Diminishing pituitary gland function reduces the secretion of growth hormone as we age. You might not realize it, but adults need growth hormone for healthy metabolism and bone mineral density, maintaining a good ratio of lean tissue to body fat, and for healthy skin. Growth hormone provides anabolic (tissue-building) effects, but by the time we reach our forties, levels can fall by as much as 50% from those present in childhood. Less than optimal pituitary function can therefore lead to a state of catabolism or tissue breakdown, that often manifests as:
Increasing waist size
Decreasing lean muscle mass
Increasing body fat
Rising levels of dangerous fats such as low-density lipoprotein.
Aging may affect a number of important stimuli for growth hormone release such as optimum levels of sleep and exercise, low blood sugar levels, and levels of tissue-building amino acids such as arginine. Meanwhile, inhibitors of growth hormone secretion can become more prominent – such as a growth hormone blocker called somatostatin as well as rising blood levels of sugars and free fatty acids.Fortunately, there are a number of ways to naturally slow down the rate at which growth hormone secretion declines. Firstly, somatostatin can itself be inhibited with cholinergic agonists such as choline.1 Secondly, human studies show that amino acids such as arginine and ornithine can help preserve and maximize lean tissue mass2 as well as supporting efforts to exercise more effectively – a key factor in increasing growth hormone production. Thirdly, these anabolic effects can be complemented with the amino acids glutamine and glycine, which help to stimulate the release of endogenous growth hormone.3Growth hormone is secreted in cycles during the day, with the greatest spurts occurring during exercise and shortly after falling asleep. Life Extension now offers two new formulas to help support maintenance of body composition and pituitary function. GH Pituitary Support Night Formula, to be taken before bedtime, contains glutamine and glycine to help support optimal pituitary function.
This product contains NO milk, egg, fish, peanuts, crustacean shellfish (lobster, crab, shrimp), soybeans, tree nuts, wheat, yeast, gluten, corn, or rice. Contains NO sugar, and no artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, or preservatives.
Dosage and Use
Adults take four capsules on an empty stomach before bedtime, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
May be used in addition to GH Pituitary Support Day Formula.
If you have significant kidney or liver disease, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product.
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*Not intended to diagnose or treat diseases or ailments, and is not reviewed by the
Uses & Indications.
Support Healthy Metabolism
Maintain Good Balance Of Muscle Tissue To Body Fat
Ailments & Concerns.
Effects Of Aging
Excess Body Fat
Questions and answers:
Asked on: April 21, 2013 Question: sir i want to know that is this product really do work aftr the age of 25 year. n is thre any side effect of this product for our health.????????
00A: If you have kidney or liver disease it is best to consult with your physician before taking, other than that, I do not see any other warnings. If you have any additional concerns about taking this supplement, it is best to consult with your physician. Results on this supplement and all of our other supplements do vary so unfortunately I cannot confirm 100% that this will work for you but your physician may be able to provide you more insight and the information you are looking for.
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