Collagen – Essential for skin health

Collagen is a component of all cellular tissue, and is composed of proteins synthesized by fibroblast cells. It looks like fibers under a microscope, and makes up about 80% of skin content, especially in the dermis region. This is because its role is an essential one in maintaining the firmness and elasticity of skin; once collagen levels decline, the skin starts to get damaged easily, develop wrinkles, and sag. Clearly, if you want to look young, your collagen levels need to be high as well. Read the rest of this entry »

The benefits of GABA

GABA or Gamma Aminobutyric Acid is one of those nutrients that work well as a HGH releaser, even if taken on its own, although it is frequently combined with other nutrients in a formulation. It is technically, a non essential amino acid that is mainly concentrated in the brain and nervous system. Although the body is capable of manufacturing GABA on its own (from glutamine and vitamin B6), you are better off obtaining it from your diet or supplements, and not leaving it entirely to your body to synthesize it. Read the rest of this entry »

HGH vs body fat theory reexamined

Are you aware that there is a firm connection between low HGH levels and obesity? Is this why people who are in their 30s can be spotted almost straight away by the very obvious fact that they are more “padded”? Don’t just take my word for it, but go out and observe many people in their 30s – what is the most common physical sign that they are no longer in their 20s? To me, it’s the extra weight that many of them carry around! Read the rest of this entry »

Resveratrol and rapamycin anti aging potential

Reading this article brings back a sense of déjà vu for me, as it wasn’t very long ago that I was reporting the same thing. But now, it seems we can look forward to even longer lifespans, perhaps five decades past a hundred. New drugs that can increase lifespan are currently being developed, which may be released within the next 5 to 10 years, it seems?!

Apparently, these drugs are based on the active ingredients in resveratrol, which is actually a type of defensive “plant toxin” that helps the plants combat diseases which threaten them. Resveratrol has in recent years, been touted to be a very powerful antioxidant, anti cancer agent, and was shown to increase lifespan in some small organisms, at least. But is it true that such a common element found in red wine and red grape juice can significantly boost the upper limits of human lifespan? Read the rest of this entry »

Deer antler velvet

If you notice, many HGH formulations nowadays contain deer antler extract. More precisely, they contain deer antler velvet extract, which are the extracts from immature deer antlers. It seems like almost any HGH product must have deer antler velvet in their ingredients list these days. So what is it about deer antler velvet that makes it so much in demand? Is there something special or magical within these bony outgrowths of animals, or is all this marketing gimmicks – mere hearsay? Read the rest of this entry »