Human Growth Hormone Can Help Reduce Cognitive Decline
I always tell patients and clients at the clinic that balancing hormones and optimizing them is important for almost any functional medicine protocol.Healthy hormones make a healthy life. This study shows that improving HGH levels using Sermorelin is effective in reversing cognitive decline.
The intent-to-treat analysis indicated a favorable effect of GHRH on cognition (P=.03), which was comparable in adults with MCI and healthy older adults.The completer analysis showed a similar pattern, with a more robust GHRH effect (P=.002). Subsequent analyses indicated a positive GHRH effect on executive function (P=.005) and a trend showing a similar treatment-related benefit in verbal memory(P=.08). Treatment with GHRH increased insulin like growth factor 1 levels by 117 %(P.001), which remained within the physiological range, and reduced percent body fat by 7.4%(P.001). Treatment with GHRH increased fasting insulin levels within the normal range by 35%in adults with MCI (P.001) but not in healthy adults. Adverse events were mild and were reported by 68%of GHRH treated adults and 36% of those who received placebo.