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May 28 Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City, CA 90230 Organizer: Jon Lindsay & Tamer El Guindy Phone: 310-796-9181 Website: www.musclecontest.com Event: NPC
Jon Lindsay and Tamer El Guindy organized the 2016 NPC California State Championships at the Veteran's Memorial Auditorium. A whole lot of enthusiasts took part in the 2016 NPC Northcoast Championships but only a few made it as the champions.
Congratulations to all the participants of the 2016 NPC California State Championships. The championships included events such as bodybuilding, physique, bikini, and figure. .
MEN'S BODYBUILDING SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT 1. LUCAS CARROLL 2. LUCA PENNAZZATO 3. RONALD GORDON 4. HASANI GOMEZ 5. MICHAEL BOULWARE
HEAVYWEIGHT 1. JEFF LATER 2. BRETT SMITH 3. CYRUS KARSHENAS 4. KEVIN LOPEZ 5. MAXX HUNTER
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT 1. ROBERT WILLEY 2. DANIEL ZAMORA 3. ANAS HAGE HASSAN 4. GABRIEL BORREGO 5. MICHAEL MONTEAGUDO
MIDDLEWEIGHT 1. RUDY RAMIREZ 2. DIEGO SALINAS 3. JOHN KIM 4. ANKIT PATEL 5. CRELSON CABUCO
LIGHTWEIGHT 1. CHENO AGUILAR 2. PETE YAMAMOTO
NOVICE HEAVYWEIGHT 1. MICHAEL BOULWARE 2. BRETT SMITH
NOVICE LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT 1. BUD CLARK 2. STEVEN MOSHI
NOVICE MIDDLEWEIGHT 1. J.P. LOPEZ 2. DOMINIC MINICUCCI 3. EMILIO CAMBRANI 4. CRELSON CABUCO 5. BRINDAN JAYARAJ
MASTERS OVER 40 1. TIPPU DECKARD 2. JOHN PINA 3. GREG GRANT 4. DEAN CHATMAN 5. STEPHEN ROSE
MEN'S PHYSIQUE CLASS A 1. ALLAN BASTO 2. TIMOTHY JOHN YABUT 3. NICK YOKOGAWA 4. ALEX SPINOSO 5. JOHN DABALOS
CLASS B 1. ANTONIO ESTRELLA 2. TYLER SAPP 3. RASHED ALANSARI 4. JOSHUA MALONE 5. XAVIER DELA PIEDRA
CLASS C 1. DYWANE GREEN 2. RONNIE BRAKES 3. KENNETH WHITING 4. JARON SINGLEY 5. KSCHRISTOPHER ANDA
CLASS D 1. C.MONTREL MILLER 2. MARKIES MOORE 3. NIK REPPUHN 4. ALIREZA AREFIDOUST 5. JOSHUA RAMIREZ
CLASS E 1. DAJUAN FREEMAN 2. GILBERTO RAMIREZ 3. SAM YEUNG 4. DAVID STEVENS 5. RAY VELAZQUEZ
CLASS F 1. RICHARD MYLES 2. TREVEINO SCOTT 3. OSMAN JACINTO 4. MARC WARD 5. DANIEL MENDOZA-CONNER
NOVICE CLASS A 1. TIMOTHY JOHN YABUT 2. ALEX SPINOSO 3. ANDY KOE 4. CARLOS CASTRO 5. MATTHEW FLYNN
NOVICE CLASS B 1. RONNIE BRAKES 2. RASHED ALANSARI 3. ALBERT DOLLINGER 4. MARC DULLMAN 5. SEAN NEWEY
NOVICE CLASS C 1. ALIREZA AREFIDOUST 2. JOSHUA RAMIREZ 3. AARON PERRY 4. DAVID STEVENS 5. ALEXANDER ELKHOURY
MASTERS OVER 35 CLASS A
1. ALLAN BASTO 2. RUDY ROBLES
MASTERS OVER 35 CLASS B 1. MARKIES MOORE 2. NIK REPPUHN 3. JARON SINGLEY 4. QUIENCELAN DANIEL
MASTERS OVER 40 1. NICK YOKOGAWA 2. MARC DULLMAN 3. RAY VELAZQUEZ 4. JARON SINGLEY
Figure Class A 1. FRANCESCA LUCIONI 2. SERINA SOTO 3. AKEMY JONES 4. ROSIE CAMPERO 5. MISSY RISKE
