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Anti-Aging HGH Supplement HGF Max Benefits and Reviews

Anti-Aging HGH Supplement HGF Max Now Features Deer Antler Velvet

HGF Max Pill and Other Natural, Over-the-Counter HGH Supplements Include Deer Antler Velvet in Breakthrough Formulation Designed to Promote Health Benefits

 
 
 

 

BOONTON, N.J., Oct. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine,(1) deer antler velvet has recently emerged in the dietary supplement market as a key ingredient in human growth hormone (HGH) formulations. HGH.com—a leading manufacturer of natural HGH supplements—has leveraged the advantages of deer antler velvet in its popular HGF Max pills and other stackable products, including HGH spray, ClenXDV, and Cut and Ripped Plus.

A review of pharmacological studies indicates that deer antler velvet offers a variety of benefits, such as anti-inflammatory, anti-fatigue, anti-stress, immunomodulatory and other effects that are attributed to its major bioactive compounds: amino acids, polypeptides and proteins.(1) Studies have also suggested its effectiveness in aiding fracture, injury and wound healing.(2, 3)

Deer antler velvet has been found to contain insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), a precursor to HGH, and is used by athletes to improve heart function and muscle recovery. Several professional athletes made headlines for taking deer antler velvet supplements, since its performance-enhancing effects were considered similar to steroids; however, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) subsequently dropped deer antler velvet from its banned list.(4)

"Our over-the counter supplements are scientifically formulated with natural ingredients to deliver maximum benefits," explained Dan Smith of HGH.com. "Clients have praised HGF Max for its 'miracle' fitness and anti-aging effects, including improved stamina, energy, metabolism and muscle tone as well as better skin, hair and nails. Deer antler velvet is also featured in many of our other products, and I would encourage anyone interested in health, fitness and anti-aging to explore our wide selection of HGH supplements online."

Each product page on HGH.com lists benefits, ingredients, reviews and other resources to help customers make informed decisions regarding the most appropriate products for their needs. Ben Lee is among those who shared testimonials on HGF Max. After two months of use, he reported, "It is working out great. I am getting a youthful appearance, fuller hair and also much faster recovery after a workout."

Another customer, Lawrence Heckathorne, ordered HGF Max to help him regain strength and range of motion following a knee injury. "After taking the product, I noticed a gradual increase in muscle mass in my right leg. My orthopedic surgeon said because of the severity of my injury, I was only going to get back 60% use of my muscles. Today, I am walking backwards and even up and down stairs, which I was told I would never be able to do," he noted. "After a lot of hard work and using HGF Max, I feel stronger at 52 than I did at 30."

HGH.com products are made in the United States and produced in Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facilities. Readers can find HGH studies and information, as well as details on the complete range of Purity Select natural bodybuilding and HGH supplements, at http://www.hgh.com.

About Purity Select and HGH.com:

HGH.com is an established provider of natural human growth hormone (HGH), bodybuilding and overall health supplements that are designed to benefit consumers naturally through dietary supplementation and provide an alternative to prescription medicine. In 2010, Purity Select acquired HGH.com and continues to offer an exclusive line of supplements for bodybuilding, muscle growth, low testosterone, increased strength, endurance, weight loss, anti-aging, and other health and fitness goals. All Purity Select products are manufactured in the United States through Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facilities to ensure optimal quality. The company's ongoing commitment to quality, innovation and customer service has positioned Purity Select and HGH.com as leading brands within the bodybuilding supplement industry.

1.     We, Feifei; Huaqiang Li; et al. "Deer Antler Base as a Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Review of Its Traditional Uses, Chemistry and Pharmacology"; Journal of Ethnopharmacology; January 30, 2013. sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874112008306

2.     Zhou, Qiu-Li; Ying-Jie Guo; et al. "Velvet Antler Peptides Promoted Proliferation of Chondrocytes and Osteoblast Precursors and Fracture Healing"; Acta Pharmacologica Sinica; March 1999. chinaphar.com/1671-4083/20/279.pdf

3.     Zha, Enhui; Shenyang Gao; et al. "Wound Healing by a 3.2 kDa Recombinant Polypeptide From Velvet Antler of Cervusnippon Temminck"; Biotechnology Letters; April 2012. link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10529-011-0829-8

4.     Rovell, Darren. "Big Break for Deer-Antler Velvet"; ESPN; May 1, 2013. espn.com/blog/playbook/dollars/post/_/id/3414/big-break-for-deer-antler-velvet

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2015 NPC Los Angeles Championships Results & Winners

2015 NPC Los Angeles Championships Results & Winners

July 18, 2015 Culver City, CA
Los Angeles Championships *National Qualifier*
Held in conjunction with the IFBB Pro FIGURE Championships *Olympia Qualifier*

Congratulations to all participants of the 2015 NPC Los Angeles Championships. The Los Angeles Championships bodybuilding, figure, bikini, and physique competitions were held the weekend of July 18, 2015 in Culver City California. HGH.com, leading manufacturer of natural HGH and bodybuilding supplements, is proud to present the winners from each event.

