As we grow older, we suffer major declines in the hormones we need to stay healthy. One of the most important is growth hormone (GH)—often called human growth hormone (hGH) to distinguish it from animal-derived products.

Growth hormone injections

The most effective way of boosting GH blood levels is regular injections. While the cost of synthetic GH injections is very high, it is now available from various doctors in North America.

Amino acids

It has been shown that while the aging pituitary adequately produces GH, its secretion from the pituitary is down-regulated with age. Certain amino acids and vitamins have been shown to help maintain a healthy pituitary.*

These amino acids include:

  • L-Arginine
  • L-Lysine
  • L-Glutamine
  • L-Ornithine
  • Glycine

GH release may be improved if one to three grams of choline and up to two grams of pantothenic acid are taken at the same time as amino acid releasers. Both serve as precursors to the brain’s main neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is known to help maintain a healthy production of somatostatin.