Figure Class B 1. TOPAZ GOOD 2. STEPHANIE ROWE 3. KATIE TREICHEL 4. DARON FITZGERALD 5. SHEENA EPPS Figure Class C 1. KELLY GROSSMAN 2. CHRISTINA RAMOS 3. KAYLAA SMITH 4. DAKOTA DURREGO 5. MARCI SCOTT-ANDES Figure Class D Overall 1. ARNITA CHAMPION 2. NICOLINE MALKVIST 3. SAMMANTHA THOMASON 4. MARYANNE HUBBARD
MASTERS OVER 35 CLASS A 1. TOPAZ GOOD 2. AKEMY JONES 3. ROSIE CAMPERO 4. MISSY RISKE 5. REBECCA VALBUENA MASTERS OVER 35 CLASS B 1. NICOLINE MALKVIST 2. ROCIO KEUL 3. MARCI SCOTT-ANDES MASTERS OVER 40 1. ARNITA CHAMPION 2. DAYNA BROOKS 3. REBECCA VALBUENA 4. JANA HOLLINGSWORTH 5. TERESA FRANK
BIKINI CLASS A 1. JENNIFER CHUNG 2. JASMINE EL NABLI 3. LINDSEY BRESLAUER 4. CANDICE WRIGHT 5. DAWN RYAN
Bikini Class B 1. NANCY GUILLEN 2. JEANNIE CROWN 3. RUBY GRACE DELPILAR 4. BREANN MITCHELL 5. CARLIE CADRECHA
Bikini Class C 1. AFTANN TAIJERON 2. COURTNEY LILLICH 3. ADILENE GOMEZ 4. BETH BUJARSKI 5. NATASHA ALEXANDER
Bikini Class D Overall 1. DANIELLE LIPSKI 2. SUZY SADDIK 3. AUWANA BROWN 4. AMBER VANDE BUNT 5. NIKKI SHABANI
CLASS E 1. ALEXANDRA REARDON 2. MARTA MIELCZARSKA 3. MONIQUE NASTARI 4. SUSANA REYES 5. ELIZABETH CHAVEZ
CLASS F 1. DANETTE COOK 2. ANNIE TIPTON 3. TAMMY DEAN 4. VALERIYA BUTENKO 5. KRISTINA PARKS
NOVICE CLASS A 1. JASMINE EL NABLI 2. CANDICE WRIGHT 3. NADINE BARRIGA 4. ASHLEY ROH 5. GLO MALLOY
NOVICE CLASS B 1. LISA BROWNIE 2. AFTANN TAIJERON 3. NANCY GUILLEN 4. COURTNEY LILLICH 5. ADILENE GOMEZ
NOVICE CLASS C 1. MARTA MIELCZARSKA 2. AMBER VANDE BUNT 3. CRISTA GONZALEZ 4. ELIZABETH CHAVEZ 5. DENISE ROMAN
NOVICE CLASS D 1. DANETTE COOK 2. ANGELICA MOTLEY 3. ANNIE TIPTON 4. MELISSA BASURTO 5. KRISTINA PARKS
MASTERS OVER 35 CLASS A 1. LISA BROWNIE 2. BETH BUJARSKI 3. RUBY GRACE DELPILAR 4. ANICA STRIPLING 5. NATASHA ALEXANDER
MASTERS OVER 35 CLASS B 1. NIKKI SHABANI 2. PATTI RAISOR 3. ANNIE FOULADGAR
MASTERS OVER 35 CLASS C 1. DANETTE COOK 2. MELISSA BASURTO 3. TAMMY DEAN 4. KRISTINA PARKS 5. ELIZABETH MATTES
MASTERS OVER 40 CLASS A 1. LISA BROWNIE 2. BETH BUJARSKI 3. ANICA STRIPLING 4. PRIMROSE RAMIREZ 5. JASMINE RASSEKH
MASTERS OVER 40 CLASS B 1. AUWANA BROWN 2. LIZA TORRES 3. MELISSA BASURTO 4. PATTI RAISOR 5. MICHELLE PENDERGAST
MEN'S CLASSIC PHYSIQUE CLASS A 1. RUDY RAMIREZ 2. ROMAN TAIJERON 3. SEJIN KIM 4. JOHN DABALOS 5. JOSEPH GAVIA
Mens Physique Class B Overall 1. DANNIEL PALACIOS 2. JAMIE GONZALEZ 3. DYWANE GREEN 4. ANDRE BUENO 5. CHRIS SULLIVAN Mens Physique Class C Overall 1. BRODY COLLINS 2. KEVIN JONES 3. GARY GEGENAVA 4. JOHN PINA 5. RITISONE FATA Womens Physique Class A Overall 1. DENISE CADENAS 2. TANYA MAH 3. VERONICA JERONYMO 4. MELISSA WEATHERBY Womens Physique Class B 1. KIMBERLY PACKER 2. SIERRAH MOORE
Congratulations to all of the competitors who participated in the 2016 NPC California State Championships. To see all results and photos visit - http://contests.npcnewsonline.com/contests/2016/npc_california_state_championships/index.php
