hGH FAQs  

What is growth hormone?

Human growth hormone (HGH) is produced in the pituitary gland of humans, and the hormone is secreted throughout a person's lifetime. It promotes growth in children and plays an important role in adult metabolism.

It was first isolated in 1956 and its structure was identified in 1972. Until the mid-1980's the only source of HGH was from pituitary glands collected post mortem. Today HGH is available in larger quantities through the technique of genetic engineering and, consequently, a number of conditions apart from the classical growth hormone insufficiency can be treated.

Growth hormone insufficiency is a condition caused by a deficiency of natural growth hormone. Without treatment, hormone deficient males typically reach a height of 130 cm at the age of 18, compared with a normal height of 162 cm. If treatment with growth hormone is initiated at an early stage, a final height close to normal can be obtained.

Turner's Syndrome is a genetic defect associated with short stature. Turner's syndrome affects girl's only. It is caused by a defect of one of the x chromosomes.

Chronic Renal Insufficiency growth retardation is often seen as a clinical manifestation of progressive chronic renal insufficiency in children. Since dialysis and transplantation sustain the lives of more children with end-state renal failure, short stature has become a prominent problem.

Growth hormone deficiency in adults is either due to a pituitary surgery or onset of growth hormone insufficiency during childhood. In adults secretion of growth hormone regulates a number of metabolic processes.

Do these products contain growth hormone?

NO!  Our products are for many people more effective than even injected growth hormone because these products can cause a sustained increase in growth hormone levels.  We want to help the body to increase its own growth hormone production and release over a long period, because HGH itself is very unstable and breaks down in the body very quickly, no matter how it gets in the bloodstream. 

 A big reason, though, why these products do not contain any human growth hormone is that it is illegal to do so, and it is impossible to get HGH into the human body with an oral delivery system.  Consider these facts:

  • HGH is available in therapeutic doses by prescription only.  If a manufacturer claims to have a significant amount of HGH in their product, they are either misleading you or they are breaking the law. 
  • Real HGH is dangerous, can be overdosed, and can have serious side effects
  • Do the math, and look at the amount of HGH in the products that claim they have real HGH.  One product claims it contains15,000 nanograms of HGH per bottle - this gives you less HGH in the entire bottle than a normal 80 year old produces in one day.
  • HGH is a big molecule.  It simply will not pass through the membranes in the mouth, stomach, or intestines.  Some products claim that they have a “polymer” that is able to pass, but a polymer would be even larger than the original HGH, and cannot pass through these membranes either.
  • HGH is very unstable, that is, it is quickly broken down in the mouth or in the stomach, and then absorbed into the body as its simpler amino acid components.  Even if a supplement did have HGH in it, the HGH would go into your bloodstream as simpler amino acids, just the same as if you had taken a protein supplement.

 Who should take HGH boosters to increase their HGH and IGF-1 levels?

 In Klatz’s book, Grow Young with HGH, Dr. Vincent Giampapa suggests that the optimum IGF-1 level is that of a healthy person in their early thirties.  “We bring them (IGF-1 levels) up to a level of a thirty- to thirty-five-year-old.  In general, the overall concept … seems to be optimized” at that IGF-1 level.  Our overall health, and our immune system in particular, is at a peak in our early thirties, according to Giampapa.  This gives a guideline for when to start taking these products boost growth hormone levels, and describes the appropriate goals of such a program.  Of course, anyone considering such a program should consult a physician.
What benefits should I expect to see when I increase my level of HGH and IGF-1?

 In 1990, a human clinical study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine that rocked the world of longevity research.  Elderly men, ages 61-80, were treated with synthetic human growth hormone (HGH), and none altered their diet, exercise activity, or lifestyle during the trial.  All the subjects gained muscle, lost body fat, increased their bone density, thickened their skin, and expanded their livers and spleens close to 20%. The scientific significance of that study was that restoring youthful levels of HGH in the subjects effectively reversed their biological age by 10-20 years!

 From the New England Journal of Medicine - restoring youthful levels of GH may reverse biological aging by: 
  • Restoring muscle mass
  • Decreasing body fat
  • Thickening the skin, reducing wrinkles
  • Increasing energy
  • Increasing sexual function
  • Improving cholesterol profile
  • Improving memory
  • Elevating mood and improving sleep
  • Normalizing blood pressure
  • Increasing cardiac output and stamina
  • Improving immune function
How do I take these products to get the best results?