MEN'S BODYBUILDING
Overall Winner
Gerald Williams

Super Heavyweight
1. Gerald Williams
2. Taichi Shimizu
3. Michael Nicosia

Heavyweight
1. Duda Bueno
2. Percy Thomas
3. Landley Mannery
4. Jody Westby-Hanalie
5. Jesse Medina
6. Derric Santibanez

Gerald Williams   Super Heavyweight Bodybuilding (1st) Overall (1st) 2015 NPC Los Angeles Championships

          Phillip Chiero Lightweight Bodybuilding (1st) 2015 NPC Los Angeles Championships

Gerald Williams
  Super Heavyweight Bodybuilding (1st) Overall (1st)
Phillip Chiero
Lightweight Bodybuilding (1st)


Light Heavyweight
1. Phillip Chiero
2. Nick Sampayan
3. Handal Saldana
4. Motoyuki Sakabe
5. Jesus Lopez
6. David Gomez
7. Jeff Richardson

Middleweight
1. Alexander Duran
2. Rudy Ramirez
3. John Kim
4. Itaru Naito
5. Marvin Echeverria
6. Orlando Plaza
7. Eduardo Munoz
8. Fernando Bueno
9. William Escobar

Novice Heavyweight
1. Jesse Medina
2. Blake Carwile

Novice Light Heavyweight
1. Ian Melgar
2. Jesus Lopez
3. David Gomez

Novice Lightweight
1. Ray Parra
2. Yasuhito Kashima
3. Raymond Fong

Novice Middleweight
1. Khatri Bijender
2. Eduardo Munoz
3. Fernando Bueno
4. William Escobar
5. Octavio Acevedo

Bantamweight
1. Christian Calimquim
2. Yasuhito Kashima
3. Nick Miane
4. Raymond Fong
5. Sheikh Safiullah

Masters Over 40
1. Duda Bueno
2. Motoyuki Sakabe
3. Jeff Richardson

   
FIGURE
Overall Winner
Anka Urbahn

Class A
1. Carol Theodore
2. Shiloh Walton
3. Neda Barkhordari
4. Berernice Molina
5. Ketsia Banos

Anka Urbahn Figure Class D (1st) & Overall (1st) 2015 NPC Los Angeles Championships

            Carol Theodore Figure Class A Winner (1st) 2015 NPC Los Angeles Championships

Anka Urbahn
Figure Class D (1st) & Overall (1st)
Carol Theodore
Figure Class A Winner (1st)

Class B
1. Catalina Freitas
2. Monica Carson

Class C
1. Rachel Spiro-Moore
2. Ingrid Clay
3. Sanna Ronkko
4. Tiffany Lavis
5. Nicole Perez
6. Inna Ort
7. Anna Bigham

Class D
1. Anka Urbahn
2. Jenna Morgenstein

Masters Over 35 Class A
1. Monica Carson
2. Susan Wilson

Masters Over 35 Class B
1. Anka Urbahn
2. Rebecca Snider
3. Tiffany Lavis

Masters Over 40
1. Rebecca Snider
2. Sanna Ronkko
3. Susan Wilson
4. Jenna Morgenstein

   
BIKINI
Overall Winner
Amanda Bucci

Class A
1. Katherine Alcantara
2. Racquel Symons
3. Lalayena Gamez
4. Stefani Arely Alvarenga
5. Yukie Ito
6. Ashley Sarault
7. Alexandra Baron
8. Aura Cordova

Amanda Bucci Bikini Class B (1st) Overall (1st) 2015 NPC Los Angeles Championships

           Katherine Alcantara Bikini Class A Winner (2nd) 2015 NPC Los Angeles Championships

Amanda Bucci
Bikini Class B (1st) Overall (1st)
Katherine Alcantara
Bikini Class A Winner (2nd)

Class B
1. Amanda Bucci
2. Bernice Aurellano
3. Anya Zaya
4. Ana Foster
5. Shelley Flores
6. Yanin Zubiate
7. Chanly Kong
8. Crystal Hejazi
9. Sandra Nguyen
10. Sarah MacDonald

Class C
1. Ally Stone
2. Michelle Mata
3. Shannon Becerra
4. Olivia Timm
5. Katharine Ponder
6. Dusty Sanders
7. Giselle Razavian
8. Concepcion Martinez

Class D
1. Trina Staples
2. Francesca Sanges
3. Kelsey Jackson
4. Chrysa Baker
5. Jacquelyn Healy
6. Lauren Marae Gamboa
7. Maria Syngrou
8. Vanezza Villegas
9. Sara May
9. Sarah Thomas

