In Message #11608 "Scott Badger" wrote:
>Because the cost in America is so high, other approaches have been
developed. A group of products in powdered form referred to as secretagogues (typically a stacking of amino acids such as Arginine, Ornithine, Glysine, or Glutamine) are designed to stimulate the body's own pituitary to increase HGH production. There is some credible support for these products being mildly effective. Another group of products come as oral sprays, some claiming to have minute amounts (e.g. 200 ng) of real HGH and claiming to operate on homeopathic principles, while others claim to include HGH stimulators/releasers (also in minute amounts). There is less credible support it seems for the sprays. I'm personally pretty skeptical of homeopathic claims.
Does anyone else have any experience with or information on this? Because
I'm seriously thinking of taking my summer vacation in Mexico after taking
some blood tests with my doctor to establish baseline levels of HGH
I've been thinking about possible inexpensive and safe ways to boost HGH, and maybe lower body fat a bit. The only GH releasing amino acid that is effective orally at low doses is glutamine. There have been some concerns that it might stimulate glutamate release in the brain. However the hydrogen peroxide scavenger pyruvate has been found to block glutamate's effects, and it also helps reduce body fat a bit. So perhaps a supplement containing glutamine and pyruvate in a 1-1 ratio might be the ticket here.