Hello and Welcome!
This is John, a guy who has also searched and researched a lot on HGH supplements like you and after finding there is a lot of misinformation out there, decided to set up this website after doing some real thorough research.
This article is an open letter to all those searching for an effective hGH supplement, either for anti aging or bodybuilding and this website is an attempt to help people chose a good HGH product with ease.
In the process, some information on this site has gone too “technical”, but still I have tried to maintain a balance to keep the information simple in layman terms. But please read it all. Enough man hours have been spent on setting up this site so your life could be made easier. 🙂 Thorough research was needed because the supplement industry is full of scams and hype.
Here, you can read more research on the mechanisms(how they work) of HGH supplements, or read some facts on benefits and side effects of HGH or learn about recommended supplements or just continue reading this article.
Various scientific studies have definitely confirmed the facts on hGH that it truly is the Master hormone of the body and has the potential to single-handedly eliminate all the aging symptoms that come with aging.
It has immense implications in bodybuilding as well.
Exogenous subcutaneous injection of human recombinant growth hormone is costly and continues to be questionable. The good news is, research indicates that there are methods that may raise the endogenous manufacturing of growth hormone and thus supply a viable substitute for high-priced hGH injections.
However, the question is whether all those hGH supplements sold online for bodybuilding or anti aging purposes are even worth investing your money into?
Let’s start with some basic facts.
Questioning the ingredients in hGH products.
The very first method how these supplements companies get you is that they get “vague” on the information on their supplements. Here are few examples:-
a). They create a hype of the included ingredients in their product. For example, any hGH product containing amino acids like L-arginine, L-glutamine etc. is definitely good for anti aging and enhancing hGH but it will NEVER have a dramatic effect. Studies done on the usage of amino acids to increase hGH were done on intravenous “injections” that were several times the doses you receive in pills. So, the supplement manufacturers create a HYPE around their hGH supplement that it contains such and such amount of amino acids proven to increase hGH.
However, they leave out the fact that amino acids were used via injections to increase hGH and that too in ridiculously huge doses. Such huge doses when taken in oral pill form will produce some nasty sides like nausea, upset stomach, dizziness etc.
So, these supplement manufacturers hit 2 stones with 1 bird by having lesser doses of amino acids in their product. They make their product safe to consume and raise their profit margins in the process.
However, the consumer does not really feel the HGH effect and if there is any effect, it’s mostly placebo effect.
There is one more problem with using amino acids for HGH enhancement that I talk about in amino acids pathway mechanism.
b). Another way they get you is by including some ingredients on which no established scientific evidence exists regarding its role in increasing hGH. Some of such ingredients are Schizonepeta (or Japanese Catnip) or Pumpkin Seed etc. Now these ingredients might be beneficial for general health well being, but when I buy an hGH supplement off the market, I make damn sure that every ingredient in it should have something to with increasing hGH, that’s why a thorough research on hGH and all those mechanisms by which hGH can be increased naturally was required.
c). Product review websites:- Another way these companies promote their products is by creating product review websites wherein they place their own products at the top of the list. At first glance it does look like they’re doing a fair comparison, but the reality is they are more interested in “self-serving recommendations”. I am yet to find a hGH product review website that compares products based on its ingredients in a comprehensive manner. Some products they place on the top of the top 5 list or so are cheap as well, so they sell. But do they do the job? I seriously doubt it.
d). Lastly, they sell their products by claiming their supplement is clinically proven to work. But most consumers might not know the companies are actually promoting the fact that some of the “ingredients” in their supplement have undergone a clinical study and are proven to work. This is a HUGE difference.
Because, if the product on the whole is working equal or less than a particular ingredient, then either they have lesser quantity of the ingredient OR they are including some fluff ingredients, just for the sake of making a supplement and selling it.
AND if the product itself has NOT undergone a clinical study under strict medical provisions, then it would be better if they say so and inform the consumers instead of making a statement that their supplement is clinically proven to work which ACTUALLY means some ingredients in it ARE CLINICALLY PROVEN to work, to increase human growth hormone in the body, like the “amino acids” that may be present in their supplement.
There are other possible ways these companies make profits by misleading the consumers.
Researching on what ingredients really work and what products in the market contain them in sufficient quantities, is an extremely time consuming process.
However, with efficient ingredients, proper diet modification, regulation of insulin levels, regulation of intake of carbs and protein, it is indeed possible to increase growth hormones naturally in the body for various anti aging and bodybuilding benefits. A hormone restoration diet based on (low glycemic or low carbohydrate) will also enhance the efficiency of the hGH supplement that you’re taking.
7 must have ingredients in HGH supplements
Let’s look at some of the ingredients that should be present in a hGH supplement and by what mechanisms they work.
1. Amino acids
With Amino acids special focus should be on L-arginine, L-lysine, L-tyrosine and L-glutamine)
Mechanism: Stimulation of pituitary gland
Amino acids like L-arginine and L-lysine have been proven to enhance human growth hormone naturally. Here is the link to the study.
L-tyrosine and L-glutamine work by more than one mechanism.
However, there is a catch with using amino acids. Learn about it in “amino acids pathway” mechanism to increase HGH.
2. Deer antler velvet
Mechanism: Stimulation of HGH-IGF-1 pathway
3. Phosphatidyl Choline
4. Gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA)
Mechanism: Enhancing deep sleep cycles via “warming/cooling equilibrium” which are required for more amplified release of growth hormone from the pituitary.
5. Alpha GPC
Mechanism 1: Enhancing Acetylcholine which suppresses somatostatin, the enzyme which limits human growth hormone, in the body.
Mechanism 2: Enhancing the “dopamine”, the motivation hormone that is directly proportional to human growth hormone, in the body. Teenagers and young adults have high human growth hormone in the body and they are usually more “enthusiastic” and “motivated”.
Mechanism: Insulin pathway
Mechanism: Stimulation of HGH-IGF-1 pathway
Recommended HGH supplements are
for anti aging AND
Because these 2 supplements influence all the 7 mechanisms of increasing HGH in the body and contain the required ingredients.
For anti aging