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2015 NPC Dexter Jackson Championships Winners

2015 NPC Dexter Jackson Championships

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

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

Following are the top winners for each of the events:

Guest Poser
1. Dexter Jackson

Men's Heavyweight
1. JOEL ARGON

HERO
1. BRANDOYN BELL
2. THOMAS WILKERSON
 

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

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

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

 

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

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

Novice Heavyweight Bodybuilding
1. JOHN FRUGOLI
2. MANUEL DIAZ

Novice Middleweight Bodybuilding
1. BIJENDER KHATI
2. BRANDOYN BELL

Teen
1. HUNTER GREY DEVAUGHN

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

Masters Over 50 Bodybuilding
1. MANUEL DIAZ

Figure Class A
1. BRITTANY BARNES
2. KELSEY DIAZ

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

            KELSEY DIAZ figure class a second 2015 NPC Dexter Jackson Classic

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

 

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

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

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

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

Figure Masters Over 40l
1. MICHELE WARD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bikini Masters Over 40
1. KRISTIN FERGUSON

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Mens Physique Teen
1. SAMUEL THOMAS

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

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

Womens Physique Masters
1. TONYA HOUSTON

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

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

 




2015 NPC Dexter Jackson Championships Winners

2015 NPC Dexter Jackson Championships

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

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

 

2015 NPC Dexter Jackson Championships Group Photo

Following are the top winners for each of the events:

Guest Poser
1. Dexter Jackson

Men's Heavyweight
1. JOEL ARGON

HERO
1. BRANDOYN BELL
2. THOMAS WILKERSON
 

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

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

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

 

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

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

Novice Heavyweight Bodybuilding
1. JOHN FRUGOLI
2. MANUEL DIAZ

Novice Middleweight Bodybuilding
1. BIJENDER KHATI
2. BRANDOYN BELL

Teen
1. HUNTER GREY DEVAUGHN

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

Masters Over 50 Bodybuilding
1. MANUEL DIAZ

Figure Class A
1. BRITTANY BARNES
2. KELSEY DIAZ

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

            KELSEY DIAZ figure class a second 2015 NPC Dexter Jackson Classic

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

 

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

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

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

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

Figure Masters Over 40l
1. MICHELE WARD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bikini Masters Over 40
1. KRISTIN FERGUSON

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Mens Physique Teen
1. SAMUEL THOMAS

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

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

Womens Physique Masters
1. TONYA HOUSTON

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

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

 




2015 NPC Clash at the Capstone Results & Winners

2015 NPC Clash at the Capstone

June 27            
Santa Clara Convention Center,
5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95110 United States
Organizer: Steve O'Brien & George Jackson
Phone: 408-384-9039
Website: www.musclesportproductions.com
Event: NPC

Congratulations to all participants of the 2015 NPC San Jose Championships held in Santa Clara, California. The championships were hosted by Muscle Sport Productions and included events such as bodybuilding, physique, bikini, and figure. This national qualifier show hosted many great looking competitors from many places. HGH.com, leading manufacturer of natural HGH and bodybuilding supplements, is proud to present the winners from each event. 

- See more at: http://www.hgh.com/blogger/#sthash.q29ouvqo.dpuf

Congratulations to all participants of the 2015 NPC Clash at the Capstone. The Clash at the Capstone bodybuilding, figure, bikini, and physique competitions were held the weekend of July 11, 2015 ​at he the historic Bama Theatre, 600 Greensboro Avenue Tuscaloosa, AL 35401. HGH.com, leading manufacturer of natural HGH and bodybuilding supplements, is proud to present the winners from each event.

Overall Winner
Kevin Rainey

Super Heavyweight
1. John VanBruggen
2. Cheslyn Story Wilson
3. Torrie Kervin
4. Lyndon Johnson

Heavyweight
1. Kevin Rainey
2. Edward Bester

Kevin Rainey   Heavyweight Bodybuilding (1st) Overall (1st) - 2015 NPC Clash at the Capstone

          Brandon Mims Lightweight Bodybuilding (1st) - 2015 NPC Clash at the Capstone

Kevin Rainey
  Heavyweight Bodybuilding (1st) Overall (1st)
Brandon Mims
Lightweight Bodybuilding (1st)

Light Heavyweight
1. Brandon Mims
2. Kyle Hawkins
3. Ridge Wilcutt
4. Geoff Bell
5. Carl Hill
6. MIchael Graves

