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2015 NPC Dexter Jackson Championships Winners

2015 NPC Dexter Jackson Championships

Dexter Jackson Championships
July, 31            
Lazzara Performance Hall
4700 Salisbury Road Jacksonville, Florida 32256
Organizer: Dexter Jackson & Al Smith
Phone: 1-800-333-3333
Website: http://www.radisson.com/djc
Event: NPC

Congratulations to all participants of the 2015 NPC Dexter Jackson Classic Championships held in Radisson Hotel, Florida. The NPC Dexter Jackson Classic was sure a fantastic show for first-time competitors (Novice Divisions); and a fun, exciting and competitive show for those looking to qualify for the 2015 NPC North American Championships, or/and the 2015 NPC Nationals. Mr. Olympia and 5-time Arnold Classic champion, Dexter Jackson, promotes the NPC Dexter Jackson Classic. Dexter Jackson, currently a top 5, world-class competing champion, is proud to bring fans a show that is well organized for both the athlete as well as the audience. Dexter understands and knows first-hand, what it takes to be dedicated to the sport of bodybuilding and fitness. The contest included events such as bodybuilding, physique, bikini, and figure. This national qualifier show hosted many great looking competitors from challengers from around the world. HGH.com, a leading manufacturer of natural hgh products and bodybuilding supplements, is proud to present the winners from each event. 

 

2015 NPC Dexter Jackson Championships Group Photo

Following are the top winners for each of the events:

Guest Poser
1. Dexter Jackson

Men's Heavyweight
1. JOEL ARGON

HERO
1. BRANDOYN BELL
2. THOMAS WILKERSON
 

BRANDOYN BELL Men's Bodybuilding Hero 1st place 2015 NPC Dexter Jackson Classic

          THOMAS WILKERSON Men's bodybuilding hero 2nd place 2015 NPC Dexter Jackson Classic

BRANDOYN BELL
Men's bodybuilding hero 1st place
THOMAS WILKERSON
Men's bodybuilding hero 2nd place

 

Light Heavyweight Bodybuilding
1. LUCAS KARR
2. DANIEL SAMPLE
3. JOHN FRUGOLI
4. KEVIN SMITH

Middleweight Bodybuilding
1. GHEORGHE STATE
2. DAN BRIGMAN
3. MIGUEL DOMINGUEZ
4. THOMAS WILKERSON
5. DAVID MILLS

Novice Heavyweight Bodybuilding
1. JOHN FRUGOLI
2. MANUEL DIAZ

Novice Middleweight Bodybuilding
1. BIJENDER KHATI
2. BRANDOYN BELL

Teen
1. HUNTER GREY DEVAUGHN

Masters Over 40 Bodybuilding
1. DAN BRIGMAN
2. OLEN HARRIS
3. DAVID MILLS

Masters Over 50 Bodybuilding
1. MANUEL DIAZ

Figure Class A
1. BRITTANY BARNES
2. KELSEY DIAZ

BRITTANY BARNES Figure Class A Winner (1st) 2015 NPC Dexter Jackson Classic

            KELSEY DIAZ figure class a second 2015 NPC Dexter Jackson Classic

BRITTANY BARNES
Figure Class A Winner (1st)
KELSEY DIAZ
Figure Class A Overall (2nd)

 

Figure Class B
1. ASHLEY LAPPIN
2. MICHELE WARD
3. KELLY STONE
4. MARISSA SZLOSEK

Figure Class C
1. PRISCILLA GIPSON
2. CHARLEE MOATS
3. BRITTANY SNELL

Figure Novicel
1. ASHLEY LAPPIN
2. KELLY STONE
3. GINA GEORGE

Figure Masters Over 30l
1. GINA GEORGE
2. MARISSA SZLOSEK

Figure Masters Over 40l
1. MICHELE WARD

Bikini Class A
1. MEGAN BROWN
2. MELISSA ANDERSON
3. KANDICE WAGNER
4. ZDRAVKA MAKSUROVA
5. SAMANTHA BAGE

MEGAN BROWN Bikini Class A Winner (1st) 2015 NPC Dexter Jackson Classic

           MELISSA ANDERSON Bikini Class A (2nd) 2015 NPC Dexter Jackson Classic

MEGAN BROWN
Bikini Class A Winner (1st)
MELISSA ANDERSON
Bikini Class A (2nd)

 
Bikini Class B
1. ANTONELLA VALENCIA
2. BRITTANY ROGERS
3. LARISSA NOWAK
4. SHANNON GRAHAM
5. SARAH DAVIS

Bikini Class C
1. ALISON VANKIRK
2. CAITLIN ROGERS
3. MEGAN VIOLA
4. JENNIFER HIGGS
5. KRISTIN FERGUSON

Novice
1. MEGAN BROWNn
2. SAMANTHA BAGE
3. RACHEL PETERS
4. SARAH DAVIS
5. SHANNON GRAHAM

TEEN
1. ANTONELLA VALENCIA
2. MADISON AUSTAD
3. LINH CHAU
4. SYLVIA VELAZQUEZ

Bikini Masters Over 30
1. ZDRAVKA MAKSUROVA
2. MELISSA ANDERSON
3. KAYLA LE
4. ALISON VANKIRK
5. DORAN DUENG

Bikini Masters Over 40
1. KRISTIN FERGUSON

Mens Physique Class A
1. RICARDO PERUCHI
2. MIGUEL LARREA
3. TYRONE KING
4. TIM WISDOM
5. ANGEL COLON

RICARDO PERUCHI Physique Class A Winner (1st) 2015 NPC Dexter Jackson Classic

           MIGUEL LARREA Physique Class A (2nd) 2015 NPC Dexter Jackson Classic

RICARDO PERUCHI
Physique Class A Winner (1st)
MIGUEL LARREA
Physique Class A (2nd)


Mens Physique Class B
1. JERMAINE MILES
2. MEHRDAD SHAMS
3. JONATHAN DEAN
4. JIMMIE MARTIN
5. CHRIS STADLER

Mens Physique Class C
1. PEDRO PERTILE
2. SAMUEL THOMAS
3. SAL DAVILA
4. DANIEL CULCLEASURE
5. JEREMY FRANKLIN

Mens Physique Novice
1. SAL DAVILA
2. BIJENDER KHATI
3. TYLER SAUL
4. SHELDON IRVIN
5. RICARDO PERUCHI

Mens Physique Teen
1. SAMUEL THOMAS

Mens Physique Masters
1. DANIEL CULCLEASURE
2. RICARDO PERUCHI
3. ANGEL COLON

Fitness Guest Poser
1. MICHELLE BLANK
Womens Physique
1. JENNA HICKMAN
2. ALYSSA PROKOS

Womens Physique Masters
1. TONYA HOUSTON

Congratulations to all of the competitors who participated in the 2015 NPC Dexter Jackson Classic Championships. To see more results and photos visit - http://contests.npcnewsonline.com/contests/2015/npc_dexter_jackson_classic/

Be sure to visit the HGH.com blog regularly for the results of other upcoming bodybuilding and fitness competitions.

 




2015 NPC Dexter Jackson Championships Winners

2015 NPC Dexter Jackson Championships

Dexter Jackson Championships
July, 31            
Lazzara Performance Hall
4700 Salisbury Road Jacksonville, Florida 32256
Organizer: Dexter Jackson & Al Smith
Phone: 1-800-333-3333
Website: http://www.radisson.com/djc
Event: NPC

Congratulations to all participants of the 2015 NPC Dexter Jackson Classic Championships held in Radisson Hotel, Florida. The NPC Dexter Jackson Classic was sure a fantastic show for first-time competitors (Novice Divisions); and a fun, exciting and competitive show for those looking to qualify for the 2015 NPC North American Championships, or/and the 2015 NPC Nationals. Mr. Olympia and 5-time Arnold Classic champion, Dexter Jackson, promotes the NPC Dexter Jackson Classic. Dexter Jackson, currently a top 5, world-class competing champion, is proud to bring fans a show that is well organized for both the athlete as well as the audience. Dexter understands and knows first-hand, what it takes to be dedicated to the sport of bodybuilding and fitness. The contest included events such as bodybuilding, physique, bikini, and figure. This national qualifier show hosted many great looking competitors from challengers from around the world. HGH.com, a leading manufacturer of natural hgh products and bodybuilding supplements, is proud to present the winners from each event. 

