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Benefits of HGH Supplement, Weight Loss and Muscle Growth Products

Today we are taking a look at benefits of a few of our HGH supplement, weight loss and muscle growth products and reviews from our customers.

Gain Muscle and Increase Your Metabolism with HGF Max

If you are looking to increase your HGH Levels and experience the many benefits of increased human growth hormone levels naturally, HGF MAX is the perfect supplement designed for anyone who wants to increase their HGH levels and improve their overall health. HGF Max contains proven ingredients with the best possible dosages that will increase your HGH levels.

HGF MAX Benefits

  •     Incredible HGH Supplement - Increase your HGH Levels
  •     Experience benefits of Human Growth Hormone in a Pill
  •     Fat loss, Increased Metabolism
  •     Increased Energy, Build Muscle, and Enhance Muscle Tone
  •     Designed to help give you a more youthful appearance and help you experience overall anti-aging effects.

 

HGF MAX Reviews

I have been using HGF Max for two months and I will have to say it is working out great. I am getting youthful appearance and fuller hair and also much faster recovery after a workout. The downside though is that it feels like it is redirecting the hormones produced in your body to different routes (e.g. making your muscle, skin, hair and etc.) and in turn brings down your intelligence. I am a graduate student and to use this product while studying and working out has been a double edged sword for me. Ben Lee

January 2103 I was 51 years old and had my right totally replaced. During my physical rehab process my therapist pushed too hard on my ankle to achieve more range of motion to my knee. Well my patella tendon ruptured completely causing my knee cap to slide up into my quadriceps. VERY PAINFUL. After 4 months in cast i was finally able to use a walker and go back to another phys. therapy chain. During the next few months of blood sweat and tears i found your website HGH.com - I ordered some of your product HGF MAX and after a few of taking the product i noticed a gradual increase in muscle mass in my right leg.This was awesome because my orthopedic surgeon said because of the severity of my injury i was only going to get back 60% use of my muscles. Today May 09 2014 I am walking backwards/even up and down stairs which i was told i would never be able to do. I use HGF-Max and with a home gym-center weight stack with all arm and leg attachments and a lot of hard work and the HGF-Max i feel stronger at 52 than i did at 30. Best regards to all who want to achieve great results using this product IT WORKS! Lawrence Heckathorne

Somatropinne HgH

Somatropinne HGH is our #1 Selling Body Building Growth Hormone Supplement! On The Market! Stacks great with Clenbuteral XDV to burn more fat and build more lean muscle faster. Super HGH with Maximum protein synthesis! For beginners, a 3 month supply is recommended. Use what the Pro's use! 

Somatropinne HgH Benefits

  •     Our flagship homeopathic HGH Supplement – Injection Free!
  •     Combines the six most potent Growth Factors and 8 proven amino acid releasers!
  •     Has been recommended by independent researchers physiciansSomatropinne HgH Reviews and Customer Service Feedback

Somatropinne HgH Reviews

Somatropinne HGH is by far the best HGH Supplement on the market. I've been taking this for 12 months. I've tried GenF and serovital and those are garbage. With Soma, I gained more energy, felt clarity, and was able to power thru my workouts like never before. Greg 

Hi Ali, The Somatropinne works well by itself or it can be stacked with another product for even better results. Which product you choose to stack it with will depend on your individual goals - for example - if your main goal is lean muscle and fat loss it would work well with the Clen XDV. If you need to gain weight in addition to muscle then the Dekka and Somatropinne combination would be a good choice for you. Please feel free to call our office or contact our online chat. We will be happy to work with you to find the right combination of products to help you meet your goals. Customer Service

I love this product. i had shoulder surgery and lost a lot of my muscle mass. i took this product stacked with dekka and whey protein, and the results were amazing. everyone at the gym thought i was using steroids. i felt great, looked younger, and the amount of weight i was lifting increased big time. highly reccomend. RGT

3 Week Rapid Weight Loss 

New and improved 3 week supply for our 3 week rapid weight loss supplement product! Now featuring our weight loss pill “Hydrox Slim” plus our amazing fat burner “Clen XDV”! If you really want to start burning off that hard-to-lose fat, take our proprietary and successful 3 Week Rapid Weight Loss System - it is a great way that may help you begin the process of shedding those pounds quickly! Hydrox Slim is a weight loss product that we feel to be very complete given our successful history and customer loyalty with it. 

