Blackstone has created an IGF-1 precursor and growth hormone mimic, SST-1: GH that will increase and develop new muscle. Additional benefits include a sense of well-being, increased muscle mass and protein synthesis, increased lean muscle, higher energy levels, increased endurance, increased flexibility, increased libido (sexual performance) and improved immune function.
SST-1: GH is based primarily upon the active ingredient L-DOPA (also called Levodopa) (L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine). L-DOPA is extracted from mucuna pruriens or velvet bean seeds. It is the precursor of the neurotransmitter dopamine which itself is the precursor of neurotransmitters norepinephrine and epinephrine. DOPA is consumed to generate dopamine; which supports healthy moods and mental alertness. It has been known for over 40 years that L-DOPA is an effective stimulant of Human Growth Hormone (HGH). However, the challenges such as poor blood brain barrier penetration always caused the ingredient to only be marginally effective.
Blackstone Labs once again uses its Liposomal delivery process that it has used with its series of prohormones. Their liposome-based strategy for effective ingredient delivery across the blood-brain barrier is especially effective in L-Dopa's case. L-DOPA is a naturally occurring non-protein amino acid, synthesized from L-tyrosine, and found in some foods and herbs. L-DOPA containing Mucuna pruriens can also elevate the human growth hormone based on the results of several studies. In one study it was confirmed to increase growth hormone release 60–110 minutes following a single oral dose of 500 mg of L-DOPA. It also confirmed that L-DOPA therapy appears to elevate plasma growth hormone. Growth hormone (GH) is secreted by the anterior pituitary gland regulated by two hypothalamic peptides: GH-releasing hormone (GHRH), which stimulates GH synthesis and secretion, and somatostatin, which inhibits GH release without affecting GH synthesis. The major influence of GH is its anabolic effect on bodily tissues, including growth, cell reproduction, and regeneration. As a result, GH plays an important role in helping the body to adapt to heavy physical activity. The main physiologic functions of GH include increased protein synthesis, increased lipolysis, increased collagen synthesis, increased cartilage growth, decreased glycogen synthesis and glucose utilization, and enhanced immune cell function. However, L-DOPA cannot be administered alone, since it has multiple side effects and doesn't readily cross the blood brain barrier. Blackstone has solved these issues and made this powerful compound more effective.
The second powerful compound in SST-1: GH is anterior pituitary peptides. The pituitary gland is about the size of a bean, and even though the gland is tiny, its power should not be underestimated. In fact, this gland is sometimes referred to as the 'master gland' because hormones from this gland affect your body's metabolism, growth, development, and libido. Growth hormone is a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland that promotes growth. It does this in a number of ways, including stimulating cells to grow and divide, increasing bone and muscle growth, and increasing protein synthesis. The anterior pituitary gland has been shown to contain a wide variety of bioactive peptides. Anterior pituitary peptides contain GH-secreting peptides that trigger growth hormone release in the body. However, similar to L-Dopa, anterior pituitary peptides have low oral bioavailability. But, when manufactured into Blackstone’s Liposomal delivery system, the anterior pituitary peptides promote natural production and release of HGH. Blackstone has developed the perfect one-two punch with respect to GH by using anterior pituitary peptides and Mucuna pruriens containing L-Dopa utilizing its proprietary Liposomal technology.