Be sure to visit the HGH.com blog regularly for the results of other upcoming bodybuilding and fitness competitions.
Mucuna pruriens – also known as cowhage, cowitch or velvet bean – is a plant that grows in tropic and sub-tropic regions. It is classified as a legume and has seed-producing pods. If the hairy outer covering of the pods touches human skin, it can cause contact dermatitis and severe itching; however, extracts from the plant have long been used in traditional medicine. Today, Mucuna pruriens is often used as an ingredient in health and bodybuilding supplements, such as HGH 30,000 Spray, Somatropinne HGH and Anapolan-MAX 50.
While Mucuna pruriens is technically classified as a vegetable, its extract is more commonly consumed in the form of medicine or supplements. Cowhage is a good natural source of levodopa, or L-dopa, which in the human body serves as a precursor for the neurotransmitter dopamine. Since L-dopa is used in the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, cowhage has been widely studied for its potential in this area. In addition, cowhage extract is noted for its anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective and antioxidant properties, which are also believed to be due to the presence of L-dopa. And because L-dopa has been shown to stimulate human growth hormone (HGH) secretion and synthesis, some experts believe that the L-dopa in cowhage may act as an HGH releaser.
Indigenous to southern China and eastern India, Mucuna pruriens is cultivated in Asia, Africa, and parts of North and Central America, as well as the Caribbean and Pacific Islands. The plant is rich in protein and minerals; and in some cultures, cowhage pods and beans are prepared as food. In Mexico and Guatemala, the seeds are roasted and used as a coffee substitute known as “Nescafe” (though there is no relation to the trademarked coffee brand of the same name). However, in the United States, cowhage is most commonly used in extract form as an ingredient in medicines and dietary supplements.
As a natural source of L-dopa, cowhage has been most widely studied and used as a treatment for Parkinsonism and Parkinson’s disease. Evidence suggests it may also benefit other dopamine-related conditions, such as tardive dyskinesia. The plant’s L-dopa content has been shown to increase dopamine and testosterone levels in adult males while suppressing prolactin levels, which supports cowhage’s traditional use as an aphrodisiac and fertility enhancer. Studies have also shown it can reduce cortisol levels, which in turn may lower perceived stress levels and contribute to a sense of well-being. Because L-dopa has been shown to stimulate HGH levels, cowhage extract is frequently used as an ingredient in health and bodybuilding supplements, in which it is believed to promote muscle growth and act as a fat-burner.