Following are the top winners for each of the events:

Guest Poser
1. Dexter Jackson

Men's Heavyweight
1. JOEL ARGON

HERO
1. BRANDOYN BELL
2. THOMAS WILKERSON
 

BRANDOYN BELL Men's Bodybuilding Hero 1st place 2015 NPC Dexter Jackson Classic

          THOMAS WILKERSON Men's bodybuilding hero 2nd place 2015 NPC Dexter Jackson Classic

BRANDOYN BELL
Men's bodybuilding hero 1st place
THOMAS WILKERSON
Men's bodybuilding hero 2nd place

 

Light Heavyweight Bodybuilding
1. LUCAS KARR
2. DANIEL SAMPLE
3. JOHN FRUGOLI
4. KEVIN SMITH

Middleweight Bodybuilding
1. GHEORGHE STATE
2. DAN BRIGMAN
3. MIGUEL DOMINGUEZ
4. THOMAS WILKERSON
5. DAVID MILLS

Novice Heavyweight Bodybuilding
1. JOHN FRUGOLI
2. MANUEL DIAZ

Novice Middleweight Bodybuilding
1. BIJENDER KHATI
2. BRANDOYN BELL

Teen
1. HUNTER GREY DEVAUGHN

Masters Over 40 Bodybuilding
1. DAN BRIGMAN
2. OLEN HARRIS
3. DAVID MILLS

Masters Over 50 Bodybuilding
1. MANUEL DIAZ

Figure Class A
1. BRITTANY BARNES
2. KELSEY DIAZ

BRITTANY BARNES Figure Class A Winner (1st) 2015 NPC Dexter Jackson Classic

            KELSEY DIAZ figure class a second 2015 NPC Dexter Jackson Classic

BRITTANY BARNES
Figure Class A Winner (1st)
KELSEY DIAZ
Figure Class A Overall (2nd)

 

Figure Class B
1. ASHLEY LAPPIN
2. MICHELE WARD
3. KELLY STONE
4. MARISSA SZLOSEK

Figure Class C
1. PRISCILLA GIPSON
2. CHARLEE MOATS
3. BRITTANY SNELL

Figure Novicel
1. ASHLEY LAPPIN
2. KELLY STONE
3. GINA GEORGE

Figure Masters Over 30l
1. GINA GEORGE
2. MARISSA SZLOSEK

Figure Masters Over 40l
1. MICHELE WARD

Bikini Class A
1. MEGAN BROWN
2. MELISSA ANDERSON
3. KANDICE WAGNER
4. ZDRAVKA MAKSUROVA
5. SAMANTHA BAGE

MEGAN BROWN Bikini Class A Winner (1st) 2015 NPC Dexter Jackson Classic

           MELISSA ANDERSON Bikini Class A (2nd) 2015 NPC Dexter Jackson Classic

MEGAN BROWN
Bikini Class A Winner (1st)
MELISSA ANDERSON
Bikini Class A (2nd)

 
Bikini Class B
1. ANTONELLA VALENCIA
2. BRITTANY ROGERS
3. LARISSA NOWAK
4. SHANNON GRAHAM
5. SARAH DAVIS

Bikini Class C
1. ALISON VANKIRK
2. CAITLIN ROGERS
3. MEGAN VIOLA
4. JENNIFER HIGGS
5. KRISTIN FERGUSON

Novice
1. MEGAN BROWNn
2. SAMANTHA BAGE
3. RACHEL PETERS
4. SARAH DAVIS
5. SHANNON GRAHAM

TEEN
1. ANTONELLA VALENCIA
2. MADISON AUSTAD
3. LINH CHAU
4. SYLVIA VELAZQUEZ

Bikini Masters Over 30
1. ZDRAVKA MAKSUROVA
2. MELISSA ANDERSON
3. KAYLA LE
4. ALISON VANKIRK
5. DORAN DUENG

Bikini Masters Over 40
1. KRISTIN FERGUSON

Mens Physique Class A
1. RICARDO PERUCHI
2. MIGUEL LARREA
3. TYRONE KING
4. TIM WISDOM
5. ANGEL COLON

RICARDO PERUCHI Physique Class A Winner (1st) 2015 NPC Dexter Jackson Classic

           MIGUEL LARREA Physique Class A (2nd) 2015 NPC Dexter Jackson Classic

RICARDO PERUCHI
Physique Class A Winner (1st)
MIGUEL LARREA
Physique Class A (2nd)


Mens Physique Class B
1. JERMAINE MILES
2. MEHRDAD SHAMS
3. JONATHAN DEAN
4. JIMMIE MARTIN
5. CHRIS STADLER

Mens Physique Class C
1. PEDRO PERTILE
2. SAMUEL THOMAS
3. SAL DAVILA
4. DANIEL CULCLEASURE
5. JEREMY FRANKLIN

Mens Physique Novice
1. SAL DAVILA
2. BIJENDER KHATI
3. TYLER SAUL
4. SHELDON IRVIN
5. RICARDO PERUCHI

Mens Physique Teen
1. SAMUEL THOMAS

Mens Physique Masters
1. DANIEL CULCLEASURE
2. RICARDO PERUCHI
3. ANGEL COLON

Fitness Guest Poser
1. MICHELLE BLANK
Womens Physique
1. JENNA HICKMAN
2. ALYSSA PROKOS

Womens Physique Masters
1. TONYA HOUSTON

Congratulations to all of the competitors who participated in the 2015 NPC Dexter Jackson Classic Championships. To see more results and photos visit - http://contests.npcnewsonline.com/contests/2015/npc_dexter_jackson_classic/

Be sure to visit the HGH.com blog regularly for the results of other upcoming bodybuilding and fitness competitions.

 




Tribulus Terrestris Benefits, Uses, Side Effects and Functions


Discover the Function, Sources and Benefits of the Health Supplement Ingredient Tribulus Terrestris, or Caltrop

Tribulus terrestris – also known as caltrop, devil’s weed, devil’s thorn, puncture vine or simply Tribulus – is a fruit-bearing herb that grows in subtropical regions. Extracts from the plant have long been used in traditional Chinese and Indian Ayurvedic medicine to promote virility and vitality, and to treat health complaints. Today, Tribulus terrestris is often used as an ingredient in health and bodybuilding supplements, such as HGH Testosterone Plus, Anapolan-MAX 50, ClenXDV and RoidX Juice.

Functions of Tribulus Terrestris

Various constituents of the Tribulus terrestris plant are credited with its beneficial properties. Protodioscin, the plant’s primary bioactive component, appears to enhance libido and sexual function by increasing sex hormone levels. Its saponins are believed to have cytotoxic and antihyperlipidemic effects, while tribulosin demonstrates cardioprotective properties. Because Tribulus terrestris may have the potential to increase testosterone levels, some theorize this can translate to a positive impact on body composition and athletic performance.

Sources of Tribulus Terrestris

Native to Asia, Africa and southern Europe, Tribulus terrestris is harvested for its extracts. The plant should not be consumed raw, as its spine-covered fruit is considered unsafe to eat; in fact, some reports indicate that eating Tribulus fruit may cause collapsed lungs. However, its extracts have been used in traditional medicines and natural dietary supplements for many years. Tribulus extracts may be derived from the root, leaf or fruit of the plant.

