If you haven't heard about autophagy, you will be excited to do so. This is a normal and healthy way to promote a detoxed body.
Autophagy is a normal physiological process in the body whereby the body eliminates dead or weak cells. It maintains homeostatis or normal functioning by protein degradations and turnover of the destroyed cell particals for new cell formation.
During times of fasting or cellular stress, the process of autophagy is increased - sometimes drastically.
HGH, or Human Growth Hormone, is produced in the pea-sized pituitary gland located at the base of the brain. It fuels childhood growth, but by the time we reach middled age, this gland continues to reduce the amount of this hormone it produces.
It helps to regulate such things as bone growth, and sugar and fat metabalism.
Many today tout it as an anti-aging substance and use it in synthetic form. However, there are no studies that confirm the synthetic substitude has any positive effect, and actually, there is quite a list of negative side effects, so it could be quite detrimental.
During fasting, however, we can stimulate our own HGH production naturally.