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i want to increase the secretions of my growth hormone wht should i do any suggestions?

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Dr. Tedde Rinker
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Get good sleep: At your age, growth hormone is secreted at high levels. It gets neutralized during normal waking hours other than during rigorous exercise. At night when you are deeply asleep, growth hormone circulates at its highest levels. So make sure you get enogh good deep sleep. Cutting short sleep time lowers hgh.

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