HGH Supplements - An HGH Review
by GiGi Konwin
If you are at all interested in anti-aging news or nutritional supplements,
you've probably heard about hGH or Human Growth Hormone. Although it
is important to discuss what HGH is and how it works, the main focus
of this article is to review the various types of HGH supplementation.
Let's briefly cover the basics.
What Is Growth Hormone?
GH is a hormone released by the pituitary gland. It generally releases
the hormone in bursts. GH levels are high during puberty and then fall
off. They remain stable during mid-adulthood (the 30s) but then decline
progressively through old age. By the time many people reach 60, GH
levels are very small. One third of the 60+ adults produce NO GH at
What Does It Do?
Why should we care about our GH levels? GH is important in repairing
damaged tissue, promoting cell regeneration, enhancing muscle growth,
burning fat, and supports healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Low GH levels could very well be the reason some of us age faster than
others. Of course, heredity and life style choices factor into that.
Is There a Natural Way to Increase My GH Level?
That depends upon your age and present GH level. Factors that help with
GH production are a low-fat, high protein diet, exercise, plenty of
sleep and avoiding stress. If you are over 40 and feeling sluggish,
chances are you may benefit from a GH supplement.
What Types of GH Supplements Are Available?
The ONLY type of HGH that has proven results is pure Growth Hormone
given by injections. However, they require a doctor's prescription,
are expensive, and can have some side effects. Unless you've had your
hormone levels tested and are suffering from a growth hormone deficiency,
you may be able to see some benefit from less invasive supplementation.
Homeopathic HGH - Secretagogues
These are supplements that contain a small amount of actual synthetic
growth hormone. They usually come in spray form and are have to meet
FDA guidelines on how much HGH to include. The idea is to stimulate
production of your own HGH by using a small amount of synthetic HGH.
These also come in spray form as well as pills and here's where the
confusion starts. The releasers contain amino acids which can stimulate
HGH production but in fact, do not actually contain synthetic HGH. If
you don't know the difference between these two products, it's easy
to assume you are buying an actual HGH product when you aren't. Read
the ads carefully.
Which one works better? It's probably a case of experimentation to see
how your body responds. There are many doctors that claim none of the
oral sprays work. There are also plenty of people using them that claim
to see results. There are factors to consider when choosing a homeopathic
spray - For more discussion and my recommendation, see the website below.
Nutritional supplements have been used by athletes and body builders
for some time but only recently have started to catch on with the mainstream
public as part of an anti-aging program. I'm not talking about the vitamin
and mineral supplements, but specific amino acids that stimulate GH
The amino acids that stimulate the release the GH are arginine, lysine,
ornithine, tyrosine and tryptophan. However, it has been discovered
that only a specific type of arginine (arginine pyroglutamate) combined
with L-lysine makes the best GH releaser. There are places that carry
the right APG Lysine combination. For an inexpensive option, see the
Important Factors to Know - Please read this
You may get better results if you DON'T take your GH releaser every
day. It turns out that the body can develop a tolerance to GH supplementation.
It depends upon your age and GH levels but every other day to only 2
or 3 times a week should be sufficient. It might also be helpful to
change supplementations. Use the oral spray for a month or two, change
to the nutritional supplements and then take a break from both for a
month. Again, this would be part of your own personal experimentation.
Another important consideration is the use of aspirin or antihistamines.
They have been shown to block the GH release and should not be taken
within 8 hours before or after you take your GH supplement.
Fat or a fatty meal will also severely decrease the release of GH. Be
careful what you eat before and after your supplementation.
In conclusion, HGH supplementation for people over 40 can prove to be
part of an anti-aging regime. It's important to do your research to
avoid wasting your money. Do your own experimentation to see what works
for you but be smart about it.
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