Tribulus Terrestris Benefits and Uses

In traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda, Tribulus terrestris has been used to enhance libido and sexual function, increase energy and strength, and treat a variety of health issues, such as heart problems, chest pain, skin disorders and kidney stones. Preliminary research suggests that Tribulus extract does indeed deliver many potential health benefits, from lowering blood pressure and blood glucose levels to supporting cardiovascular and organ health. It has also been shown to have analgesic (pain-relieving), anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Furthermore, some evidence suggests it may have future potential for treating breast, prostate and UVB-induced skin cancer.

Due to its purported aphrodisiac and erectogenic effects, Tribulus extract is commonly used as an ingredient in supplements designed to enhance male sexual health. It can also be found in bodybuilding supplements that are formulated to improve muscle strength and lean mass; and its cardioprotective and analgesic properties may further benefit those engaged in intense training or exercise.

Side Effects of Tribulus Terrestris and Potential Interactions

Supplements containing Tribulus terrestris extracts are generally considered safe for healthy adults. Some minor side effects have been reported, such as gastrointestinal irritation, gastric reflux and difficulty sleeping. However, individuals with certain medical conditions should exercise caution when taking supplements containing Tribulus extract. Some evidence suggests it may worsen prostate conditions or prostate cancer and can potentially harm fetal development, so men with prostate issues and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid Tribulus extract.

Because Tribulus terrestris has been shown to lower blood pressure and blood sugar levels, it may cause blood pressure or glucose levels to drop too low if taken in conjunction with antihypertensive drugs or diabetes medication. Tribulus extract can cause more frequent urination, and may increase the effects of other diuretics. Using Tribulus supplements with the blood thinner clopidogrel may increase the risk of blood clots.

More detailed safety information on Tribulus terrestris side effects and interactions can be found on healthcare websites such as WebMD. As with any medication or health supplement, it is best to consult your physician before taking dietary supplements containing Tribulus extract.

Tribulus Terrestris Research and Studies

Numerous studies have examined the health benefits of Tribulus terrestris. Resarch published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Life Sciences, Ancient Science of Life and Phytotherapy Research support its antihypertensive and cardioprotective effects, while studies published in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences and Indian Journal of Experimental Biology demonstrates its anti-diabetic properties. Its potential as a cancer-fighting agent has been documented in numerous publications, including the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Neoplasma, Pathobiology and Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology.

A review in the Journal of Dietary Supplements attempted to determine the effect of Tribulus terrestris on testosterone concentrations, and reported that a number of animal studies displayed a significant increase in serum testosterone levels after Tribulus administration, but the effect was only noted in humans when Tribulus was administered as part of a combined supplement therapy. However, a pilot study published in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy found that men with partial androgen deficiency experienced statistically significant increases in testosterone levels and erectile function following Tribulus supplementation.

Several studies have examined the impact of Tribulus terrestris supplements on athletes. A review published in the Journal of Human Kinetics concluded that there is little reliable data on the usefulness of Tribulus supplements in competitive sports. However, a group of Lithuanian researchers published positive findings in the Fiziolohichnyĭ Zhurnal and Acta Medica Lituanica, reporting that athletes on a 20-day regimen of Tribulus terrestris supplements experienced significant increases in anaerobic alactic muscular power, aerobic capacity and blood testosterone, as well as reduced lactate concentration. In light of the limited and conflicting findings in this area, further clinical studies are needed to definitively support the effects of Tribulus terrestris on the testosterone levels, athletic performance and body composition of athletes and bodybuilders.

For additional Tribulus terrestris research, refer to the PubMed site sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

HGH.com Supplements With Tribulus Terrestris

Athletes, bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts can harness the health benefits of Tribulus terrestris through natural fitness and bodybuilding supplements from HGH.com:

Testosterone Plus – HGH Testosterone Plus features a proprietary blend of Tribulus terrestris, maca, ginkgo biloba, long jack and other natural ingredients that are formulated to help build muscle, boost energy, promote muscle recovery and enhance sexual health.

A-MAX 50 – Anapolan-MAX is designed to support lean muscle gain while increasing testosterone levels and HGH production. In addition to 100mg of Tribulus terrestris extract, the proprietary blend of ingredients in A-MAX 50 includes L-tyrosine, shilajit, cowhage, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and Vitamin E.

ClenXDV – Each serving of ClenXDV contains 200mg of Tribulus terrestris and a proprietary blend of other natural ingredients, including deer antler velvet, DHEA and wild yam. This formulation is intended to help athletes and bodybuilders build muscle, burn fat and lose weight.

RoidX Juice – The combination of ingredients in RoidX Juice is designed to help bodybuilders quickly increase muscle and weight while supporting muscle recovery. RoidX Juice tablets contain a proprietary blend of Tribulus terrestris, shilajit, DHEA, Vitamin E and other select ingredients.

References (Function, Sources, Benefits/Uses and Side Effects/Interactions):

Examine.com. “Tribulus Terrestris”; published under “Supplements”; accessed June 24, 2015.

Freedman, Lisa. “Supplement Guide: Tribulus Terrestris”; Men’s Fitness; accessed June 24, 2015.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. “Tribulus Terrestris”; published under “Integrative Medicine”; last updated June 25, 2015.

WebMD. “Tribulus Terrestris”; article in “Vitamins & Supplements”; reviewed December 27, 2014.

WebMD and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. “Tribulus”; published under “Vitamins & Supplements”; accessed June 24, 2015.

Research Sources:

Amin, Amr; Mohamed Lotfy; et al. “The Protective Effect of Tribulus Terrestris in Diabetes”; Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences; November 2006.

El-Tantawy, W.H. and L.A. Hassanin. “Hypoglycemic and Hypolipidemic Effects of Alcoholic Extract of Tribulus Alatus in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats: A Comparative Study with T. Terrestris (Caltrop)”; Indian Journal of Experimental Biology; September 2007.

Goranova, T.E.; S.S. Bozhanov; et al. “Changes in Gene Expression of CXCR4, CCR7 and BCL2 After Treatment of Breast Cancer Cells With Saponin Extract From Tribulus Terrestris”; Neoplasma; 2015.

Kim, Hye Jin; Jin Chul Kim; et al. “Aqueous Extract of Tribulus Terrestris Linn Induces Cell Growth Arrest and Apoptosis by Down-Regulating NF-κB Signaling in Liver Cancer Cells”; Journal of Ethnopharmacology; June 14, 2011.

Kumar, Manish; Anil Kumar Soni; et al. “Chemopreventive Potential of Tribulus Terrestris Against 7,12-Dimethylbenz (a) Anthracene Induced Skin Papillomagenesis in Mice”; Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention; April-June 2006.

Milašius, Kazys; Rūta Dadelienė; and Juozas Skernevičius. “The Influence of the Tribulus Terrestris Extract on the Parameters of the Functional Preparedness and Athletes’ Organism Homeostasis”; Fiziolohichnyĭ Zhurnal; 2009.

Milašius, Kazys; Marija Pečiukonienė; et al. “Efficacy of the Tribulus Food Supplement Used by Athletes”; Acta Medica Lituanica; 2010.

Murthy, A.R.; S.D. Dubey; and K. Tripathi. “Anti-Hypertensive Effect of Gokshura (Tribulus Terrestris Linn.): A Clinical Study”; Ancient Science of Life; January-April 2000.
<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3336438/pdf/ASL-19-139.pdf>

Phillips, Oludotun A.; Koyippalli T. Mathew; and Mabayoje A. Oriowo. “Antihypertensive and Vasodilator Effects of Methanolic and Aqueous Extracts of Tribulus Terrestris in Rats”; Journal of Ethnopharmacology; April 6, 2006.