Middleweight
1. David Flippo

Welterweight
1. Dustin Moore
2. Tyler Harris

Lightweight
1. Colton Godwin

True Novice Heavyweight
1. Ridge Wilcutt

True Novice Lightweight
1. Nick Kilgore

True Novice Middleweight
1. Josh Burk

Masters Over 40
1. Carl Hill
2. Torrie Kervin
3. Lyndon Johnson

Masters Over 60
1. Edward Bester

   
FIGURE

Overall Winner
Robin Edwards

Class A
1. Candace Medlock

Robin Edwards Figure Class B (1st) & Overall (1st) - 2015 NPC Clash at the Capstone

            Alana Fox Figure Class C Winner (1st) - 2015 NPC Clash at the Capstone

Robin Edwards
Figure Class B (1st) & Overall (1st)
Alana Fox
Figure Class C Winner (1st)

Class B
1. Robin Edwards
2. Scout McIntyre

Class C
1. Alana Fox
2. Amanda Arnold
3. Elizabeth Smith
4. Brandy Fokken

Class D
1. Jordan Jansen
2. Jilly Hawkins
3. Wendy Kinard
4. Melissa Prince

Collegiate
1. Candace Medlock

Novice
1. Jilly Hawkins
2. Stephanie Horton

Uniform
1. Elizabeth Smith

Masters Over 35
1. Amanda Arnold
2. Brandy Fokken

Masters Over 40
1. Wendy Kinard
2. Melissa Prince

   
BIKINI

Overall Winner

Natesha Speight

Class A
1. Stephanie Morring
2. Kimberly Predmore
3. Lana Jones
4. Amanda Blevins
5. Denise Milton-Runnels
6. Kendal Barnes

Class B
1. Natesha Speight
2. Jessica Duncan
3. Tara Spencer
4. Deanna Goff
5. Dana Wilkerson

Natesha Speight Bikini Class B (1st) Overall (1st) - 2015 NPC Clash at the Capstone

           Stephanie Morring Bikini Class A Winner (2nd) - 2015 NPC Clash at the Capstone

Natesha Speight
Bikini Class B (1st) Overall (1st)
Stephanie Morring
Bikini Class A Winner (2nd)

Class C
1. Erin Logston
2. Megan Phillips
3. Tiffany Bullock
4. Crystal Nicholson

Class D
1. Brittany Mack
2. Breggin Eddy
3. Wilder Roberts
4. Carolyn Sparks
5. Hermaine Williamson

Collegiate
1. Hannah Patterson
2. Kendal Barnes

Novice
1. Hannah Patterson
2. Breggin Eddy
3. Amanda Blevins
4. Rachel Calfee

Uniform
1. Denise Milton-Runnels

Masters Over 35
1. Erin Logston
2. Jessica Duncan

Masters Over 40
1. Wilder Roberts
2. Kimberly Predmore
3. Denise Milton-Runnels
4. Christina Marie Hunter
5. Dana Wilkerson

MEN'S PHYSIQUE

Overall Winner
Andre Smith


Class A
1. Andre Smith
2. Steven Watson
3. Paul O'Donnell

Physique Class A (1st) Overall Winner (1st) - 2015 NPC Clash at the Capstone

           Chris Mayo Physique Class B Winner (1st) - 2015 NPC Clash at the Capstone

Andre Smith
Physique Class A (1st) Overall Winner (1st)
Chris Mayo
Physique Class B Winner (1st)

Class B
1. Chris Mayo
2. Robert Gerrity
3. Dylan Murray
4. Colby Dansby
5. Devrick Mostello
6. Tommy Nguyen
7. Justin Chism
8. Adam Wells
9. Kevin Bullock
10. Brandon Murray
11. Kenneth Thomas

Collegiate
1. Colby Dansby

Novice
1. Steven Watson
2. Dylan Murray
3. Carson Jowers
4. Brandon Murray
5. Chris Moreno
6. Kenneth Thomas

Uniform
1. Adam Wells

Masters Over 35
1. Steven Watson

Masters Over 40
1. Chris Moreno

Official Final Results Scorecard - <http://npcnewsonline.com/2015-ifbb-battle-on-the-beach-official-scores/183307/>. To see all results and photos visit - <http://contests.npcnewsonline.com/contests/2015/npc_battle_on_the_gulf_coast/>

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

- See more at: http://www.hgh.com/blogger/#sthash.q29ouvqo.dpuf

To see all results and photos visit - <http://contests.npcnewsonline.com/contests/2015/npc_clash_at_the_capstone/>

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




Cowhage Benefits, Uses, Side Effects and Functions

Discover the Function, Sources and Benefits of the Health Supplement Ingredient Cowhage, or Mucuna Pruriens

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.

