Boost Growth Hormone As You Age

Trying to build muscle on keto? Find out how to increase growth hormone naturally.

Standard Process Pituitrophin PMG:

0:00 Introduction: Growth hormone explained
0:20 What is growth hormone?
0:45 Growth hormone deficiency
1:10 Signs of a deficiency in growth hormone
1:38 What does growth hormone do?
2:56 What blocks growth hormone?
8:00 Understanding the role of the pituitary gland
9:00 How to boost growth hormone naturally
13:05 Muscle loss on keto
15:22 Learn more about sleep apnea!

Let’s talk about the best ways to increase growth hormone, especially as you age.

In adults, growth hormone is crucial for muscle building and fat burning. It’s also important for building tendons, ligaments, collagen, joints, and bones. However, growth hormone dramatically decreases with age.

Side effects of a deficiency in growth hormone can include:
• Difficulty building muscle
• Cognitive issues
• Lowered mood
• Higher levels of LDL
• Hair loss
• Insomnia

Here are the top things that can block growth hormone:
• Insomnia
• Sleep apnea
• High blood sugar
• High insulin
• Chronic stress
• Liver problems

The pituitary gland produces growth hormone. Instead of replacing the hormone with a synthetic version, why don’t we support the gland that makes growth hormone?

How to increase growth hormone naturally:
1. Try Pituitrophin PMG from Standard Process
2. Do intense exercise
3. Take milk thistle (if you have a liver problem)
4. Get on the Healthy Keto® diet
5. Do cold immersion therapy
6. Do heat therapy
7. Do intermittent fasting

Some people find their muscles look flat or dehydrated after getting on keto. In this situation, it’s important to drink plenty of water with electrolytes, especially potassium and sodium. This will help keep the muscles hydrated. You could also try increasing your carbs to 50 grams per day by consuming foods like berries but still avoiding refined carbs and sugar.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals®. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps you better understand how to increase growth hormone and build muscle on keto. I’ll see you in the next video.


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  1. @thixuanlevu9694 on October 17, 2023 at 10:12 am

    👍🙏💕Thank you so much Doctor Berg.This topic is so awesome for my mum, very fantastic and informative ❤

  2. @allhimwithme5115 on October 17, 2023 at 11:33 am

    I’m 51, female, and got into IF and prolonged fasting 10 months ago. I lost fat and built muscle the most by my 3-day+ fasts. I’ve done 3 3-day, 1 4-day, and 2 5.5-day fasts in the last 10 months. I’ve only been this built back when I was at the gym lifting weights 3 times a week in my early 30s. Now I’m just living my rural farm life and have the same result because of the IF and prolonged fasting. And I’m omnivorous, clean keto with no supplementation for HGH.

    • @strizz1992 on October 17, 2023 at 12:07 pm

      Is one three day fast every month good enough? What is your opinion please?

    • @strizz1992 on October 17, 2023 at 12:07 pm

      @@brianheflin15 how long or how many days did that feeling stay?

    • @allhimwithme5115 on October 17, 2023 at 12:35 pm

      @@brianheflin15 *_EXCELLENT!!! Congrats!!!_*

    • @allhimwithme5115 on October 17, 2023 at 12:36 pm

      @@strizz1992 It depends on your goals. I originally started fasting (IF and prolonged) to heal an auto-immune disorder (severe asthmatic response to histamine in food and produced by my body that I HAD to heal because I literally couldn’t EAT at all without causing an asthma attack) which I did. I fasted a LOT to make that happen (not to mention I was asymptomatic while I wasn’t eating so that made it easier).  

      In the _process_ I noticed my muscles getting really defined and my strength increasing! So, I don’t know what to tell you regarding how much to do to get that result, but my advice is to start upping your fasting lengths and see what happens over the next 6 months.

    • @allhimwithme5115 on October 17, 2023 at 12:39 pm

      @@strizz1992 I can’t speak for Brian, but my longest fast, 134 hours, was 3 weeks ago and I’m still experiencing some healing of an eye issue that started getting better the day after my fast. I don’t feel euphoric, LOL, but the results can last for months if you’re talking about stem cell production.

  3. @mekman4 on October 17, 2023 at 11:49 am

    This is great! It’s difficult to avoid temptations while on keto initially, until you understand the mechanism of what you’re winning. And that’s the context you provide with your videos! For me, it’s been the sleep! I have put on more weight on my midsection despite being on OMAD lately though. I gained some of that weight back, but my sleep is consistently great and my mood has improved as well as my digestion. I guess it’s just a matter of being patient! Thank You!

