Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is produced, stored and secreted by the pituitary gland located at the base of the brain. It is a hormone that is widely known for its powerful anabolic (muscle building) effects as well as its lipotropic (breakdown and utilization of body fat) effects. The overall result of these effects is an increase in lean tissue mass and a decrease in body fat.
There are five ways that have been documented in the scientific literature to increase the circulating blood levels of Human Growth Hormone.
First, the amino Arginine has been shown to increase circulating levels of HGH after both injection (1) and oral administration (2). The drawback with the use of arginine is that very high doses, over 10 grams daily, were needed to achieve the increase in HGH. Before recommending this it would be important to determine the side effects of prolonged supplementation.