Functions of Cowhage

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.

Sources of Cowhage

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.

Cowhage Benefits and Uses

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.

Side Effects of Cowhage and Potential Interactions

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.

Cowhage Research and Studies

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).

HGH.com Supplements With Cowhage

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.

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

Examine.com. “Mucuna Pruriens”; published under “Supplements”; accessed June 16, 2015.

Gonzalez, Adam. “Supplement Spotlight: Get Shredded With Fat Burners”; Muscle & Fitness; accessed June 16, 2015.

Men’s Fitness Editors. “Fat Burner Buyer’s Guide Q&A”; Men’s Fitness; accessed June 16, 2015.

University of Maryland Medical Center. “Mucuna Pruriens”; published under “Complementary and Alternative Medicine Guide”; last reviewed April 8, 2014; accessed June 16, 2015, 2015.

WebMD and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. “Cowhage”; published under “Vitamins & Supplements”; accessed June 16, 2015.

Research Sources:

Alleman, Rick J., Jr.; Robert E. Canale; et al. “A Blend of Chlorophytum Borivilianum and Velvet Bean Increases Serum Growth Hormone in Exercise-Trained Men”; Nutrition and Metabolic Insights; October 2, 2011.

Chihara, Kazuo; Yoichi Kashio; et al. “L-Dopa Stimulates Release of Hypothalamic Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone in Humans”; The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism; March 1986.

Dharmarajan, Satheesh Kumar and Kottai Muthu Arumugam. “Comparative Evaluation of Flavone From Mucuna Pruriens and Coumarin From Ionidium Suffruticosum for Hypolipidemic Activity in Rats Fed With High Fat Diet”; Lipids in Health and Disease; October 2012.

Kansal, Prakash C.; John Buse; et al. “The Effect of L-Dopa on Plasma Growth Hormone, Insulin, and Thyroxine”; The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism; January 1972.

Katzenschlager, Regina; Alan C. Evans; et al. “Mucuna Pruriens in Parkinson's Disease: A Double Blind Clinical and Pharmacological Study”; Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry; December 2004.

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Shukla, Kamla Kant; Abbas Ali Mahdi; et al. “Mucuna Pruriens Reduces Stress and Improves the Quality of Semen in Infertile Men”; Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine; March 2010.

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2015 NPC Battle on the Gulf Coast Championships Results and Winners

Battle on the Gulf Coast Championships
June 27            
IP Casino,
850 Bayview Ave, Biloxi, MS 39530 United States
Organizer: Ironworks Gym
Phone: 228-456-9496
Website: www.battleonthegulfcoast.com
Event: NPC

On June 27, 2015 at the IP Casino in Biloxi, MS the annual NPC Battle of the Gulf Coast Championships were hosted by Ironworks Gym. Many great contestants came out to join the biggest NPC event of the year. The events featured were bodybuilding, physique, bikini, and figure. HGH and bodybuilding supplement HGH.com is proud to present the winners from each event. Congratulations to all!

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

Heavyweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Johnathon Johnson
2. Jameson Max Jones
3. Austin Connely
4. Tommie Landrum
5. Joey Williams
 

johnathon johnson heavyweight overall 2015 battle on the gulf

          jameson max jones heavyweight second 2015 battle on the gulf

Johnathon Johnson
Heavyweight Bodybuilding Overall (1st)
Jameson Max Jones
Heavyweight Bodybuilding Overall (2nd)

 

Light Heavyweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Jason Hebert
2. Tim Norsworthy
3. Rob Winter

Middleweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Kendall Guice
2. Cesar Diaz
3. Brady Cobb
4. Mark Vinluan

Junior Heavyweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Gavin Havard
2. Walter Harris

Junior Lightweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Kendrick McCarty
2. Phillip Defrances
3. Pedro Arce
4. Takeo Wadriski

Junior Middleweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Denny Dismuke
2. Conner Masters
3. Jesse Johnson
4. Joe Fuselli

Lightweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Paul Redmer
2. Steven Burkett

True Novice Heavyweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Charles Davison
2. Gavin Havard
3. Michael Yarbrough

True Novice Lightweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Pedro Arce
2. Conner Masters

Uniform Heavyweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Tim Norsworthy
2. Daryl Lavigne

Uniform Lightweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Takeo Wadriski

Masters Over 40 Heavyweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Tommie Landrum
2. Daryl Lavigne

Masters Over 50 Heavyweight Bodybuilding Overall
1. Lincoln Campbell
2. Cesar Diaz
3. Charles Davison
4. Paul Redmer

Masters Figure Class A Overall
1. Natalia Trotter
2. Amy Anding
3. Sarah Johnson
4. Kaitlyn Jackson
5. Kimberly Lenoir

natalia trotter figure class a overall 2015 battle on the gulf

            amy anding figure class a second 2015 battle on the gulf

Natalia Trotter
Figure Class A Overall (1st)
Amy Anding
Figure Class A Overall (2nd)

 

Figure Class B Overall
1. Jennifer Skinner
2. Jessica Young
3. Erica Ward
4. Terri Jennings

Figure Class C Overall
1. Qiana McClenty

Figure True Novice Overalll
1. Andrea Montana
2. Erica Ward
3. Kaitlyn Jackson
4. Tanya Santos
5. Kimberly Lenoir

Figure Masters Over 35 Overall
1. Andrea Montana
2. Jennifer Skinner
3. Terri Jennings

Bikini Class A Overall
1. Bethany Deese
2. Rachel Henderson
3. Lila Cedotal
4. Autumn Holliman
5. Erica Timmons

bethany deese bikini class a overall 2015 battle on the gulf

           rachel henderson bikini class a second 2015 battle on the gulf

Bethany Deese
Bikini Class A Overall (1st)
Rachel Henderson
Bikini Class A Overall (2nd)

 
Bikini Class B Overall
1. Amber Fremin
2. Tara Adas
3. Miracle Hebert
4. Kristi Claunch
5. Christa Kleem

Bikini Class C Overall
1. Amanda Howell
2. Amber Peed
3. Nicole Zulli
4. Danielle King
5. Colleen Hadley

Bikini Class C Overall
1. Laura Beth Wright
2. Katie Nelson
3. Angela Crane

Bikini True Novice Overall
1. Amber Peed
2. Amber Fremin
3. Autumn Holliman
4. Ashley Francis
5. Diana Smith

Bikini Masters Over 35 Overall
1. Amanda Howell
2. Tara Adas
3. Colleen Hadley
4. Kristi Claunch
5. Desirie Crowe

Mens Physique Class A Overall
1. Michael Humphrey
2. John Dang
3. Blaine Stiger
4. Stephen Stiglets
5. Jessie Gros

michael humphrey physique class a overall 2015 battle on the gulf

           john dang physique class a second 2015 battle on the gulf

Michael Humphrey
Physique Class A Overall (1st)
John Dang
Physique Class A Overall (3rd)


Mens Physique Class B Overall
1. Travis Berkesch
2. Randy Hout
3. Jermaine Hines
4. Brett Griffin
5. Larry Jones

Mens Physique Class C Overall
1. Christopher Prevost
2. Ryan Kavanaugh
3. Patrick Bobinger
4. Ira Herrington
5. Angelo Norman

Mens Physique True Novice Overall
1. Stephen Stiglets
2. Brett Griffin
3. Christopher Bradford
4. Patrick Bobinger
5. Gage Patrick

Mens Physique Masters Over 35 Overall
1. John Dang
2. Christopher Bradford
3. Angelo Norman

Womens Physique Class A Overall
1. Betty Jo Bryan

Womens Physique Class B Overall
1. Jen Milburn

Womens Physique Masters Over 35 Overall
1. Jen Milburn

Congratulations to all of the competitors who participated in the 2015 NPC Battle on the Gulf Coast Championships. Official Final Results Scorecard - <http://npcnewsonline.com/2015-ifbb-battle-on-the-beach-official-scores/183307/>. To see all results and photos visit - <http://contests.npcnewsonline.com/contests/2015/npc_battle_on_the_gulf_coast/>

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

 




2015 NPC Nevada State Championships Winners and Results

NPC Nevada State Championships
June 13            
Silver Legacy Resort & Casino,
825 Sequoia Pass Court, Sparks, NV 89436 United States
Organizer: Randy or Julie Green
Phone: 775-843-6605
Website: www.nvbodybuilding.com
Event: NPC

The 2015 NPC Nevada State Championships had a wonderful turnout with many participants. The day was full of events and contenders from different classes and age groups. HGH and bodybuilding supplement company, HGH.com is proud to present you with all the winners.

