormones your body uses to regulate aging and mood are produced by the bacteria that live in your gut. Naturally, keeping the bacteria fed with their favorite foods is the best way to balance the hormones they produce.
The best food to feed the gut bacteria is high in probiotics — things like yogurt, pickled vegetables, and some kinds of cheese. The bacteria also love foods high in fiber, like whole grains and vegetables.
Eating a healthy diet has countless other wellness benefits, from bettering your mood to decreasing disease risk.
Working out naturally balances many of our bodies’ systems, such as blood sugar, cortisol, and insulin levels. It also produces helpful HGHs such as:
- Estrogen (for women) or testosterone (for men)
- Thyroid hormones
You don’t have to go out of your way to do exercises that help balance hormones, either. HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is extremely useful in balancing hormones. It entails doing very intense bursts of exercise for a short period of time at set intervals. It’s a good way for people with a lot of energy to exercise in half the time it takes to do a “normal” workout session.
For older people or those without as much energy, a brisk walk is another good exercise for balancing hormones. Walking outside for 30 minutes, 4 or 5 times a week, will have a substantial positive impact.
Getting enough sleep is always a good idea, but it’s not enough to balance hormones. Also important is when those hours of sleep occur.
Your gut hormones interact with the part of your brain that regulates your internal clock, and they are not happy if the clock gets out of whack. So make sure you have a specific bedtime and waking-up time that you adhere to as closely as possible every day of the week.
There are certain foods that contain prebiotics that also help regulate your internal clock. Those foods include artichokes, raw garlic, raw onions, and leeks.
How to Balance Hormones Through Peptides
Sermorelin is a secretagogue, which means it stimulates the hormonal gland instead of acting as an “additive” itself. It was developed way back in the 1970s, and it’s now one of the most popular hormone-balancing medications out there.
Ipamorelin is similar to sermorelin, except it stimulates a different gland. The effects are more or less the same, but sermorelin causes a few more side effects, and ipamorelin is a bit more expensive. You can read more about the differences between the two here.
Many other HGH stimulant peptides are very similar to these options, both in terms of effect and chemical makeup. They include:
Although they are similar, you should consult with an expert to see how to balance hormones the best in your case. They can even be used in conjunction with each other to get the best results possible.
Once you begin balancing your hormones, we are confident you’ll never look back. You’ll look and feel younger, and there are no significant downsides, whether you go the natural or peptide route (or better yet, both at the same time).
HORMONE IMBALANCE IS MOST COMMON IN WOMEN. GIVE THIS VIDEO A WATCH TO FIND OUT IF YOU SHOW SIGNS OF FEMALE HORMONE IMBALANCE.
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