A brief guide to bodybuilding with HGH supplements

Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is used all over the world by athletes, actors and actresses, and basically anyone else who wishes to develop lean, chiseled muscles while cutting fat stores. It also has an effect on the elasticity of the skin and energy levels, but those are just added benefits to the bodybuilder who is looking to build muscle mass and defined features.

HGH is natural within the body and is used to regulate the body’s insulin levels, transport amino acids, synthesizing proteins and regulating the build up of fat stores. It also effects the libido and immune system—two areas that everyone is happy to see boosted.

Its positive effects on the body (especially when in conjunction with other enhancers) is why it’s a sought after hormone by bodybuilders all over the world. Sylvester Stallone flat out stated in interviews for The Expendables that he used HGH and rumor has it that Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible physique was also a result of using HGH.

Yes, Sylvester stated this in the interview, when asked on his usage of steroids:

“Human growth hormone is nothing. Anyone who calls it a steroid is grossly misinformed. Testosterone to me is ALSO important for a sense of well-being when you get older. Everyone over 40 years old would be wise to investigate it because it increases your quality of life.

Mark my words, in 10 years it will be available over the counter.”

People travel to places like Mexico or South America to purchase the synthetic version legally or find those few doctors willing to prescribe it because its effects on the body are rather profound.

There is an overwhelming consensus in the bodybuilding community that HGH is great for a chiseled, ripped and shredded look.

Doctors will prescribe this hormone to individuals who have certain difficulties that meet the test of when it can be administered, some purchase it on the black market, and others buy supplements that stimulate the body to produce its own.

Human growth hormone, or HGH, GH, rHGH, or somatotropin is made in the body’s pituitary glands and is made up of 191 amino acid chains for the purpose of aiding the body in maturity and cellular renewal, creating tissues, bones, muscles, etc.

As we age, HGH shifts to a role where it maintains our immune systems, muscle mass, skin elasticity, and overall metabolism. Increasing the HGH levels enables the body to maintain high levels of energy, boosted immunity, and increases fitness levels well past the time when the body is scheduled to slow down.

How the Body Produces and Uses HGH

There are multiple schedules and regimens that people use when cycling or using HGH. One approach used by many bodybuilders looking to get a ripped and shredded look involves cutting calories in such a way as to produce HGH.

We have discussed earlier why cutting calories and lowering insulin levels actually helps you to produce more HGH.

One method purported to work by some fitness enthusiasts involves a low calorie dinner, waiting 2 hours, hitting a short but hard workout with chest, arms, and squats and then going to sleep an hour after that.


Why this method actually works, is that this creates a lowered insulin supply which in turn triggers the body’s evolutionary survival mechanisms. When you have a low calorie dinner your insulin levels are kept low, the strenuous workout lowers them even more, and then when you go to sleep without having taken a protein supplement or eating anything else the body also starts to produce IGF-1 in the liver.

The body will protect the active muscles (those being worked out) and increases HGH and IGF-1, thus stimulating the muscle building by HGH naturally.

Regardless of the fact, that you go to sleep without a protein supplement or post workout meal, the body will ensure that your worked out muscles don’t go wasted. This also leads to cutting fat and gives you that chiseled lean look.

Obviously, you will need to fulfill your calorie and insulin needs from other meals during other parts of the day.


Genf20 Plus and HyperGH 14X are the supplements which assist the body in its natural production of the Growth hormone and may increase its levels in the body dramatically. The supplements should be taken at breakfast, lunch and evening if using the above strategy and will trigger the various mechanisms within the body that will trigger HGH production.

HGH was previously available only in injectable form. Today it is offered using HGH boosting sub-lingual sprays, as well as, HGH secretagogue pills. GH supplement users have reported higher than average levels of energy and increased strength, as well as, increased cardiac activity, lower BP and cholesterol levels.

Bodybuilding with HGH

HGH treatment has become very popular in the bodybuilder community due to its multiple benefits to both body, growth, and overall state of increased health. Statistics on use have it anywhere from 70-80% percent of the pro bodybuilding and bulking communities use HGH or supplements while weightlifting, weight training, and cross fitness regimens.

Because it does not show up on urine tests like anabolic steroids it is probably even more widely used, especially in the pro athlete circuits. Increased strength, mass, endurance, coupled with weight loss and better looking hair, skin, and nails can be pretty appealing to most people. It’s also why women take this supplement, as well.

The side effects are not extreme, contrary to the rumors and happen mostly out of poor knowledge and for many it seems a safer solution to steroids which oftentimes can cause emotional outbursts and have profound effects on the liver and other adrenals.

How HGH Increases Muscle Mass

There are two main theories on why HGH works:

Dual Effector Theory states that Growth Hormone directly impacts the body tissues when injected into the body. This was evidenced by researchers who had injected it into lab mice. The mice ended up larger than those who had more of insulin-like growth factor-1 and those of the control group.

Somatomedin Hypothesis is another theory that GH is only effective due to its assistance in releasing IGF-1 as it passes through the liver and other supporting periphery tissues. It is IGF-1 which then travels into the blood supply and works as an endocrine growth factor in target muscle tissues.

Moreover, some research has shown that when comparing GH versus IGF-1 supplements, that close to 50 times the amount of IGF-1 is necessary to achieve the same results as GH on the body.

Given that the two theories contradict each other to an extent, research has been conducted in both with some level of evidence supporting each. From the “field”, ie users of supplements, a combination of increasing/stimulating the two seems to have the greatest effect.

This makes sense for these reasons:

IGF-1 is required for GH to have an impact on bone and tissue formation, since it is IGF-1 which is what travels to your bones, muscles, and organs.

GH binds the IGFBP-3 and subunit proteins, thus maintaining IGF-1 levels and enabling the proteins to be broken down and carried to the appropriate tissues.

GH is necessary for IGF-1 to have an active effect on the autocrine and paracrine levels in cells (that reply on signalling from hormone levels).