Following are the top overall winners for each of the NPC Nevada State Championships events:

 

Men's Bodybuilding Super Heavyweight Overall
1. Craig Baser
2. John Biggs

craig baser heavyweight winner npc nevada 2015

          john biggs heavyweight second place npc nevada 2015

Craig Baser
Men's Bodybuilding Super Heavyweight Overall (1st)
John Biggs
Men's Bodybuilding Super Heavyweight Overall (2nd)

 

Men's Bodybuilding Heavyweight Overall
1. Alex Cerati
2. Johann Heisey
3. Matt Beckman
4. Frank Cloud

Men's Bodybuilding Light Heavyweight Overall
1. Anthony Altamirano
2. Kevin Holmes
3. Joe Perroni
4. Chris Brouillard
5. Phillip Miller

Men's Bodybuilding Middleweight Overall
1. Sean Sangalang
2. Thomas Hussey
3. Kevin Wrenn
4. Chris Olmsted
5. Hector Sanchez

Men's Bodybuilding Lightweight Overall
1. Rockey Kidd
2. David Ayala-Gutierrez
3. Jason Kersey
4. Aaron Altamirano
5. Ghalen Cimino

Men's Bodybuilding Masters Over 40 Overall
1. Sean Sangalang
2. Chris Brouillard
3. Craig Baser
4. John Biggs
5. Hector Sanchez

Men's Bodybuilding Masters Over 50 Overall
1. Joe Perroni
2. Kevin Wrenn
3. Troy Wright
4. David Guttry
5. Arthur Peacock

Men's Bodybuilding Masters Over 60 Overall
1. Arthur Peacock
2. Michael Derogatis
3. Franz Nelson

Figure Class A Overall
1. Sara Chio
2. Kimberly Burgess
3. Alexis Gamboa
4. Lauren Neil
5. Christina Hotchkin

sara chio figure class overall winner npc nevada state 2015

           kelly hanson figure class b overall winner npc nevada state 2015

Sara Chio
Figure Class A Overall (1st)
Kelly Hanson
Figure Class B Overall (1st)

 

Figure Class B Overall
1. Kelly Hanson
2. Maria Pinto
3. Amanda Friday
4. Reenie Griffin
5. Courtney Parker

Figure Class C Overall
1. Kristina Castro
2. Jennifer Judd
3. Nicole Kudena
4. Vanessa Hobbs
5. Cynthia Trux

Figure Class D Overall
1. Mena Spodobalski
2. Nancy Kennedy
3. Janese Pierson
4. Erin Oksol
5. Hillary Hutchinson

Figure Masters Over 35 Overall
1. Kristina Castro
2. Jennifer Judd
3. Sara Chio
4. Nancy Kennedy
5. Nicole Kudena

Figure Masters Over 40 Overall
1. Frank Ortega

Figure Masters Over 45 Overall
1. Mena Spodobalski
2. Kimberly Burgess
3. Cynthia Trux
4. Janese Pierson
5. Cindy Firanski

Bikini Class A Overall
1. Barbara Anne Vergara
2. Brenna Munns

barbara anne vergara bikini class a overall npc state nevada 2015

           erika gentile bikini class b overall npc nevada state 2015

Barbara Anne Vergara
Bikini Class A Overall (1st)
Erika Gentile
Bikini Class B Overall (1st)

 

Bikini Class B Overall
1. Erika Gentile
2. Khala Vant
3. Megan Caughlin
4. Shawna Greer

Bikini Class C Overall
1. Christiana Lundeen
2. Leah Whyte
3. Jackie Peacock
4. Ashley Winter
5. Jeni Evenson

Bikini Class D Overall
1. Charlene Ruttenberg
2. Echo Reid
3. Dulce Drakulich
4. Sarah Gillenwater
5. Marleen Ahlquist

Bikini Class E Overall
1. Concha Taylen
2. Joleen Bryant
3. Stephanie Hill
4. Melissa Mckee
5. Rachel Oliveira