Class E
1. Ashley Mcclure
2. Reem Abuyousef
3. Brianne Porter
4. Claudia Jaramillo
5. Christina Valles
6. Dana Hargreaves

Class F
1. Brianna Wilson
2. Sammantha Thomason
3. Lisa Avila

Novice Class A
1. Lalayena Gamez
2. Yanin Zubiate
3. Joanna Recinos
4. Crystal Hejazi
5. Yukie Ito
6. Sandra Nguyen
7. Ashley Sarault
8. Sarah MacDonald
9. Stephanie Clark-Poveda
10. Alexandra Baron
11. Onna Whiteman
12. Sharon Hoover
13. Stephanie Miguel

Novice Class B
1. Michelle Mata
2. Shannon Becerra
3. Shelley Flores
4. Olivia Timm
5. Giselle Razavian
6. Helena Kullgren

Novice Class C
1. Lauren Marae Gamboa
2. Vanezza Villegas
3. Megaen Sackrider

Novice Class D
1. Brianna Wilson
2. Brianne Porter
3. Sammantha Thomason
4. Angelica Motley
5. Christina Valles
6. Tamara Thompson

Masters Over 35 Class A
1. Shannon Becerra
2. Prema Moxie
3. Stephanie Clark-Poveda
4. Aura Cordova
5. Helena Kullgren
6. Onna Whiteman

Masters Over 35 Class B
1. Claudia Jaramillo

Masters Over 40 Class A
1. Prema Moxie
2. Yukie Ito
3. Stephanie Clark-Poveda
4. Deise Winkler
5. Sharon Hoover
6. Onna Whiteman

Masters Over 40 Class B
1. Eugenia Iermini
2. Dana Hargreaves
3. Tamara Thompson
4. Miriam Ramos

   
MEN'S PHYSIQUE
Overall Winner
Erik Drendel

Class A
1. Michael Ramirez
2. Jamie Mctizic
3. Leopoldo Billon
4. Almon Huang
5. Michael Shmakov
6. Jason Henshaw
7. Abraham Baez
8. Marquis Bond
9. Andrew Gutierrez
10. Manuel Campos

Erik Drendel Physique Class D (1st) Overall Winner (1st) 2015 NPC Los Angeles Championships

           Jesus Chavez Physique Class C Winner (1st) 2015 NPC Los Angeles Championships

Erik Drendel
Physique Class D (1st) Overall Winner (1st)
Jesus Chavez
Physique Class C Winner (1st)

Class B
1. JK Kim
2. Iori Nishizawa
3. Christopher Clay
4. Yuta Udagawa
5. Jamarre' Townson
6. Eric Garcia
7. Christopher Monje

Class C
1. Jesus Chavez
2. Patrick Lakilak
3. Kenneth Whiting
4. Michael Vernon
5. Noah Riopelle
6. Juan Chavez
7. Joseph Wilder

Class D
1. Erik Drendel
2. Jaloni Williams
3. Aaron Baslow
4. Josh Sanchez
5. Sean Epps
6. Dan Lederer
7. Nicholas Bustos
8. Jeffery Williams
9. Julio Gamez
10. Mars Chaney
11. Danny Villa

Class E
1. Philip Murphy
2. Ray Velazquez
3. David Carlin
4. Nicholas Auzenne

Class F
1. Byron Marks
2. Mohsen Heidarpour
3. Sean Hamlin
4. Travis Tardiff
5. Greg Kohler
6. Mark Fudil

Novice Class A
1. Jason Henshaw
2. Abraham Baez
3. Marquis Bond
4. Khatri Bijender
5. Andrew Gutierrez
6. Manuel Campos
7. Sangmin Kim
8. Maxwell Veluz

Novice Class B
1. JK Kim
2. Iori Nishizawa
3. Yuta Udagawa
4. Juan Chavez
5. Jamarre' Townson
6. Christian Galvan
7. Jesus Lopez
8. Jonathan Posey
9. Joseph Wilder
10. Eric Garcia
11. Christopher Monje
12. Donald Allard
13. Cristian Ramirez

Novice Class C
1. Mohsen Heidarpour
2. Jaloni Williams
3. Aaron Baslow
4. Mars Chaney
5. Joshua Ramirez
6. Steven Acosta
7. Danny Villa
8. Nicholas Auzenne
9. Mark Fudil

Teen
1. Carl Amones
2. Paul Guerra
3. Mark Villagomez
4. Andrew Kevorkian

Masters Over 35 Class A
1. Michael Ramirez
2. Kelvin Lucas

Masters Over 35 Class B
1. Sean Hamlin
2. Andrew Benson
3. Richard Alvarez

Masters Over 40
1. Mars Chaney
2. Ray Velazquez
3. Frank Haralson
4. Richard Alvarez

 
To see all results and photos 2015 NPC Los Angeles Championships visit - <http://contests.npcnewsonline.com/contests/2015/npc_los_angeles_championships/>

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Bodybuilding Motivation and Inspiration

Inspiration and Motivation for Bodybuilders

There are times when we all need that extra push, a reason to keep going or a kick-start as we begin our journey to achieve a new goal. We've been on the prowl for some great bodybuilding motivation to keep you going or to help you begin anew. What we found was some video encouragement. We discovered the best bodybuilders of 2015, one of the most talked about bodybuilding rivalries around, and six secrets to success for both bodybuilding and life. We also put together a special Bodybuilding Motivation Pinterest board with loads of pins to get you pumped.