 If you remember these points, you’ll see great benefits.  Always take these products:
  • On an empty stomach (at least one hour before and two hours after eating).
  • Dry or with 3-4 ounces of water (no more)
 The optimal times to take these products are:
  • Right before bed
  • Right when you wake up
  • Before working out
  • When you are really hungry (late morning/afternoon)
  Below is an explanation of why each of the points above is so important:
  • Take the product right before bed, at least two hours after eating, because large HGH pulses occur in the first few hours of sleep, and these products assist the body in releasing more HGH during these pulses.  For most people, this is the most important time to take the product. 
  • You can also take any of these products one hour before a workout, which is also when the body produces bursts of extra growth hormone.  A good cardio workout or a resistance (weight) workout can boost your hgh levels significantly.
  • Take the HGH boosters mid to late morning and mid to late afternoon (at least two hours after and one hour before a meal or snack), and very early in the morning (one hour before breakfast).  This is because your body produces more growth hormone when insulin levels are low.  Insulin levels typically reach their low about two to three hours or more after meals.  This helps your body magnify the growth hormone pulses at these times.
  • Take the product with only 3-4 ounces of water.  Drinking lots of fluid before or after taking these products dilutes down the solution and makes it less likely that the boosters will get into your bloodstream.
  • Take on an empty stomach.  HGH surges typically occur when insulin levels are low. Insulin levels typically peak within one hour after eating, then reach a low level about two hours after eating.  Also, effective HGH boosters are very delicate and unstable, and quickly break down among the digestive enzymes in the stomach.  So, the less food in the stomach, the more effectively the HGH boosters in these products will pass into the bloodstream. 
 Can I do anything in addition to using the HGH boosters that will help raise my HGH and IGF-1 levels?

 Sure,  but this takes discipline and work to accomplish.  You may have noticed that trim, active people tend to look and feel younger.  This is because vigorous exercise and proper eating habits tend to raise HGH levels and keep them high.  Research has found that people  following the steps below can effectively increase HGH levels:
  • Maintain optimum body weight.  Dr. Klatz writes in Grow Young with HGH, “obesity is as great a factor in the decrease of growth hormone as aging.”  He explains that “The more body fat you have, the lower the peaks of the secretory bursts.”  Therefore, to get your pituitary to secrete more HGH, keep the weight to where it should be.
  • Exercise often, at moderate or high intensity.  Klatz writes “Aerobic exercise results in persistent long-term release of growth hormone in the plasma for two hours or even longer after you stop exercising.”  He suggests including weight training for optimum results, saying  “The best exercise, bar none for sending those GH levels surging is weight-resistance training.”   Dr. Klatz covers the topic of exercise in depth in chapter 18 of Grow Young with HGH.
  • Eat the right kinds of foods at the right times.  Eat plenty of protein and vegetables, and eat foods low in fat and low on the glycemic index.  Also, give at least four hours between each meal or snack, and at least two hours between your last meal and bedtime.  This is because HGH production surges in the early hours of sleep, and in the third and fourth hours after your last meal or snack.  So, if you eat too often during the day or too close to bedtime, you may inadvertently reduce or eliminate the main HGH surges.  Dr. Klatz covers the topic of diet and nutrition in detail in chapter 17 of Grow Young with HGH.
  • Get plenty of sleep.  HGH output surges when we are in our deepest sleep.  People who have restless sleep or who don’t get enough sleep (for most adults, that is 7 to 8 hours a night), are not going to get the most important surge of growth hormone of the 24-hour cycle we call a day.

What about oral sprays?

Most of the pre-2001 oral spray hgh formulations simply were not effective and we strongly recommended against their use. We still recommend powders and effervescent tablet delivery systems as the first option for hgh boosters. These methods allow a more concentrated amino stack to be delivered to the blood stream with the least amount of dilution.

Oral sprays do have their place, however. In recent months the science of formulating oral spays has improved to the point that effective amino stacks can be suspended in liquid solutions without significant degeneration of the ingredients.

Oral sprays are particularly convenient to administer and portable for use between applications of a powder or tablet. We currently recommend 3 oral spray products: New Sun Super hGh Spray, BodyWorX RX6 and NeoNutraceuticals NeoTropin hGH.


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