Bikini Class F Overall
1. Tawny Kline
2. Nicky Terwilliger
3. Jayme Van Erden
4. Sarah Smith

Novice Class A Overall
1. Jackie Peacock
2. Katie Pearce
3. Jessica Stack
4. Meghan Gibson
5. Barbara Anne Vergara

Novice Class B Overall
1. Charlene Ruttenberg
2. Hanna Yoon
3. Jahna Vaughn
4. Echo Reid
5. Sarah Gillenwater

Novice Class C Overall
1. Concha Taylen
2. Joleen Bryant
3. Nicky Terwilliger
4. Jessica Daum
5. Emily Paquette

Novice Master Class A Overall
1. Jackie Peacock
2. Jeni Evenson
3. Stacie Hancock
4. Erika Gentile
5. Amy Sunders

Novice Master Class B Overall
1. Concha Taylen
2. Tawny Kline
3. Marleen Ahlquist
4. Kelly Pettit
5. Cris Tipton

Men's Physique Class A Overall
1. Jason St. Onge
2. Jake Arroyo
3. Edzar Filipe

jason st onge mens physique overall class a npc nevada state 2015

           michael lopez mens physique class b overall npc nevada state 2015

Jason St. Onge
Men's Physique Class A Overall (1st)
Michael Lopez
Men's Physique Class B Overall (1st)

 

Men's Physique Class B Overall
1. Michael Lopez
2. Keith Craig
3. Derrick Weikel
4. Jackson Williams
5. Payton Guttry

Men's Physique Class C Overall
1. Alex Fong
2. Jacquear Robinson
3. John Sliney
4. Darren Goslar
5. Jeff Graham

Men's Physique Class D Overall
1. Anthony Sanchez
2. Daniel Jimenez
3. Chris Perkins
4. Brandon Carillo
5. Bryce Rivera

Men's Physique Masters Over 35 Overall
1. Rick Ackerson
2. Palani Collins
3. John Sliney
4. Chris Nelson
5. Shane Howell

Women's Physique Class A Overall
1. Tina Mauer Guadarrama

Women's Physique Class B Overall
1. Rachel Genthos
2. Sharon Bartleheim
3. Misha Furniss-Page

Women's Physique Class C Overall
1. Theresa Summers-Davis
2. Kortne Greene
3. Bridgette Dean
4. Kimberly Packer

Congratulations to all of the competitors who participated in the 2015 NPC Nevada State Championships. Official Final Results Scorecard - http://npcnewsonline.com/2015-ifbb-greater-gulf-states-official-score-cards/197198/. To see all results and photos visit - <http://contests.npcnewsonline.com/contests/2015/npc_nevada_state_championships/>.

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




HGH Information and Resources

Excerpts and Links to HGH Information and Resources

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, Human Growth Hormone (Somatropinne) - How it works

"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.

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

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

Somatotropin/Somatropin 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 - A Quick Primer

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

HGH Benefits and Tips for Losing Weight and Improving Health

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.

HGH Reduces Body Fat - Benefits of HGH

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.

How to Increase HGH Levels Naturally

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

 




L-Arginine Benefits, Uses, Side Effects and Functions

Discover the Function, Sources and Benefits of the Health Supplement Ingredient L-Arginine, or 2-amino-5-(diaminomethylidene amino)pentanoic acid

L-arginine, also known by the chemical name 2-amino-5-(diaminomethylidene amino)pentanoic acid, is an amino acid. Arginine is normally produced by the body and is found in protein-rich foods. L-arginine is also available in natural dietary supplements, including health and bodybuilding supplements such as Somatropinne HGH and CytoSport Whey Protein.

Functions of L-Arginine

The human body synthesizes L-arginine into nitric oxide, which serves as a vasodilator – meaning that it helps widen blood vessels to improve blood flow. It also triggers the release of human growth hormone (HGH) and insulin, and is used by the body to make proteins.

Sources of L-Arginine

Common dietary sources of L-arginine are red meat, fish, chicken and dairy. Other sources include nuts and seeds (almonds, peanuts, cashews, pecans, walnuts, Brazil nuts, filberts, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds); grains and cereals (corn, oats, buckwheat, brown rice and barley); coconut; raisins; chocolate; and gelatin. L-arginine can also be taken orally as part of a natural dietary supplement.

