What is a growth hormone release supplement?

24 September 2019

What is a Growth Hormone Release Supplement?

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Time 4 GH-REM

Growth hormone (GH) (somatotropin) is a Peptide Hormone produced by the pea-sized pituitary gland located at the base of the brain. It acts on many tissues throughout the body, where it stimulates growth, cell reproduction and regeneration. It is responsible for the growth we experience as children and adolescents, and also provides many benefits throughout our life. It is particularly important for those engaged in exercise. This is because it promotes muscle growth and directly stimulates the mobilisation of fat and its use as an energy source while decreasing the rate of carbohydrate use. It also increases our levels of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), a hormone similar to insulin which has a powerful Anabolic Effect, and plays a role in the regulation of body fluids. In short, GH boosts muscle growth, strength and exercise performance, while helping us to get leaner.

Once we enter middle age, the pituitary gland reduces its production of growth hormone, which is associated with a loss of muscle mass, reduced exercise capacity, and an increase in body fat. However, there are a number of things we can do to increase our levels of GH naturally. These include exercising at a high intensity, reducing sugar intake, avoiding the accumulation of excessive amounts of body fat, particularly on the abdomen, taking certain supplements, such as the amino acids arginine, orthinine and glycine, which have all been shown to increase growth hormone levels, and ensuring that we get sufficient sleep.

Achieving the right quantity and quality of sleep is essential for optimising growth hormone levels. In fact, it is estimated that as much as 75 percent of our growth hormone is released while we sleep. On the other hand, failure to get sufficient sleep can result in a decline in growth hormone secretion.

Although a small number of people can get by with only 3 hours of sleep per night, most adults need approximately 8 hours. Just as we need to eat more when we are training, we also need to sleep more. Consequently, if you’re engaged in heavy training you may need 9 hours or more per night.

Growth hormone release supplements are potent combinations of natural substances designed to help increase levels of growth hormone either directly and/or by promoting the quality and quantity of the sleep needed to optimise levels naturally.

Time 4 GH REM is an advanced high strength combination of ingredients which have been shown scientifically to promote an increase in growth hormone levels in a number of ways. These include but are not limited to:

  • Increasing secretion of growth hormone (32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42)
  • Decreasing time it takes to fall asleep (1,8,9,13,15,25,28,30)
  • Improving sleep quality (1,4,8,9,10,14,24,27,31)
  • Increasing sleep satisfaction (22)
  • Increasing quantity of sleep (16,18,23,25,31)
  • Enhancing Sleep Efficiency (1,9,13,16,26)
  • Reducing feelings of daytime sleepiness and fatigue (1,3)
  • Reducing in core body temperature to help to initiate sleep (2)
  • Aiding relaxation (5,23)
  • Reducing anxiety (6,7,11,17,21,23,27)
  • Reducing stress (11,12,17,24,29)
  • Providing a steady supply of energy to help improve sleep quality and decrease the chances of waking due to low blood sugar levels (19,20)