Most of those who study this in the bodybuilding community have come to a consensus that IGF-1’s impact on muscle growth is due to its capacity for localization as the IGF-1 released by our livers is different than that which is produced by our muscle tissues.
So what does this mean for you?
It means that increasing GH in the body and increasing IGF-1 too will help to build muscle mass and stimulate cellular renewal.

That’s why HGH supplements that focus on both HGH and IGF-1 would be best in releasing HGH naturally and boosting muscle growth.

Natural Method or Injections?

This is another highly contentious area of discussion within the bodybuilding community, whether or not to use supplements which increase our body’s production of HGH or to use a synthetic injectable.

When the synthetics began to show up through a few select doctors who could prescribe them for their patients (and themselves) the supplement industry was quick to produce natural supplements.

However, these supplements don’t contain actual HGH, but purpose to increase the body’s natural production. Based on reception there have been some products on the market which have been able to increase HGH levels within the body exponentially.

Furthermore there have been studies that showed that by doses of 1200 mg each of L-lysine and L-Arginine will increase the levels of HGH in the body. Other products since that time have been tested with some promising results using other amino acid combinations and peptides that will also increase and enhance HGH production.

Now, will this work at the same level of a synthetic? Not so far. There are many reasons for this, but such is the way of shortcuts. You gain quick access to your desire and then pay for it in other ways, such as side effects which can be detrimental to your long-term health. Synthetic substances like injections always seem to work in the short term but don’t pan out over time.

Supplements are a safer alternative to injecting synthetic HGH into the body, and they are also easier to come by. You don’t need a doctor or to tap into the black market. Recommended supplements by bodybuilders are:

  • HyperGH 14X
  • Genf20 Plus
  • Growth Factor 9
  • Symbiotropin HGH
  • GH MAX

While these are some of the best reviewed it is by no means an extensive list of supplements.

However, based on ingredients list and user reviews, Genf20 Plus and HyperGH 14X lead the race.

How to avoid HGH supplements scams

Hello and Welcome!

This is John, a guy who has also searched and researched a lot on HGH supplements like you and after finding there is a lot of misinformation out there, decided to set up this website after doing some real thorough research.

This article is an open letter to all those searching for an effective hGH supplement, either for anti aging or bodybuilding and this website is an attempt to help people chose a good HGH product with ease.

In the process, some information on this site has gone too “technical”, but still I have tried to maintain a balance to keep the information simple in layman terms. But please read it all. Enough man hours have been spent on setting up this site so your life could be made easier. :) Thorough research was needed because the supplement industry is full of scams and hype.

Here, you can read more research on the mechanisms(how they work) of HGH supplements, or read some facts on benefits and side effects of HGH.

Various scientific studies have definitely confirmed the facts on hGH that it truly is the Master hormone of the body and has the potential to single-handedly eliminate all the aging symptoms that come with aging.

It has immense implications in bodybuilding as well.

Exogenous subcutaneous injection of human recombinant growth hormone is costly and continues to be questionable. The good news is, research indicates that there are methods that may raise the endogenous manufacturing of growth hormone and thus supply a viable substitute for high-priced hGH injections.

However, the question is whether all those hGH supplements sold online for bodybuilding or anti aging purposes are even worth investing your money into?

Let’s start with some basic facts.

Questioning the ingredients in hGH products.

The very first method how these supplements companies get you is that they get “vague” on the information on their supplements. Here are few examples:-

a). They create a hype of the included ingredients in their product.


For example, any hGH product containing amino acids like L-arginine, L-glutamine etc. is definitely good for anti aging and enhancing hGH but it will NEVER have a dramatic effect.

Studies done on the usage of amino acids to increase hGH were done on intravenous “injections” that were several times the doses you receive in pills.

So, the supplement manufacturers create a HYPE around their hGH supplement that it contains such and such amount of amino acids proven to increase hGH.

However, they leave out the fact that amino acids were used via injections to increase hGH and that too in ridiculously huge doses. Such huge doses when taken in oral pill form will produce some nasty sides like nausea, upset stomach, dizziness etc.

So, these supplement manufacturers hit 2 stones with 1 bird by having lesser doses of amino acids in their product. They make their product safe to consume and raise their profit margins in the process.

However, the consumer does not really feel the HGH effect and if there is any effect, it’s mostly placebo effect.

There is one more problem with using amino acids for HGH enhancement that I talk about in amino acids pathway mechanism.

b). Another way they get you is by including some ingredients on which no established scientific evidence exists regarding its role in increasing hGH.

Some of such ingredients are Schizonepeta (or Japanese Catnip) or Pumpkin Seed etc.

Now these ingredients might be beneficial for general health well being, but when I buy an hGH supplement off the market, I make damn sure that every ingredient in it should have something to do with increasing hGH, that’s why a thorough research on hGH and all those mechanisms by which hGH can be increased naturally was required.

c). Product review websites:- Another way these companies promote their products is by creating product review websites wherein they place their own products at the top of the list.

At first glance it does look like they’re doing a fair comparison, but the reality is they are more interested in “self-serving recommendations”.

I am yet to find a hGH product review website that compares products based on its ingredients in a comprehensive manner.

Some products they place on the top of the top 5 list or so are cheap as well, so they sell. But do they do the job? I seriously doubt it.

d). Lastly, they sell their products by claiming their supplement is clinically proven to work.

But most consumers might not know the companies are actually promoting the fact that some of the “ingredients” in their supplement have undergone a clinical study and are proven to work.

This is a HUGE difference.

Because, if the product on the whole is working equal or less than a particular ingredient, then either they have lesser quantity of the ingredient OR they are including some fluff ingredients, just for the sake of making a supplement and selling it.


