top of page

Wellness Wednesday - Human Growth Hormone

Updated: Mar 28

Human growth hormone is produced in the pituitary gland and is very important for growth, body composition, cell repair and metabolism. The hormones also boost muscle growth, strength, recovery from injuries and disease.

The pituitary gland can be found in the base of the skull, underneath the brain and behind the bridge of the nose, produces 9 different hormones. As a master gland the pituitary monitors the body's needs and sends out signals to different organs and glands the regulate homeostasis.

Growth hormone levels are increased by sleep, stress, exercise and low glucose levels in the blood.


bottom of page