The Best Bodybuilding Performers in 2015

Let's take a look at a few of the top contenders for 2015. You can see how they workout with such determination and dedicate their lives to be the best bodybuilders in the world. They do whatever it takes to be at the top and lead the way in the world of bodybuilding. Who motivates you to try harder and dig deep, so that you will join the incredible bodybuilders on this list?

Branch Warren "Quadrasaurus" Roelly Winklaar "The Beast" Kai Greene "The Predator" Hidetada Yamagishi "The Dragon" Victor Martinez "The Dominican Dominator" Dennis Wolf "The Big Bad Wolf" Phil Heath "The Gift"

Arnold Schwarzeneggar’s Six Rules of Success

How can you achieve more? What are the secrets to success? From his bodybuilding career to his stint with establishing an income with real estate to his success as a Hollywood actor to his time as a politician, Arnold Schwarzeneggar has had many notable successes in life. Schwarzeneggar shares his rules to success in life during his 2009 USC commencement speech. These six rules can be applied to your gym training, your bodybuilding efforts, at your job, with your family, for your favorite hobby or just in your everyday life.

Trust Yourself Break the Rules Don’t be Afraid to Fail Don’t Listen to the Naysayers Work Your Butt off Give Back

Motivated by Rivalry

Over the past few years a rivalry has brewed between Phil Heath and Kai Greene. The Predator and The Gift go muscle to muscle in many competitions. Year after year, they've battled for the prestigious bodybuilding title of Mr. Olympia. And year after year, Phil Heath has won the title. Kai Greene has continued to get bigger and better. He doesn't give up and works harder to give it another try. Their special rivalry really came to a head during a rather intense Mr. Olympia 2014 press conference with some serious smack talk. Again, Phil Heath took home the title. Now, we just have to wait with anticipation until the Mr. Olympia 2015 competition to find out who will be the victor.

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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.

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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>

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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>




L-Glycine Benefits, Uses, Side Effects and Functions

Discover the Function, Sources and Benefits of the Health Supplement Ingredient L-Glycine, or Aminoacetic Acid

Glycine – also known as L-glycine, aminoacetic acid or aminoethanoic acid – is the smallest of the 20 amino acids in the human body. It is considered 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 or stress, or for the treatment of certain diseases. L-glycine is found in some food sources as well as in health and bodybuilding supplements such as HGF-MAX, HGH 30,000 Nanograms pills and spray, and whey protein mixes.

Functions of L-Glycine

As an amino acid, glycine is involved in protein synthesis. It appears to work in concert with L-glutamine to improve brain function, and it is one of three amino acids – along with proline and hydroxyproline – that make up the triple-helical structure of collagen. Evidence also suggests that L-glycine may stimulate human growth hormone (HGH) production, acting as a natural HGH releaser.

Sources of L-Glycine

The body manufactures glycine using another amino acid called serine. Dietary sources of l-glycine include protein-rich foods such as meat, fish, dairy and legumes. L-glycine may also be consumed as an ingredient within natural dietary supplements.

L-Glycine Benefits and Uses

Therapeutic uses of L-glycine include the treatment of schizophrenia, stroke and leg ulcers. It also appears to enhance wound healing, and may help protect the liver and kidneys from the harmful effects of certain chemicals. Evidence suggests that L-glycine functions a natural HGH releaser, or HGH secretagogue; as a result, it may have a beneficial effect on athletic performance, such as helping to build muscle and increase endurance.

Side Effects of L-Glycine and Potential Interactions

L-glycine supplements are generally considered safe for adults; no serious side effects have been reported, even at doses as high as 60 grams per day. A small number of people have experienced stomach upset, nausea or vomiting, which ceased as soon as L-glycine supplementation was discontinued.

While L-glycine appears to enhance the beneficial effects of most drugs used to treat schizophrenia, it has been shown to decrease the effectiveness of one particular antipsychotic drug known as clozapine (Clozaril). Patients taking clozapine should avoid L-glycine supplementation.