AND if the product itself has NOT undergone a clinical study under strict medical provisions, then it would be better if they say so and inform the consumers instead of making a statement that their supplement is clinically proven to work which ACTUALLY means some ingredients in it ARE CLINICALLY PROVEN to work, to increase human growth hormone in the body, like the “amino acids” that may be present in their supplement.

There are other possible ways these companies make profits by misleading the consumers.

Researching on what ingredients really work and what products in the market contain them in sufficient quantities, is an extremely time consuming process.

However, with efficient ingredients, proper diet modification, regulation of insulin levels, regulation of intake of carbs and protein, it is indeed possible to increase growth hormones naturally in the body for various anti aging and bodybuilding benefits.

A hormone restoration diet based on (low glycemic or low carbohydrate) will also enhance the efficiency of the hGH supplement that you’re taking.

7 must have ingredients in HGH supplements

7 must have ingredients in HGH supplements

Let’s look at some of the ingredients that should be present in a hGH supplement and by what mechanisms they work.

1. Amino acids

With Amino acids special focus should be on L-arginine, L-lysine, L-tyrosine and L-glutamine)

Mechanism: Stimulation of pituitary gland

Amino acids like L-arginine and L-lysine have been proven to enhance human growth hormone naturally. Here is the link to the study.

L-tyrosine and L-glutamine work by more than one mechanism.

However, there is a catch with using amino acids. Learn about it in “amino acids pathway” mechanism to increase HGH.

2. Deer antler velvet

Mechanism: Stimulation of HGH-IGF-1 pathway

3. Phosphatidyl Choline

Mechanism: Enhancing Acetylcholine which suppresses somatostatin, the enzyme which limits human growth hormone, in the body.

4. Gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA)

Mechanism: Enhancing deep sleep cycles via “warming/cooling equilibrium” which are required for more amplified release of growth hormone from the pituitary.

5. Alpha GPC

Mechanism 1: Enhancing Acetylcholine which suppresses somatostatin, the enzyme which limits human growth hormone, in the body.

Mechanism 2: Enhancing the “dopamine”, the motivation hormone that is directly proportional to human growth hormone, in the body. Teenagers and young adults have high human growth hormone in the body and they are usually more “enthusiastic” and “motivated”.

6. Chromium

Mechanism: Insulin pathway

7. Colostrum

Mechanism: Stimulation of HGH-IGF-1 pathway


You can read detailed review of these ingredients by clicking here.


Recommended HGH supplements are

GenF20 Plus

for anti aging AND

HyperGH 14X

for bodybuilding

Because these 2 supplements influence all the 7 mechanisms of increasing HGH in the body and contain the required ingredients.

For anti aging



For bodybuilding



Another controversial HGH product in the making

While human growth hormone injections are only approved for certain individuals with specific medical conditions, HGH supplements are 100% legal and can be obtained without a prescription. Those of you who are suffering due to the lack of human growth hormones should not hesitate to seek help with some good products that really work.

However, one must realize that the HGH marketplace is also full of controversial products that might have a certain hype around them.

One such product is Newulife HGH gel. Also read the various user reviews and comments.

Remember that as you grow older, your body becomes less efficient in producing human growth hormones naturally. This immediately makes homeopathic products much cheaper by comparison. But, A 1C dilution is a 1:100 dilution.

New U Life Somaderm Transdermal Gel is safe to use by anyone over the age of 18. I was comforted to learn that this HGH gel has been around for 13 years in California with extensive study and use and underwent 7 years of clinical trials to ensure the safety of the product.

Overall, this product can either be a hit or miss.

Now the company’s higher ups are telling distributors that they won’t be able to ship products to new people for about 50 days.

Prolonged excessive levels of HGH can cause growth disorders such as acromegaly, producing a Neanderthal-like appearance in the head; it can also cause a rare form of Type 2 diabetes.

No doubt these medicines are still in controversy; some find pills best for fulfilling the demand of HGH in the body, while some find HGH injection for getting faster results.

I found a supplement company here locally in Golden Colorado that has pretty damn good reviews.

HGH releasers are also what the body needs to reduce visible signs of aging. There is no way that I can tell you that which products for you and which ones do not. One should have the same sleep hours every day of the week.

Using Homeopathic Methods To Naturally Increase HGH

With the popularity of HGH supplements today, one of the biggest questions people ask is: how safe are these human growth hormones of HGH supplements?

These results demonstrate unique topical benefits of nanograms and lower concentrations of HrhGH in an eye gel compared to injectable rhGH. HrhGH fulfills the Law pf Similars by decreasing oily skin which is a key characteristic of acromegaly, a disease of excess hGH. These findings, like others in homeopathy, suggest that a different mechanism of action may be operating than the conventional theory of receptor-ligand binding pharmacology. It is hypothesized that HrhGH at nanomolar concentrations may work via its unique biochemical electromagnetic properties on stratum corneum elastic fibers as well as at the level of the DNA. Like retinoic acid, HrhGH may work at the ultra-structural level to improve linearity of elastin fibers.

Estroven review : Does this black cohosh supplement ease menopause symptoms and hot flashes in women?

Are you a woman looking for some advice on treating your menopause symptoms and confused about which supplement to take?

Then perhaps you need to read this article. Although I am a man and technically not qualified enough to give women advice on this important issue, but I know my stuff and I’ve done huge research on how the human endocrine system works and how we can optimize our hormonal systems and improve our health.

When it comes to alleviating the menopausal times and symptoms, most products in the market seem to go for quick fix solutions, offering cheap products to the women.

However, in my opinion, it might not be the best way to restore your hormonal balance and get rid of those nasty aging symptoms. What they’re offering is more like a pill to treat fever. They’re not “curing” the root causes of fever.

Since, the pains and hot flashes can be really uncomfortable , most women are desperately looking for a solution and anything seems to sell now-a-days.

There are people running their herbal supplements business from garages and basements, then there are MLM products for womens’ health.

One of such products is Estroven, a supplement containing Black cohosh and Soy Isoflavones.