3 Week Rapid Weight Loss Reviews

I used this product and lost 15 pounds over 5 weeks. It is a fantastic weight loss supplement combination and I think it's a great price - I recommend! Steph

My husband and i both took this and he lost 10 pounds and i lost 15 in 3.5 weeks. Not bad for just 3 weeks work!! Thank you!! Jenni

Gain Muscle Easily with Our Muscle Gaining Supplements

Are you putting in countless hours at the gym, but still gaining little to no muscle? Well browse our catalog of muscle gaining supplements that are sure to help you reduce fat, increase muscle tone and gain muscle now. Check out our best HGH Muscle Growth and Muscle Gain Supplements available for Muscle Building. HGH.com offers a wide variety of the best supplements for fitness and muscle building on the market. Known for being the top-rated homeopathic bodybuilding HGH products, our muscle growth supplements by Purity Select are ideal for fast muscle gains and used by many top IFBB bodybuilders and sports professionals worldwide. 

 




2015 NPC Maryland State/East Coast Classic Winners

NPC Maryland State/East Coast Classic Championships
June 20           
France-Merrick Hippodrome Theatre & Performance Arts Center,
12 North Eutaw  Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
Organizer: Kutz Promotions
Phone: 410-241-5841
Website: https://kutzpromotions.com/2015-npc-maryland-state-championships-east-coast-classic-general-information/
Event: NPC

On June 20, 2015 the NPC Maryland State & East Coast Classic Championships were held at the France Merrick Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore. The event had a large turn-out with lots of great looking competitors. There were many events, fun times, and lots of winners. HGH and bodybuilding supplement company, HGH.com is proud to present you with the winners from each event.

Following are the top overall winners for each of the events:

Men's Bodybuilding East Coast Classic Overall Winner
1. Michael Strutz

Men's Bodybuilding Maryland State Overall Winner
1. Michael Strutz

Men's Bodybuilding Novice Overall Winner
1. Jephte Cherenfant

Men's Bodybuilding Super Heavyweight Overall
1. Daniel Embry
2. Marques Speigad
3. Boris Gelfand

Men's Bodybuilding Grandmasters Overall
1. John Koronik
2. Bennie Goode

Men's Bodybuilding Heavyweight Overall
1. Michael Strutz
2. Dawould Murad
3. Ireneusz Peksa
4. Paul Conde

michael strutz heavyweight overall winner npc maryland state 2015

           dawould murad heavyweight second npc maryland state 2015

Michael Strutz
Men's Bodybuilding Heavyweight Overall (1st)
Dawould Murad
Men's Bodybuilding Heavyweight Overall (2nd)

 

Men's Bodybuilding Light Heavyweight Overall
1. Enrique Melendez
2. Stephen Ogden
3. Keith Mcbridell
4. Cory Nelson

Men's Bodybuilding Middleweight Overall
1. Gabriel Wyant
2. David Mamana
3. Noel Chavez

Men's Bodybuilding Welterweight Overall
1. Bill Moschelle

Men's Bodybuilding Maryland State Heavyweight Overall
1. Michael Strutz
2. Ireneusz Peksa

Men's Bodybuilding Maryland State Light Heavyweight Overall
1. Matthew Silesky
2. Enrique Melendez
3. Steve Eells
4. Kyle Mason

Men's Bodybuilding Maryland State Lightweight Overall
1. Rene Coreas

Men's Bodybuilding Maryland State Middleweight Overall
1. Gabriel Wyant
2. David Mamana
3. Janon Gray

Men's Bodybuilding Maryland State Super Heavyweight Overall
1. Jephte Cherenfant

Men's Bodybuilding Maryland State Welterweight Overall
1. Kory Kapinos

Men's Bodybuilding Novice Heavyweight Overall
1. Jephte Cherenfant
2. Matthew Silesky
3. Paul Conde
4. Kyle Mason

Men's Bodybuilding Novice Lightweight Overall
1. Victor Guido

Men's Bodybuilding Novice Middleweight Overall
1. David Mamana
2. Noel Chavez

Men's Bodybuilding Bantamweight Overall
1. Jay Tasin

Men's Bodybuilding Maryland State Bantamweight Overall
1. Jay Tasin
2. Bennie Goode

