Tribulus Terrestris, another component of HGH, is a
non-hormonal supplement derived from the herb Tribulus
terrestris, commonly known as the puncture vine. Tribulus is
primarily found in parts of Eastern Europe, India and Africa,
where it has been used for hundreds of years as a medical herb
for the treatment of muscle strength, infertility, impotence,
liver, kidney, and heart problems.
Colostrum is the pre-milk liquid produced by the
mammary gland during the first 24-48 hours after birth.
Colostrum strengthens the body's immune system. According to
research conducted by the Government Center for Disease,
doctors report that Colostrum users benefit by enhanced well
being, energy and stamina, as well as a lower incidence of
sickness, flu, sinus, and ear infections. Colostrum is known
to help tackle many conditions, such as balancing blood sugar
levels, reducing allergic reactions, and improving the muscle
mass to body fat ratio.
These are the building blocks of
all proteins, and have been shown to
increase the HGH in both young and
old persons. GHR 1000 combines the amino
acids with the other
ingredients listed to maximize the
Used by the body to build proteins. This component
participates in the body's synthesis of purines, porphyrins,
creatine, and glyoxylic acid. Glycine may play a role in
maintaining the health of the prostate.
A 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.
An essential amino acid (meaning that the body
cannot create amino acid on its own, but must get
it from the foods we eat).
Growth Hormone 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 growth hormone.
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.
Arginine also 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.
Arginine appears 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
Positive claims 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 burns 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.
The 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
Effects on 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.
Glutamine 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.
High levels 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.
An essential amino acid that affects bone
formation, height, and genital function.
Effects 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 physiological approach."
According 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.