Estroven Review: How Safe and Effective is This Product?

Estroven is a menopause relief supplement, supposed to address various symptoms associated with this natural time in life.

Although some of the women face menopause without any difficulty, most of the women meet with some difficulties including hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and severe fatigue.

Some of the menopause relief solutions in the market provide single formula as a treatment for these general symptoms, however a lot of the products available out there either make use of filler ingredients or ingredients on which science is not very well established.

Estroven does provide various types of formulas that can target and treat specific issues. Like the company offers different formulas for Maximum Strength menopause relief, Energy, weight Management, Mood and Memory and Nighttime. This product range is displayed in their official Estroven website.

Their website also comes with some instructions and helpful tips to deal with menopause which include lifestyle changes and some important tips which can be helpful in searching for relief during the hard times.

The formula is backed with a dedicated information page by which consumers are inspired to join the company’s “Estroven Community”.

Where can you buy it?

Customers can buy this product online or else they can buy it from branded conventional shops. The price actually depends on the formula. However the product is generally priced between the ranges of $20-25 per one month supply, which is fairly affordable. They offer discount coupons too through their website.

Ingredients Contained in this Product

Soy Isoflavones, Black Cohosh, Magnolia Bark, Melatonin, Ginkgo Biloba, L-Theanine, Synetrim CQ, B-Vitamin

Issues with the Estroven product

The biggest issue with the Estroven product is it does not seem to be an effective formulation to restore the endocrine balance that gets disturbed with aging.

And that is where the HGH or Human growth hormone comes in.

HGH or Human Growth Hormone is the most comprehensive anti aging hormone that has the potential to control the levels of other hormones in the body – testosterone in men and estrogen in women.


It is well-known that numerous women including well-known Hollywood stars are making use of HGH(human growth hormone) in their anti aging treatments.

Studies show that estrogen is absolutely linked to human growth hormone (HGH)  and HGH can make a big impact on declining estrogen levels.

However, you do not necessarily go the injections therapy route. You can increase and optimize your HGH levels naturally.

Women taking natural HGH releasers like Genf20 Plus have reported gains just like traditional hormone replacement therapy and BHRT , like improved libido, hot flashes alleviation, wrinkles and fine lines decrease, younger looking skin, weight reduction, more energy, increased resistance and general better quality of life.

That is not insignificant and completely harmonious using the reality that estrogen and HGH can operate together in restoring the hormonal equilibrium that so many women desire.

About Estroven

Estroven formulas are specially made with ingredients which can bring relief for menopausal women. The various formulas from the company are slightly different from each other depending on the goal of the formula. However, some key ingredients are available in all the products.

Black Cohosh has the ability to reduce the night sweats and hot flashes. Phytonutrients and Soy Isoflavones can reduce the Estrogen diminishing effect. Although Soy has its bad points too.

Magnolia Bark helps to overcome the irritability and anxiety. Melatonin can regulate your sleep pattern and vitamin B helps the nervous system. It also increases the energy.

The problem with Melatonin though is that it’s a hormone and when used over extended period of time can actually mess up with your inner endocrine chemistry. It should only be taken at night. The worst that can happen is that your body might stop its own natural production of melatonin altogether.

The combination of Ginko Biloba and L-Theanine acts together to increase the blood circulation. Apart from that this particular combination can improve the memory, focus and the concentration.

Synetrim CQ is an ingredient of the Estroven Weight Management formula and it controls your appetite and has the ability in regulating your metabolism.

Estroven is a safe product to use and does not come with side effects associated with hormone replacement therapies.

However, it still misses on some more effective ingredients to alleviate menopausal concerns, and is a weak HGH booster.


About Black cohosh

Black cohosh is a herb native to North America and has been used as a treatment for cognitive and inflammatory conditions. But, it became popular because of its the ability to treat vasomotor symptoms of menopause.

Several supplement manufacturers and womens magazines rate this as one of the most popular best seller womens’ supplement in the western world.

However, the studies done on this seem to offer varying results. Most of the evidence favors the efficiency of Black Cohosh for treatment of vasomotor symptoms.

However it is quite possible that most of the studies were not done properly as most clinical studies now a days are sponsored and truth is efficiency of most of the herbs can never be known fully unless they undergo some big clinical studies under strict medical provisions.

With that said, black cohosh seems to have a good fan following and there are various anecdotal reports and reviews from women taking it as supplement in products like estroven, remifemin and so on.

The effectiveness of Cohosh can be rated “Average”, or “Moderately Good” in treating hot flashes and other symptoms.

However,  Cohosh seem to be safe in human body. Some occasions stomach upsets are reported. But more importantly Black Cohosh does not perform any harm to the liver.

Beware of any supplement that contains only “black cohosh” and makes huge claims that propose a large variety of benefits, there can be only so many remarkable benefits associated with black cohosh.

Why you should always use a multi-ingredient supplement for menopause?

No one herbal ingredient (even black cohosh or soy isoflavones ) can be powerful enough to optimize and restore your hormonal system by itself.

This happens because of the homeostasis system of the body, which tries to resist the changes you are trying to make.

Lets understand this phenomenon with an example. Suppose you take soy isoflavones which contains natural estrogen, to increase your estrogen levels (the primary female hormone and counterpart of testosterone in men).

The human body is intelligent enough to understand what levels of estrogen should actually be present in the body and if your endocrine system “thinks” that the estrogen levels are getting out of hand, then it will begin the processes that down the estrogen.

Our endocrine/hormonal system is too complex to be understood in the context of just a single hormone like estrogen.

The role of estrogen itself is quite complex to understand.

So, the best of the menopause products will always have several ingredients that can balance all the hormones in totality.

Excess natural estrogen in supplements and soy can be bad too, yes some menopause supplements do more harm than good.

That’s why you also need estrogen balancing ingredients like Indole-3-carbinol too , besides estrogen enhancing ones in your supplement.

