GHR-15 Growth Hormone Anti Aging Formula Review – Part II
This is part 2 of our article on the GHR-15 growth hormone anti aging formula. If you missed part 1 of our article, please click here!
L-Glutamine (an amino acid) for instance, may indeed be very effective at raising plasma GH levels. A study published in The American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition indicated that a 2-gram (about half a teaspoon of powder) oral serving of glutamine significantly (albeit briefly) raised the levels of plasma HGH (the amount of growth hormone circulating in the blood).
Other un-corroborated studies suggest that supplementing with significant amounts (from 1-2 grams) of a blend of the amino acids glutamine, ornithine, lysine and arginine may also be effective at temporarily elevating plasma HGH.
Other aminos, like arginine, seem to be effective at stimulating HGH when used in high doses — 15-30 grams seems to be most effective. The problem with the studies documenting the correlation between amino acid supplementation and increased HGH levels is that they are, for the most part, inconsistant. Results vary — from the significant to the insignificant. In other words, it’s easy for the manufacturer to be selective when they present case studies documenting the effectiveness of the GHR-15 growth hormone anti-aging formula.
As for the other ingredients?
I don’t think there’s much to be said for the plant sterols – these are healthy but seriously underdosed. And personally, I’d pass on anything with “hypothalamus” in it, unless a) I knew exactly which animal it was from; and b) whether said animal had been tested for transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE).
GABA, on the other hand, is an interesting compound. GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter derived from glutamate (an amino acid and excitatory neurotransmitter). When taken in supplemental form, GABA has a mild sedative effect that can aid relaxation and sleep.
Nonetheless, the evdence showing GABA’s worth in this regard is pretty inconclusive. Animal studies have not generated great results (see Alcohol. 2000 Apr;20(3):293-304) concluding…
“…gamma-hydroxybutyric acid is not an effective growth hormone secretagogue.”
And human studies have been contradictory. One study (see Acta Endocrinol (Copenh). 1980 Feb;93(2):149-54) showed that although a single 5 gram dose (5,000 mg) of GABA raised GH levels, taking a high dose (18 grams) daily for several days seemed to lower GH release. Go figure.
OK, enough theory. Let’s get to the bottom line on the GHR-15 anti aging formula. In fact, we’ve got several real, fundamental problems…
1. Any positive effects on plasma hGH demonstrated by ANY of the ingredients in GHR-15 have been done so with significantly more ingredient than contained in this product.
2. There are no accredited clinical trials documenting an increased level of hGH with the GHR-15 anti-aging formula.
3. There are no accredited clinical trials documenting that relatively short periods of moderate elevation of plasma hGH levels have a significant effect on health and well-being.
4. Much of the evidence used to verify many of these compounds’ effectiveness is inconsistent or anecdotal.
In other words, I find it highly unlikely that you will experience ANY positive effects by supplementing with the GHR-15 anti aging formula (in fact, since I first published this article in my newsletter, I’ve received several emails from subscribers indicating that they experienced no results with the product).
Please… don’t be swayed by the fact that this product has a money-back guarantee if you don’t experience results after 3 months. This is a common marketing strategy; most unsatisfied customers never return empty bottles for a refund, and are even less likely to after a 3 month period (After all, the wake-up call — the charge on your credit card, is long forgotten). 3 months is also the end of the grace period most credit card companies allow for making a charge-back. That means that after that time period, you’ll have a difficult time getting your credit card company to reverse a credit charge on a company that is refusing to refund your money back.
To be fair, from what I’ve seen in the newsgroups, this company does refund unsatisfied clients. So if you MUST experiment, please be sure to ask for your money back if you’re not satisfied (if you do decide to experiment, please send me your comments — I’d love to know what you think).
I would suggest that if you’re looking to EXPERIMENT with a product that you can supplement with doses high enough to generate increased levels of plasma hGH as well as receiving additional benefits…
You should consider supplementing with l-glutamine. It’s relatively inexpensive, and it’s a great supplement regardless of its effects on plasma hGH levels. If you’re interested, I’ve written an article about it here! Other possibilities include arginine — at high enough doses.
Otherwise, unless you’ve got money to burn, I’d give the GHR-15 anti aging formula a miss. I really think you’ll be disappointed.
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