Pokrywka, Andrzej; Zbigniew Obmiński; et al. “Insights into Supplements with Tribulus Terrestris used by Athletes”; Journal of Human Kinetics; June 28, 2014.

Qureshi, Ahmed; Declan Naughton; and Andrea Petróczi. “A Systematic Review on the Herbal Extract Tribulus Terrestris and the Roots of Its Putative Aphrodisiac and Performance Enhancing Effect”; Journal of Dietary Supplements; March 2014.

Reshma, P.L.; V.S. Lekshmi; et al. “Tribulus terrestris (Linn.) Attenuates Cellular Alterations Induced by Ischemia in H9c2 Cells Via Antioxidant Potential”; Phytotherapy Research; June 2015.

Roaiah, Mohamed Farid; Yasser Ibrahim El Khayat; et al. “Pilot Study on the Effect of Botanical Medicine (Tribulus Terrestris) on Serum Testosterone Level and Erectile Function in Aging Males With Partial Androgen Deficiency (PADAM)”; Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy; April 7, 2015.

Rogerson, Shane; Christopher J. Riches; et al. “The Effect of Five Weeks of Tribulus Terrestris Supplementation on Muscle Strength and Body Composition During Preseason Training in Elite Rugby League Players”; Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research; May 2007.
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Sharifi, Ali M.; Radbod Darabi; and Nasrin Akbarloo. “Study of Antihypertensive Mechanism of Tribulus Terrestris in 2K1C Hypertensive Rats: Role of Tissue ACE Activity”; Life Sciences; October 24, 2003.

Sisto, Margherita; Sabrina Lisi; et al. “Saponins From Tribulus Terrestris L. Protect Human Keratinocytes From UVB-Induced Damage”; Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology; December 5, 2012.

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2015 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Results and Winners

2015 IFBB Wings of Strength
Chicago Pro-Am
NPC Tim Gardner Chicago Extravaganza
NPC National Qualifier

2015 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Results and Winners

Congratulations to all the participants and to Cydney Gillon on winning her second IFBB Chicago Figure Pro title. Cydney was the unanimous choice on the judges’ scorecard and with the win heads back to the Figure Olympia stage in Las Vegas. Cydney is one of the brightest new stars of the IFBB Figure Pro division and look for her to be a top contender at the 2015 Olympia competition. Coming in second, for the second time, was California’s Wendy Fortino. Rounding out the top spots were Jessica Morgan in third, Bojana Vasilijevic in fourth and Maggy Cambronero in fifth.

DAY 1 - July 3: IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Results

2015 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Figure Results
Chicago, IL – July 3, 2015
1. Cydney Gillon
2. Wendy Fortino
3. Jessica Morgan Canty
4. Bojana Vasilijevic
5. Maggy Cambronero
6. Laurelle Martineau
7. Chaya Boone
8. Christina Watson
9. Swann De La Rosa
10. Tissilli Rogers
11. Kimberly Jones
12. Linda Andrew
13. Holly Mitchell
14. Agnes Russo
15. Andrea Paynter
16. Maria Carlone
16. Kim Clark
16. Jolene Fonseca
16. Jennifer Freeman
16. Angie Garcia
16. Dawn Hinz Pugh
16. Vanessa Jacobs
16. Nicole Kupser
16. Jessica MacMillan
16. Jennifer Palazzo
16. Rachel Payne
16. Melanise Pettee
16. Tara Ramos
16. Dawn Reichley
16. Danielle Schemm
16. Nadia Wyatt

2015 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Masters Figure Results
Chicago, IL – July 3, 2015
1. Linda Andrew
2. Agnes Russo
3. Kim Clark
4. Dawn Reichley
5. Vanessa Jacobs
6. Melanise Pettee
7. Jennifer Freeman
8. Rachel Payne
9. Maria Carlone

Congtratulations to Helle Trevino who was the winner in the Women’s Bodybuilding competition

2015 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Women’s Bodybuilding Results
July 3, 2015 – Chicago, IL
1. Helle Trevino
2. Rita Bello
3. Virgina Sanchez Macias
4. Isabel Turell
5. Angela Ryaburn
6. Judy Gallard
7. Irene Anderson
8. Margie Martin
9. Lora Ottenad

2015 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Women’s Masters Bodybuilding Results
July 3, 2015 – Chicago, IL
1. Rita Bello
2. Virginia Sanchez Macias
3. Angela Rayburn
4. Judy Gallard
5. Lora Ottenad

2015 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Men’s 212 Bodybuilding Results
July 3, 2015 – Chicago, IL

Congratulations to HGH.com sponsored athlete Richard "Tricky" Jackson for placing 2nd in Men's Bodybuilding (212)

1. Craig Richardson
2. Tricky Jackson
3. Oliver Adzievski
4. Shelby Starnes
5. Mike Ergas
6. Quincy Winklaar
7. Derik Farnsworth
8. Hunni Glanville
9. Darron Glenn
10. Freddie McCray
11. Guy Ducasse
12. Craig Licker
13. Kevin Ofurum

DAY 2 - July 4: IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Results

IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Fitness Results
Chicago, IL – July 4, 2015
PLACE – NAME – 2piece Score – Routine Score – Total
1. Fiona Harris 5 – 10 – 15
2. Kristine Duba 10 – 22 – 32
3. Marta Agular 15 – 30 – 45
4. Danielle Chikeles 20 – 70 – 90
5. Yanina Terragni 37 – 54 – 91
6. Shannon Siemer 25 – 70 – 95
7. Stacy Dawn 30 – 72 – 102
8. Holly Semanoff 50 – 64 – 114
9. Natalie Graziano 45 – 70 – 115
10. Maria Laura Cerbelli 40 – 80 – 120
11. Susana Cacavieli 53 – 108 – 161

IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Women’s Physique Results
Chicago, IL – July 4, 2015
1. Kira Nieuman
2. Sheronica Henton
3. Mindi O’Brien
4. Kristina Dybdahl-Farnsworth
5. Mikaila Soto
6. Melissa DiBernadro
7. Margarita Charaim
8. La’Drissa Bonivel
9. Mica Schneider
10. Miava Nelson
11. Geri Villalona
12. Andrea Holliday
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May 2015 Tips from IFBB Pros Presented by HGH.com

HGH.com Presents IFBB Pros & Tips: May 2015 Edition

IFBB Pros seem to know all the best workout tips and secrets for success. In this month's edition of Tips from IFBB Pros HGH.com presents three video clips and several more pins on the Pinterest board dedicated to IFBB pros and tips. We start this post with shoulder and back training with Phil Heath, followed by glute exercises with IFBB Bikini Pro, Annette De La Rosa. Then, we round out the video clips with a look at Victor Martinez working out six weeks before the 2015 New York Pro competition.

Phil Heath’s Back and Shoulder Training

As you aspire to build mountainous shoulders with an amped up back, you want to see how the pros make it happen. IFBB Professional Bodybuilder and Mr. Olympia Phil Heath gives us an inside view of a few shoulder and back exercises he does as he prepares for the 2015 Mr. Olympia competition. We get to see this IFBB Pro demonstrate several exercises, including:

  • Bent Over Dumbbell Rows
  • Plate Loaded Seat Rows
  • Roc-It Lat Pull Downs
  • Standing Military Presses
  • Plate Loaded Shoulder Presses
  • Lateral Raises
  • Reverse Pec Decks
  • Hammer Front Raises
  • Lateral Raises
  • Bent Over Dumbbell Reverse Flyes
  • Seated Dumbbell Presses

Glute Training with IFBB Pro Anette De La Rosa

Get the skinny on how IFBB Pro Anette De La Rosa trains her butt off. Typically, she does two leg days each week, with one of those days concentrating more on her gluteus maximus and hamstrings. One of her favorite exercises to do is the reverse half-squat, because it focuses on the hamstrings and glutes, both on the way down and the way back up. The apparatus she likes to workout on most is when gyms have the butt blaster. Even when she’s on the Stairmaster, she focuses on her glutes.

