Growth Hormone (HGH) is like estrogen, testosterone, progestorene,
melatonin or DHEA - one of many endocrine hormones that decline
in production as we age.
of these hormones can be replaced with supplements to deter some
of the effects of aging. But HGH goes far beyond their scope -
not only can HGH prevent biological aging, but it REVERSES a wide
range of the aging process's signs and symptoms. In fact, HGH
therapy has been scientifically shown to turn back the biological
clock as much as 20 years.
or somatotropin, is the most abundant hormone secreted by the
pituitary gland, a process which peaks during adolescence. Gradually
this hormone secretion diminishes with age. By the time you reach
the age of 60, you may only secrete 25% as much as the average
20 year old. This greatly contributes to the acceleration of the
is primarily released during the beginning phases of sleep. It
is quickly converted by the liver into the growth-promoting metabolite
somatomedin C, then circulated through the body. Most of the beneficial
effects of GHR are directly associated with somatomedin C. Since
somatomedin C is vital in instructing cells to produce protein
and repair themselves, low levels have been clearly linked to
the aging process.
decline of growth hormone with age is directly associated with
many of the symptoms of aging. These include wrinkling, gray hair,
decreased energy, and diminished sexual function. Lack of growth
hormone contributes to increasing body fat, cardiovascular disease,
osteoporosis, and an inclination toward other aging-related diseases.
behind GHR is the use of HGH releasers or agonists, ingredients
that bring about the release of growth hormone from the pituitary
gland. By using these agonists, you are able to induce your pituitary
to secrete extra HGH and then accentuate them to full potential
with a proper diet and HGH-releasing exercises.
acids form the building blocks of all proteins and are needed
for the body to make the proteins of enzymes, many hormones, muscle,
bone, skin, organs, etc. A number of these amino acids have been
shown to induce growth hormone secretion — and GHR stacks
them in such a way that maximizes their benefits. The following
is a list of the amino acids contained in GHR and their anti-aging
essential amino acid (meaning that the body cannot create amino
acid on its own but must get it from the foods we eat).
Effects: Arginine causes the secretion of growth hormone. In fact,
a 15 to 30 gram intravenous infusion of arginine is used as a
standard endocrinological test to provoke the pituitary into releasing
A study at
the University of Turin, Italy, showed that even though people
in their seventies had lower response than either children or
young adults to arginine, the nutrient still boosted their blood
levels of HGH to triple the average for their age group.
helps to improve exercise performance, because it is one of the
main ingredients, along with glycine, that the liver uses to make
creatine. Supplements of creatine monohydrate are very popular
in the bodybuilding community because they raise the level of
high-energy creatine phosphates within the muscle and nerve cells
needed for high-intensity, short-duration exercises. So with arginine
you get higher growth hormone levels and the raw material for
increasing your energy.
to stimulate HGH by blocking the secretion of the growth-hormone
inhibitor somatostatin. It also greatly enhances the effect of
growth hormone-releasing hormone when they are given together.
for arginine include increasing fat burning and building muscle
tissue probably through the stimulation of growth hormone, increasing
the weight and activity of the thymus gland, boosting immunity,
fighting cancer, promoting healing of bums and other wounds, protecting
the liver and detoxifying harmful substances, and enhancing male
fertility (almost all of which are enhanced by CH). It also restores
sexual function in impotent men. In a 1994 study by Drs. A.W.
Zorgniotti and E.E Lizza of the department of urology/surgery
at New York University School of Medicine, six of fifteen men
who took 2,800 milligrams of arginine a day for two weeks had
renewed sexual performance, specifically improved erection, yet
none of the men on the placebo did. The researchers believe that
arginine worked because it is a precursor of nitric oxide, which
plays a key role in initiating and maintaining an erection.
essential amino acid that affects bone formation, height, and
on HGH: A 1981 study by Italian researcher A. Isidori, M.D., and
his associates at the University of Rome found that the combination
of 1,200 milligrams of lysine and 1200 milligrams of arginine
pyoglutamate in fifteen male volunteers between the ages of fifteen
and twenty was ten times more effective than taking arginine alone.
According to the researchers, "we could demonstrate that
the association of the two amino acids does result in the release
of biologically active hormone able to affect peripheral cellular
receptors and thus cell growth in general." The fact that
lysine and arginine together were active in oral form, say the
researchers, "is clearly of considerable importance in clinical
and diagnostic practice, where it offers a more practical and
to Roy Walford, there is evidence that a combination of lysine
and arginine may increase thymic hormone secretion in older animals
and humans, partially reversing the immunodeficiency of aging.
Again this could be HGH-related. It also effectively reduced the
recurrence of herpes simplex infections at dosages of 1.25 grams
in a 1984 Mayo Clinic study.
most abundant amino acid in the body. It is a conditionally essential
amino acid, meaning that the body may not be able to synthesize
all it needs when it is under physical stress.
HGH: Glutamine is the latest amino acid to generate excitement
as a HGH-releaser thanks to a 1995 study by Thomas C. Welboume
of Louisiana State University College of Medicine in Shreveport.
