Suppose you can turn back the hands of time to 10 years ago.You would look younger, have more energy, and be slimmer. HGH(Human Growth Hormone) is a chemical produced in the pituitarygland of the brain. HGH is reported to decline starting at theage of 25. Some of the many benefits of increasing this hormonein the body are:

o Lose fat, gain muscle
o Increase energy level
o Enhance sexual performance
o Increase cardiac output
o Remove wrinkles
o Eliminate cellulite
o Increase memory retention
o Improve sleep quality
o Improve skin elasticity
o Increase exercise endurance
o Increase bone mass

HGH supplements can cost from $49.95 all the way up to severalhundred dollars for a one month supply. Recently, an amino acidcalled GABA has been shown to help increase HGH when takeninternally. You can enjoy the benefits of HGH without paying ahigh price.

What is GABA?

GABA (Gamma aminobutyric acid) is a gamma neurotransmitter (Aneurotransmitter is a substance that transmits nerve impulsesacross a synapse. A synapse is a region where nerve impulses aretransmitted across axon terminals).

It's in high concentration in the hypothalamus, so it plays asignificant role in hypothalamic-pituitary function. Thepituitary gland is the master endocrine gland affecting allhormonal functions of the body including Growth Hormone.

The hypothalamus is a region of the posterior section of thebrain and is the regulating center for visceral (instinctive)Functions such as sleep cycles, body temperature, and theactivity of the pituitary gland.

There have been literally hundreds of clinical studies on GABAand numerous studies on GABA's ability to elevate growth hormonelevels. This study showed over a 5 1/2 fold increase in plasma growthhormone levels 90 minutes after GABA administration. That is asignificant increase unmatched by any other nutritional means. GABA's growth hormone elevating effects is said to rival thatof potent pharmaceutical compounds.

A study from the First Medical Clinic at the University ofMilan in Milan, Italy showed "In all of the 19 subjects studied,compared with 18 controls, plasma growth hormone levels weresignificantly increased (above 5 mg/ml) by acute oraladministration of 5 g of GABA".

Maximum Results

To benefit from GABA's ability to increase growth hormonelevels and fat burning capabilities, you can start by taking 3-5mg per day. HGH is released within 90 minutes of falling asleepso if GABA is being used for fat loss it should be takenimmediately before bed. Taking GABA before bedtime will alsohelp improve sleep cycles leading to more restful and also has acalming affect. If GABA is being used for it's calmingproperties or any of it's other positive benefits it may betaken anytime.

The powdered form of GABA is ideal since it will be absorbed inthe quickest amount of time. Mix the powder in 8 ounces of wateror juice. This dosage should be taken at night, 30 minutesbefore bedtime.

Where can you purchase GABA?

You can find GABA at your local health food store or vitaminstore. Be sure to purchase the powdered form fro immediateabsorption. You may have also seen the ads that are popping upall over the internet for a product called Dream Shape( This product is 100% pure GABA powder.They offer a free 2 week trial size of Dream Shape. If youdecide to continue with the product, then they will send you amonth supply every month and charge you $29.95 each month.

You can also get high quality 100% GABA powder at a discountsupplement store online. Afforedable Supplements( online store carriesseveral name brand 100% GABA powders at a substantial discount.Their prices range from $13.95 - 16.95 per 1 month supply.

GABA is a great addition to any weight loss and diet program.The added benefit of the anti-aging affects of increased HGHlevels is a definite plus.

Author's Bio: 

Danielle Sims explored her library of alternative health,herbal books, and aromatherapy books and created a blueprint for making her own body wrap formulas at home. She also runs a monthly health and beauty newsletter. For more information visit Danielle's website