Men's Bodybuilding Masters Overall
1. Enrique Melendez
2. Leemarvin Stoudemire
3. Jay Tasin
4. David Mamana
5. Stephen Ogden

Figure East Coast Classic Overall Winner
1. Penny Seabolt

Figure Maryland State Overall Winner
1. Amy Stokes

Figure Class A Overall
1. Rosimar Melendez
2. Justina Threadgill
3. Jackie Isselbacher
4. Maureen Gaidner
5. Brittany Joiner

rosimar melendez figure class a overall npc maryland state 2015

           justina threadgill figure class a second npc maryland state 2015

Rosimar Melendez
Figure Class A Overall (1st)
Justina Threadgill
Figure Class A Overall (2nd)

 

Figure Class B Overall
1. Kristin Torkelson
2. Natalie Polegato
3. Kelly Kunst
4. Cherish Davis
5. Linsey Goch

Figure Class C Overall
1. Penny Seabolt
2. Jami Shields
3. Amy Stokes
4. Grace Kaiser
5. Andi James

Figure Class D Overall
1. Kebah Edoho

Figure Grandmasters Overall
1. Penny Seabolt
2. Rosimar Melendez
3. Erica Robinson
4. April Igli
5. Christine Ogden

Figure Maryland State Class A Overall
1. Melanie Hagner
2. Rosimar Melendez
3. Jackie Isselbacher
4. Maureen Gaidner

Figure Maryland State Class B Overall
1. Kristin Torkelsen
2. Kelly Kunst
3. Linsey Goch
4. Tamara Washington

Figure Maryland State Class C Overall
1. Amy Stokes
2. Penny Seabolt
3. Andi James
4. Kelly Wiemann
5. Megan Trionfo

Figure Maryland State Class D Overall
1. Ihesha Stanfield

Figure Novice Overall
1. Melanie Hagner
2. Natalie Polegato
3. Kelly Kunst
4. Andi James
5. Kelly Wiemann

Figure Masters Overall
1. Kristin Torkelsen
2. Rosimar Melendez
3. Kelly Kunst
4. Linsey Goch

Bikini East Coast Classic Overall Winner
1. Heather Klein

Bikini Maryland State Overall Winner
1. Abreon Jenkins

Bikini Novice Overall Winner
1. Heather Klein

Bikini Class A Overall
1. Heather Fallica
2. Gionna Borgesi
3. Jessie Cannon
4. Mai Vang
5. Victoria Celli

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           gionna borgesi bikini class a second npc maryland state 2015

Heather Fallica
Bikini Class A Overall (1st)
Gionnna Borgesi
Bikini Class A Overall (2nd)

 

Bikini Class B Overall
1. Ashley Flores
2. Kairina Bao
3. Meghan Clark
4. Marianna Lzaroy
5. Akilah Stevens

Bikini Class C Overall
1. Heather Klein
2. Abreon Jenkins
3. Frencelys Peche
4. Brittany Volpe
5. Christina Pointdexter

Bikini Class D Overall
1. Jaclyn Koger
2. Jennifer Hardison
3.Amanda Wain
4. Deawna Mcginley
5. Jillian Farrell

Bikini Class E Overall
1. Gina Goff
2. Razia Amina
3. Ronnice Jenkins
4. Sarah Cole
5. Katherine Lamb

Bikini Class F Overall
1. Ginger Wessel
2. Anna Kolev
3. Taylor Mcmillen

Bikini Grandmasters Overall
1. Jennifer Hardison
2. Heather Miller
3. Maria Hoover
4. Ginger Wessel
5. Julie Zapf

Bikini Maryland State Class A Overall
1. Heather Fallica
2. Jessie Cannon
3. Danielle Joy
4. Bishop Green
5. Mariana Rose

Bikini Maryland State Class B Overall
1. Ashley Flores
2. Megan Morat
3. Ciera Marbley
4. Vanessa Bernardo
5. Akilah Stevens

Bikini Maryland State Class C Overall
1. Abreon Jenkins
2. Brittany Volpe
3. Meredith Jacob
4. Maria Hoover

Bikini Maryland State Class D Overall
1. Kristin Weeks
2. Ashley Jenkins
3. Jennifer Hardison
4. Erica Lawson
5. Lindey Bartholomeu

Bikini Maryland State Class E Overall
1. Ronnice Jenkins
2. Razia Amina
3. Jessica Riely
4. Katherine Lamb