L-Arginine Benefits and Uses

Because L-arginine functions as a vasodilator, it is often used to treat such conditions as heart disease, congestive heart failure, chest pain, clogged arteries, peripheral vascular disease, high blood pressure and erectile dysfunction, as well as headaches caused by swollen blood vessels. Due to its role in stimulating the production of proteins, L-arginine may help promote wound healing, prevent illness-related tissue degeneration, boost sperm production, support the immune system, and enhance bodybuilding and athletic performance.

Side Effects of L-Arginine and Potential Interactions

Oral L-arginine supplements are generally considered safe for most adults when taken in doses similar to the levels normally found in food. Individuals with arginine allergies or sensitivity might experience itching, rashes or shortness of breath. Since L-arginine increases blood flow and may reduce blood pressure, it can interact with nitrates, antihypertensive drugs and sildenafil; accordingly, patients with low blood pressure or bleeding disorders, those who have had a recent heart attack or surgery, and men taking erectile dysfunction medication should exercise caution when taking L-arginine supplements. More detailed safety information on L-arginine side effects and interactions can be found on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) MedlinePlus website. As with any medication or health supplement, it is best to consult your physician before taking L-arginine.

L-Arginine Research and Studies

Numerous studies have been conducted concerning the use and benefits of L-arginine. For example, in a report published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, researchers found that arginine supplements increase growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor-1 serum levels in strength-trained athletes following heavy-resistance exercise. In the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, another group of researchers asserted that L-arginine has been shown to play a role “in numerous physiological processes including nitrogen detoxification, immunocompetence, growth hormone (GH) secretion and insulin secretion” and determined that it can improve vascular function in some patients. For additional research related to L-arginine, refer to the PubMed site sponsored by the NIH.

HGH.com Supplements With L-Arginine

Those seeking to harness the positive effects of L-arginine can find this amino acid in several natural health and bodybuilding supplements from HGH.com:

Somatropinne HGH – In addition to a proprietary blend of fruit, plant, seed and tuber extracts, Somatropinne HGH contains 10mg of L-arginine per serving. As an over-the-counter human growth hormone (HGH) supplement, Somatropinne can help athletes build lean muscle. It also provides weight-loss and anti-aging benefits, and is recommended for those who wish to enhance their biceps, pectorals, abdominals and obliques.

CytoSport Vanilla Whey Protein – Each serving of CytoSport Vanilla Whey contains many beneficial ingredients, including 3g of L-arginine. This low-fat, low-lactose powder mixes easily and is biologically complete, providing the high-quality protein needed to develop tight, toned muscle. It also helps improve recovery from intense training and workouts.

Multi-Pro Chocolate Whey Protein – One scoop of Multi-Pro Chocolate Whey provides 24 grams of protein, including 477mg of L-arginine. It is fortified with vitamins and minerals to provide a complete protein supplement for individuals looking to lose weight or gain muscle.


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

Mayo Clinic and The National Standard Research Collaboration. “Drugs and Supplements: Arginine”; National Standard Patient Monograph; last updated November 1, 2013. <http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/arginine/background/hrb-20058733>

U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. “L-arginine”; MedlinePlus website; last reviewed March 21, 2012. <http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/875.html>

Research Sources:

Zając, Adam; Poprzęcki, Stanisław; 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>

Heffernan, Kevin S.; Fahs, Christopher A.; et al. “Review Article: L-Arginine as a Nutritional Prophylaxis Against Vascular Endothelial Dysfunction With Aging”; Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics; March 2010. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20053922>




Beach Body Workouts to Help You Look Your Best All Summer

Summer Time Workout Motivation and Videos

The heat is on, and we've compiled some great beach body workouts to help you be on your way to feeling great and looking incredible. Get pumped up with these high-energy workout videos and be sure to check out our HGH.com Pinterest board to get you extra motivated.

Get Ripped with This Beach Body Workout

Mike and Wes from Six Pack Shortcuts are at Venice Beach, Florida, giving you some quick tips for getting ripped with this beach body workout. Venice Beach is a great place to be outdoors and have some fun in the sun while getting a great workout. These guys show you how to get ripped with five rounds of 10 Burpee Jumping Knee Tucks, followed by 10 pull ups.

Become Beach Ready with This Bikini Blast Workout

Summertime is heating up, and having a sexy and tone beach body is the theme of the season. It's the time of year when we bare our bodies in teeny bikinis and super sexy swim trunks, so we want to look our fittest and our best.