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

L-Glycine Research and Studies

In addition to research on the use of glycine to treat medical conditions such as schizophrenia and strokes, a number of studies have explored the impact of L-glycine on HGH secretion. One such study published in Acta Endocrinologica found that intravenous glycine infusions produced a significant increase in serum HGH levels. Another study cited in Nutritional Neuroscience indicated that an oral supplement containing glycine, glutamine and niacin increased HGH secretion in healthy middle-aged and elderly subjects. In Nutrients as Ergogenic Aids for Sports and Exercise, the author conducted a research review and summarized his findings; he noted that a number of studies concur that glycine appears to stimulate HGH release and promote creatine synthesis, which can be beneficial for athletes undergoing progressive weight training.

Several other studies have examined the effects of L-glycine supplementation in relation to athletic performance and recovery. In Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, researchers found that an oral treatment of glycine and L-arginine salt of alpha-ketoisocaproic acid calcium (GAKIC) increased muscle torque and work sustained during intense acute anaerobic dynamic exercise, and enhanced overall muscle performance by delaying muscle fatigue during the early phases of anaerobic dynamic exercise. A recent animal study featured in Connective Tissue Research explored the effects of green tea and glycine on tendinitis, which commonly afflicts athletes, and determined that a green tea and glycine diet has beneficial effects that aid in the recovery process of the tendon after tendinitis.

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

HGH.com Supplements With L-Glycine

Athletes, bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts can experience the beneficial effects of L-glycine for themselves with natural HGH releasers and bodybuilding supplements from HGH.com:

HGH Pills and HGH Spray – Whether you prefer HGH pills or an oral spray, Purity Select’s 30,000 Nanogram products promote growth hormone production with a powerful combination of L-group amino acids, including L-glycine. They are designed to support muscle growth, fat-burning, increased energy and other health benefits.

HGF MAX – Scientifically formulated to naturally boost HGH production, these Purity Select capsules contain a proprietary blend of ingredients including L-glycine and other amino acids, which can help build muscle, improve muscle tone, increase stamina and boost metabolism.

Multi-Pro Chocolate Whey Protein – With over 450 milligrams of L-glycine and 24 grams of protein per serving, Multi-Pro is a complete protein supplement that is intended to help users build muscle, reduce body fat and support immune system health.

CytoSport Vanilla Whey Protein – A single serving of low-lactose, low-fat, CytoSport whey protein contains 2 grams of L-glycine and 18 grams of protein. This delicious drink mix is formulated to help athletes increase lean muscle mass and accelerate recovery from intense training.

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

NYU Langone Medical Center. “Glycine”; published under “Herbs & Supplements”; last reviewed September 2014. <http://www.med.nyu.edu/content?ChunkIID=21751>

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>

Lodish, Harvey; Berk, Arnold; et al. “Collagen: The Fibrous Proteins of the Matrix”; Molecular Cell Biology, 4th Edition; New York: W.H. Freeman; 2000; section 22.3. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK21582/>

WebMD and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. “Glycine”; published under “Vitamins & Supplements”; accessed November 21, 2014. <http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1072-glycine.aspx?activeingredientid=1072&activeingredientname=glycine>

Research Sources:

Arwert, Lucia I.; Deijen, Jan Berend; and Drent, Madeleine L. “Effects of An Oral Mixture Containing Glycine, Glutamine and Niacin on Memory, GH and IGF-I Secretion in Middle-aged and Elderly Subjects”; Nutritional Neuroscience; October 1, 2003. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14609312>

Bucci, Luke R. “Micronutrient Supplementation and Ergogenesis — Amino Acids: Glycine”; Nutrients as Ergogenic Aids for Sports and Exercise; Boca Raton: CRC Press; 1993; chapter 6, section VI, pages 73-74. <http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9780849342233>

Dannhardt, Gerd and Kohl, Beate K. “The Glycine Site on the NMDA Receptor: Structure-Activity Relationships and Possible Therapeutic Applications”; Current Medicinal Chemistry; August 1998. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9668194>

Kasai, K.; Suzuki, H.; et al. “Glycine Stimulated Growth Hormone Release in Man”; Acta Endocrinologica; March 1980. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7376793>

Stevens, Bruce R.; Godfrey, Michael D.; et al. “High-Intensity Dynamic Human Muscle Performance Enhanced by a Metabolic Intervention”; Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise; December 2000. <>

Vieira, Cristiano P.; Da Ré Guerra, Flavia.; et al. “Green Tea and Glycine Aid in the Recovery of Tendinitis of the Achilles Tendon of Rats”; Connective Tissue Research; November 21, 2014. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25360832>




Bovine Colostrum Benefits, Uses, Side Effects and Functions

Discover the Function, Sources and Benefits of the Health Supplement Ingredient Bovine Colostrum

Bovine colostrum – also known as bovine immunoglobulin or simply as colostrum – is a milky fluid secreted by a cow’s mammary glands in the first few days after calving, prior to full lactation. Colostrum is also produced by humans and other mammals; however, the primary source of colostrum in dietary supplements is cattle. It contains a number of beneficial substances, including immunoglobulins, lactoferrin, proline-rich polypeptides, cytokines, growth factors, and other vitamins and minerals. Adults can obtain the benefits of colostrum through natural health and bodybuilding supplements such as HGH 30,000 Nanograms pills, DBol-GH, Growth Factor Plus and protein shake mixes.

