Our Review of GHR Essentials
GHR Essentials from Swanson Health is advertised as being designed to elevate the body’s ability to naturally increase the output of Human Growth Hormone (HGH) from the pituitary gland. Many products on the market are currently trying to induce production of human growth hormone, which naturally declines as we age, and all claim to have the most “unique and effective” formula.
Ingredients At A Glance
The formula contains a blend of amino acids, vitamins and natural extracts. We will take a closer look at this product to determine how effective it is as an age-defying daily supplement.
The formula for GHR Essentials contains the amino acids L-Ornithine to promote muscle building activity in the body, L-Arginine for aiding in protein synthesis, L-Lysine for maintaining nitrogen balance and conserving calcium levels, Glycine for maintaining healthy blood sugar levels, and Mucuna Pruriens Extract to stimulate HGH production.
Ingredients in Focus
The formula also contains Vitamin C for its antioxidant properties and Vitamin B-6 for aiding in digestion.
Mucuna Pruriens, commonly known as Velvet Bean Extract, contains L-Dopa, which is thought to stimulate growth hormone production. L-Dopa is commonly used to treat Parkinson’s disease, although many patients do not show any improvement when treated with this drug. Most people using L-Dopa experience some side effects such as nausea, loss of appetite and heart irregularities.
L-Ornithine is thought to stimulate the release of growth hormone in high doses, and is often used to promote wound healing. This amino acid is a precursor to L-Arginine and is believed to promote growth.
L-Arginine is an amino acid that has been shown to increase nitric oxide levels in the blood, and is most often included in formulas for male sexual enhancement in order to help treat symptoms of impotency.
Vitamin B-6 is essential for daily intake, but is known to have negative effects on the nervous system, premenstrual syndrome, and interactions with other medications. The consumption of too much vitamin B-6 can result in nerve damage and as intake increases, people become at an increased risk of adverse effects.
People who feel that they are showing signs of aging, whether visibly, such as in skin and hair quality, or mentally, such as memory loss or slower cognitive functions, may find that taking a daily supplement is a desirable option.
This product comes in an oral tablet, and the serving size varies depending on sex and body weight. For women under 120 pounds, it is suggested, at the website, to take three capsules per day; for women between 121-180 pounds, six capsules are recommended, and women over 181 pounds should take nine capsules per day. Men between 140 to 200 pounds, according to the website, should take nine capsules a day, and men over 200 pounds should take twelve capsules a day. All capsules should be taken on an empty stomach, either before bedtime or before working out.
Consumers may be interested in products that do not require swallowing so many pills each day, particularly those that contain a HGH releaser from a real, natural source, as this has been shown to be more effective than an amino acid blend.
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• Contains essential vitamins and amino acids
This product from Swanson Health is one of numerous products manufactured by the company, whose product list includes an array of vitamin supplements, lotions, and formulas to “treat” a number of health conditions. With all of the various products, we were surprised that the company does not include any research pertaining to the products or the ingredients on the website. We do, however, appreciate that they post the label information, usage instructions, and warnings. It is of some concern that it contains a chemical known to cause birth defects, and does not specify what that chemical is.
Consumers may be interested in products that contain safe, natural ingredients that have been proven to be effective. Clinical studies have proven that only products containing REAL human growth hormone releaser can naturally increase production and release of HGH through the pituitary. Top quality products that include HGHR in their formula are available, and we recommend seeking these out for best results in slowing the signs of aging.