Ingredients that you should look for?

Besides black cohosh, there are some other powerful hormone restoration ingredients that you can take. Below is a small list with links to the scientific studies.



Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo biloba is a phytoestrogen, which means it can help counteract the effects of low estrogen levels and can mimic the effect that estrogen has on a living organism

Red Raspberry



Recommended menopause supplement

I recommend Provestra, as the menopause supplement you should take. Although it’s aimed more towards reigniting the declining libido and sexual desire in women that comes naturally with menopause and aging, it has all the powerful ingredients that can restore your estrogenic and overall hormonal balance.

So, besides Black cohosh, it contains Ginseng, Red raspberry, Ginkgo biloba, Indole-3-carbinol , L-arginine (an important amino acid that can enhance growth hormone).

It is a much better product than Estroven and targets the endocrine dynamics vis multiple pathways.

However,  Provestra is only a moderate HGH booster as HGH supplements require some other very powerful anti aging herbs and compounds.

If you are looking to enhance growth hormone, the best “youth hormone”, the master hormone that actually governs the levels of other hormones in your body, I seriously suggest that you take a look at Genf20 Plus too.


I recommend Provestra and Genf20 Plus as best menopause relief and anti aging supplements.

Good about Estroven

  • The Estroven ingredients are explained in detail
  • The product is affordable
  • It is available in several formulas
  • Discount coupons are offered
  • There are customer testimonials

Bad about Estroven

  • Results from scientific testing is not shown, while other products like Genf20 Plus have undergone independent clinical studies
  • No money back guarantee is offered
  • Does not target the growth hormone enhancement
  • Has only the estrogen enhancing ingredients and not estrogen balancing ingredients like indole-3-carbinol
  • Long term use of melatonin in estroven is not recommended
  • Misses out on other powerful ingredients for menopause relief and hormonal restoration like Ginseng, Red raspberry,  etc.


and quality of ingredients are the deciding facts of this product.

Xanogen reviews – Does it work along with HGH Factor for male enhancement?

If you’ve read the HGH Factor review on this site, you know already my issues with the ingredients in the product. The best HGH product would be one which influences the body’s hormonal mechanisms via several pathways with diverse ingredients.

Xanogen is marketed as an all natural “male enhancer” to increase penis size and to help sexual dysfunction in men and often marketed along with HGH Factor; it also supposedly has no side effects.

Xanogen claims to give men stronger, firmer and longer lasting erection that last for a long time. It also alleges to supercharge the male sexual libido within hours of use. On paper, it seems like a everything a man suffering from sexual dysfunction may need.

Since male enhancement scams are all the rage these days, the question remains – is Xanogen the real thing? Or, is it one of those rip offs you should beware of.


To find out whether this product works or otherwise, we have to look at its list of ingredients.

Xanogen’s ingredients are a nice combination of potent herbs such as Epimedium, which is also called Horny goat weed, Tribulus, L-arginine, Muira puama, catuaba and tongkat ali.

Tribulus and Tongkat ali increase production of testosterone in our body so, that’s good. The maca increases stamina, L-arginine and tongkat ali is highly effective against battling E.D.

Other herbs such as catuaba, muira puama and damaina act as aphrodisiac and help improve sex drive and testosterone levels in our body. Xanogen should work like a dream.

However…Is it Worth It?

Right off the bat, Xanogen is higher in price than any other male enhancement products, which tends to turn consumers away. However, they do offer a 60-day money back guarantee if the product does not work for you.

However, Read the ins and outs of the money back guarantee thoroughly so you understand the policy. There seem to be problems with refunding the product , based on online user reviews of the product.

The product itself is worth the price considering the benefits that it has to offer, despite the higher price tag for a month’s supply, particularly say if you suffer from erectile dysfunction. It is good. Is it too good to be true, though?

Cons of Xanogen

– The pills are not enteric coated which dramatically reduces the effectiveness as the ingredients are not fully absorbed into the system.

– Not many positive consumer reviews can be found online

– Does not contain Shilajit, a rare Himalayan compound with incredible male enhancement benefits

– Does not contain Panax or Korean ginseng

– No clinical study done on its “male enhancement” properties while there are other products having better combination of ingredients and also clinically proven to work

Is Xanogen associated in anyway with male enhancement SCAMS – Beware of the Male enhancement Pills SCAMS!

Usually credit card scams, they are operated from outside the United States. Usually you will have companies offering you a free bottle to get you started on making your penis bigger – You just pay the $5 for the shipping.

Brilliant deal, huh? Not so much.

You are basically handing over your credit card number and then they start billing you for anything and everything! These scams are operated out of countries like Cyprus, Russia, Cameroon, and other far away locations so money back is never really guaranteed.

The rule of thumb; almost every Free Trial is a SCAM.

All the sites run by an unnamed “Porn Star” are most definitely scams. Porn Stars would never choose to hide their faces from anything. Some are actually run out of America and Canada but most of the time though these operations are offshore so the FBI can’t get them.

Bottom Line : Don’t Fall for the free trial offers

Every porn site displays those ads offering to make your penis bigger. Video promotions titled Jack and His Magic Beans or One dumb trick and the like can be viewed online which the scammers use to trick people.

It’s a fairytale guys, just like the story Jack and the Beanstalk. It will offer you a FREE Trial of pills but in reality is just a credit card scam.

To wrap it up, it seems that the Canadian conmen are behind this product – Xanogen. If you have ever seen the website 3inchesin3weeks.com you have seen the heart of this scam.


It has a poorly edited video meant to trick you into thinking you can grow your penis 3 inches in 3 weeks using Xanogen. All the while, it is really just a credit card scam.

There also seem to be numerous horror stories about Xanogen, from guys who have been charged several times for this scam to those who cannot get their money back.

With all this shady marketing and poor reviews and customer complaints, we can conclude Xanogen is most probably a scam, no matter how good it looks on print. Avoid it, keep your wallet healthy.

