Growth Factor-9 is a product meant for bodybuilders that is designed to be a hormone booster, according to the product’s description. It is produced by the manufacturer Novex Biotech. Though the product, itself doesn’t have its own dedicated website, it is listed on the official website for the manufacturer.
Though its description on most third party websites doesn’t specifically mention the type of hormone that is boosted by the use of this product, the official page on the manufacturer’s website refers to human growth hormone (HGH). In fact, on that site, it suggests that the use of the ingredient can increase HGH levels in the body by an average of 682 percent.
This product is not at all cheap. On the official website, Growth Factor-9 sells for $99 per bottle (with a $19 per bottle discount offered to people who sign up for the auto ship program). If the product actually lives up to its claims, this could be a worthwhile investment for those who can afford it. The manufacturer says that the higher levels of HGH will help to reduce body fat, increase lean muscle mass, enhance recovery rate, and boost endurance. It also says that it can help to improve skin tone, sex drive, overall mood, and produce other positive effects.
At the time of this review, the list of ingredients within this formula could not be found on the official website. However, an ingredients list was located on a third party website, which indicated that Growth Factor-9 includes: L-Arginine HCL, L-Lysine HCL, N-Acetyl L-Cysteine, L-Glutamine, Oxo-Proline, and Schizonepeta Powder.
On this list, the first four ingredients don’t produce the types of effect that are suggested by the manufacturer and no scientific studies could be located that would link them to the claims about them. Those substances are also extremely common in other diet, protein, and bodybuilding supplements that are available at a fraction of the price of this product.
Therefore, to make Growth Factor-9 worth its massive price tag, its last two ingredients would need to be linked to a strong body of evidence to prove its effectiveness. Oxy-proline is also known as pyroglutamic acid. This is a form of amino acid that is rather rare. At the time that this review was written, no clinical studies could be located to support the health, weight loss, or body building benefits of this substance. One study was found linking its use to assisting skin in holding onto moisture.
Schizonpeta is an herb that is used for the treatment of eczema and other skin conditions and is sometimes used as a treatment for the common cold. Any indication that it is associated with human growth hormone production could not be located at this time.
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