Welbourne showed that a surprisingly small oral dose of about
2 grams of glutamine raised growth hormone levels more than four
times over that of a placebo. Even more exciting, age did not
diminish the response at least in this small study of volunteers,
who ranged from thirty-two to sixty-four years.
is the amino acid that is most used by the body, particularly
during times of stress. The immune system and the gut practically
live on glutamine. If the body does not produce enough glutamine,
muscle loss and immune dysfunction can occur. The gut atrophies,
meaning nutrients all kinds cannot be absorbed as well as before.
A 1993 study
by Welbourne in animals showed that glutamine supplementation
protects muscle mass and prevents acidosis, which occurs with
strenuous exercise and causes muscle breakdown. According to Tudy
Shabert, M.D., author of The Ultimate Nutrient Glutamine, supplementation
with glutamine, especially in times of stress, would prevent muscle
wasting. In a foreword to the book, Douglas Wilmore, M.D., of
Harvard Medical School, points out that glutamine is a key to
the metabolism and maintenance of muscle, the primary energy source
for the immune system, and essential for DNA synthesis, cell division,
and cell growth, all factors that are enhanced by HGH. It also
crosses the blood-brain barrier into the brain, where it increases
energy and mental alertness.
of glutamine in the blood translates into greater health as a
1994 study showed. In a survey of thirty-three people over the
age of sixty, those at the top of the scale of blood glutamine
levels had fewer illnesses, lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure,
and were closer to their ideal weights than people at the bottom
of the scale in this nutrient. The low-glutamine subjects had
higher rates of arthritis, diabetes, and heart disease, while
those who were high in glutamine said that they felt great.
nonessential amino acid.
HGH: Two studies found that this amino acid increased HGH in the
serum. In one, 6.75 grams at bedtime caused an three-fold increase,
while a Japanese research team showed that 30 grams raised HGH
levels ten times over baseline in patients who had gastric surgery.
An oral dose of 250 milligrams in normal volunteers also showed
a significant, but less pronounced, rise in HGH. They conclude
that "the facts demonstrated that glycine is one of the stimulatory
agents inducing the pituitary gland to secrete HGH." Glycine
has also been found useful in increasing output in exercise workouts.
It may be
useful in dampening hyperactive brain activity that produces spasms.
In one study, 1 gram of glycine a day for six months to one year
significantly reduced spasms in all ten patients with severe chronic
spasticity in the legs, including seven with multiple sclerosis.
amino acid naturally found in vegetables, fruits, dairy products,
and meat. It is also normally present in large amounts in the
human brain, cerebrospinal fluid, and blood.
HGH: Pyroglutamate has also been shown to be effective in alcohol-induced
memory deficits, and more recently, in people affected with multi-infarct
dementia. In these patients, the administration of pyroglutamate
brought about a significant increase of attention and an improvement
on psychological tests investigating short-term retrieval, long-term
retrieval, and long-term storage of memory. A statistically significant
improvement was observed also in the consolidation of memory.
In human subjects,
pyroglutamate was compared with a placebo in a randomized double-blind
trial for assessing its efficacy in treating memory deficits in
40 aged subjects. Twenty subjects were treated with pyroglutamate
and 20 with a placebo over a period of 60 days. Memory functions
were evaluated at baseline and after 60 days of treatment by means
of a battery made up of six memory tasks. The results show that
pyroglutamate is effective in improving verbal memory functions
in subjects affected by age-related memory decline.
amino acid precursor to epinephrine, norepinephrine and dopamine,
three important brain neurotransmitters involved in mood, mental
function and sex drive.
HGH: Tyrosine is also used by the thyroid gland for the production
of Thyroxine, a vital hormone involved in regulating growth, metabolism,
skin health and mental state. Clinical studies indicate that Tyrosine
can be helpful in reducing the irritation, fatigue and depression
of PMS sufferers.
heralded in early 80's as a treatment for mouth blisters and cold
sores due to its effects on viral growth and reproduction. L-Lysine
aids in the production of antibodies, hormones and enzymes, maintains
the body's nitrogen balance, aids calcium absorption and is instrumental
in the formation of collagen.
acid): A supplement designed to help decrease body fat levels
and increase lean muscle tissue by stimulating the brain to secrete
increased amounts of Human Growth Hormone (HGH). GABA was discovered
in 1970, as a synthetic compound capable of passing the blood-brain
barrier and useful as an anterior pituitary stimulant. Later studies
demonstrated GABA to be a potent neurotransmitter and to be an
effective potentiator of secretions of Growth Hormone in athletes.
Growth Hormone: GABA has been clinically proven to help the pituitary
gland to secrete Human Growth Hormone in athletes. A second important
role GABA plays for athletes can be seen in its analgesic producing
effects. Athletes training and competing using GABA can expect
to experience less discomfort and generally exhibit a higher threshold
of pain tolerance.
tested this additive for months before adding this ingredient
to the production line of GHR. The results of this test were
an even increase in the HGH levels of those tested, with no side
effects reported. Again, this is an all-natural ingredient that
derives from porcine and is similar in nature to the Anterior Pituitary
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