Numerous other positive effects have been attributed to cowhage extract, including anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-epileptic, anti-microbial and antioxidant properties. Various studies have explored its potential for treating diabetes, skin diseases and other pathologies. Cowhage has also been successfully used as an anti-venom that counters the toxic effects of some snake bites, such as from cobras and other vipers.
Supplements containing Mucuna pruriens extract are generally considered safe for healthy adults. Some minor side effects have been reported, such as nausea and a bloated feeling in the abdomen; less common side effects include vomiting, headaches, jitteriness and insomnia. However, individuals with certain medical conditions or anyone taking medications contraindicated for L-dopa should exercise caution when taking supplements containing cowhage extract. L-dopa can cause low blood pressure, lightheadedness and fainting in patients with cardiovascular disease, and it may cause blood sugar levels to drop too low in people with diabetes or hypoglycemia. The L-dopa in cowhage may also worsen some conditions, such as liver disease, melanoma, gastrointestinal ulcers or mental illness. Cowhage supplements should not be taken in conjunction with monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) antidepressants or when taking methyldopa for hypertension. Moderate interactions may occur with other antihypertensive drugs (guanethidine), insulin, diabetes medications, antipsychotic drugs, tricyclic antidepressants or anesthesia.
More detailed safety information on cowhage side effects and interactions can be found on healthcare websites such as WebMD. As with any medication or health supplement, it is best to consult your physician before taking dietary supplements containing cowhage extract.
Numerous studies have examined the pharmacological effects of Mucuna pruriens extract, primarily in relation to its L-dopa content. A 2012 review published in Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine highlights the plant’s medicinal properties and related research findings, many of which are summarized above in the “Cowhage Benefits and Uses” section of this article. Research published in Clinical Neuropharmacology, Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, and the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry have demonstrated the value of cowhage extract in treating the symptoms of Parkinsonism and Parkinson’s disease. In fact, some studies suggest that cowhage extract may have advantages over conventional L-dopa preparations, such as reducing the risk of drug-induced dyskinesia (DID).
Research dating from the early 1970s to present has established that L-dopa has the potential to stimulate HGH secretion and synthesis, as documented in Clinical Interventions in Aging and in several studies published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. One study featured in Nutrition and Metabolic Insights specifically investigated the effects of a Mucuna pruriens (velvet bean) and Chlorophytum borivilianum blend supplement on serum growth hormone levels in exercise-trained men, and found that it produced an increase in circulating HGH levels.
Other studies have indicated that cowhage supplements may contribute to a wide range of health benefits, from treating male infertility to improving sleep quality. Animal studies also suggest that cowhage extract may help reduce blood glucose levels and lower cholesterol, triglycerides and phospholipids. However, further clinical studies are needed to definitively support these findings and their potential applications in humans.
For additional cowhage research, refer to the PubMed site sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Athletes, bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts can harness the health benefits of cowhage through natural fitness and bodybuilding supplements from HGH.com:
HGH 30,000 Nanograms Spray – This convenient HGH spray features a proprietary blend of ingredients designed to stimulate HGH release. In addition to L-dopa from cowhage seed extract, other natural ingredients include GABA, deer antler velvet, long jack and L-group amino acids. HGH 30,000 Spray is formulated to support muscle growth, mass gain, fat burning and other health benefits.
Somatropinne HGH – Purity Select’s natural Somatropinne HGH capsules contain a proprietary blend of plant extracts, including cowhage seeds, maca, hawthorn berry and horny goat weed. As an over-the-counter HGH releaser, this supplement is intended to help athletes build lean muscle and gain increased energy, while also providing weight-loss and anti-aging benefits.