Functions of Colostrum

The nutrients, antibodies and growth factors contained in colostrum contribute to the health and development of newborns. Similarly, these substances can have beneficial effects for adults when colostrum extract is consumed via dietary supplements. Immunoglobulin and lactoferrin have antiviral and antibacterial properties that support immune system function, while proline-rich polypeptides (PRPs) and cytokines help regulate immune system activity. Furthermore, the cytokines and growth factors in colostrum appear to enhance the protective and repair capabilities of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Colostrum’s growth factors are also believed to improve athletic performance, increase lean body mass, and accelerate muscle recovery and repair.

Sources of Colostrum

Female mammals secrete colostrum from their mammary glands following the birth of a newborn, before full lactation occurs. Infants consume colostrum during their first few days of nursing. Adults generally obtain colostrum through health supplements that contain bovine colostrum – the extract of a cow’s first milk.

Bovine Colostrum Benefits and Uses

Evidence suggests that the health benefits of bovine colostrum include supporting and stimulating immune system function, preventing infections, providing GI protection, treating diarrhea and colitis, and accelerating healing. Bovine colostrum is also used as an ingredient in human growth hormone (HGH) releasers and bodybuilding supplements, as the naturally occurring growth hormones in colostrum are believed to enhance athletic performance, improve body composition, and promote faster recovery from injuries and intense workouts. These performance-related benefits derive from the growth hormones’ ability to help increase lean muscle mass, metabolize fat for fuel, improve stamina, and stimulate cell and tissue growth.

Side Effects of Bovine Colostrum and Potential Interactions

Dietary supplements containing bovine colostrum are generally considered safe for healthy adults, as few side effects have been reported. However, individuals who are allergic to cow’s milk may also have an allergic reaction to bovine colostrum. There have been rare reports of side effects in HIV-positive patients, such as nausea and vomiting. Colostrum may contain high levels of naturally occurring estrogen, so patients with hormone-sensitive cancer should avoid it. There are no known interactions of bovine colostrum with medications. Information on bovine colostrum contraindications is provided on the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center website, while details on colostrum side effects can be found on WebMD. As with any medication or health supplement, it is best to consult your physician before taking dietary supplements containing bovine colostrum.

Colostrum Research and Studies

Considerable research has been conducted on the effects of bovine colostrum, particularly in relation to its health benefits and impact on athletic performance. Scholarly articles published in Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, the Alternative Medicine Review and the British Journal of Nutrition explored the clinical uses of bovine colostrum and reported that hyperimmune bovine colostrum has been proven effective in treating diarrhea caused by rotavirus, E. Coli, cryptosporidium, shigellosis, C. difficile infection (CDI) and other GI infections.

In terms of athletic performance, body composition, and healing and recovery, numerous studies suggest that bovine colostrum can have positive effects. In the Journal of Applied Physiology, European researchers asserted that bovine colstrum has the ability to naturally increase levels of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), which may promote protein synthesis. A review of studies published in Sports Medicine cited evidence suggesting that bovine colostrum supplementation is most effective during periods of high-intensity training and recovery from high-intensity training, producing improved intramuscular buffering capacity and increases in lean body mass. In the Australian Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, researchers noted that bovine colostrum improves recovery time. Scientists reported in Nutrition that when bovine colostrum is combined with exercise, it may increase bone-free lean body mass in active men and women. And in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, researchers stated that colostrum supplementation helped improve leg-press and upper-body strength and generated increases in muscle thickness, lean tissue mass and cognitive function in older adults during resistance training.

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

HGH.com Supplements Containing Bovine Colostrum

Bodybuilders, athletes and fitness enthusiasts can reap the health benefits of bovine colostrum with these natural HGH releasers and bodybuilding supplements from HGH.com:

HGH 30,000 Nanograms Pills – Bovine colostrum is featured in the proprietary blend of ingredients in HGH 30,000 Nanograms capsules. These oral supplements are formulated to naturally boost HGH production while supporting muscle growth and recovery, enhanced muscle conditioning, increased strength and stamina, anti-aging effects and other benefits.

DBol-GH – With a proprietary blend of bovine colostrum and other active ingredients, DBol-GH is designed to help users achieve lean mass and muscle growth as well as anabolic muscle building. It also aids in muscle recovery during intense bodybuilding training. The ingredients are designed to stack and work together, delivering visible results and boosting HGH levels.