Victor Martinez Gets Ready for the New York Pro 2015

You know those times when you say, "Wow! I really wish I knew what he did to get such massive muscles." Well, this is one of those moments when you get to find out. Take a look at IFBB Pro Victor Martinez as he pumps iron. With only six week's left before the New York Pro 2015, Victor is on a mission to pile on the mass. What's his workout like? The video below provides a sneak peek inside one of his pre-competition workouts.

Great news! Victor placed 2nd at the New York Pro 2015 men's bodybuilding competition.

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L-Lysine Benefits, Uses, Side Effects and Functions

Discover the Function, Sources and Benefits of the Health Supplement Ingredient L-Lysine, or 2,6-Diaminohexanoic Acid

Lysine – also known as L-lysine, Lys or (S)-2,6-diaminohexanoic acid – is an essential amino acid. This means that while lysine is important for maintaining good health, it is not manufactured by the body; therefore, it must be consumed through dietary sources or supplements. L-lysine can be found in high-protein foods and in select health and bodybuilding supplements, including HGH 30,000 Nanograms pills, HGF MAX, and CytoSport and Multi-Pro whey protein mixes.

Functions of L-Lysine

As an essential amino acid, L-lysine serves as a building block of protein and promotes proper growth. It plays an important role in producing carnitine and forming collagen within the body. Carnitine aids in converting fatty acids into energy and helps to lower cholesterol, while collagen supports bone health and tissue repair, particularly in the case of tendons, cartilage and skin. L-lysine also appears to help the body absorb calcium, and it has antiviral effects. Some evidence suggests it may stimulate human growth hormone (HGH) production, thereby serving as a natural HGH releaser.

Sources of L-Lysine

Dietary sources of L-lysine include protein-rich foods such as red meat, pork, poultry, certain types of fish (such as cod and sardines), eggs and cheese. Plant-based sources include tofu and other forms of soy, nuts and legumes (including beans, peas and lentils). L-lysine may also be consumed in natural dietary supplements.

L-Lysine Benefits and Uses

Some evidence suggests L-lysine acts as a natural HGH releaser, or HGH secretagogue. Because of this potential to stimulate HGH production, L-lysine supplements are often taken to improve athletic performance and enhance muscle growth. Furthermore, lysine’s role in bone health and collagen formation means that it can help athletes recovering from injury by supporting bone and tissue repair.

One of the most common uses of L-lysine leverages its antiviral properties to prevent outbreaks of cold sores and genital herpes resulting from the herpes simplex virus (HSV). It appears to work by blocking the activity of arginine, which stimulates HSV replication. Because L-lysine helps the body absorb calcium and promotes collagen production, researchers believe it may also help prevent bone loss due to osteoporosis.

Side Effects of L-Lysine and Potential Interactions

L-lysine supplements are generally considered safe for adults; no side effects have been reported by healthy users at standard dosages. However, excessive doses may contribute to gallstones or renal dysfunction. Individuals with kidney or liver disease are advised to confer with a doctor before taking L-lysine supplements. In addition, anyone using aminoglycoside antibiotics (such as gentamicin, neomycin or streptomycin) should be aware of possible interaction with L-lysine, which may increase the risk of nephrotoxicity.

More detailed safety information on L-lysine dosages, side effects and interactions can be found on the University of Maryland Medical Center website. As with any medication or health supplement, it is best to consult your physician before taking dietary supplements containing L-lysine.

L-Lysine Research and Studies

Numerous studies have examined the use of L-lysine to treat medical conditions such as the herpes simplex virus (HSV), osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. Researchers have reported that L-lysine appears to reduce the occurrence, severity and healing time of HSV infections and to minimize the associated symptoms, including cold sores and mouth ulcers. Animal studies have indicated that L-lysine may be effective in preventing and treating osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease; however, further human studies are needed.

Several studies suggest that L-lysine has the ability to enhance secretion of human growth hormone (HGH), thereby contributing to improved muscle mass and strength. Researchers emphasized that HGH production varied according to such factors as the training status, sex, age and diet of the individual. Many athletes and bodybuilders contend that L-lysine improves performance and strength; and while definitive human studies have yet to be published, animal studies have repeatedly shown that L-lysine produced greater muscularity in swine and other monogastric animals. Other research has examined the effects of L-lysine on wounds, bone fractures and muscle injuries. The findings suggest that lysine plays a positive role in bone and tissue repair; therefore, it may have the potential to help athletes recover from injuries and intense workouts.

For additional L-lysine research, refer to the PubMed site sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

HGH.com Supplements With L-Lysine

Athletes, bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts who wish to reap the benefits of L-lysine can find this essential amino acid in these natural health and bodybuilding supplements from HGH.com:

HGF MAX – Purity Select HGF MAX capsules are formulated to boost HGH production with a proprietary blend of ingredients, including L-lysine and other amino acids. This powerful dietary supplement can help build muscle, improve muscle tone, increase stamina and accelerate metabolism.

HGH 30,000 Nanograms – Purity Select’s popular HGH pills are designed to enhance growth hormone production through a combination of L-group amino acids, including L-lysine. HGH 30,000 Nanograms capsules help support muscle growth, burn fat, boost energy, and provide other health benefits.

CytoSport Vanilla Whey Protein – One serving of low-lactose, low-fat, CytoSport whey protein contains 10 grams of L-lysine and 18 grams of protein. This vanilla-flavored drink mix is intended to help athletes develop lean muscle mass and hasten recovery from intense training.

Multi-Pro Chocolate Whey Protein – With 1.9 grams of L-lysine and 24 grams of protein per serving, this complete protein supplement is formulated to build muscle, decrease body fat and improve immune system health.

Champion Nutrition Amino Shooter + Creatine – This pre-workout drink mix features nine amino acids, including 1,100 milligrams of L-lysine, yet contains no fat, carbs or cholesterol. It is designed to preserve hard-earned muscle while providing added energy for a more effective workout.

References (Function, Sources, Benefits/Uses and Side Effects/Interactions):

Bond, Owen. “What Does Lysine Do for Your Body?”; published in the “Food and Health” section on Livestrong.com; February 2, 2014. <http://www.livestrong.com/article/362472-what-does-lysine-do-for-your-body>

National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine. “L-lysine”; Compound Summary for CID 5962 in PubChem Open Chemistry Database; accessed April 27, 2015. <http://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/L-lysine>

University of Maryland Shore Regional Health. “Amino Acids”; published in the “Medical Reference Guide” section; last updated April 23, 2014. <http://umm.edu/system-hospital-sites/shore-health/health/medical/ency/articles/amino-acids>

University of Maryland Shore Regional Health. “Lysine”; published in the “Medical Reference Guide” section; last updated May 7, 2013. <http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/lysine>

WebMD and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. “Lysine”; published under “Vitamins & Supplements”; accessed April 27, 2015. <http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-237-lysine.aspx?activeingredientid=237&activeingredientname=lysine>

Research Sources:

Chromiak, Joseph A. and Jose Antonio. “Use of Amino Acids as Growth Hormone-Releasing Agents by Athletes.”; Nutrition; July/August 2001. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12093449>

Dort, Junio; Nadine LeBlanc; et al. “Beneficial Effects of Cod Protein on Inflammatory Cell Accumulation in Rat Skeletal Muscle after Injury Are Driven by Its High Levels of Arginine, Glycine, Taurine and Lysine”; PLoS One; October 4, 2013. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24124612>