Bikini Maryland State Class F Overall
1. Ihesha Stanfield
2. Julie Zapf

Bikini Novice Class A Overall
1. Heather Klein
2. Abreon Jenkins
3. Francelys Peche
4. Kairina Bao
5. Brittany Volpe

Bikini Novice Class B Overall
1. Razia Amina
2. Jillian Farrell
3. Sarah Cole
4. Deawna Mcginley
5. Amanda Wain

Bikini Masters Overall
1. Irene Beliso Mingrino
2. Jennifer Hardison
3. Heather Miller
4. Kheuavan Beckford

Men's Physique East Coast Classic Overall Winner
1. Roy Best

Men's Physique Maryland State Overall Winner
1. Gabriel Olaiya

Men's Physique Novice Overall Winner
1. Joshua Woody

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           gabriel olaiya mens physique maryland state overall npc maryland state 2015

Roy Best 
Men's Physique East Coast Classic Overall (1st)
Gabriel Olaiya
Men's Physique Maryland State Overall (2nd)

 

Men's Physique Class A Overall
1. Jason Rodgers
2. Lavon Glover
3. Ricardo Murillo
4. Andre Mangual
5. Edris Amin

Men's Physique Class B Overall
1. Roy Best
2. Chuck Bowdler
3. Jamar Hazelwood
4. Andrew Lim
5. Joon Kim

Men's Physique Class C Overall
1. Joseph Klaunberg
2. Joe Spiker
3. Christian Germanowski
4. Thomas Jordan Jr

Men's Physique Class D Overall
1. James Allen
2. Alejandro Sosias
3. Spyros Rozakis
4. Joseph Morton
5. Dauda Bangura

Men's Physique Class E Overall
1. Andrew Fisanich
2. Matthew Ebner
3. Byron Moody
4. Vaughn McAfee

Men's Physique Class F Overall
1. Burnett Crawford III
2. Emmanuel Twum
3. Joshua Woody
4. Emmanuel Gyeni
5. Leonard Bannister

Men's Physique Grandmasters Overall
1. Issac Spragg
2. Tom Neidert
3. Kenny Smith
4. Shannon Womble Sr.
5. Jerry Freishtat

Men's Physique Maryland State Class A Overall
1. Jordan Ellis
2. Ricardo Murillo
3. Brandon Robertson
4. Andre Mangual
5. Matt Tucker

Men's Physique Maryland State Class B Overall
1. Madukaife Ezimorah
2. Roy Best
3. Nii Amon Amon-Kotei
4. Jamar Hazelwood
5. Olumide Ogunnaike

Men's Physique Maryland State Class C Overall
1. Thomas Jordan Jr.
2. Johnathan Fenton

Men's Physique Maryland State Class D Overall
1. Gabriel Olaiya
2. Alejandro Sosias
3. James Allen
4. Spyros Rozakis
5. Dauda Bangura

Men's Physique Maryland State Class E Overall
1. Andrew Fisanich
2. Byron Moody
3. Ronald Marshall
4. Vaughn McAfee
5. Peter Antoniades

Men's Physique Maryland State Class F Overall
1. Emmanuel Twum
2. Burnett Crawford III
3. David Kinna
4. Leonard Bannister
5. Emmanuel Gyeni

Men's Physique Novice Class A Overall
1. Jordan Ellis
2. Nii Amon Amon-Kotei
3. Leroi Robinson-Grant
4. Edris Amin
5. Ryan Redmond

Men's Physique Novice Class B Overall
1. Joshua Woody
2. Byron Moody
3. Leonard Bannister
4. Lamarr Jones
5. Tom Neidert

Men's Physique Masters Overall
1. James Allen
2. Mobutu Bracy
3. Jerry Ward
4. Jamar Hazelwood
5. Tom Neidert

Women's Bodybuilding Overall
1. Barbara Barnowich

Women's Bodybuilding Maryland State Overall
1. Barbara Barnowich

Women's Physique East Coast Classic Overall
1. Erika Rogers

Women's Physique Maryland State Overall
1. Kimberly Webster

Women's Physique Class A Overall
1. Erika Rogers
2. Kimberly Webster

Congratulations to all of the competitors who participated in the 2015 NPC Maryland State/East Coast Classic Championships. To see all results and photos visit - <http://contests.npcnewsonline.com/contests/2015/npc_maryland_stateeast_coast_classic/>.

