L-DOPA might stimulate the release of growth hormones through regulation of dopamine activity L-DOPA is sold as both a dietary supplement and pharmaceutical drug to increase dopamine concentrations in the brain. In addition, L-DOPA has been suggested to benefit growth hormone levels due to its ability to: Stimulate growth hormone release. Research suggests that … [Read more...]
Beyond its role in puberty, growth hormone (GH) is a major contributor to health throughout our lives. GH supports muscle growth, immune function, cognitive health, and much more. GH declines with age, however, and has been particularly linked to age-related weight gain and muscle loss. Growth hormone supplements are commonly used by both athletes seeking to enhance body composition, and older adults trying to counter age-related GH decline.
Chemical precursor 5-HTP may directly elevate growth hormone levels. 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is naturally found as an amino acid and serves as a metabolic intermediate between tryptophan and serotonin. It has most routinely been used to promote healthy mood and may also potentially benefit growth by: Elevating growth hormone levels. 5-HTP has demonstrated a capacity … [Read more...]
Colostrum might function like a growth hormone thanks to its ability to improve muscle growth, nutrient assimilation and immune function Colostrum is a type of milk that is created in mammals by the mammary glands during the later stages of pregnancy, typically just before birth. Its ability to function much like human growth hormone (HGH) has led many to use it as a … [Read more...]