Recent research made by Dr. Vincent Giampapa, M.D., an eminent anti-aging researcher and former president of the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine, discovered that periodical deep meditation dramatically affects production of three important hormones related to increased longevity, stress, and general well-being: cortisol, DHEA, and melatonin.
He found that low brainwaves such as Alpha and Theta help the brain to produce DHEA and melatonin significantly. One study noted an increment in DHEA of as much as 44%. Some even had a DHEA augmentation of up to 90%. Melatonin increases were even more astounding, with average increases of 98% recorded. Many participants even had increments of up to 300%.
By contrast, cortisol levels decreased by an average of 47%. Certainly, not all study participants obtained the same results, but around of 70% of the study participants achieved the above improvements. As you should know, cortisol is the main age-accelerating hormone.
Produced naturally by the adrenal glands, cortisol is a hormone that increases blood sugar, blood pressure, and reduces immune responses. That is the reason Dr. Giampapa say that cortisol is the principal age-accelerating hormone. This hormone interferes with learning and memory and is, in general, bad news for your health and your well-being.
For the reasons exposed above, cortisol is known as the "stress hormone" because it is involved in the response to stress and anxiety. The more of it you have, the more stressed you feel, and the more vulnerable to disease you are and the faster you get older.
The DHEA hormone is also produced by our adrenal glands. DHEA is the precursor, or source ingredient, of virtually every hormone that your body needs.
DHEA level is a key determinant of our physiological age and strength to disease. When levels are low, we are more susceptible to accelerated aging and disease; when they're high, our body is at its peak, healthy, and able to face diseases successfully.
Thus, DHEA acts as a snubber against hormones related with stress (such as cortisol). For that reason DHEA is important, because as you get older and make less DHEA you become more susceptible to stress and disease.
A research published in the New England Journal of Medicine (December 11, 1986) found that a 100 microgram per deciliter increase in DHEA blood levels corresponded with a 48% reduction in mortality due to cardiovascular disorders and a 36% reduction in mortality for any other reason.
Melatonin, produced by the pineal gland, is a hormone that helps to create restful sleep. The incapacity to sleep deeply can dramatically decrease the quality of your life and to a great degree speed up the aging process. The production of this important hormone rapidly declines with age. Recent research also reveals that Melatonin is a powerful antioxidant.
Biological implications of reduced melatonin:
Melatonin is a neurohormone whose production is minimum during the day and maximum at night. It passes through cell membranes and acts as a highly potent antioxidant to sweep away free radicals that cause damage to DNA, Reiter (1995).
Therefore, a reduction in melatonin is related with diseases produced by free radicals such as cancer, aging, neurological diseases, grave heart disease and even heart attack, Reiter and Robinson (1995). This reduction also can alter blood pressure and heart rate, as well as, the neurological, cardiopulmonary and reproductive functions.
These studies suggest that reduced melatonin will also diminish the strength of the immune system and increase the risk of cardiac, neurological, and carcinogenic disease, and even death, because the lack of antioxidant activity.
The relationship of melatonin reduction and its effect on health
Reiter and Robinson (1995) and Brzezinski (1997) reviewed the clinical studies involved with melatonin reduction. Dr Brzezinski identified roles for melatonin in sleep and circadian rhythm, mood, sexual performance, reproduction, cancer, immune system response, and aging.
Dr. Russell Reiter, an eminent melatonin researcher, is the founder and chief editor of the Journal of Pineal Research. Reiter and Robinson confirmed all of the effects identified by Brzezinski, and added arthritis, asthma, diabetes, hypertension, blood clotting and stroke, cardiac arrhythmia, ischemic heart disease, heart attack, epilepsy, manic depression, suicide, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases to the sequel of the lack of melatonin.
Many published papers can be cited to justify each of these effects on health. Most of the 21 associated conditions are related to the oxidizing damage of free radicals and the multiple roles of melatonin as potent antioxidant, sleep enhancer and immune system booster.
The serotonin hormone has various functions, including the regulation of mood, appetite, sleep, muscle contraction, and some cognitive functions including memory and learning.
Theta and delta brainwaves meditation increases the production of serotonin which is a calming neurotransmitter in the brain.
Human Growth Hormone
The human growth hormone (HGH) is a natural hormone found in our bodies that stimulates growth and cell reproduction and regeneration in humans and other animals. HGH is usually used clinically to treat children's growth disorders and adult growth hormone deficiency. In recent years, replacement therapies with human growth hormones (HGH) have become popular against aging and weight management. Reported effects include decreased body fat, increased muscle mass, increased bone density, increased energy levels, improved skin tone and texture, increased sexual function and improved immune system function.
After our adolescent years our bodies produce less levels of HGH. This leads to increase body fat, decrease immunity, impoverish skin tone, decrease libido, and other symptoms usually associated with aging.
You can achieve naturally some increase in HGH by exercising, improving diet habits, and reducing body weight to optimum levels.
In the market you can find treatments with pure HGH injected to raise HGH levels but these treatments are extremely expensive. Most of the supplements on the market today contain very low levels of HGH (to keep the price low) too low to have any real, lasting effect.
Recent research indicates that the best way to elevate HGH levels is to stimulate the body to produce more HGH. Preferably to introduce more HGH into the body, you can stimulate your own pituitary gland to produce more HGH.
But how can you stimulate your own pituitary gland?
The answer is with brainwave entrainment. It was originally believed that older pituitary glands didn’t have the capacity to produce large amounts of HGH. However, recent studies have shown that aging pituitary glands are capable of producing as much HGH as young pituitary glands, if it is adequately stimulated.
HGH stimulation with brainwave entrainment is a sound frequency product which has been scientifically proven to stimulate the Pituitary gland and generate a measurable increase in human growth hormone.
In fact, the effects of HGH increase are dramatic: greater muscle tone, stronger bones, less fat, increased brain function and younger-looking, tighter skin. HGH is one of the reasons kids have endless energy. Their pituitary glands are full of this hormone.
Now you know you can produce HGH and many other healing hormones, naturally and safely with a daily brainwave entrainment session.
In Mentallion.com you can two excellent links to try these brainwave entrainment sessions:
Healing / growth / rejuvenation session
Pure theta brainwave session
Self hypnosis with theta waves