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

 




Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Benefits, Uses, Side Effects and Functions

Discover the Function, Sources and Benefits of Human Growth Hormone, or HGH, Supplements

Human growth hormone (HGH)—also known as somatotropin or simply as growth hormone (GH)—is a polypeptide hormone that is produced by the pituitary gland. It promotes growth in children and adolescents, and plays a role in body composition, metabolism, muscle growth and tissue repair in adults. Beyond the human growth hormones naturally produced by the body, synthetic HGH—or recombinant HGH—is manufactured in laboratories and may be obtained with a doctor’s prescription. Select health and bodybuilding supplements may also help boost human growth hormone levels with natural ingredients known as HGH releasers or HGH secretagogues. Many of these ingredients may be found in products such as HGH 30,000 Nanograms, Somatropinne HGH, Ana-GH, DBol-GH and Growth Factor Plus, among others.

Functions of Human Growth Hormone

HGH is required to support proper growth and development in children and adolescents, and it also plays a role in adult metabolism. Human growth hormone may help increase muscle mass, bone density, exercise capacity and protein synthesis, and may decrease body fat. It also helps maintain healthy tissues and organs. Since human growth hormone production naturally declines with age, many believe that HGH supplementation may help improve athletic performance and provide anti-aging benefits in adults.

Sources of HGH

As previously noted, the primary source of human growth hormone is the pituitary gland. HGH production peaks during childhood and adolescence, and substantially declines once full adult height is attained. Laboratory-manufactured synthetic HGH—also known as recombinant HGH, somatropin or somatrem—is another source of growth hormone available to some individuals. This injectable form of HGH may be prescribed to children and some adults that have been diagnosed with human growth hormone deficiency or specific medical conditions. Synthetic HGH is a regulated substance and may only legally be prescribed for FDA-approved uses. These include Turner’s syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, chronic renal insufficiency and idiopathic short stature in children, as well as HGH deficiency and AIDS-related wasting in adults.

Since recombinant HGH is not legally available to healthy adults, many individuals rely on natural HGH supplements that are formulated to increase their body’s own production of human growth hormone. A number of amino acids are recognized as natural HGH releasers. These include L-arginine, L-glutamine, L-glycine, L-lysine, L-ornithine, L-tyrosine and GABA.

Human Growth Hormone Benefits and Uses

The main purpose of HGH is to support human growth and development during childhood and adolescence, and this is the most common reason synthetic HGH is prescribed to young patients. However, human growth hormone continues to play a role throughout adulthood; it helps to regulate metabolism and protein synthesis and supports bone, tissue and organ health. Recombinant HGH may be legally prescribed to adults who have severe HGH deficiency, which typically results from a pituitary adenoma (tumor) or treatment of an adenoma with surgery or radiotherapy. Synthetic growth hormone is also sometimes prescribed to treat the wasting syndrome that may occur in individuals with AIDS.

Human growth hormone injections may increase muscle mass, bone density and exercise capacity in adults with HGH deficiency, and it may produce similar effects in healthy adults. For this reason, some athletes and bodybuilders take recombinant HGH to improve their physique and athletic performance, even though it cannot legally be prescribed for such purposes and is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), International Olympic Committee and numerous sports organizations.

In light of the controversy and legal restrictions surrounding injectable HGH, a growing number of athletes, bodybuilders and aging adults have turned to natural HGH supplements that may help boost the pituitary gland’s secretion of human growth hormone. Many report that L-group amino acids and other natural HGH releasers have helped them build lean muscle, enhance bodily strength, increase athletic endurance, tone their physique, recover faster from intense workouts and injuries, and minimize or reverse the visible signs of aging.

HGH Side Effects

Synthetic human growth hormone injections are associated with a number of side effects that may range widely in severity. Among the more serious HGH side effects some patients have experienced are atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), hypertension (high blood pressure), and abnormal growth of bones and internal organs such as the heart, kidneys, and liver. HGH may also increase the risk of developing diabetes and may cause cancerous tumors to grow in size. Other human growth hormone side effects include: edema (swelling caused by excess fluid in tissues); carpal tunnel syndrome; joint, muscle or nerve pain; numbness or tingling sensations in the skin; headaches; dizziness; blurred vision; chest pain; irregular heartbeat; and a rash or itching near the injection site.

