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To support Human Growth Hormone production (HGH).
Gamma Oryzanol is a rice derivative that contains a mixture of two bio-active compounds; sterols, and Ferulic acid.
Cholesterol is a sterol, and other hormones such as testosterone, progesterone, DHEA, and corticosteroids derived from cholesterol can be thought of as sterols.
Growth Hormone promotes cell growth by increasing protein synthesis. It causes cells to switch from relying on carbohydrates for energy to burning fat by stimulating fat breakdown.
Original research for Biotics shows positive increases in serum IGF-1 in 8 out of 10 women following supplementation with an average increase of 45%.
Several studies have been conducted in humans indicating that gamma oryzanol may beneficially influence hormonal levels in athletes.
Bodybuilders consuming 30mg/day of gamma oryzanol for two months were noted to have a significant increase in strength and lean body mass (2).
Gamma oryzanol administration in rats lead to a two-fold increase in growth hormone, and significant increase in hypothalamic dopamine and norepinephrine levels (1).
Administration of Gamma Oryzanol to animals exposed to environmentally induced stress led to a rebalance in the autonomic dysfunction in 44% of the animals (1).
When gamma oryzanol was administered to 25 female patients experiencing menopausal disturbances and hormonal imbalances a statistically significant reduction in stress complaints was noted (1).
Intense exercise leads to increased production of free radicals and subsequent oxidative damage to various tissues, and if left unchecked can lead to increased levels of inflammation and cell death (3).
Studies in human and animal models have demonstrated both gamma oryzanol and ferulic acid to have the ability to decrease peroxidation and inhibit free radical producing enzymes lipoxygenase, decreasing the tissue damage induced by free radicals (1).
1) Bruni, J. Gamma Oryzanol: The facts. 1988
2) Bucci LR, et al. Effect of ferulate on strength and body composition of weightlifters. J Appl Sci Res. 1990;4:104-109.
3) Halliwell. The wanderings of a free radical. Free Radical Biology and Medicine (2009) vol. 46 (5) pp. 531-542