How to prevent water retention on hgh?
If you’re taking human growth hormone (HGH), you might notice that your body is holding onto more water than usual. This can be frustrating because it can make you look bloated, and feel uncomfortable. But fear not, dear reader! There are some simple things you can do to prevent water retention while taking HGH.
What Causes Water Retention on HGH?
Before we dive into how to prevent water retention, let’s talk about what causes it in the first place. When you take HGH, it has a number of effects on your body, including increasing muscle mass and bone density. However, one side effect of taking HGH is that it increases the amount of sodium and fluid retained by your body (which sucks).
This increased sodium and fluid retention leads to edema or swelling in various parts of the body (gross). Most commonly affected areas include hands, feet & ankles as well as face.
Now that we’ve covered why water retention occurs with hgh use let’s dive straight into prevention ideas:
Drink More Water
I know this sounds counterintuitive but hear me out – when you drink more water, it actually helps flush out excess fluids from the body (mindblowing huh)! This will help reduce any fluid buildup caused by taking HGH while also helping enhance nutrient absorption during digestion which will help support overall health So sip up!
Lower Your Salt Intake
Salt may taste great with fries but reducing salt intake affects Na+/K+ pump inside our bodies – this will then improve intracellular hydration status resulting in reduced extracellular “puffy” appearance caused by hgh-induced subcutaneous fluid accumulation (win/win situation folks!)
Below are some alternaties for salt intake at dinner tonight:
– Garlic powder
– Black pepper
– Unsweetened herbs like parsley, sage or rosemary
Regular physical activity not only helps burn extra calories and induce a state of well-being but also helps stimulate the lymphatic system which helps to remove excess fluids from the body (Pass me those dumbbells!)
Make sure you give your workout routine a fresh twist. A pretty chilling idea is swimming at least twice per week – this will naturally improve subcutaneous drainage (-the perks only)!
Eat Foods with High Potassium Content
Potassium acts as a natural diuretic that prevents fluid retention inside our bodies while keeping in check an optimal electrolyte balance. Bananas have always been popular when it comes to potassium intake; however, they are not alone.
Some other options include:
– Dark leafy greens such as kale or spinach
– Sweet potatoes
It would be wise if incorporated these foods into your diet plan in order to maintain healthy levels of potassium too.
Get Enough Restful Zzzs
Getting restful sleep every night allows for many good things to happen including cellular regeneration and hormonal optimization (which is great when taking HGH). Furthermore, lack of quality sleep leads to higher cortisol levels which cause more water retention(not ideal).
Try getting approximately seven-eight hours each day/night so you can wake up feeling even better than how you felt yesterday morning!
Reduce Carbohydrates From Your Diet
Reducing carb intake often has a positive effect on rapid-cut fat loss-but wait there’s more: (Jazz hands) It enables insulin sensitivity within brain cells causing greater hormone regulation resulting in decreased water weight by supporting efficient urine production (Science never sounded so tasty before!).
Below This might bring tears down some people’s faces since everyone loves carbs:
Here are less carbohydrate-rich replacements that can come handy:
|Cauliflower||Berries||Tuna Fish||Olive oil|
|Spinach||Pineapple Chicken breast Egg Yolks|
Keep track of your daily net carbs for overall success!
We love to feel the burn- but remember, burning out is a real risk you should take into account during hgh. Heavy lifting and cardio sessions can hike production of inflammatory markers (like cortisol) thus making it harder for our body to deal with water retention (Pointless right?!)
Make sure recovery days are super productive by pampering yourself with foam rolling or massage that further improves blood flow while reducing overall inflammation levels.
And there you have it! All in all, through simple practical steps like drinking more water, reducing carbohydrates from one’s diet, lowering salt intake alongside proper sleep hours along balanced exercise intensity will lower fluid retention effects on HGH! Put these habits into practice and achieve those gym goals soon enough. Winning looks better without water weight anyways!