Natural HGH supplements, in general, tend to have fewer and less severe side effects than synthetic growth hormone injections; however, the side effects and interactions will vary depending on the ingredients.

More detailed safety information on synthetic HGH side effects maybe found on the Mayo Clinic website under the “Growth Hormone (Parenteral Route)” entry. As with any medication or health supplement, it is best to consult your physician before using synthetic human growth hormone injections or HGH supplements.

HGH Research and Studies

A wide body of research exists on human growth hormones, including naturally produced HGH, recombinant HGH and ingredients that function as HGH releasers. Refer to the PubMed site sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for an overview of the latest HGH research or to search for articles highlighting the results of human growth hormone studies. For research on specific ingredients that function as HGH releasers, refer to the relevant ingredient articles on the HGH.com blog.

HGH.com Supplements With Natural HGH Releasers

Many of the health and bodybuilding supplements available from HGH.com are formulated to naturally increase HGH levels. These products include:

HGH Pills and HGH Spray – Available as HGH pills or an oral spray, Purity Select’s 30,000 Nanogram products are designed to promote human growth hormone production, muscle growth, increased energy. They contain a powerful combination of L-group amino acids—including L-arginine, L-glutamine, L-glycine, L-lysine, L-ornithine, L-tyrosine and L-valine—and other natural ingredients, such as colostrum, cowhage (mucuna pruriens), deer antler velvet, GABA and long jack.

Growth Factor Plus – As its name implies, Growth Factor Plus is intended to promote height growth while also supporting bone and joint health. Its proprietary blend of ingredients features L-group amino acids such as L-arginine, L-glutamine, L-glycine, L-lysine, L-ornithine and L-tyrosine.

Somatropinne HGH – Purity Select’s natural Somatropinne HGH capsules contain a proprietary blend of plant extracts, including maca, cowhage and horny goat weed as well as L-arginine. As an over-the-counter HGH releaser, this supplement is formulated to help athletes gain lean muscle and increased energy while also providing weight-loss and may minimize the signs of aging.

HGF MAX – Purity Select HGF MAX is intended to boost HGH production, improve muscle tone, build muscle, promote fat loss, boost energy and increase metabolism. Its proprietary blend of ingredients includes GABA, L-arginine, L-glutamine, L-glycine, L-lysine, L-ornithine, L-tyrosine and deer antler velvet.

Ana-GH – Each serving of Ana-GH contains L-group amino acids such as L-leucine and L-valine as well as other natural ingredients, including maca and horny goat weed. This supplement is intended to jumpstart bulking cycles by promoting muscle mass and weight gains, improving protein synthesis, and contributing to joint and muscle repair.

Anapolan-MAX 50 (A-MAX 50) – Anapolan MAX is formulated to support lean muscle gain while boosting HGH production and testosterone levels. Its proprietary blend of ingredients includes L-tyrosine, shilajit, Tribulus terrestris, cowhage (mucuna pruriens) and dehydroepiandrosterone.

ClenXDV – Featuring a proprietary blend of Tribulus terrestris, wild yam, deer antler velvet, DHEA and other natural ingredients, ClenXDV is intended to help athletes and bodybuilders build muscle, lose weight and burn fat.

DBol-GH – This anabolic lean muscle gainer is designed to promote lean mass and muscle growth, support muscle recovery and naturally boost HGH levels with a proprietary blend of ingredients that include beta-ecdysterone, L-leucine, L-valine and bovine colostrum.

Dekka – With a blend of wild yam root, yucca bark, Korean ginseng root and dehydroepiandrosterone, these capsules are formulated to help bodybuilders achieve weight gain, lean mass, bulking and muscle building.

Testosterone Plus – HGH Testosterone Plus features a proprietary blend of maca, long jack, ginkgo biloba, Tribulus terrestris and other natural ingredients that are intended to help build muscle, aid in muscle recovery and boost energy while offering sexual health benefits such as improved libido and stamina.

RoidX Juice – The ingredients in RoidX Juice are designed to help bodybuilders quickly gain muscle and weight while supporting muscle recovery. RoidX Juice capsules contain a proprietary blend of shilajit, Tribulus terrestris, Vitamin E and dehydroepiandrosterone.

