is a banned substance under International Doping
Control Regulations, while naturally produced pituitary-GH
is completely legal. The only legal form of GH in athletes
is that which is produced by the pituitary gland in response
to ingesting large amounts of the amino acid L-Arginine. This
pulsatile form of GH is completely natural and does not possess
any of the negative side effects related to synthetic GH.
key factor in the natural generation of GH is to provide L-Arginine
with a Blind Amino Acid Rider, which allows Arginine to cross
the Blood-Brain Barrier.
biochemical complexities of generating GH and testosterone
in humans are based on the GH Production System (GHPS) in
the pituitary gland. L-Arginine cannot cross the Blood-Brain
Barrier (BBB) without a Blind Amino Acid Rider, as L-Arginine
was identified as a Blind Amino Acid in 1983, and
therefore incapable of crossing the BBB to elicit
a GH response without a Rider.
Johansson et al. clinical trials (1995) proved that
GH could cross the BBB. In a cross-over, placebo-controlled,
9-month treatment study, Burman et al. (1996) confirmed
the previous findings that GH can cross the Blood-Brain Barrier
(BBB). If L-Arginine does not cross the BBB via a Blind Amino
Acid Rider, no GH is produced.
International Federation of Sports Medicine and the
International Olympic Committee and Medical Commission
state that “GH can allow an athlete to undergo harder
training without negative changes by normalizing levels of
monoamine metabolites and neuropeptides.” They also
concluded that “GH can prevent psychological disruptions
which could lead to negative impacts on concentration and
of motivation in athletes is a well recognized objective to
success, and elevation or reinstation of GH levels results
in significant increase in positive athletic output and attitude.
Athletes that experience lack of confidence and slumps
in performance typically suffer from low GH levels.
Lysine, Ornithine, or Citrulline may be used in an L-Arginine
formula capable of crossing the BBB to elicit a GH/Testosterone
response. Though these ingredients are typically seen in L-Arginine
formulas, they represent lack of knowledge in the field of
appropriate GH and testosterone levels are reached, the athlete
can compete at world-class levels. This is of particular importance
in athletes over age 25, as GH levels begin their decline
at age 23, and accelerate as aging progresses. This decline
causes dramatic reductions in sports performance, lean muscle
mass, and increased body fat.
doses below 10,000 mg are completely ineffectual
in generating Growth Hormone (GH). The system complexity of
designing L-Arginine formulas that actually cross the BBB
requires intricate knowledge of L-Arginine biochemistry and
Blind Amino Acid Riders, as well as specific dose-timing properties
sufficient testosterone and GH, an athlete is doomed to failure.