Fini, Milena; Roberto Giardino; et al. “Role of Lactose, Arginine and Lysine Combination in Fracture Healing: An Experimental Study”; Annali Italiani di Chirurgia; January/February 1996. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8712622>

Fini, Melena; Paola Torricelli; et al. “Effect of L-Lysine and L-Arginine on Primary Osteoblast Cultures From Normal and Osteopenic Rats”; Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy; May 2001. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11393808>

Flodin, Nestor W. “The Metabolic Roles, Pharmacology, and Toxicology of Lysine”; Journal of the American College of Nutrition; February 1997. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9013429>

Fürst, Peter. “Dietary L-Lysine Supplementation: A Promising Nutritional Tool in the Prophylaxis and Treatment of Osteoporosis”; Nutrition; January/February 1993 .<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8467115>

Griffith, Richard S.; David E. Walsh; et al. “Success of L-Lysine Therapy in Frequently Recurrent Herpes Simplex Infection: Treatment and Prophylaxis”; Dermatologica; 1987. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3115841>

Liao, Shengfa F.; Taiji Wang; and Naresh Regmi. “Lysine Nutrition in Swine and the Related Monogastric Animals: Muscle Protein Biosynthesis and Beyond”; SpringerPlus; March 27, 2015. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25830085>

Morales-Trejo, Adriana; Héctor García-Villalobos; et al. “Effect of L-Lysine on Expression of Selected Genes, Serum Concentration of Amino Acids, Muscle Growth and Performance of Growing Pigs”; Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition; October 29, 2014. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25354230>

Ozden, Feyza Otan; Ahmet Yasar Turanli; et al. “Clinical Success of Lysine in Association With Serumal and Salivary Presence of HSV-1 in Patients With Recurrent Aphthous Ulceration”; Journal of Experimental and Integrative Medicine; January 2011 <http://www.scopemed.org/?mno=6571>

Shimomura, Akihiro; Isao Matsui; et al. “Dietary l-Lysine Prevents Arterial Calcification in Adenine-Induced Uremic Rats”; Journal of the American Society of Nephrology; March 20, 2014. <http://jasn.asnjournals.org/content/early/2014/03/19/ASN.2013090967.full>

Spallotta, Francesco; Chiara Cencioni; et al. “Enhancement of Lysine Acetylation Accelerates Wound Repair”; Communicative & Integrative Biology; September 2013. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24265859>

Suminski, Richard R.; Robert J. Robertson; et al. “Acute Effect of Amino Acid Ingestion and Resistance Exercise on Plasma Growth Hormone Concentration in Young Men”; International Journal of Sport Nutrition; March 1997. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9063764>

Tomblin, Jr., Frankie A. and Kristy H. Lucas. “Lysine for Management of Herpes Labialis”; American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy; February 15, 2001. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11225166>




L-Ornithine Benefits, Uses, Side Effects and Functions

Discover the Function, Sources and Benefits of the Health Supplement Ingredient L-Ornithine, or (S)-2,5-Diaminopentanoic Acid

Ornithine – also known as L-ornithine, (S)-2,5-diaminopentanoic acid or (S)-alpha,delta-diaminovaleric acid – is a crystalline amino acid. Different sources refer to it as a nonessential or conditionally essential amino acid, which means that it is normally produced by the body in sufficient amounts; however, dietary supplementation may be beneficial in times of illness, injury or stress. L-ornithine is found in some food sources as well as in health and bodybuilding supplements such as HGH 30,000 Nanograms pills and HGF MAX.

Functions of L-Ornithine

Together with arginine and citrulline, ornithine is one of three amino acids that play a key role in the urea cycle. The conversion of arginine into ornithine and ornithine into citrulline increases urea production while lowering ammonia concentrations in the blood. Citrulline subsequently binds with aspartate to form arginosuccinate, which breaks down into free arginine and fumarate; through this process, ornithine is metabolized back into arginine by the liver. Because L-ornithine helps accelerate the excretion of ammonia, it is believed to promote proper liver function, prevent fatigue and enhance performance during prolonged exercise. Evidence also suggests that L-ornithine may stimulate human growth hormone (HGH) production, thereby serving as a natural HGH releaser.

Sources of L-Ornithine

The human body manufactures ornithine from the amino acid arginine as part of the urea cycle. Dietary sources of L-ornithine include protein-rich foods such as beef, chicken, pork, fish, eggs, dairy products, peanuts and soybeans. L-ornithine may also be consumed in natural dietary supplements.

L-Ornithine Benefits and Uses

Among the benefits of ornithine is its ability to detoxify ammonia levels in the bloodstream; because of this function, it can be used to treat hepatic encephalopathy (a brain complication caused by liver disease). It also appears to help reduce fatigue and mitigate the effects of alcohol consumption, improving sleep quality and decreasing negative feelings the next morning. In addition, L-ornithine may promote wound healing, contribute to immune system function, support weight management, reduce stress and improve overall mood. Some evidence suggests L-ornithine acts as a natural HGH releaser, or HGH secretagogue. Because of its ability to boost HGH production and reduce fatigue, L-ornithine supplements are often taken to improve athletic performance, enhance muscle growth and increase endurance.

Side Effects of L-Ornithine and Potential Interactions

L-ornithine supplements are generally considered safe for adults; no serious side effects or drug interactions have been reported at doses of 2 to 6 grams per day. However, excessive doses (more than 10 grams per day) may potentially cause intestinal distress or diarrhea in some users.

More detailed safety information on L-ornithine dosing, side effects and interactions can be found on Examine.com. As with any medication or health supplement, it is best to consult your physician before taking dietary supplements containing L-ornithine.

L-Ornithine Research and Studies

Various research studies have shown that L-ornithine can be used therapeutically for certain medical conditions as well as to enhance overall health, well being and athletic performance. For example, a group of Polish researchers reported that L-ornithine-L-aspartate (LOLA) supplementation has the ability to lower blood ammonia concentration, eliminate symptoms of hepatic encephalopathy associated with liver cirrhosis and stimulate tissue regeneration, while a Japanese study determined that healthy office workers who consumed a combination of caffeine and ornithine had higher mood ratings, less fatigue and better concentration than those who consumed caffeine alone. Japanese researchers also tested the effects of L-ornithine on salivary cortisol, mood and feelings of fatigue the morning after alcohol consumption, and found that L-ornithine supplements lowered cortisol levels, increased sleep length and significantly decreased feelings of fatigue, anger/hostility and confusion.

Study findings published in the Nutrition Journal and Nutrition Research revealed that L-ornithine not only has the potential to relieve stress and improve sleep quality in fatigued office workers, but also to reduce physical fatigue during exercise. Researchers stated that the decrease in physical fatigue is due to L-ornithine’s ability to modulate lipid and amino acid metabolism, thereby increasing the efficiency of energy consumption. Furthermore, a recent animal study published in the Brain Research Bulletin found that L-ornithine reduced body weight, abdominal fat and food intake in rats.

Beyond the research indicating L-ornithine’s potential to reduce fatigue and overall body weight, several studies suggest that it can improve strength and HGH levels. A study published in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness revealed that arginine and ornithine supplementation paired with a high-intensity strength-training program increased total strength and lean body mass in a relatively short period of time. The article also reported that the arginine and ornithine supplements aided in recovery from chronic stress by quelling tissue breakdown, as evidenced by lower urinary hydroxyproline levels. Furthermore, a double-blind study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that ornithine and arginine supplementation increased human growth hormone (HGH) and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) serum levels after heavy-resistance exercise in strength-trained athletes. While further research is needed, the preliminary findings on L-ornithine supplements show significant promise for improving athletic performance, building muscle and elevating HGH levels.