Winstrol Max – Optimized for cutting cycles, Winstrol Max is formulated to promote lean mass gain and help athletes achieve ripped abs. Its powerful blend of ingredients includes L-group amino acids such as L-arginine, L-leucine and L-valine as well as saw palmetto and oat straw (Avena sativa) extract.

References:

Drug Enforcement Administration. “Human Growth Hormone”; DEA fact sheet; August 2013. <http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_chem_info/hgh.pdf>

Dunkin, Mary Anne. “Human Growth Hormone (HGH)”; WebMD; December 30, 2014. <http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/human-growth-hormone-hgh>

Fordyce, Tom. “Human Growth Hormone Explained”; BBC Sport; July 27, 2003. <http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/front_page/3101343.stm>

Jackson, Joe. “Unlock Your Potential: How to Boost Your HGH Levels”; Men’s Fitness; accessed June 5, 2015. <http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/supplements/unlock-your-potential-how-to-boost-your-hgh-levels>

Mayo Clinic. “Drugs and Supplements: Growth Hormone (Parenteral Route)”; May Clinic website; last updated April, 2015. <http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/growth-hormone-parenteral-route/description/drg-20069416>

Mayo Clinic Staff. “Human Growth Hormone: Does It Slow Aging?”; Mayo Clinic website; February 1, 2014. <http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/healthy-aging/in-depth/growth-hormone/art-20045735>

Mayo Clinic Staff. “Performance-Enhancing Drugs: Know the Risks”; Mayo Clinic website; December 12, 2012. <http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/performance-enhancing-drugs/art-20046134>




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>




NPC MuscleContest.com Championships Overall Winners

2015 NPC MuscleContest.com Championships

MuscleContest.com Championships
March 14            
Veterans Auditorium,
4117 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230 United States
Organizer: Jon Lindsay
Phone: 310-796-9181
Website: www.musclecontest.com
Event: NPC

Following are the top overall winners for each of the events:

Unlimited Bodybuilding Overall
1. David Ekpe
2. Wesley Boxley
3. Kim Minuk
4. Surge Edwards

         

David Ekpe
Unlimited Bodybuilding Overall (1st)
Branch Warren - USA
Unlimited Bodybuilding Overall (2nd)

 

Novice Bodybuilding Overall
1. Robert Allen
2. Carlos Guerrero

Unlimited Bikini Overall
1. Christina Sanchez
2. Devan Statle
3. Khricell Justiniano
4. Jessi Vegan
5. Alexa Ashton
6. Lisa Simmons

           

Christina Sanchez
Unlimited Bikini Overall (1st)
Devan Statle
Unlimited Bikini Overall (2nd)

 

Masters Bikini 35+ Overall
1. Jennifer Hennessey
2. Karla Trevino
3. Shriley Rubin

Masters Bikini 45+ Overall
1. Lucy Huang
2. Jennifer Capitano

Novice Bikini Overall
1. Twamy Macias
2. Heather Glovak
3. Lisa Simmons

Unlimited Figure Overall
1. Elena Chernousenko
2. Melanie Trimble
3. Jackie Baker-Arriaga
4. Starr Barragan

          

Elena Chernousenko
Unlimited Figure Overall (1st)
Melanie Trimble
Unlimited Figure Overall (2nd)

 
Masters Figure 35+ Overall
1. Melanie Trimble
2. Samara Kasper

Unlimited Mens Physique Overall
1. Desmolg Gabriel
2. Ashley Kholghy
3. Chris Koll
4. Christopher Ausman
5. Chris Zadie
6. Shaun Baskerville

          

Desmolg Gabriel
Unlimited Physique Overall (1st)
Chris Koll
Unlimited Physique Overall (3rd)


Masters Mens Physique 35+ Overall
1. Daniel De la Torre
2. Tom Miller

Novice Mens Physique Overall
1. Alberto Montoya
2. Dale Laudencia III
3. Almon Huang

Congratulations to all of the competitors who participated in the 2015 NPC MuscleContest.com Championships. Official Final Results Scorecard - http://lindsayproductions.com/results. To see all results and photos visit - http://contests.npcnewsonline.com/contests/2015/npc_musclecontest_championships/

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




Tips from the Pros for Building Up Shoulders and Traps

Shoulder and Trap Workout Exercise Videos and Tips from the Pros

Trying to attain a symmetrically sculpted, truly impressive body? Then, you definitely don't want to forget about working out your shoulders and traps. Oftentimes, the shoulders and traps are stuck at the end of an arm workout, or forgotten altogether. To attain an ideal symmetry for your upper body, you want a broad back, wide shoulders and built traps, along with perfect pecs, full, round triceps, bulging biceps and a cut up stomach.

