by Danielle Sims
Suppose you can turn back the hands of time to 10 years ago.
You would look younger, have more energy, and be slimmer. HGH
(Human Growth Hormone) is a chemical produced in the pituitary
gland of the brain. HGH is reported to decline starting at the
age of 25. Some of the many benefits of increasing this hormone
in the body are:
o Lose fat, gain muscle
o Increase energy level
o Enhance sexual performance
o Increase cardiac output
o Remove wrinkles
o Eliminate cellulite
o Increase memory retention
o Improve sleep quality
o Improve skin elasticity
o Increase exercise endurance
o Increase bone mass
HGH supplements can cost from $49.95 all the way up to several
hundred dollars for a one month supply. Recently, an amino acid
called GABA has been shown to help increase HGH when taken
internally. You can enjoy the benefits of HGH without paying a
What is GABA?
GABA (Gamma aminobutyric acid) is a gamma neurotransmitter (A
neurotransmitter is a substance that transmits nerve impulses
across a synapse. A synapse is a region where nerve impulses are
transmitted across axon terminals.).
It's in high concentration in the hypothalamus, so it plays a
significant role in hypothalamic-pituitary function. The
pituitary gland is the master endocrine gland affecting all
hormonal functions of the body including Growth Hormone.
A study from the First Medical Clinic at the University of
Milan in Milan, Italy showed "In all of the 19 subjects studied,
compared with 18 controls, plasma growth hormone levels were
significantly increased (above 5 mg/ml) by acute oral
administration of 5g of GABA"
The hypothalamus is a region of the posterior section of the
brain and is the regulating center for visceral (instinctive)
Functions such as sleep cycles, body temperature, and the
activity of the pituitary gland.
There have been literally hundreds of clinical studies on GABA
and numerous studies on GABA's ability to elevate growth hormone
This study showed over a 5 1/2 fold increase in plasma growth
hormone levels 90 minutes after GABA administration. That is a
significant increase unmatched by any other nutritional means.
GABA's growth hormone elevating effects is said to rival that
of potent pharmaceutical compounds.
To benefit from GABA's ability to increase growth hormone
levels and fat burning capabilities, you can start by taking 3-5
mg per day. HGH is released within 90 minutes of falling asleep
so if GABA is being used for fat loss it should be taken
immediately before bed. Taking GABA before bedtime will also
help improve sleep cycles leading to more restful and also has a
calming affect. If GABA is being used for it's calming
properties or any of it's other positive benefits it may be
The powdered form of GABA is ideal since it will be absorbed in
the quickest amount of time. Mix the powder in 8 ounces of water
or juice. This dosage should be taken at night, 30 minutes
GABA is a great addition to any weight loss and diet program.
The added benefit of the anti-aging affects of increased HGH
levels is a definite plus.