  4. @emmichwan on October 17, 2023 at 12:35 pm

    0:24: 💪 Growth hormone levels decrease significantly as we age, leading to difficulties in muscle building and fat burning.
    3:06: 💤 Sleep apnea can lead to a lack of oxygen and hinder growth hormone production.
    6:18: 🩸 Insulin resistance can lead to low insulin levels and a potential inability to regulate blood sugar.
    9:30: 💡 Pituitrophin PMG can support the gland that produces growth hormone and improve sleep, hair, and nail growth.
    12:59: 💪 Intermittent fasting can increase growth hormone levels and help with muscle loss on the ketogenic diet.
    Recap by Tammy AI

    • @jansmith3158 on October 18, 2023 at 6:48 pm

      longer fast increase growth hormones see chan Dr Mindy pelz on this.

    • @xyz-mc5of on October 19, 2023 at 5:14 am

      Don’t plants absorb oxygen at nights and give out c02?

    • @jackparcell9631 on October 19, 2023 at 2:05 pm

      Super 👌

    • @ogredad55 on October 23, 2023 at 6:49 pm

      Dear @emmichwan: That’s very helpful. Thank you!

    • @sidmeerut417 on October 29, 2023 at 8:05 am

      you are a HERO

  5. @DarklyYours on October 17, 2023 at 1:38 pm

    Since I became familiar with Dr. Berg I have started being much more conscious of my carb intake, especially sugar. My PCP had me tested and he told me that I have a genetic predisposition to diabetes. I also found out that I was potassium and magnesium deficient. Learning from these videos has had an enormous effect on my personal preventative care routines.

    • @NansGlobalKitchen on October 18, 2023 at 5:01 am

      Are you taking potassium and magnesium now if you do can you please share the brand and dosage example like in MG

    • @DarklyYours on October 18, 2023 at 2:25 pm

      @@NansGlobalKitchen I take 400mg magnesium. I take a prescription dose of potassium, so I forget what the regular dosage would be but I wouldn’t take as much as I do without asking your doctor. As far as brands go, Himalaya is probably my favorite supplement brand.

  6. @theresaphillips5292 on October 17, 2023 at 3:09 pm

    Always enjoy your podcasts. Thanks you for all of your great info😊

  7. @winningvictory on October 17, 2023 at 4:59 pm

    Thank you for this education regarding natural growth harmone.
    Wisdom and knowledge is absolutely beneficial for health and wellness!
    Thanks and respect to you; Dr. Berg.

    • @Drberg on October 18, 2023 at 4:26 pm

      You’re very welcome! Glad to help!

    • @apoesobabatundeolayiwola2292 on November 26, 2023 at 5:00 pm


  8. @reportedzeus on October 17, 2023 at 6:35 pm

    It’s my understanding that plants consume oxygen at night by burning carbs for energy. It would be necessary to give plants a night-light for them to produce oxygen at night. P.S. I love Dr. Berg and watch all of his videos. Thank you Dr. Berg for sharing your wisdom/research and making the world a healthier place.💯❤

    • @jarretv5438 on October 19, 2023 at 10:32 pm

      True but they were photosynthesizing all day so there should be some in there already plus having a light on while your sleeping would likely disrupt ur circadian rhythms

    • @Thelakeside1 on October 20, 2023 at 10:27 am

      Also plants need dark to perform respiration to grow and repair themselves

    • @urastus9202 on November 3, 2023 at 9:16 am

      I think they’re dormant at night. Photosynthesis is driven by sunlight (photo = light). O2 is only released during photosynthesis – in daylight (or light).

    • @ChronicKPOP on December 8, 2023 at 6:51 am

      correct, having a plant by you at night to increase O2 is completely false. Take everything you hear on youtube with a grain of salt and do your own research from multiple reputable sources before committing things to memory. Having said that, the amount of C02 they give off at night is negligible.

  9. @theuglydog8044 on October 18, 2023 at 12:01 am

    First of all, Thanks for all the great info!! Your tips have helped so much. My BP is down 50/30, I’ve lost loads of weight, and the heart related effects of a certain disease and vaccine were eliminated using the correct vitamins and amino acid. I have all the symptoms of what you list here, I guess it’s the next thing I’ll work on.

  10. @WarriorsPhoto on October 18, 2023 at 5:31 am

    Powerful message Dr. Berg.
    I’m attempting a lot of these ideas already and they are slowly helping. Heck I am able to sustain longer nights and awake earlier because of your tips. Now to work on getting my growth hormone up for other results.

