Here's a simple way to make your own natural HGH boosters. Certain combinantions of amino acids taken at a specific time of day can increase growth hormone naturally and reduce bodyfat while building lean muscle. It's actually inexpensive too.
Better yet, you get safe, effective results without a prescription and absolutely no injections.
How To Boost HGH
Secretagogue is taken at bed time. Suggested dose is one packet, 3 times per week. For added response, try taking 2 grams of OKG (L-ornithine Alpha-Ketoglutarate), easy for me to say, along with the Secretagogue. Take these at bedtime on an empty stomach.
Another suggestion is to augment this stack with a combination of L-arginine and niacin, taken 30 minutes prior to working out. Start with 500 mg of L-arginine and 100 mg of niacin (not the non-flush variety). Raise this weekly up to 2 grams of arginine and 200 mg of niacin. Again, take this on an empty stomach 30 minutes before your workout. You'll probably be surprised at the effect.
Tongkat Ali can boost testosterone. Studies have shown that tongkat can increase testosterone up to 440%. Tongkat ali extract naturally stimulates the body to produce more free testosterone. Free testosterone is the key. A man can have very high testosterone levels but not enjoy the benefits of that if the testosterone is "bound" and not available to receptors.
The pituitary gland is known as the "master gland" and it's located in the center of the brain. The pituitary produces Human Growth Hormone (HGH). HGH stimulates production of another hormone, IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor-1), by the liver.
HGH and IGF-1 together have been shown to increase bone density, muscle mass, strengthen the heart and reduce body fat. Some studies even show increases in skin thickness and enhancement of the immune system.
HGH production peaks during adolescence and then slowly decreases with age. As teenagers or in our early 20s, HGH is released in "pulses" every few hours.
By the the time we turn 40, HGH production has dropped off significantly. And around 60 years of age, our bodies produce 75 to 80% less HGH than they did when we were 20.
Growth hormone secretion may decline as much as 50% every 7 years after the age of 20. So if you're between the ages of 35 and 70, you are only producing but a small fraction of the HGH you once did.
However, your body produces HGH throughout your life and, in fact, never loses the ability to produce high levels. Research has shown that the pituitary can be stimulated to produce levels of HGH that you had when you were young.
The results - more lean muscle, less body fat, tighter skin, better immune system, and more energy.
DISCLAIMER:Statements regarding the effects of tongkat ali and Secretagogue have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Increase HGH Naturally is the natural, easy and SAFE way to increase your human growth hormone. This method works for both men and women and will will help you lose fat, build muscle, increase your libido, have more energy and so much more.
"Think of HGH boosters as a sneaky shortcut to fat loss and anti-aging."
Twenty amino acids form the building blocks of all proteins in your body.
You use these proteins to make muscle, bone, enzymes, skin, and many hormones.
Some amino acids are essential meaning the body cannot produce them on its own. These amino acids must come from the foods you eat.
Tests have shown that certain amino acids induce growth hormone secretion. And for most people, simply supplementing the diet with these amino acids will elevate growth hormone levels.
Advantages are - they're easy to take, usually free from side effects, safe, readily available at a health food store or online, and cheap (costing less than $1 per day).
The key to the results you get comes from - timing (when you take them), quantity (how much to take), and selection (which amino acids to take).
Arginine is an essential amino acid, meaning your body can't produce this on its own.
Effect on HGH - Arginine (also written as L-arginine) is a proven growth hormone releaser.
In the book by researchers Sandy Shaw and Dirk Pearson called Life Extension: A Practical Scientific Approach, arginine and ornithine are tested as HGH releasers.
Shaw took 10 grams of arginine each day on an empty stomach to release growth hormone and speed up the healing of her broken foot. About an hour after taking the arginine, she did 3 minutes of bench presses. That's all! In 6 weeks she reportedly lost 25 lbs. of fat and gained 5 lbs. of muscle. See Effects Of Growth Hormone.
Several studies have been conducted on the effects of arginine on growth hormone release. Several doses were used in these studies, with .28 grams per kilogram of body weight (12 grams of arginine for a 165 lb. person) showing the most results.