Another reason, it might be a scam is that it is produced by the same company behind HGH Factor.

Can HGH increase penis size?


While several benefits of HGH have been clinically proven, the “effect” on penis size can be a topic of huge debate mainly because there are no scientific studies done on it except a few like this one which was done on young boys with growth hormone deficiency.

Besides, there are some anecdotal evidence from the bodybuilding community who have seen penile enlargement as a result of HGH injections use.

However, the safety of HGH injections is of great concern and natural HGH supplements along with male enhancement products like Vigrx Plus seem to be better options to increase HGH, testosterone and dopamine in the body collectively and comprehensively.

The “amino acids” and other ingredients in these two products should also work to enhance nitric oxide and balance the dopamine-serotonin neurotransmitters.

There are other reasons to believe that this combination should work. Clinically depressed people with low levels of dopamine often see a shrinkage in penis size which seems to stop if they take a dopamine enhancer like L-dopa or mucuna pruriens or acetylcholine.

Here is another article on benefits of acetylcholine in sex. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that helps brain function and also facilitates erectile function, leading to stronger and harder erections.

Just ensure you take only clinically proven HGH and male enhancement supplement.

Review of HGH Factor

It could be the merchandise is not for someone who’s an advanced athlete also I push myself really difficult, says a user.

Now your very best choice will function as Growth Factor Plus w/ Somatroppinne or Growth Factor Plus w/ Super Growth spray formula, plus follow with a few processes to boost the procedure up within 6 months approximately.

Amp those amounts of HGH up and you’ll get a concurrent upsurge in IGF-1 also.

Women and men trying to find innovative and new means of raising this muscle mass now are actually turning to nutritional supplements in growing amounts. No, all you require is Growth Factor Plus w/ Somatroppinne or Growth Factor Plus w/ Super Growth for 6 months approximately , as well as the processes I recommend to all, like the stretching exercises in the day-to-day basis, have more nutritional foods in your daily diet, get 8-10 hours nightly, favorable patient head to anticipate increase in height and overtime, by using either mix and following these processes, it is possible to be prepared to grow taller within the 6 months approximately. That is all !

One is HGH Factor alone as only this formula’s pills as well as another one which you mentioned, which will be the (Special Opening Height Development), that is the Growth Factor Plus jointly w/ Somatroppinne HGH pills, and they called it specific” because they both formulas work unbelievable collectively for more effectiveness on height growth, and at times they’ve reductions because of this special” bundle of supply.

Growth Factor Plus are the real pills to generate us grow taller, and Somatroppinne are the HGH pills to boost up the height procedure and possible to get better and quicker results, so hence, by using both of these or Growth Factor Plus w/ Super Growth spray formula , plus with following the processes I personally advocate, it’ll induce the body to naturally regrow in height again and thus, lead to growing in height.

Can It Be Worth Buying? Understand The Truth

By coercing the body to make natural HGH alone being an effective HGH releaser, HGH Factor operates. Yes, you are able to grow taller and by utilizing the Growth Factor Plus w/ Somatroppinne or Growth Factor Plus w/ Super Growth , it is possible to get to lift your height by those 2 total inches you would like, plus you shoulddo some processes in the day-to-day basis, exercise, healthful diet, sleep 8-10 hours nightly, have an optimistic patient head to anticipate those development of inches, and with using the nutritional supplements I mentioned previously within 6 months approximately.

As an effect of criticism expressed by the CAS Panel on the statistical procedure initially placed on the determination of the evaluation’s DLs, new statistical evaluations were performed on a heightened variety of hGH doping control data (samples from sportsmen handled under actual doping control conditions of sample collection, transport, storage and evaluation, including standardized analytic protocols and instrumentation) by two independent teams of statisticians.

It is a story composed by what is apparently a school coed” girl, talking about how she ordered Xanogen and HGH Factor for her boyfriend, as well as the results were nothing short of awesome. Seemingly, he got close to 3 inches in length from applying this mixture, and today she must almost defeat other girls away having a stick from sucking his newfound big pole. Growth factor-9 side effects include upset stomach if taken without eating a meal that is full, so ensure that you take it. The natural decrease in HGH secretion which comes with aging is quite actual, and that isn’t an indictment on the use of hormonal replacement strategies supervised by a doctor for mature adults. According to the teachings folks needed to take both pills once each morning and when prior to going to sleep.

As stated by the manufacturers of hgh factor, in addition they record improved sexual drive” as among the merchandise benefits. While these claims could possibly be challenged, there’s absolutely no credible evidence or studies which reason it doesn’t. Most businesses offering a complimentary bottle of pills are valid, since they understand when the product functions before you reach your desired size, you are going to desire to maintain paying for it. Effectiveness and the scientific validity of the hGH biomarkers strategy was documented in multiple scientific publications for more than a decade.

Regardless, take into account when an oral nutritional supplement were demonstrated to raise HGH levels in people, this may be considered a medical breakthrough that is tremendous, and could be made news across the planet. Some reviews online show the merchandise Xanogen was marketed with imitation reviews” and fake blogs”. HyperGH14x additionally includes a bunch of other products which operate in synergy to improve HGH along with Astragalus root extract. This web site reviews are being often checked out by me and I post those who find themselves taking the nutritional supplements this on the final day of the month Jan as encouragement. The reality is the fact that HGH supplements similar to this product are frequently over-promoted.

But, the creation of HGH starts decreasing with age and this really is what’s the principal factor behind every one of the aging processes in your body. Furthermore, the producers say that Somatropinne is extremely powerful when taken either in the type of oral sprays or pills, to reinforce the aftereffects of the nutritional supplement a lot more. Such studies had recently been done – one on mixture of arginine and lysine amino acids which raised HGH levels in the body. HGH Variable formula features exceptionally powerful herbal ingredients, which activate the release of growth hormone straight into your bloodstream.

