Photo: Brad Pilon, author of Eat Stop Eat, a book advocating Intermittent Fasting
I recently learned from Dr. Erika Thost that HGH supplementation has become extremely expensive and difficult (political?).
I offered to document alternative strategies I’ve encountered, so this post is a work in progress documenting those alternatives:
- L-Arginine (and some other amino acids) taken on an empty stomach are known to cross the blood-brain barrier and stimulate increase HGH secretion. In my own personal test, my HGH level was increased from 2 to 10 ng/dl (on two consecutive mornings) This personal result was done by me as measured by my skeptical Endocrinologist back around 1983-5, when I was in my 30’s. The “cocktail” I took was approximately: 4-6g L-Ornithine and/or L-Argninine plus 500-1000 mg L-Phenylalanine or L-Tyrosine about 1-2 hours before the blood draw.
- Intermittent fasting is now well documented to raise GH levels (reports of 2000% increases for men and 1300% for women are out there), though 700%+ after 26 hours may be a more common response.
- My own massive transformation (dropping ~40-50 pounds of fat and inflammation while gaining muscle mass, over the course of 2-3 months) used a “Cleanse and Fat Burning System” that happens to have included Intermittent Fasting (though they called the I.F. “Cleanse days”).