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What Is HGH Factor?
HGH Factor is a natural HGH boosting supplement. HGH, human growth hormone, is a naturally occurring chemical in the human body. The supplement works to naturally increase the body’s HGH levels in order to increase the rate at which fat cells are burned. It also increases stamina and the production of lean muscle mass which are important factors to fitness fanatics and bodybuilders.
The supplement is designed to conquer two aspects of HGH issues within the body. On one front, the supplement increases the production of HGH. On the other side, the product amplifies the effectiveness of the hormone’s increased levels by allowing the body to process more of the hormone and quicker. This creates an optimal environment for increased workout effectiveness.
The product claims that it is just as effective as HGH injections, but the company has not provided short term or long term scientific trials to confirm this information. A main component of the formula, AstraGin, has been put through extensive testing. These tests included clinical trials as well as third party evaluation from a board of leaders within the scientific community that noted the formula’s success when combined with amino acids.
The manufacturer of HGH Factor is Advanced Nutraceuticals, LLC. Their main office is located in New Jersey and can be contacted from Monday through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. The company is not accredited by the Better Business Bureau, but it has been given a rating of A. This is the second highest rating given by the BBB. Not being accredited is usually a result of the business not requesting it and not necessarily a reflection on the company.
The company focuses on dietary products made with natural ingredients. One of their specialties is Shark Cartilage Powder, but they also produce multiple types of extracts and powders. Their extracts are made from brazilian guarana seeds with multiple elements that can be added like caffeine, cranberry extract and kola nut extract. The botanical powders are customized for each customer, providing ingredient options such as hawthorne berry, turmeric root and cayenne pepper.
The manufacturer boasts that all of its products are made in the U.S., but some ingredients are imported for those products. Although the FDA does not get involved in the nutritional factors when it comes to dietary supplements, the factory where the products are produced is registered with the FDA which means that it follows FDA food production guidelines. Advanced Nutraceuticals, LLC also holds a kosher certification.
How HGH Factor Works?
Although HGH occurs naturally within the human body, the amount of the hormone starts to decrease after a person reaches their early 20s. As the production decreases, it becomes harder for the body to keep up with the effect of aging which results in weight gain, muscle loss and fatigue. Increasing a person’s HGH can help reverse these effects which is why natural HGH boosters have become popular within the bodybuilding community. This supplement boosts the production of HGH by manipulating the body’s receptors.
Amino acids are a necessary component of the human body, but many of them must be found through outside sources as the body doesn’t produce them on its own. When these amino acids are digested into a person’s system, they work to manipulate the pituitary gland in the brain to increase its natural production of HGH. Once the level of HGH has increased, AstraGin works to allow the body to effectively and efficiently use the raised amount of HGH that has spread through the body.
Once the body has access to the HGH increase, it starts to regenerate quicker. The rate of cell growth and turnover increases which helps repair damaged muscles to prevent missed workouts. More intense workouts are possible with the increased endurance that results from the raised hormone levels. There is also a decrease in fatigue, especially after workouts.
Ingredients of HGH Factor
The ingredients of HGH Factor were chosen on their ability to naturally increase the production of HGH while also allowing the increase to be used by the body. The majority of these elements are amino acids that are either produced by the human body or found in nature as well as a trademarked element not found in many other natural HGH boosters. The main ingredients are composed of the following:
The main set of amino acids serve different functions, but can be found in various amounts and combinations in other supplements. L-Glutamine, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine and L-Glycine are used to repair damaged muscles at an increased rate to decrease recovery time. L-Lysine is thought to promote cell rejuvenation, and L-Arginine and L-Ornithine promote the natural release of HGH. AstraGin is the trademarked component of the supplement that believed to increase the processes completed by the amino acids.
The product does differ from many of the other natural HGH boosting supplements on the market because it uses very few ingredients. Even the non-primary ingredients are minimal compared to other supplements. It is also one of the few products that increases HGH production in which the majority of the main ingredients are composed of amino acids.
