Longevity Q-100 is designed to help in cellular rejuvenation and repair. This formulation encourages our pituitary glands to secrete more of our own human growth hormone that initiates that rejuvenation.
Human growth hormone is a protein hormone of about 190 amino acids that are synthesized and secreted by cells called somatotrophs in the anterior pituitary. Human growth hormone is considered to be the body’s master hormone as its release triggers other hormones such as insulin-like growth factor 1 to refurbish the health of individual cells. It is a major participant in control of several complex physiologic processes, including growth and metabolism. The rate of GH secretion from the anterior pituitary is highest in our youth, and declines progressively thereafter. This age-related decline in GH secretion involves a number of changes in the GH axis, including decreased blood levels of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and decreased secretion of growth hormone-releasing hormone from the hypothalamus.
Longevity Q-100 contains specific amino acids that have been shown to increase the potential for the body’s own human growth hormone releasing agents, often called precursors or secretagogues, to stimulate the pituitary gland to produce more human growth hormone and whose effects on the body lessens the effect of some factors thought to be related to aging.
The 4 amino acid combination in the product include L-Arginine, L-Glutamine, L-Ornithine and L-Glycine. For a greater discussion on the role of these amino acids see the article ‘Longevity Q – 100 Ingredients’.