The BeFit team has done it again with a great workout to help you build the beautiful bikini body you've always wanted. This 30-minute Total Body Bikini Blast Workout - Level 1 video combines some of the best fat-burning workout moves to help give your metabolism a boost as you sculpt lean muscle and activate your core. This workout includes a mix of Yoga and Pilates-inspired exercises, as well as plyometric moves. It's a total-body workout that blasts calories and targets all of the major muscle groups. You'll be amazed at the body-transforming results from this extreme workout program that includes:

  • Burpees
  • Cat/Cow
  • Crunch to Kick Out
  • Frog Squat Jump
  • Lunge to Twist
  • Monkey Squats
  • Mountain Climbers to Tuck Jump
  • Pigeon Stretch
  • Plank Cross 60
  • Plyo Pushups
  • Reverse Lunge Knee Up
  • Russian Twist Kick Outs
  • Side Plank Hip Dip
  • Single Leg Hops
  • Single Leg Romanian Deadlift
  • Standing Long Jump

Boost Your Beach Body with the Body Beast Workout

JDesigned especially for building muscle mass and bulk, the Body Beast Workout is a proven workout program that guarantees results in 90 days. This extreme workout is the newest in the Beachbody Workout program catalog and is created by Sagi Kaleve, a former Israeli army veteran and bodybuilder. Check out this video preview to get an idea about what the Body Beast Workout is all about.

HGH.com Pinterest Pins

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How to best take Somatropinne HGH

 
Somatropinne HGH

It's Best to Start Somatropinne HGH Pills with a 3 Month Supply

When you purchase Somatropinne HGH pills, you will probably be hoping to use them in one of two fashions. First of all, you may want them to increase your body's tissue regeneration rates so that you can heal quickly and stave off injuries. The pills can also create lean muscle, when used in conjunction with a workout plan, which is the second people take Somatropinne HGH. The pills can make it so that the results you see when you go to the gym are more drastic, despite doing the same workout session that you have been doing without the pills.

Somatropinne HGH: Duration is Important

It is wise to start with a Somatropinne HGH 3 month supply rather than just buying enough pills for one month. People are often tempted to do this because they want to be sure that the product works before investing in it. They just want to take a few pills to give their body more of the hormones that the pituitary gland is already producing so that they can feel more alert, more energetic, and stronger in daily life. This is an understandable idea, but the fact of the matter is that it just will not work as well. With our 90 day guarantee, you have nothing to lose anyway...

The problem with buying less than a three month supply of Somatropinne HGH is that it takes time for the impact of the hormones to be seen. Think about the way that your body already uses the hormones. Even when you were a child, when your normal human growth hormone levels were the highest, did you notice changes in just two weeks? That is the time of life when you were growing very quickly, but it would still take a year to see major changes in height or in your muscular build. HGH pills work in just the same way, so you have to remember that three months is the minimum, not the maximum. The longer you take it, the better the results will be.

How Should You Take Somatropinne HGH?

Perhaps you are committed to a Somatropinne HGH 3 month supply and now you need to know how to take the pills that you have purchased. It is best read and follow the following tips:
  • Always read the directions on the bottle for the most recent instructions.
  • In the morning, take a single capsule.
  • It is best to take the capsule with a healthy breakfast, not just with coffee.
  • At night, take a second capsule. Again, taking it with food is recommended.
  • Continue this every day for three months or more.
Human growth hormone treatment can be powerful and effective. It can increase muscle mass, burn adipose tissue, and cause you to feel healthy and awake. However, make sure that you give Somatropinne HGH enough time to work or you will not see the results you want.

However, it is best to consult with your physician before taking any supplements or deciding on Somatropinne HGH. Each person has a different health history and therefore such supplements may not be the best option for you.

Is Somatropinne HGH Right for You?

Great question! We do have a number of different HGH Supplements. Each supplement has the purpose of increasing your HGH Levels naturally through HGH supplementation. Each product is different, has different ingredients, and is meant to accomplish the same goal. Everyone is different and certain people respond better to certain formulas than others, so we continue to create many alternatives. If Soma doesn't work great for you or as expected, that's no big deal - per our guarantee, just try something else!
  • Somatropinne HGH
  • HGF Max
  • HGH Pills 30,000 
  • HGH Spray 30,000






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