The ingredients of HGH Factor were chosen based on published and peer reviewed scientific studies. More importantly, the elements of the formulation were chosen by how successfully they work together. Each ingredient in the product has a purpose, and none of the ingredients counteract or lower the efficiency of another.
Although many of the supplements designed to naturally increase the body’s HGH levels use amino acids, HGH Factor also includes AstraGin. This ingredients is made from Panax Notoginseng and Astragalus, which are used for increased energy, HGH and the rate of cell turnover. Combining AstraGin with the other ingredients amplifies the results, and it is a patented formula that has been scientifically tested.
HGH Factor also has the advantage of being produced in an FDA certified facility. In order to qualify for FDA certification, the facility has to meet certain guidelines regarding the production procedures as well as worker safety. Such regulations are required to prevent food borne illnesses and choking hazards. By meeting the standards set by the FDA, customers can be ensured of safely produced supplements.
The company does not currently hold any patents for HGH Factor’s formulation. Patenting a product is not a requirement, but it is often done when a formula has been proven or thought to have shown success for certain ailments. The lack of patents may be a result of the company not releasing any information on clinical trials. However, some companies wait to release such information until they’ve conducted multiple long-term and short-term trials.
Although there are no patents for the supplement’s formulation, the ingredient of AstraGin is a trademarked and patented product. The compound has also been used in clinical trials with successful results that have peer reviewed within the scientific community. AstraGin has even been tested through a third party clinical trial. The trial results were evaluated by a group of top scientists who found the information to be authentic. This information has been made public including the full clinical trial results and the peer-reviewed responses.
As my bodybuilding career has grown, I’ve found myself needing to be able to push that much harder in order to compete with more experienced competitors. I felt like I was working out more, harder and for longer than anyone else at the gym, but I still wasn’t seeing the results I needed. I heard about HGH at the gym, and after giving it a try, I finally feel like I’m seeing results that meet my needs. Now, I can do half the work as the other guys and see twice the results.
Richard T., Houston, TX
Fitness has always been a love of mine, so much so that I become a personal trainer. After having two children in five years, I found myself not being able to get back in the shape I needed to be in to instruct my clients. Two months of being on this supplement, I’m in better shape than I was before I had my kids. All the baby weight is gone, and I still have enough energy to come home and play with my kids after work.
Chris H., San Francisco, CA
Once I hit my 40th birthday, I knew I needed to get back in shape. Everybody always says how challenging it is to get when you’re older, but I didn’t realize just how hard and tiring it would be. After taking this supplement for three months, I can’t say enough good things about. I’ve gotten back in shape, and I no longer feel like I have the energy levels of an old man.
Chuck E., Charlotte, NC
Awards & Media Coverage
HGH Factor has been featured in both Men’s Fitness and Muscle & Fitness magazines. The publications praised the supplement for its ability to increase HGH without the use of synthetic HGH or expensive injections. Both magazines noted HGH Factor’s lack of negative side effects. It was also recommended for body conscious individuals who need to lose weight without also losing muscle. Muscle & Fitness cited the formula as the new “go-to” workout supplement.
Men’s Health and Maxim magazines also featured the product within their publications. Both magazines were fans of the supplement because of its cell rejuvenating properties, whether for reasons of vanity or fitness. Men’s Health spoke of the supplement’s ability to increase a person’s feeling of youthfulness since it increases stamina and reduces fatigue. Maxim noted the product’s ability to burn fat.
The manufacturer offers a money-back guarantee on all HGH Factor orders, but the company requires that specific steps be taken in order to receive a refund. To qualify for the satisfaction guarantee refund, a customer must return the product within 30 days of purchase. For multi-package orders, the extra packages must remain sealed to qualify for the full refund. All the packages, even empty containers, must be included with the returned package.
THere are some necessary steps that need to be taken by the customer in order to receive their refund. The company must be contacted to receive a special returned item number. After the company is contacted, they will send the number to the customer by email. This number must be included on the returned merchandise package. If the number isn’t visible on the outside of the package, the shipment will not be accepted.