  11. @lonceyscairnswildlifeshorts730 on October 19, 2023 at 9:37 am

    Cheers so much again Dr Berg I love taking your simple advice because it just works ☺❤

  12. @alphabeta8403 on October 19, 2023 at 3:30 pm

    1:50 Pituitary gland 8:00
    10:00 Sprinting
    11:00 Diet; exercise
    11:30 Heat therapy
    13:00 Glycogen; flat muscle

    • @glboss836 on October 26, 2023 at 11:39 pm

      Thank you

    • @geno5169 on November 14, 2023 at 1:21 pm

      Sprinting or running like I used to do and all kinds of races! I all it helped with is losing weight!

  13. @sandmanarmstrong8673 on October 20, 2023 at 2:14 am

    I am 61 years old; 62 in one week. I have never told you how much you have helped me with my health and weight loss. I was 282 when I started watching your health advice. The education about what I was eating was the reason I was overweight. The keto information, eating more salads, getting wheat gluten out of my life, no more Cornola oil foods. my sugar intake is very low now. I lost; without running or high levels of exercise 29 pounds. 253 is the new me and still cutting up. I have abs again and lost all the inflammation in my joints. I can ride my bike again. I eat 2 times a day fasting between. Thank you Thank you. I have shared it with everyone.

    • @seanmartin681 on October 20, 2023 at 3:03 pm

      I can relate, i found Dr Bergs videos about a year ago, searching for natural remedies for thyroid disease. At this point, i stopped buying pasta, rice, potatoes. I bought 3 hens that give me 3 eggs a day, which enables me to eat between 3 and 6 eggs a day (depending on if i am home). Eating tons of salad + eggs, even if i want to eat less healthy food, after eating eggs and salad, i am so full! I also eat some dark chocolat and bananas, and i lose a pound a week without even trying… (which i gain back whenever i visit my mom lol..)

    • @paulcuddle664 on October 21, 2023 at 5:10 am

      sorry if this is a stupid question but i just want to make sure, when you say you eat 2 times a day and fast in between, you eat breakfast, skip lunch and eat dinner?

    • @steveelder5306 on October 22, 2023 at 8:31 pm

      @@paulcuddle664 eat in a four hour window. breakfast and dinner within four hours of each other. then twenty hour fast.

    • @sandmanarmstrong8673 on October 23, 2023 at 6:10 pm

      @@paulcuddle664 It just means I don’t snack in between my two meals. my first meal is at 11:30am then I don’t eat again until dinner at 5:45pm. I keep away from sugar.

    • @sandmanarmstrong8673 on October 23, 2023 at 6:13 pm

      @@seanmartin681 me too Sean Boiled eggs

  14. @wtf_usa5597 on October 21, 2023 at 2:46 pm

    What blocks HGH:
    #1. Insomnia.
    #2. Hyperglycemia.
    #3. Pituitary Gland problems.
    #4. Chronic Stress.

    Thank you Dr. Berg!!

    • @snubdawg1386 on November 23, 2023 at 9:22 pm

      wow after hearing this my insomnia and chronic stress magically disappeared

    • @szymonbaranowski8184 on December 17, 2023 at 8:59 am

      nature bless you with countless offsprings

  15. @np1663 on October 21, 2023 at 10:16 pm

    My Keto and fasting journey has been fantastic. Recently though I’ve got a a strong urge to avoid what little vegetables and berries I was eating. I crave meat, butter, eggs, cheese and kefir. I feel better, fitter and stronger than ever.

  16. @dimitriosmargaroff8155 on October 28, 2023 at 9:47 am

    Thanks to Dr.Berg for retaining healthy muscle ,with increased intake of potassium !!!!!
    78 and I feel better than when I was 50!!!!!💪👊
    Thanks Doc,you are one of my guardian angels !!!!
    May God bless you 🙏👋

  17. @SpecialistLeo on October 29, 2023 at 8:59 pm

    Hey dr berg, do you have a routine on which you should do cold therapy and heat therapy? Within the same time frame of thirty minutes? Immediately after one another? One in the morning or one at night? I feel like doing it rapidly cold hot cold hot might be bad, idk.

  18. @irinagvozdenko3377 on November 7, 2023 at 12:47 pm

    Well done Dr. Berg! he presented such comprehensive and useful information very simply and clearly! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  19. @romansleziak299 on December 21, 2023 at 1:50 pm

    Thank you so much Dr.Berg ! You help me to build my better healthier myself! Thanks a lot very very good job 👏🏻 ❤

  20. @Jason_Shave on December 21, 2023 at 2:12 pm

    Reached my goal weight today of 225, down from 278 thanks in part to the great advice from Dr. Berg!!!🎉

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