As your generation of growth hormone falls ages anybody doesn’t regenerate itself rapidly as it used to when you had been younger. Powerful HGH boosters include ingredients that ensure it and stimulate the pituitary gland pumps help with muscle development and to turbocharge the healing process. And so, I’d personally take Growth Factor Plus pills w/ Somatropinne pills for at least 3-6 months at minimum to experience 2-4″ inches of height. L-Arginine which directly raises human growth hormone levels and speeds up tissue repair for post workout recovery that is better. HGH treatments also can have unwanted effects that are minimal, so appropriate research continues to be essential.

Growth Factor 9 claims to utilize a proprietary blend of amino acids that could support your pituitary gland to naturally boost your body’s own HGH amounts while the best approach to raising HGH in your body was formerly through injections at your doctor’s office. The ingredients within this product are broken up into 2 groups: HGH stimulator and HGH releaser. With HGH Factor, it is possible to turn the clock back and also make your thoughts more powerful and younger.

Growth Factor 9 claims to utilize a proprietary blend of amino acids that could support your pituitary gland to naturally boost your body’s own HGH amounts while the best approach to raising HGH in your body was formerly through injections at your doctor’s office.
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Based on over 30 years of research, Growth Factor 9 is a dietary supplement that’s promised to foster natural HGH with a mean of 682 percent, also to unleash your absolute performance and anti-aging possibility.”

Moreover, Growth Factor 9 is promised to be a tested, maximum strength formula which will help reinforce bones and joints, reduce wrinkles as well as other signals of aging, increase libido, improve your mood, and much more. Yes, I support one to actually share your results by so or every month.

I do look forward to get the Growth Factor Plus even though to be honest, the Supergrowth spray formula did work for me personally. You do understand the reviews from quite a few people out there, is what actually backs up the merchandise for before-and-after results. Beside amino acids like L Tyrosine, L Arginine and L Valine, ingredients that are powerful in ThinMist contain growth and chromium factor complex composed of GABA, DHEA, elk antler velvet, etc.

HGH supplements for bodybuilding vs antiaging

The articles on this website relate to and apply equally to HGH supplements for bodybuilding or anti aging.

However, for bodybuilders, they might need something extra in their hGH supplement.

So, apart from the 7 MUST have ingredients, their supplement might also include DHEA, tribulus terrestris etc. which are complementary hormone secretagogues and have other benefits to bodybuilding like increasing testosterone as well.

I recommend HyperGH 14X as HGH bodybuilding supplement. Here is a review in which I compare HGH Factor with HyperGH 14X.

Will HGH supplements really work for you? Why don’t they work?

Why hGH supplements might not work for you?


After doing a comprehensive analysis of the mechanism and ingredients by which we can increase hGH levels, I also came across some crucial points I need to present before anyone interested in HGH supplements.

There are certain scenarios when the HGH supplements might not work that well for you in increasing HGH, or perhaps they might not work at all.

Here I am listing those possible circumstances:-

1). REASON 1 :- If you have LOTS and LOTS of (amount wise and proportion wise) abdominal fat

Cortisol & Belly Fat

Should you be afflicted by those fat stores gathered centrally around the organs of the abdominal region, HGH release will be much more diminished to begin with.

If you are identified as someone who’s carrying LOTS of weight around the belly region, then ingredients in HGH supplements will have a hard time in helping you increase your body’s HGH production.

That is because of a variety of reasons.

First off, the belly fat causes the pituitary gland to decrease hGH production. The belly fat is the hardest to get rid of because it was put there by your system as a “survival” mechanism. Call it “unconscious” mechanism. So, it would be difficult for most people to convince their body system that they don’t need belly fat for their survival.

Also, the belly fat is a sign of chronic stress or high cortisol, which I emphasize upon later in this article.

And moreover, Visceral adiposity (belly fat) is usually a warning sign of both insulin and leptin resistance and, because of this, can be quite challenging to shed completely for good.


If it is because of “insulin” resistance, there is a high chance that ingredients in HGH supplements that work via “insulin pathway” will NOT work effectively.

The greater your ratio of abdominal fat to muscle mass, the more insulin-resistant you probably are.

As you enhance your muscle mass, your insulin requirements will be reduced. Long-term, regular physically demanding and strenuous exercise also decreases insulin resistance.

In my knowledge, it takes approximately a couple weeks of everyday strenuous workouts to come up with a steady, increased level of insulin sensitivity via increased production of glucose transporters in muscle cells.

In addition, the workout must be strenuous and “anaerobic” – not aerobic. There are a couple of reasons behind this:

First, the blood sugar drop during and after continuous anaerobic exercise will be considerably higher than after a similar period of aerobic exercise. So, insulin will be decreased MORE and HGH will be released MORE.

Secondly, for a comprehensive efficient transport of glucose into muscle cells, as muscle strength and bulk develop, “glucose transporters” in these cells will greatly increase in number. Glucose transporters also become more numerous in tissues other than muscle, including the liver.

Glucose transporter (GLUT4) receptors are upregulated by intense exercise.

This increased response rate is synonymous with “insulin sensitivity”.

The advantages of anaerobic exercise extend not just to upgregulation of insulin receptors, but also to sustaining high levels of dopamine “reward” receptors.

A study of exercised rates by McRae et al at University of Texas indicated that physical exercise has a protective effect on D2 dopamine receptors, whilst keeping levels of dopamine (DA) and dopamine metabolite (DOPAC) low.

In other words, intense physical exercise is good for dopamine production in the body.

So, by strenuous anaerobic exercise, you will be hitting two birds with one stone, ie. maximizing the potential of “insulin pathway” and “dopaminergic pathway” of HGH supplements.

Leptin resistance

If your high abdominal FAT is because of “leptin” resistance, there is a high chance that you won’t be able to stick to the various dieting guidelines I have outlined, especially the “management of glucose levels” and “tolerating hunger”.

