Bodybuilders have been chasing higher levels of human growth hormone (HGH) ever since they learned what it is capable of.
HGH not only boosts the body’s lean muscle production, but higher levels of Human Growth Hormone can decrease the overall percentage of body fat and improve the level of cardiovascular health in a person.
Benefits also include better attitude, sleep patterns, and even love-making performance. Needless to say there are numerous other health benefits of growth hormone.
Produced by the pituitary gland, HGH is a naturally occurring bodily substance. However that production is not infinite, as it slows over the course of one’s life.
That being said, there are of course methods in which one can give a boost to their Growth Hormone production and general levels.
Believe it or not, green tea happens to be one of those ways that one can increase their level of HGH.
How does green tea increase growth hormone
The active ingredient in green tea is called epigallocatechin gallate (otherwise known as EGCG). In a recently conducted study by the Alternative Medicine Review, EGCG was shown to have a direct correlation on the body’s level of HGH.
During the study, researchers made participants eat a diet that was calorie-restricted and included green tea products, with others using a placebo, all for a total of 90 days.
The results have shown that the participants who used the green tea for the 90 day period had increased their levels of Growth Hormone by an incredible margin of 320% compared to only 20% of those who used the placebo.
The participants who were using the green tea product also had their IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor) increase by 24% compared to only 15% with the placebo users.
The green tea users lost nearly three times as much weight as the placebo group as well. IGF-1 happened to be shown to be more reliable than HGH when it comes to detailing changes in hormones.
That being said, both IGF-1 and HGH levels were increased when green tea products were used.
The results in the study did take somewhat of a long time to appear though, only showing up until around the end of the study time limit (90 days).
So when it comes to green tea and Growth Hormone levels, just as with training and diet, consistency is the aim here.
what kind of green tea nd how many cups or quantity did they have per day???
do these findings also apply to green tea extract?
Yes, the study was done by using extract.
How many cups of green tea were consumed daily in this study that was undertaken?
Green tea extract was used.
I was wondering wether they were using green tea bags or green tea extract, and how many times a day? Would be great to know
Extract – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19594224
I noticed from other replies that they used green tea extract. How much extract was used during this study, per day?
We posted the research link, right above your comment.
Does it work with “eating” the green tea leaves, or do you have to drink it with hot tea?
Sorry, We are not sure about eating the leaves. The study was conducted on subjects drinking tea.
Still don’t see the dosing in the abstract!
“Recent clinical studies have demonstrated that catechin derivatives, mainly in gallate form obtained by extracting the aerial, unfermented parts of Camellia sinensis L. (green tea), can increase basal expenditure by as much as four percent after oral administration of the extract containing at least 270 mg of
epigallocatechin gallate.1 This thermogenic action has been investigated by several authors and demonstrates a weight loss effect.1-3 “
The pollen of the green tea plant “camelia sinensis” is what I have read to increase hgh production
That’s interesting Dustin. We’ll have to do a bit of researching into that
The study provided mentions that growth hormone was increased in both groups, not only in the group taking MonCam. it says that in the abstract and then never elaborates. This study is mainly concerned with the effectiveness of MonCam as a weight loss supplement (in addition to a hypocaloric diet) and not the effect of green tea or catechins on HGH. Could you show otherwise?
It’s just what was used in the study. I am sure if there is another product or you drink a few cups of green tea (to get the same concentration as the extract) you’ll get similar results. These studies do not care to advertise a specific product.