For additional L-ornithine research, refer to the PubMed site sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

HGH.com Supplements With L-Ornithine

Athletes, bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts seeking to leverage the benefits of L-ornithine can find this amino acid among the ingredients in natural health and bodybuilding supplements from HGH.com:

HGH Pills – Purity Select’s HGH 30,000 Nanograms pills are formulated to boost growth hormone production with a powerful combination of L-group amino acids, including L-ornithine. As one of HGH.com’s best-selling products, these capsules help promote muscle growth, increased energy, fat-burning and other health benefits.

HGF MAX – Scientifically designed to increase HGH production, these Purity Select capsules contain a proprietary blend of ingredients including L-ornithine and other key amino acids. Taking HGF MAX as a dietary supplement can help build muscle, enhance muscle tone, improve stamina and increase metabolism.

References (Function, Sources, Benefits/Uses and Side Effects/Interactions):

Busch, Sandi. “Benefits of L-Arginine and L-Ornithine”; published in the “Nutrition Facts” section on Livestrong.com; July 13, 2014. <http://www.livestrong.com/article/502331-the-benefits-of-l-arginine-ornithine>

Examine.com. “Ornithine”; published under “Supplements”; accessed April 13, 2015. <http://examine.com/supplements/Ornithine>

Marie, Joanne. “What Does the Amino Acid L-Ornithine Do?”; published in the “Alternative Remedies” section on Livestrong.com; May 14, 2014. <http://www.livestrong.com/article/22017-amino-acid-l-ornithine>

National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine. “L-ornithine”; Compound Summary for CID 6262 in PubChem Open Chemistry Database; accessed April 13, 2015. <http://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/L-ornithine>

Somera, Anna Lisa. “Foods With Ornithine”; published in the “Vitamins and Supplements” section on Livestrong.com; August 16, 2013. <http://www.livestrong.com/article/165604-foods-with-ornithine>

University of Maryland Shore Regional Health. “Amino Acids”; published in the “Medical Reference Guide” section; last updated April 23, 2014. <http://umm.edu/system-hospital-sites/shore-health/health/medical/ency/articles/amino-acids>

WebMD and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. “Ornithine”; published under “Vitamins & Supplements”; accessed April 13, 2015. <http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-200-ornithine.aspx?activeingredientid=200&activeingredientname=ornithine>

Research Sources:

Demura, Shinichi; Takayoshi Yamada; et al. “The Effect of L-Ornithine Hydrochloride Ingestion on Performance During Incremental Exhaustive Ergometer Bicycle Exercise and Ammonia Metabolism During and After Exercise”; European Journal of Clinical Nutrition; October 2010. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20717126>

Elam, R.P.; D.H. Hardin; et al. “Effects of Arginine and Ornithine on Strength, Lean Body Mass and Urinary Hydroxyproline in Adult Males”; Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness; March 1989. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2770269>

Kokubo, Takeshi; Emiko Ikeshima; et al. “A Randomized, Double-Masked, Placebo-Controlled Crossover Trial on the Effects of L-Ornithine on Salivary Cortisol and Feelings of Fatigue of Flushers the Morning After Alcohol Consumption”; Biopsychosocial Medicine; February 18, 2013. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23414576>

Konishia, Yuuki; Yasutaka Koosaka; et al. “L-Ornithine Intake Affects Sympathetic Nerve Outflows and Reduces Body Weight and Food Intake in Rats”; Brain Research Bulletin; February 2015. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25526897>

Misaizu, Akane; Takeshi Kokubo; et al. “The Combined Effect of Caffeine and Ornithine on the Mood of Healthy Office Workers”; Preventative Nutrition and Food Science; December 2014. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25580405>

Miyake, Mika; Takayoshi Kirisako; et al. “Randomised Controlled Trial of the Effects of L-Ornithine on Stress Markers and Sleep Quality in Healthy Workers”; Nutrition Journal; June 3, 2014. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24889392>

Sikorska, Hanna; Janusz Cianciara; and Alicja Wiercińska-Drapało. “Physiological Functions of L-Ornithine and L-Aspartate in the Body and the Efficacy of Administration of L-Ornithine-L-Aspartate in Conditions of Relative Deficiency” (article published in Polish); Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski; June 2010. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20642112>

Sugino, Tomohiro; Tomoko Shirai; et al. “L-Ornithine Supplementation Attenuates Physical Fatigue in Healthy Volunteers by Modulating Lipid and Amino Acid Metabolism”; Nutrition Research; November 2008. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19083482>

Zajac, Adam; Stanisław Poprzęcki; et al. “Arginine and Ornithine Supplementation Increases Growth Hormone and Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 Serum Levels After Heavy-Resistance Exercise in Strength-Trained Athletes”; Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research; April 2010. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20300016>




Online Supplement Store HGH.com Celebrates Brand Milestones Over 12-Year History

Bodybuilding and Natural Human Growth Hormone Supplement Company HGH.com Celebrates Brand Milestones Over 12-Year History

HGH.com was recently featured in Yahoo Finance, The Street, Region 8 ABC News, Health Technology.net, Pharmacy Choice, and many more top media outlets

"HGH.com has grown and evolved significantly over the past 12 years; but one thing that hasn't changed is our long-standing history of excellence," asserted Dan Smith of HGH.com. "We have earned a reputation for the highest-quality, most effective HGH supplements on the market, and our customers include everyone from amateur and professional bodybuilders to fitness enthusiasts and health buffs. And while we're committed to delivering the industry's best products, we're equally focused on providing an exceptional customer experience."

Smith notes that HGH.com is much more than an online vitamin and supplement store; he has continually added information, tools and resources through the years to create an extensive knowledge base for anyone looking to learn more about human growth hormones or obtain advice on nutrition and fitness. Consumers and the public at large can visit the HGH.com blog for detailed information on natural HGH supplement ingredients and uses, and for fitness and bodybuilding tips from IFBB pros and other experts. Additional resources are available on the HGH.com Facebook page, Twitter profile and YouTube channel.

"I'd like to thank our loyal customers for their ongoing support of HGH.com; our 12 years in business are a testament to their belief in us and the effectiveness of our products," said Smith. "We pledge to continue offering the industry's best natural HGH supplements, and we intend to upgrade our formulations and expand our product lines based on nutraceutical research as well as input from our IFBB pros and customers. I encourage consumers and the public to reach out to us with their questions, feedback and suggestions—we welcome it all!"

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How to Increase HGH Levels Naturally

Top 7 Ways to Naturally Boost Your Body’s Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Levels

By Dan Smith of HGH.com

In recent years, I’ve seen a growing level of interest in how to increase HGH levels naturally, particularly among bodybuilders and athletes. Given the controversy and issues associated with synthetic HGH injections, many people are seeking out natural ways to increase their body’s own production of HGH. This is something that I do myself, and it’s a topic I’ve often discussed with our HGH.com-sponsored athletes – IFBB pros Tricky Jackson, Ben White and Tara Silzer. So I decided to compile our top tips in one blog post, which highlights seven effective ways to naturally boost HGH levels.

HGH Basics and Functions

Before I get into our recommendations, let’s start with a quick review of the basics. Human growth hormone, also known as HGH, is a type of polypeptide hormone secreted by the pituitary gland. As the name implies, HGH triggers growth and repair of bone, cartilage, tissue and muscle. It also helps to improve body composition by increasing muscle mass and metabolizing fat. The pituitary gland produces its highest quantities of HGH during childhood and puberty to support the body’s growth and development. Once a child has reached full adult height, HGH production decreases substantially. In adulthood, HGH tends to be secreted in smaller bursts at specific times – during sleep, after exercise and in response to bodily stress or trauma.

