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Broad beans and HGH

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  1. xrunner

    xrunner Senior Member

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    http://www.hghmagazine.com/bean-soup-boosts-hgh-and-igf-1-levels/

    Bean Soup Boosts HGH and IGF-1 Levels


    Growth Hormone Soup is a releaser that boosts HGH levels and provides a safe and natural alternative to boosting Human Growth Hormone.

    Researchers stumbled on a new way to boost HGH (Human Growth Hormone). They wanted something that could provide muscle building and fat reduction but was natural and safe. Well, they found one. [1]

    It’s called dopamine…a substance naturally produced by your own body. (It’s actually a neuro-transmitter and manufactured by the brain) But there was a problem with this… our body’s cannot digest dopamine that we eat. So the next logical place to look was – dopamine pre-cursors… raw materials the body uses to build dopamine[2]

    The best pre-cursor is the amino acid l-dopa and it is contained in Vicia Faba… or as many of us would know it… Broadbean! Yes, the common Broadbean is full of l-dopa!”

    What’s more, a study performed in Australia at the Monash Medical Center demonstrated that the l-dopa content in 100 grams of growth hormone soup – broadbean pod mixture was 250mg (a dosage equivalent to the prescription dosage of an l-dopa [3] treatment for Parkinson’s disease).

    The researchers concluded from the study – Vicia faba HGH soup produced equal L-dopa[4] circulating blood levels to several prior fasting studies, providing twenty five percent L-dopa per weight of bean and pod mixture. Vicia faba has enough raw L-dopa to qualify as pharmacologically potent.

    So, in a nutshell growth hormone soup can effectively and cheaply provide l-dopa [5] which your body converts to dopamine… which is a B2 agonist that is the bases for muscle and fat burning. Now, here’s the best part… Dopamine is one of the most powerful HGH releasers.

    Not only do we have a food (Broadbean) which can act as a B2 agonist, it also boosts HGH. And boosting HGH also boosts igf-1 [6] and testosterone… two strong anabolic hormones! Why not have a cup of broadbean soup before you workout? And for those who want to restore youth, have a cup of growth hormone soup before bed, because this is another time the body naturally releases HGH into the bloodstream.

    I suggest you follow the recipe below point-for-point… it’s no ordinary bean soup recipe… this special soup includes the pods. This is critical because the research that provided the proof that broad beans contain active L-dopa [7] actually used a broad bean pod mixture of beans and pods. In fact, the pods contain a higher concentration of l-dopa than the actual bean.

    Also make sure that the Broad Beans you purchase are young… because young beans contain larger amounts of l-dopa. [8] Don’t sell yourself short on the cream either…the hormones (HGH) we’re going to boost will be aided by the animal fat in the cream. (the body manufactures the hormone testosterone from Cholesterol) On the surface it may look like an ordinary soup recipe… however, behind the scenes quite a bit of clever pharmacology is happening.

    References:
    [1] US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health. L-dopa stimulates release of hypothalamic growth hormone-releasing hormone in humans. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3080462
    [2] Science Direct. Plasma growth hormone response to L-dopa. Available from: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0026049574900651
    [3] Examine. L-DOPA. Available from: http://examine.com/supplements/L-DOPA/
    [4] Society of Endocrinology. EFFECT OF L-DOPA ADMINISTRATION ON GROWTH HORMONE SECRETION IN NORMAL SUBJECTS AND PARKINSONIAN PATIENTS. Available from: http://joe.endocrinology-journals.org/content/54/3/425
    [5] New England Journal of Medicine. Stimulation of Human-Growth-Hormone Secretion by L-Dopa. Available from: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM197012242832602
    [6] Science Magazine. Growth Hormone Responses to L-Dopa in Depressed Patients. Available from: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/178/4067/1304.abstract
    [7] Research Gate. Growth hormone inhibitory and stimulatory actions of L-dopa in patients with acromegaly.. Available from: http://www.researchgate.net/publica...actions_of_L-dopa_in_patients_with_acromegaly
    [8] Eric. Growth Hormone Response after Administration of L-dopa, Clonidine, and Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone. Available from: http://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ468795

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  2. Marco

    Marco Grrrrrrr!

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    Thanks. I love broad beans and have been meaning to plant some this year - and the soup sounds delicious.

    I'm up for that.
     
  3. Dreambirdie

    Dreambirdie work in progress

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    I don't think I've ever eaten broad beans.... I've eaten every other bean but those.

    Now I want to try some.
     
  4. mgk

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    Just a heads up. The most common enzyme deficiency in the world, G6PD deficiency, can cause you to have hemolytic anemia after eating certain foods or taking certain medications. One of these foods is the fava bean. The condition is actually called favism because of it. It's estimated that about 400 million people in the world have it. It's particularly common in people of African and Mediterranean descent. There are a bunch of SNPs associated with it. Some are more severe than others.
     
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  5. rosie26

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    I love broad beans too. Looks like it would be a tasty soup. I see the season for growing them ends in July for me - so I would have to put them in soon if I do.
     
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  6. shannah

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    Many types of beans, including the Fava bean, are high in oxalate. Caution for those with kidney stones or watching their oxalate intake.
     
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  7. rosie26

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    Actually, I have to remember this as the week before the pain of a kidney stone hit me when I was 27 I had taken to eating lima beans or butter beans. I guess the stone would have taken a lot longer to build up than a week though but I found out that butter beans could cause kidney stones not long after, so I stopped eating them. Perhaps, I better not start that one up again.
     
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  8. Gondwanaland

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    Fava beans are also high in Tyramine. Those with +/+ MAO-A and MAO-B expressed would better not overdose on them.
     
  9. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    @mgk
    do you know how I would find out about this gene? I don't do well on legumes full stop, it'd be interesting to see if there was a genetic component.
     
  10. mgk

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    There are a bunch of SNPs associated with decreased enzyme function. For example, ClinVar has 31 labeled as "pathogenic," and there's probably more. So I think you would have to do a functional test to rule it out completely. However, it's possible to do a cursory screening using 23andMe. Of the 31 pathogenic SNPs, I found that 4 of them were available in 23andMe. They're listed below, along with the risk alleles:

    Also note that the G6PD gene is on the X chromosome, so males will be more severely affected than females.
     
  11. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    Thanks @mgk much appreciated, I did a search n the 4 and mine are okay thankfully. So back to the drawing board :)
     

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