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    • Green Tea And Growth Hormone


      By Dean Stattmann Flex

      The eternal quest for higher human growth hormone (HGH) levels just got a little easier There’s a reason—actually, there are several reasons— why increased HGH levels are a sought-after commodity among bodybuilders. In addition to significantly ramping up lean-muscle building, high levels of HGH can lower body-fat percentage and improve cardiovascular health, sleep, attitude, and even sex. And the list goes on.

      HGH is produced naturally in the body in the pituitary gland, and production slows as you age; luckily, there are natural ways to boost your HGH levels, and green tea—already known for its many health benefits, including weight loss—is one
 of them.

      Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)—the active ingredient
in green tea—has, it turns out, a pronounced effect on HGH levels, according to a study published in the Alternative Medicine Review. When researchers put study participants on a calorie-restricted diet and then gave half of them a green-tea product and the other half a placebo to consume for 90 days, the results spoke for themselves.

      Study participants who consumed a green-tea product for 90 days increased their HGH levels by more than 320% and boosted their insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) by 24%, compared with 20% and 15%, respectively, experienced by those who were given a placebo. The green-tea group also lost almost three times more weight than the control group.

      The changes in IGF-1 are significant here, as IGF-1 is a more reliable indicator of hormone changes than HGH levels, which can surge and drop several times throughout the course of a single day. Regardless, both indicators pointed to increased HGH production and suggest that consuming green-tea products or supplements can increase HGH levels.

      Have patience, though—in the study, results didn’t show up until around the 90-day mark; at 45 days, barely anything had changed. As with your training, consistency is the key to success.

      Reference: Di Pierro, F., et al, Alternative Medicine Review, Vol. 14, No.2, 2009

      Source: http://www.flexonline.com/nutrition/t
      Comments 9 Comments
      1. mrmello's Avatar
        mrmello -
        WOW thats only a few days after anabolic mind posted a brazilian study showing reduction in body fat and also increase in lean body mass due to green tea. The study also showed a significant reduction in triglycerides!!!
      1. Gmm004's Avatar
        Gmm004 -
        So how much green tea should you ingest? Is a pill better than drinking it or vise versa?
      1. JD261985's Avatar
        JD261985 -
        Really cool stuff
      1. Darc_Chylde's Avatar
        Darc_Chylde -
        Musclepro.com... Aug 6, 2011. Full article...
      1. Gmm004's Avatar
        Gmm004 -
        I looked through the article and I see that they are giving the subjects 150 mg of MonCam is that a brand of extract or is that just what they are calling the extract? Cuz I'm trying to figure out how much to take.
      1. mrmello's Avatar
        mrmello -
        generally pills have way more then natural tea.. the commom dose with pills are 500mg with something around 70-90% polyphenols and 50% EGCG... now what most studies leave out is that Green Tea must be consumed with caffeeine for its maximal potency. Just a few days before the HGH study AA published a brazilian study that demonstrated the weight loss, muscle preserving and tryglecyrides lowering effects of green tea on women... (the combo they used had 27mg of cafeine and green tea with 189 polyphenols, much lower then capsules) that was given twice a day. Also theres another study from Japan which shows Green Tea inhibs two enzimes that are responsible for removing testosterone from bloood stream. I use PRIMAFORCE lean GREEN and I take it with a bit of regular coffee 3 times a day.
      1. Gmm004's Avatar
        Gmm004 -
        Originally Posted by mrmello View Post
        generally pills have way more then natural tea.. the commom dose with pills are 500mg with something around 70-90% polyphenols and 50% EGCG... now what most studies leave out is that Green Tea must be consumed with caffeeine for its maximal potency. Just a few days before the HGH study AA published a brazilian study that demonstrated the weight loss, muscle preserving and tryglecyrides lowering effects of green tea on women... (the combo they used had 27mg of cafeine and green tea with 189 polyphenols, much lower then capsules) that was given twice a day. Also theres another study from Japan which shows Green Tea inhibs two enzimes that are responsible for removing testosterone from bloood stream. I use PRIMAFORCE lean GREEN and I take it with a bit of regular coffee 3 times a day.
        Nice! Thanks for the info!
      1. brando4's Avatar
        brando4 -
        this is good news for me, i am a green tea addict. I drink 3-5 a day.. heck I even get made fun of at work for drinking what the guys like to raze me about as being a girly drink. Some ppl I have had drink it didn't like it, but I have been drinking it almost 10 yrs. Simply love it.
      1. Gmm004's Avatar
        Gmm004 -
        haha! Same thing happens to me, in the patrol room I wanted a microwave so I could warm up my water before I put in the green-tea bags(logical) Man did i get some crap for that request lol

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