There are more than 100 kinds of hormone as far as being known. For example, estrogen, female hormone, plays an important role in the turning point in life of women such as menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth and menopause. In fact, the amount of female hormone secreted during a woman’s lifetime is only a spoonful. This spoonful female hormone controls the health of a woman throughout her lifetime. Of course, there are other hormones such as adrenaline that elevates blood pressure when you exercise, melatonin that leads to good sleep, dopamine that makes you enjoy.
What a lot of people are worried about is bedridden that is caused by muscle weakness of the lower body. So what is discussed below is Muscle Rejuvenation Hormone that rejuvenates your weakened muscles.
Muscle rejuvenation Hormone is IGF-1 that is secreted from the liver and is a type of growth hormone to build up the muscles effectively. When IGF-1 secreted from the liver attaches the muscles, it promotes the growth of the muscles effectively.
But there are people who can’t secrete Muscle Rejuvenation Hormone efficiently. They can’t build up the muscles effectively even if they exercise.
6 women who were their 60’s and exercised daily checked the age of their muscles and the amount of IGF-1, and only one of 6 women has muscles younger than her age (30’s muscles) and also has more than required IGF-1. Other 5 women has small amount of IGF-1 and their muscle age is more than 70’s. The difference is the meal time that the woman who has more than required IGF-1 is much longer than other people.
The reason that eating slower increases the amount of IGF-1 is because it is related to blood sugar. When we eat food, the food is digested and sugar in the blood increases. This is elevation of blood sugar. If the sugar in the blood is too much, that prevents the secretion of IGF-1. As a result, IGF-1 is not secreted sufficiently.
Fig. 1 shows blood sugars after eating of a woman with a lot of IGF-1 (she eats slowly) and a woman with small IGF-1 (she eats fast). The blood sugar of the woman who has a lot of IGF-1 doesn’t go up even after eating. As a result, sufficient IGF-1 is secreted without the obstruction of sugar. On the contrary, the blood sugar of the woman whose IGF-1 is not enough goes up and this elevation of blood sugar is considered as preventing the secretion of IGF-1.
Nutrition that promotes to secrete Muscle Rejuvenation Hormone
The nutrition that increases the secretion of Muscle Rejuvenation Hormone (IGF-1) is arginine. Arginine is a kind of amino acid containing in protein. When arginine is absorbed in the intestines, it stimulates the brain and the brain instructs the liver to secrete IGF-1. That allows the muscles to grow easily. To secrete Muscle Rejuvenation Hormone (IGF-1) effectively, it is necessary to take 5 grams of arginine a day. In the above experiment, the woman whose muscles are 30’s was eating 9 grams of arginine, while the woman whose muscles are 80’s was eating only 3 grams of arginine.
It is necessary to eat protein products such as meats or soy products daily. In addition to that, the following ingredients are recommended to add to your usual meals to increase the amount of arginine to increase the secretion of Muscle Rejuvenation Hormone (IGF-1).
Abura-age (deep-fried bean curd): 0.3 grams per piece
Egg: 0.5 grams per piece
Tofu: 1.3 grams per piece
Katsuobushi (dried bonito): 0.5 grams per 2 small packs
Nori (seaweed): 0.5 grams per 4 pieces
Sesame: 0.26 grams per table spoon
To increase the secretion of Muscle Rejuvenation Hormone (IGF-1) and prevent bedridden, it is important to eat food containing protein slowly.