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Diminishing pituitary gland function can have far-reaching effects on the secretion of growth hormone. Growth hormone is essential for children’s growth‚ but adults also need it 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. However‚ research shows that in aging men‚ the amplitude of pulsatile growth hormone release (the magnitude of the growth hormone pulse) declines by 50% every seven years after 18–25 years of age. Suboptimal pituitary function can therefore lead to a state of catabolism (tissue breakdown) that often manifests as:
Aging may affect a number of important stimuli needed for growth hormone release such as getting enough sleep and exercise. 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 free fatty acids and glucose.
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. Secondly‚ human studies show that amino acids such as arginine and ornithine can help preserve and maximize lean tissue mass84 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. Growth hormone is secreted in cycles during the day‚ with the greatest spurts occurring during exercise and shortly after falling asleep. Life Extension® offers two formulas to help support maintenance of body composition and pituitary function. GH Pituitary Support Day Formula‚ which should ideally be taken before exercise‚ contains choline plus arginine and ornithine in the alpha-ketoglutarate form. The Night Formula‚ to be taken before bedtime‚ contains glutamine and glycine to help support optimal pituitary function.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.
Serving Size 4 vegetarian capsules
Servings Per Container 30
Amount Per Serving
Niacin (as flush-free 100% inositol hexanicotinate) 20 mg
L-Glutamine (as L-Glutamine alpha-ketoglutarate) 1000 mg
Glycine 1000 mg
Other ingredients: vegetable cellulose (capsule)‚ microcrystalline cellulose‚ stearic acid‚ vegetable stearate‚ silica.
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.
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.
Allergy / Dietary Needs
- GMO Free
- Made In The Usa
- Milk Free
- Egg Free
- Fish Free
- Peanut Free
- Tree Nuts Free
- Corn Free
- Gluten Free
- Rice Free
- Wheat Free
- Sugar Free
- Yeast Free
- Artificial Color Free
- Artificial Flavor Free
- Artificial Sweetener Free
- Preservative Free
- Vegetarian Product