You have to give your shoulders and traps the attention they need to fully fill out that T-shirt or wow the crowd. We've gathered together some YouTube videos and created a Pinterest board specifically for exercises focusing on shoulders and traps to get you pumped up and help you along your way to building an optimal sculpted physique.

Super Shoulder and Trap Workout

Get a glimpse at one of the shoulder and trap workouts that Champion Bodybuilder, Charles Fuller did approximately two weeks before a competition. Feel the burn as he concentrates on building and rounding out his traps. Pay attention, because he also shares some helpful hints along the way. A few of the exercises he shows us are:

  • Dumbbell Military Press
  • Front Lateral Raises
  • Shoulder Shrugs
  • Upright Rows

Plus, Brad includes a great reminder, “It is easy to get injured if you are not alert of yourself and those around you. Most important of all, keep your lower back as straight as possible and pick up the weight using your legs.”

As Charles says, “Let’s get this!”

Top Exercise Techniques for Your Shoulder Workout

Victor Martinez shares his insights regarding proper form, essential techniques and how to perform each shoulder exercise better. He reminds us why form is important and discusses the right way to do each exercise. He also shares exercise-specific do’s and don’ts. For example, he tells us to make sure to keep our elbows up when focusing on the rear deltoids.

Exercises include:

  • Standing Side Laterals – focuses on the medial deltoid
  • One-Arm Side Laterals – concentrates on side deltoids
  • Two-Dumbbell Lateral Raise – works out the rear deltoids
  • One-Dumbbell Standing Lifts – focuses on interior deltoids
  • Two-Dumbbell Standing Lifts – works out interior deltoids
  • Dumbbell Press – great for mass, thickness and overall roundness
  • Upright Row – concentrates on deltoids (hold close to middle for traps or far apart to round out shoulders)

Learn about Victor’s techniques to build broad shoulders with this video.

Tom Hardy's Trap Training Secret

Is it better to use barbells or dumbbells for shoulder shrugs? How can you get true trap activation? Pro athlete trainer, Jeff Cavaliere, unveils the secret to Tom Hardy's towering traps with some super trap exercises. He also discloses the distinctive form you should use to build better trapezius muscles. You'll have to see it to believe it. Just watch this trap exercise demonstration video:

Pinterest Board for Building Bigger Shoulders and Traps

Explore the photos and videos posted at our HGH.com Pinterest board dedicated to Shoulder and Trap Exercises.

Follow Bodybuilding's Shoulder and Trap Exercises board on Pinterest.

 




ANA-GH is coming...

We couldn't fit all the ingredients into one single pill... we couldn't fit them in 7. It took a serving size of 8 pills for the ingredients of our newest bodybuilding pillANA-GH. (Anadral Growth Hormone).
 
One of 3 new products coming out this year, we're so excited for ANA-GH because we know it's going to be a game changer. Developed in the lab with a bunch of leading doctors and scientists like all of our products, ANA-GH has a lot of leading ingredients that will make it a leader in the bodybuilding supplement family. 
 
 
  • L-Isoleucine 750 mg *
  • L-Leucine 1,500 mg *
  • L-Valine 750 mg *
  • L-Arginine 400 mg *
  • Acetyl-L-Carnitine 400 mg *
  • L-Alanine 200 mg *
  • L-Cysteine 20 mg
 
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We took our existing bodybuilding and muscle growth supplements (Anadral), and revisited the ingredients with the latest advances in science. The Anadral formula was a few years old and science moves much faster. We wanted to make this a leader like our HGH, SomatropinneClen XDVTestosteroneMaximizer, etc... all of our other leading edge HGH Supplements and pills.
 
This new bodybuilding pill will stimulate muscle growth and protein synthesis. It will slow the degradation of muscle tissue. This will be the ONLY Amino Acid supplement that has this capacity. It will also help in the healing of muscle tissue and improve immune function, and increase the release of hormones.

ANA-GH is now available at HGH.com!







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