Growth Factor Plus – The active ingredients in Growth Factor Plus include L-group amino acids, soy protein isolate and 50mg of colostrum. This powerful combination is intended to increase bone density, improve bone and joint strength, and contribute to a measurable growth in height.

CytoSport EvoPro Berry – Each scoop of EvoPro Berry shake mix contains purified bovine colostrum extract and 26 grams of protein. The formula is more complete than whey, yet has very little fat or carbohydrates. This product has the potential to increase lean muscle mass, stimulate growth receptors and sustain an anabolic state for enhanced protein synthesis.

Mega Shake Strawberry – Blending colostrum extract with other powerful active ingredients, Mega Shake provides 32 grams of total protein per serving. It is formulated to help increase muscle tone, reduce body fat, provide energy, and support muscle growth and repair.

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

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. “Bovine Colostrum”; published under “About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products” within Integrative Medicine area of website; last updated April 29, 2013; accessed November 5, 2014. <http://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/herb/bovine-colostrum>

Deuster, Patricia; Maier, Steven; et al. “Protein and Amino Acids Producers: Colostrum Protein”; Dietary Supplements and Military Divers: A Synopsis for Undersea Medical Officers, published by Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; January 2004. <http://hprc-online.org/dietary-supplements/files/DietarySupplementUMO.pdf>

Bruno, Gene. “Colostrum”; Smart Supplementation, published by Huntington College of Health Sciences; 2005. <http://www.hchs.edu/literature/colostrum.pdf>

WebMD and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. “Colostrum”; published under “Vitamins & Supplements”; accessed November 5, 2014. <http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-785-COLOSTRUM.aspx?activeIngredientId=785&activeIngredientName=COLOSTRUM&source=3>

Research Sources:

Antonio, Jose; Sanders, Michael S.; and Van Gammeren, Darin. “The Effects of Bovine Colostrum Supplementation on Body Composition and Exercise Performance in Active Men and Women”; Nutrition; March 2001. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11312068>

Buckley JD, Abbott MJ, Brinkworth GD, Whyte PB. “Bovine Colostrum Supplementation During
Endurance Running Training Improves Recovery, But Not Performance”; Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport; June 2002. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12188088>

Duff, Whitney R.D.; Chilibeck, Philip D.; et al. “The Effect of Bovine Colostrum Supplementation in Older Adults During Resistance Training”; International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism; June 2014. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24281841>

Kelly, Gregory S. “Bovine Colostrums: A Review of Clinical Uses”; Alternative Medicine Review; November 2003. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14653766>

Korhonen, Hannu; Marnila, Pertti; and Gill, Harsharnjit S. “Bovine Milk Antibodies for Health”; British Journal of Nutrition; November 2000. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11242458>

Mero, Antti; Kähkönen, Jonne; et al. “IGF-I, IgA, and IgG Responses to Bovine Colostrum Supplementation During Training”; Journal of Applied Physiology; August 2002. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12133885>

Mitra, Amal K.; Mahalanabis, Dilip; et al. “Hyperimmune Cow Colostrum Reduces Diarrhoea Due to Rotavirus: A Double-Blind, Controlled Clinical Trial”; Acta Paediatrica; September 1995. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8652974>

Shing, Cecilia M.; Hunter, Denise C.; and Stevenson, Lesley M. “Bovine Colostrum Supplementation and Exercise Performance: Potential Mechanisms”; Sports Medicine; December 2009. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19902984>

Steele, Jennifer; Sponseller, Jerlyn; et al. “Hyperimmune Bovine Colostrum for Treatment of GI Infections: A Review and Update on Clostridium Difficile”; Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics; July 2013. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23435084>





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.

 




HGH.com Presents Popular 2014 Bodybuilding Competition Videos

Bodybuilding Competition Finalists Videos to Get You Pumped-Up and Motivated

Looking for some inspiration to give you the extra push you need to achieve your bodybuilding goals? Then, we have just the thing for you! We’ve gathered a few videos from some of 2014's hottest bodybuilding competitions to get you motivated for the upcoming competitions and tournaments.

2014 IFBB Arnold Classic

Get a glimpse inside the 2014 IFBB Arnold Classic Men’s Open as RXMuscle presents a side-by-side look at Dennis Wolf and Shawn Rhoden posing for the judges, fellow competitors, cameras and spectators during the professional division competition. This video also shows a variety of poses that all five competitors achieve as they show every muscle fiber they’ve got.