Top 7 Ways to Naturally Increase HGH Levels

While the body generally follows its own set patterns for HGH secretion after puberty, there are a number of proven methods for boosting production on an ongoing basis:

1. Seek alternatives to synthetic HGH injections. While injectable growth hormones have been shown to increase HGH levels, there are a number of issues associated with this practice – including the high cost of injections as well as the fact that they are illegal without a prescription. Another lesser-known caveat is that pumping the body with high levels of artificial growth hormones may actually cause the body to decrease production of its own natural HGH. So, in the long run, it’s better to find natural ways to stimulate increased HGH secretion.

2. Get enough sleep. Since the majority of HGH production in adults occurs overnight during slow-wave sleep (or “deep” sleep), it is essential to get sufficient high-quality sleep – ideally, 7 to 8 hours per night. To help elevate HGH levels, try to adhere to a regular sleep routine: go to bed at the same time every evening and wake up at the same time each morning. It’s also important to have uninterrupted sleep, so avoid consuming alcohol or caffeine before bedtime, as they can interfere with normal sleep patterns. Try to minimize light and noise to avoid interruptions to your sleep schedule, and keep your bedroom at a comfortable temperature so that you don’t awake in the middle of the night shivering or sweating.

3. Adhere to a healthy diet. There is an inverse relationship between insulin and HGH – higher levels of insulin suppress HGH production. Therefore, it is critical to consume the right foods at the right time to regulate insulin levels and promote HGH release. Many experts recommend eating multiple small meals over the course of the day, and the majority agree that it is best to limit your intake of highly processed, complex carbohydrates (like white bread and white rice) as well as sugary food and beverages (including soda and sports drinks made with high-fructose corn syrup), as these can trigger a spike in insulin.

Your best bet is to build your diet around high-fiber, protein-rich foods, such as vegetables, fruits, nuts and beans/legumes. Opt for low-glycemic, slow-digesting carbohydrates like oatmeal, pears, apples, sweet potatoes and brown rice. To help minimize insulin secretion, try eating a low-carb, high-protein snack a few hours before bedtime – think nuts like almonds, pistachios and walnuts; pumpkin or sunflower seeds; edamame; hummus; yogurt; or cottage cheese.

4. Engage in high-intensity interval training. While proper sleep and nutrition are both effective ways to support a natural increase in HGH levels, exercise also plays a critical role. Many different types of exercise can help maintain a healthy body and regulate insulin levels, but high-intensity interval training in particular has the potential to naturally boost HGH levels. This occurs in direct response to the stress on your muscles, signaling the pituitary gland to secrete more HGH to repair the tissue. Several studies have examined the effects of this exercise-induced growth hormone response (EIGR) and determined the associated benefits.

5. Consume whey protein before and after exercise. Research has shown that consuming a rapidly absorbed protein, such as whey protein, may help promote optimal muscle building after resistance exercise. Another study found that consuming whey protein half an hour before resistance training can accelerate metabolism not only during exercise, but up to 24 hours after a workout. HGH.com offers several high-quality whey protein mixes designed to enhance muscularity and stimulate HGH production, including CytoSport Vanilla Whey Protein, Elite Chocolate Mint Whey Protein, Elite Butter Toffee Whey Protein, IsoBolic Vanilla Whey Protein and Multi-Pro Chocolate Whey Protein.

6. Practice occasional fasting. A healthy diet is vital to provide the energy you need to complete intense workouts. However, some studies have suggested that intermittent fasting may be an effective way to balance blood-sugar levels and trigger HGH release. If your workout schedule allows for it, you might want to try periodic fasting on any off days in your training.

7. Add natural HGH releasers to your dietary supplements. Unlike injectable HGH, which introduces synthetic chemicals into your system, natural HGH releasers stimulate your body to produce more of its own HGH. Look for HGH supplements that contain proven natural ingredients, such as L-arginine, L-glutamine, L-leucine, L-tyrosine, bovine colostrum and others. You’ll find many of these naturally derived ingredients in Purity Select health and bodybuilding supplements from HGH.com, including HGH 30,000 Pills, HGH 30,000 Spray, Somatropinne HGH, DBol-GH, Ana-GH and HGH Testosterone Plus.

Following these recommendations will help you increase HGH levels naturally and in a healthy way while also enabling you to attain peak physical condition. Are there any other tips and best practices you implement to boost your HGH production? We invite you to join the conversation and post your comments below!

References:

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Hackney, Kyle J.; Bruenger, Adam J.; Lemmer, Jeffrey T. “Timing Protein Intake Increases Energy Expenditure 24 H After Resistance Training”; Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise; May 2010. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19997003>

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Anapolan Max - How The Ingredients in A-Max 50 Will Help You Build Muscle | An HGH.com Product Review

How The Ingredients of Anapolan Max (A-Max 50) by HGH.com Will Help You Gain Muscle

Anapolan Max - New Look, Same Great Formula!

 
 
Our #1 goal is delivering products that are safe, natural, and that work as advertised. Our product Anapolan Max, renamed for short "A-Max 50", has been a staple for muscle builders around the world for years. It's ingredients will help you rapidly grow muscle and for this reason, it's great for all types of bodybuilders.
 
Note - for other muscle builders and bodybuilding supplements, visit http://www.hgh.com.
 
Let's review the proprietary blend of ingredients for A-Max 50.
 
  • L-Tyrosine: This is a non-essential amino acid that that is an important building block for protein. It's reaction in your body helps create the neurotransmitter dopamine in your body, in addition to other hormones.  This amino acid is made in your body from phenylalanine. Because this ingredient helps in the production of dopamine, it also can have positive effects on focus and other mental and physical stimulations.
  • Shilajit: Known as "Blood of the mountain". Shilajit can boost fertility and increase testosterone levels. Ayurvedic healers even consider it to be an anti-aging substance, which can help balance HGH levels in your body. One of the main components of Shilajit is fulvic acid, which can clean the body of heavy metals, in turn causing testosterone levels and sperm count to rise. Researchers believe that Shilajit can reduce damage from free radicals in the testes and boost production of testosterone.
  • Tribulus: Proven to be effective for muscle building, the bodybuilding industry has looked to Tribulus for years. It's a flowering plant, originally native to warm climates, but now available throughout the world. In the 90's, Olympic weight lifting teams were quoted as using Tribulus to improve their performance. Tribulus can help improve performance by increasing testosterone levels, but it will also speed up the recovery of the muscles immediately following exercise. This is a great substance for helping protein synthesis for new muscles, helping repair and regrow new muscle tissue.
  • Mucuna Pruiens: Mucuna can be a great addition to any bodybuilders diet. It is rich in the amino acid L-Dopa, which helps lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels. It also increases the production of HGH in your body, which can increase your ability to build lean muscle and burn fat.
  • Epimedium: Also used as an ingredient for "herbal Viagra" supplements, Epimedium has great bone and muscle benefits. The components of Epimedium can help manage Cortisol levels in the blood. Cortisol levels directly affect body structures affecting bone and muscle deterioration. Thus, but managing Cortisol, Epimediums effect on the body will help prevent bone deterioration and will also cause an increase in muscle mass.
  • DHEA: DHEA is a natural hormone produced by your adrenal gland. Supplementing your DHEA can increase lean muscle mass and reduce body fat. DHEA is highest in your youth (mid 20's), and sharply declines over the years starting in your mid 30's. This ingredient is a highly talked about supplement and more studies are needed, but many bodybuilder experts will tell you that DHEA will promote lean muscle gains. Note, most athletic organizations ban DHEA due to its performance enhancing effects.
A-Max is currently available at http://www.hgh.com/anapolan-max.aspx. Buy two, get one free today!






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