The good news is, studies have shown that decreasing HGH due to body fat gain is partly reversible with weight loss.

The most effective of those fat loss diets and programs work by actively modulating the levels of hormones insulin or leptin, by adjusting the type of food we eat (low glycemic or low carbohydrate are best), or by modifications of meal size and/or meal times.

Alternately, there are certain effective diet pills that work via multiple mechanisms (appetite suppression along with metabolism enhancement) that can be used to moderate the specific hormones and peptides associated with satiety.

And the last strategy might be learning how to learn and deal with always being somewhat hungry.

Remember “hunger is NOT an emergency”.


IF you have LOTS of abdominal fat, I recommend you to focus on weight loss first, before considering HGH supplements. Consider an effective diet you can stick with (low glycemic or low carbohydrate are best) and combine it with an effective weight loss pill.

The good news is latest work has led to the findings of successful, all-natural strategies to dealing with leptin resistance.

To learn more, see: “Deflating your spare tire for a longer, leaner life- Understanding the risks of leptin resistance” Life Extension, February 2009,58

2). REASON 2 :- If you have extremely HIGH or extremely LOW cortisol

Almost all of us have a high cortisol because of the hectic lifestyle or schedule. HGH supplements can increase HGH and thereby bring cortisol to normal levels.

However, some people have extremely HIGH levels of this “stress hormone”.

As explained earlier, chronic stress causes prolonged exposure to HIGH levels of cortisol, so much so that the entire human body becomes addicted to cortisol.

HGH supplements tend to decrease cortisol via various mechanisms and HGH decreases cortisol too.

If your body has extremely HIGH cortisol levels and is ‘too hooked’ on cortisol, chances are it will NOT like the changes HGH supplements are supposed to bring about, homeostasis will kick in, and the body will try to get back the levels of cortisol it desires and in the process begin decreasing HGH.

The endocrine system is far too complex for us to fully understand. As I said earlier, even the scientists who have researched on it for years don’t understand it fully.

My recommendation would be to first deal with and check what is causing your high cortisol. I still have to do much research on this subject, and you should too.

However, here are few things one needs to explore –

Get a medical checkup and talk to your endocrinologist as to why do you have such HIGH levels of CORTISOL.

– If HIGH cortisol is primarily caused by psychological reasons, Learn the idea of letting go. Taking too much control is an addiction and illusion.

– Latest research reveals that the human brain is flexible and neuroplastic in structure and “Mindfulness meditation” can alter the structure of the brain.

This “neuroplasticity” attribute has huge implication on our mental health both in a good and bad way; if you consistently harbour depressed, pessimistic, paranoid, worrisome and nervous thoughts sad to say you are going to develop and reinforce the parts of brain which allow these unhealthy thoughts.

When we practice mindfulness meditation however we grow the actual physical structures in the human brain associated with sense of being peaceful and eliminating unhappy, angry, anxious and stressful thinking.

What happens if you have too low cortisol?

Well, hGH supplements will further lower cortisol, and this may lead to side effects like fatigue, gastrointestinal problems etc.

The best way to deal with this is to start with lower dosage of HGH supplements.

If you are looking for recommended products, I recommend these two HGH products – Genf20 Plus and HyperGH 14X.

How to increase the efficiency of an HGH supplement?

Whenever we take a supplement, we buy it online , the product comes at our door, we pop it and expect miracles to happen on our own.

This is because of the false illusion that money can buy happiness.

Money can’t do anything good to your health unless God Almighty wants and God willing, He will help those who want to help themselves and take proper actions.

So, if you are seriously thinking to get an HGH supplement that can benefit in your anti aging or bodybuilding pursuits, I seriously recommend you to take the following steps:-

1). Understand why and how HGH supplements work by exploring the various mechanisms involved.

2). Try to follow the tips included in each of those sections, including but not limited to:-

i. Having a Deep sleep every night

ii. Increasing your protein intake and including legumes and fiber in your diet

iii. Increasing your dopamine levels by getting involved in healthy activities that give you pleasure and joy (Even a good park stroll will help)

iv. Including laughter and joy in your life which is connected to your dopamine levels and helps to reduce cortisol levels

v. Learning management of insulin and blood glucose levels throughout the day and especially before sleep

vi Avoiding garbage carb snacks and high-glycemic-load carbohydrates

vii. Decreasing and managing stress in your life and eliminating depression if any

3). The mechanisms of HGH release give you basic idea how HGH supplements are supposed to work. It’s your duty to ensure that they do. Try to read more tips on good authority websites on how to successfully make use of these mechanisms or pathways, even more.

4). Keep yourself updated with new scientific information and research being carried out

5). The HGH supplements heavily depend on influencing your body’s neurochemistry and synthesis of neurotransmitters in the brain. One way to strengthen this process is to consume a B complex vitamin that should definitely have niacin (vitamin B3) and preferably also vitamin B6.

6). Involve in exercise, if possible HIIT or high intensity interval training is best

High intensity exercise combined with amino acids intake is a powerful combination. Powerful and substantial proof exists that a combination of arginine and ornithine increases the outcomes of strength training by helping to enhance lean body mass and strength. The analysis also established that oral doses as relatively small as 1 gram of ornithine and arginine were effective in enhancing strength and lean tissue mass.

7). Understand what factors might hinder your success with HGH supplements.

8). Emphasize on all safe methods for enhancing endogenous HGH production which include: losing excess body fat, particularly abdominal fat; avoiding high-glycemic load carbohydrates; optimizing sleep habits; eating a high-protein, low-carbohydrate snack before bedtime; and exercising regularly to your lactate threshold. Targeted nutrients including choline, arginine, ornithine, glycine, glutamine, and niacin (vitamin B3) can help support endogenous GH secretion, assist muscle growth and recovery from exercise, and promote healthy sleep.