Featured Video: In case you didn’t already know, Dennis Wolf won his first Arnold Classic, becoming the 2014 Arnold Classic Champion. Shawn Rhoden came in second place. Want to be a part of next year’s competition? Here are the details, along with an overview of this year’s winners: http://arnoldsportsfestival.com/arnold-classic/

Top 5 Posedown at the 2014 New York Pro Bodybuilding Championship

Big Ramy, Juan Diesel Morel, Jonathan Delarosa, Lionel Beyeke and Max Charles are the top 5 competitors in the 2014 New York Pro Bodybuilding Championship. They are all together on stage showing off every ripped muscle they’ve got for the posedown portion of this bodybuilding championship

Finalist Showdown Pose: Not sure who won this competition? Well, we’re here to tell you that Big Ramy is the winner of the 2014 New York Pro Bodybuilding Championship.

2014 IFBB Europa Show of Bodybuilding Champions

Take a look at the top 5 IFBB Pro Bodybuilders at the 2014 IFBB/NPC Europa Show of Champions Finals held in Orlando, Florida as they give it all they’ve got. Plus, you’ll see the award ceremony at the end of this video

Top 10 results for the 2014 IFBB Europa Show of Champions for Men’s Bodybuilding are:

  1. Justin Compton
  2. Jonathan Delarosa
  3. Fred Smalls
  4. Daniel Toth
  5. Eddy Wilson
  6. Ben White
  7. An Nguyen
  8. Marius Dohne
  9. Clarence DeVis
  10. Keith Williams

Get the latest schedule for more upcoming IFBB Pro Bodybuilding Championships around the world at http://www.ifbbpro.com/wp-content/uploads/image/2014/calendar/2014calendar.pdf. Which competition are you working toward

2014 Bodybuilding Competition Finalists Pinterest Board

Take a look at the collection of pins of some incredible 2014 bodybuilding competition finalists on HGH.com's Pinterest board.

Follow Bodybuilding's 2014 Bodybuilding Competition Finalists Pinterest board.

 




Human Growth Hormones and Bodybuilding - Why You Use HGH for Bodybuilding

 
HGH Spray by HGH.com is a great way to boost your 
HGH Levels without taking a pill

Why are Human Growth Hormones Used for Bodybuilding?

If you haven't read some of my other blog posts, you can also read about why HGH is used for Bodybuilding Supplementation here. It is important to know the contribution of human growth hormones in relation to bodybuilding. The pituitary gland produces them so that the human body can grow and change. I've said it before - the level of production will fall over time since adults eventually reach their full height and cease growing.

You may also have heard that bodybuilders tend to use HGHwhen they are going to the gym and working through an exercise program. Has this caused you to wonder why they would take a supplement for something that their body was making by itself?

Note - there are 2 ways to get added HGH in your body. One is thru injection, which requires a doctors prescription and is the most potent, and the other is to take natural supplements and have your body produce more of your own HGH naturally. The latter is what we sell at http://www.hgh.com and to which I'm a fan of. The HGH Spray in our picture can be found here: http://www.hgh.com/hgh-spray-30000.aspx

Extra Human Growth Hormones Lead to Better Bodybuilding Results

The first thing that you should know is that human growth hormones for bodybuilding are not taken because a person wants to have an average body. (Note, some HGH Releasers are meant for body maintenance. Not everyone wants to be a professional bodybuilder and wants to be huge, and that is one more reason why HGH supplements can be so great - they can get you lean and/or BIG!). However, many people want to bulk up and gain muscle mass. They want to add weight to their frame as quickly as possible, but they do not want to add adipose tissue. Also, you have to consider how the body reduces its production levels for the hormones. While people may naturally have some hormones in their bodies, the levels will just be high enough to maintain their physique. If they want to get ripped quickly, they cannot count on these alone.

Furthermore, you have to look at the way that human growth hormones can help muscles recover. They promote the regeneration of tissues. They can help people recover after injuries, and they can also keep injuries from occurring in the first place. Injuries are a constant threat to people who are pushing their bodies to the limit in an athletic fashion, so having some protection against getting hurt can be very nice.

Human Growth Hormones and Muscle Creation

Finally, you must consider how human growth hormones for bodybuilding are used to create more muscle mass. Consider the way that muscles are built up through weight lifting:
  • Free weights are used, pushing the muscles to the max.
  • These muscles break down, causing soreness and fatigue.
  • Over time, the muscles naturally build back up again.
  • The new muscles build up to be ready for the exercise that occurred previously; this is the body's way of adapting.
  • Overall muscle mass is gained.
  • This process is repeated until the person has significantly grown stronger.
Regeneration is a part of the process and recovery makes the body stronger, creating muscle mass. If something can accelerate this process in a safe manner, it can cause muscles to be created more quickly than would ever be possible without assistance. This new muscle mass will be hard, strong, and long-lasting.
Bodybuilders need to be able to achieve the fastest level of growth that they can if they are going to compete. They need to get the most out of every single trip to the gym. Human growth hormones will not create muscles out of nothing, but they will make it so that all of the work at the gym produces positive results.

It is best to consult with your physician before taking any form of human growth hormones. This method bodybuilders often use is not right for everyone.






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