At Advice-HGH we are not affiliated with any of the companies that actually make HGH products. We sell the Secretagogue-1 product, because based on our research it is the best HGH enhancer on the market. For the most part we try to avoid talking negatively about any other specific HGH products and instead focus on the positives of Secretagogue-1. However, we have received so many questions on how Ultimate HGH® (by Great American Products) compares to Secretagogue-1, we felt it was necessary to post this page explaining why we believe Secretagogue-1 has an edge over UltimateHGH.
Ultimate HGH is an HGH enhancer made by Great American Products. The product is heavily promoted via infomercials and radio ads. Because of the strong marketing for the product, many people want to know if Ultimate HGH is a good HGH enhancer.
Advice-HGH feels that Ultimate HGH is a decent and legitimate product - that may produce some noticeable results. However, a close look at their ingredient list explains why we feel Secretagogue-1 is a superior product to Ultimate HGH...
|Amino Peptide Complex (Provides 30% Glutamine Peptides)||2,000 mg||*|
|Colostrum (Provides 500 nanograms of platelet derived growth factor)||150 mg||*|
|Tribulus Terrestris (Provides 40% Furastanol Saponins)||500 mg||*|
|Citrus Complex (Contains 18% Naringinine)||50 mg||*|
|Chrysin (98% pure 5,7 Dehydroxyflavone)||10 mg||*|
|Phosphatidyl Serin||2.5 mg||*|
|Phosphatidyl Choline||2.5 mg||*|
* Daily value not established.
As a point of comparison here is the Supplements Facts for Secretagogue-1:
|Anterior Pituitary Substance||25 mg||*|
|Glycoamino Acid - Glucose complex||4200 mg||*|
|Novel Polyose Complex (glucose polymers)||1700 mg||*|
|Amino Acid Blend||5000 mg||*|
|• L-Arginine (as L-arginine HCl)|
|• Pyroglutamic Acid|
|• L-Lysine (as L-lysine HCl)|
|Broad Bean||10 mg||*|
* Daily value not established.
We have two major issues with the nutritional make-up of the Ultimate HGH product:Issue #1: Not enough amino acids
Ultimate HGH has just 2,000 mg of amino acids per serving. Of this, only 600 mg is glutamine. Research on amino acids for HGH stimulation show that 2,000 mg of total amino acids is not enough. For example, in a 1995 study by Thomas C. Welbourne of Louisiana State University College of Medicine in Shreveport, Welbourne showed that a surprisingly small oral dose of about 2,000 mg of glutamine raised growth hormone levels more than four times over that of a placebo. The Ultimate HGH has only 600 mg of glutamine - this is just not enough glutamine.
Researchers at the University of Rome found that they needed a combination of 1,200 milligrams of lysine and 1,200 milligrams of arginine to have an impact on HGH levels. Ultimate HGH only has 1,400 milligrams of total amino acids (not including the Glutamine) -so there is no way they have close to 2,400 milligrams of lysine and arginine.
There are many more examples (visit our HGH amino acid page to learn more), but I think you see our point -2,000 mg of amino acids is insufficient in our view. On contrast, the Secretagogue-1 has 5,000 mg - which is much more inline with current research.
Issue #2: No delivery mechanism to fight stomach acids
The Ultimate HGH comes in pill form and does not use any polymers to protect the ingredients as they pass through the stomach. This means that a certain percentage of the ingredients will be digested by the stomach acids before they ever reach the bloodstream. Combine this with Issue #1 - not enough ingredients - and you have a serious problem. You start out with small amounts of amino acids, and once the stomach digest it, you end up with even less entering the bloodstream.
By contrast, the Secretagogue-1 uses a glucose polymer to protect the amino acids as they pass through the stomach. In addition, the Secretagogue-1 has bicarbonate to reduce the stomach acidity.
In conclusion, these are the two main issues why we would not recommend the Ultimate HGH over the Secretagogue-1.
It is true that Ultimate HGH has things like colustrum and tribulus - that are not in the Secretagogue-1. Our feeling is that these ingredients are not a significant part of the formula. If you look at the research, you will not find much that supports the addition of these ingredients when it comes it enhancing HGH production. In addition, some of their ingredients may cause unwanted side effects. For example, Tribulus Terrestris is very popular among men as a supplement to increase testosterone levels. The problem is not all men want this and very few women would want to take Tribulus. While Tribulus may give you an immediate energy boost - it has not been shown to have much effect on HGH levels. Colostrum is an interesting supplement that may have positive effects on HGH levels.
The problem is you would probably have to take much more than 150 mg to have an impact on HGH levels. Our feeling is that if you want to add colostrum to your diet, it makes more sense to take it as a separate supplement - in higher quantities.
If you buy a 90 day supply of Ultimate HGH it works out to $33 a month. A 90 day supply of Secretagogue-1 works out to $50 a month. On the face of it, it looks like Secretagogue-1 is much more expensive. However, if you compare by what you are getting in each serving - you see the Secretagogue-1 is actually a better deal. Remember, Secretagogue-1 has 2.5 times the amount of amino acids as the Ultimate HGH has per serving. This means if you took 2 servings of Ultimate HGH a day (which would cost you $66 a month) - you still would not get as many amino acids as you get in the Secretagogue-1.
We do think Ultimate HGH is a decent product, it just falls short of Secretagogue-1. There are so many products out that are just scams and marketing hype - we hate to see people waste their money on those products. Ultimate HGH is not a scam, it is a legitimate product that may produce some results. The problem is you will have to take it for a long time, since it is low on amino acids. If you are using Ultimate HGH and want to speed up your progress, switching to Secretagogue-1 may make sense.
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