There are many products that claim to stimulate HGH production, and function as secretagogues, but not many will work if you take them as suggested. And why is this so? Let’s look at the main underlying reasons for this.
Firstly, let’s get this clear. We are talking about amino acid based formulations that work by stimulating the pituitary gland to release more growth hormone (GH/HGH). These are relatively the cheapest HGH products on the market, and for those hyper-worry types, there are virtually no side effects incurred by using them. You just need to cycle them off on a periodic basis. But the downside is that their effect is often somewhat muted, compared to conventional injections. It is dependent largely on the condition of the person’s pituitary gland, age, and overall health.
In order to stimulate the pituitary gland into action, amino acid based HGH releasers need consistent usage, and you need to take them on an empty stomach (you’ll waste them if your stomach contains even a little food). These though, are not the real reasons why some amino acid based secretagogues don’t seem to work for many people.
Many secretagogues don’t work because they simply contain too little amino acids to actually have any significant effect on the pituitary gland. For example, in order for arginine to have any effect, you need to take a dosage of at least 1 gram and above. Most people actually need to take 2 grams or more just to experience any kind of effect. So if the product contains in total, only a couple of grams of amino acids per serving, and assuming that it contains several kinds in all, will it be enough to work? That’s the question.
That said, amino acids are not really all that cheap, especially if you want to construct or devise your own stack. I’ve been using amino acid stacks for years, and still don’t find them cheap. It is more expensive and difficult to buy many amino acids individually, and then combine them all together to form a stack then it is to buy a ready made product – with all those amino acids already included as part of the ingredients. That’s been my experience so far.
When searching for the right amino acid based HGH releaser/secretagogue, remember to bear this in mind. The product must contain enough amino acids per serving in order for it to be effective in any way. I’ve seen and used a few products that just had a way too low amount of amino acids to make any difference to a person’s GH level.
Also, some products only contain a few types of amino acids, while others have more types. Having more types of amino acids in the formulation can contribute to a greater synergistic effect. Remember that amino acids work best in conjunction with each other, and other nutrients as well.
You’ll need to do a bit of mathematical calculations to arrive at the best cost per serving ratio, and only buy the product that offers that. To elaborate, if the product only has a total of 30 servings per bottle/pack, and each serving only contains a couple of grams of amino acids, you’d need to take several servings each time. Is it worth your wallet, or is there a better product with more “bang for the buck?”
Finally, with amino acid based HGH releasers/secretagogues, you are depending on your pituitary to produce GH on its own, so it needs any boost it can get. You need to put in effort, like maintaining a regular workout schedule, get adequate sleep, ditch unhealthy practices, and so forth, as I’ve mentioned many times here. In fact, this also applies for any other mode used to improve health, whatsoever. Many people simply do not put in any effort towards improving their health, often because of laziness or lack of discipline. Is it any wonder why their health condition is never at a satisfactory level?