And based on studies with an older population, arginine keeps working into old age. Subjects in their 70s had lower response than younger subjects but still showed arginine boosted their growth hormone level to 3 times the average for their group!
By releasing growth hormone, arginine is shown to increase fat burning and muscle building, boosting immunity, fighting cancer, promoting wound healing, protecting the liver, and restoring sexual function in impotent men.
How it works - arginine appears to stimulate the release of growth hormone by blocking somatostatin, a growth hormone inhibitor. Somatostatin increases as we age and inhibits the release of growth hormone.
Arginine affects sexual function is the result of being a precursor to Nitric Oxide (NO), which helps initiate and maintain erections.
As mentioned earlier, arginine is a proven growth hormone releaser. It also converts to nitric oxide which can improve blood vessel elasticity leading to better cardiovascular health and erections.
However, another amino acid, citrulline, may be even more effective. Citrulline metabolizes into arginine. So if you're after arginine why take citrulline? Citrulline absorbs into the body better. With a smaller dose, you get the benefits of arginine.
Recent studies show taking citrulline along with arginine may provide a better effect than arginine alone. The best way to find out is to take each separately then together.
Ornithine is a nonessential amino acid, meaning your body can create this amino acid.
Effect on HGH - In the same work by Pearson and Shaw, they found ornithine to be twice as effective at arginine … and at twice the cost too.
Their studies showed growth hormone release from taking 5 -10 grams of arginine and 2.5 - 5 grams or ornithine on an empty stomach prior to going to bed.
Usage - Ornithine is best used in combination with other amino acids like arginine, glutamine, and lysine. * See Stacking Amino Acids.
Lysine is another essential amino acid. It's affects height, bones, and genital function.
Effect on HGH - A study by A. Isadori, M.D., showed growth hormone increase in a group of 15 to 20 year olds taking only 1.2 grams of lysine and 1.2 grams of arginine pyroglutamate once a day.
Studies on men over 65 did not show any effect at these lower doses.
Anti-aging - One researcher notes there is evidence that lysine and arginine used together increases thymic hormone secretion in older humans and animals, perhaps partially reversing age related immune deficiency.
This could be related to growth hormone release. Also, in a Mayo Clinic study, lysine was found to reduce the recurrence of herpes simplex infections when taken at a dose of 1.25 grams.
Usage - Lysine, like ornithine, may have the best effect when taken in combination with other amino acids like arginine, glutamine, and ornithine. * See Stacking Amino Acids.
Glutamine is the amino acid most used by our bodies. It prevents muscle wasting especially during times of stress. Glutamine is the primary energy source for the immune system.
A study in 1994 showed high levels of glutamine in the blood spelled greater overall health.
Subjects in the study who had high glutamine levels had fewer illnesses, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and were closer to their ideal weight than subjects with low glutamine.
The lower glutamine group had more higher rates of heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis.
Effect on HGH - A study by Thomas Welbourne showed that a small dose of glutamine - 2 grams - raised growth hormone levels 4 times more than a placebo. The ages of the subjects ranged from 32 to 64.
Usage - Glutamine comes in pills and powder form. Vincent Giampapa, M.D. (world renowned for leadership in natural hormone replacement), says 2 grams of glutamine has more effect than the combined effect of 1 gram each of arginine, ornithine, and lysine.
OKG is technically not an amino acid. It is, however, the amino acid ornithine bound to alpha ketoglutarate, which is a precursor to glutamine. It is shown to boost growth hormone. OKG actually boosts glutamine levels in the blood more than glutamine itself does!
OKG originated in France and is used there to rebuild body tissue after burns, trauma, and surgery. It actually has strong anabolic effects in the body.
Effect on HGH - OKG is shown to boost growth hormone levels in doses of 10 grams or more, moreso than ornithine or alpha ketoglutarate individually.
Glycine is a nonessential amino acid and, for some reason, has been overlooked largely as a growth hormone releaser. But research has shown effects from a 3 fold increase to a 10 fold increase in serum growth hormone levels.
Effect on HGH - Glycine stimulates the pituitary gland to secrete HGH.