Once the package is received by the company, a refund will be applied to the purchaser’s credit card. However, the company only processes refunds on the first or 15th of the month, so there may be up to a 15 day delay on the returned money. If the customer qualified for free shipping on their initial order, they will be charged an additional $7.95 to cover the cost. This charge will be deducted from the refund amount and not charged to the credit card used for the original purchase.
All shipments can be tracked through an online shipping portal provided by the company. Shipments within the U.S. are processed by UPS instead of the United State Postal Service. The options are ground, three-day, two-day and next-day delivery. Shipping prices start at $7.95 for the standard option and increase by level of time frame, but all options are under 25 dollars.
For standard shipping, the package can arrive in as little as three days and guaranteed to be delivered within five days. The three-day shipping costs $9.95 while the the two-day shipment is set at $12.95. Next day shipment costs $22.95, and this option is guaranteed to be delivered by the end of the business day. All packages are sent in discreet packaging without any markings that point to the product or manufacturer.
The supplement can be shipped to anywhere within the world. For Canadian customers, the rate for shipment is $14.95 with an arrival window of five to 15 days. All other international customers can expect their packages to be delivered by Global Express Air mail in a time frame of five to 25 days. Non-Canadian international shipments are offered at a set fee of $19.95.
Customer support for the supplements is provided by the manufacturer. A customer service representative can be contacted by phone, email or standard mail. For digital inquiries, the company guarantees a response within 24 hours through email correspondence. Phone support is manned by humans instead of an automated directory or answering machine. The customer support hotline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is located in the U.S.
The team handles all the questions regarding the product. Any concerns regarding medication interactions, ingredients or package issues should contact the hotline. The customer support staff is also a vital part of obtaining a refund as they are who should be contacted to obtain the special number required for a customer satisfaction return. Representatives can be reached through the all-hour hotline by calling: 1-800-587-0888.
Safe & Secure Checkout
HGH Factor can be purchased through a safe and secure checkout for online orders. The webpage uses a Secure Socket Layer to prevent any user information from being seen by outside sources. This type of digital checkout security has become common among online retailers because it prevents hackers from accessing the customer’s credit card number. It also keeps anyone on the same wireless network from being able to obtain sensitive information.
The supplement can be purchased for $99.95 per bottle containing 60 capsules. Since the dosage is recommended at two capsules with a meal, once a day, so it results in a one month supply. A package containing 30 days worth of product is standard in the market. Other products with similar ingredients are typically priced 10 to 15 dollars lowers than this product.
The product is not available in other forms, like liquid, for customer’s who have trouble swallowing capsules. There are value packages available with larger quantities that end up costing less per bottle. A three-month supply, which comes with three bottles, is priced at $244.95. There is also a six-month supply that costs $419.95. These prices don’t include the cost of shipping, and none of the packages include the price of shipping in the cost.
- The product’s formulation not only increases the production of HGH, but it also allows more of the hormone to be used at a single time.
- One ingredient used in the product’s formula, AstraGin, has successfully shown positive results in clinical trials and has been evaluated by reputable sources.
- The product only contains naturally occurring ingredients and avoids synthetic chemical compounds.
- There have not been any clinical trials to confirm short term and long term effects of this particular formulation.
- The product is only available in capsule form, so individuals with the inability to swallow medication in pill form do not have an alternative.
- Although the supplement is produced within the U.S., some of the ingredients are imported from other countries.
Summary: HGH Factor is a supplement that increases the body’s natural production of HGH. Avoiding synthetic HGH, the product manipulates the body’s pituitary gland into increasing HGH through a combination of amino acids and AstraGin. It is a one-step supplement that only needs to be taken once a day. The product claims to be as effective as similar products that require injections, but the supplement has not yet been submitted to third party clinical trials to support such claims. There still needs to be an official study completed to make the product competitive within the market.