Friday, February 24, 2012

Anterior Pituitary Gland (Growth Hormone)


Anterior Pituitary(The Growth Hormone) Gland

Size may matter, but in some cases the smallest thing can have the biggest impact. Like that grape-sized organ, the anterior pituitary gland nestled within your brain. Despite its small dimensions, it is the source of powerful juice when it comes to building height. The anterior pituitary gland is responsible for secreting a substance called somatotropic hormone, more commonly known as “growth hormone,” into your bloodstream. Without that tiny gland, it wouldn’t matter how many repetitions of stretching exercises you perform. Without it, building your physique would become an exercise in futility. “It’s somatotropic hormone that dictates how your body will adapt itself from all your height increasing efforts” says Ed Burke, Ph.D., director of the Exercise Science Program at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Acting as your body’s foreman, growth hormone instructs your skeletal bone to grow larger and stronger while it speeds the conversion of excess fats into energy.
In other words, get enough growth hormone floating around in your system and your body has no choice but to construct itself into something bigger. Cheat yourself from acquiring your fair share and your body can only do so much, no matter how much you do.

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