A-MAX 50 – Anapolan-MAX is formulated to support lean muscle gain while increasing HGH production and testosterone levels. In addition to cowhage extract, the proprietary blend of ingredients in A-MAX 50 includes Tribulus terrestris, shilajit, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and L-tyrosine.
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At HGH.com, we are proud to be recognized as the leading manufacturer and producer of natural natural bodybuilding, fitness, health and HGH supplements. Below you will find a collection of informative and educational HGH related articles to help our customers, patrons and end-users have a place to learn all about HGH.
"HGH" stands for "Human Growth Hormone". Growth Hormones are produced naturally by the body's pituitary gland at the base of the human brain. However, the body sometimes does not produce enough of the hormone, which can stunt growth. Further, the amount of growth hormone decreases exponetially (naturally) as you get older. This "aging" can take a toll on your body, which can be even more affected with unsteady or unhealthy diets or lack of exercise. Read the full article on How HGH Works at http://www.hgh.com/how-hgh-works.aspx.
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. - Read the full article at: http://www.hgh.com/blogger/post/human-growth-hormone-hgh-benefits-uses-side-effects-and-functions
The pituitary gland’s secretion of somatotropin supports bodily growth and development throughout childhood and adolescence, so the most common reason for prescribing somatropin is to treat children and teens with HGH deficiency or specific medical conditions. Although HGH levels naturally decline with age, somatotropin continues to play a role throughout adulthood—helping to regulate metabolism and protein synthesis and promoting organ, tissue and bone health - Read the full article at: http://www.hgh.com/blogger/post/somatotropin-somatropin-bnefits-uses-side-effects-and-functions
Human Growth Hormones are substances in our bodies that we should all value, greatly, but we probably never even think about them or hear about all the wonderful things they can do for us. As adults in crisis, either through an AIDS related disease, cancer, surgery, or the effects of too much radiation, these hormones can help us recover. As elder citizens, HGH can help fight muscle loss and other signs of aging. Read the full article at http://www.hgh.com/articles/human-growth-hormones/index.aspx
Summertime is right around the corner and if you are looking to lose weight naturally, HGH.com provides a wealth of online HGH and bodybuilding resources and has written many informational articles and posts on natural HGH benefits and tips for losing weight and improving health. - Read the full article at: http://www.hgh.com/blogger/post/hgh-benefit-and-tips-for-losing-weight-and-improving-health.
Upon turning 40, some people experience what is commonly called “middle-age spread.” Regardless of diet or exercise, it becomes harder and harder to keep the stomach area from storing up fatty deposits.HGH supplements are used to stave off the accumulation of fat around the stomach and vital organs, thus helping to avoid a potential heart attack or a worse health condition down the road. To Burn Fat - See Somatropinne HGH, HGF Max, Clen XDV. - Read the full article at: http://www.hgh.com/blogger/post/benefits-of-hgh-human-growth-hormone
HGH.com customers and patrons are confident in the quality of products we provide, as our lab that produces Purity Select/HGH.com bodybuilding nutraceuticals is designated as a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facility. The natural HGH and dietary supplements are endorsed by many professional athletes, including International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) pros Richard "Tricky" Jackson, Ben White and Tara Silzer.
In recent years, I’ve seen a growing level of interest in how to increase HGH levels naturally, particularly among bodybuilders and athletes. Given the controversy and issues associated with synthetic HGH injections, many people are seeking out natural ways to increase their body’s own production of HGH. This is something that I do myself, and it’s a topic I’ve often discussed with our HGH.com-sponsored athletes – IFBB pros Tricky Jackson, Ben White and Tara Silzer. So I decided to compile our top tips in one blog post, which highlights seven effective ways to naturally boost HGH levels - Read the full article at: http://www.hgh.com/blogger/post/how-to-increase-hgh-levels-naturally
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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