HGH Up by Applied Nutriceuticals

HGH Up pillsAs the name suggests HGH Up is a supplement designed to up the body’s levels of human growth hormone (HGH).  There are plenty of those available these days. This one is manufactured in the USA by Applied Nutriceuticals.

The company has been around for a while now and there is nothing to suggest it is anything other than a reputable supplier, but that in no way guarantees an ability to produce effective products; so let’s take a closer look at HGH Up and see how everything holds up.

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What is HGH Up and how does it Work?

If Applied Nutriceuticals has managed to produce an effective formulation HGH Up capsules should ensure the body maintains a higher level of HGH than normal.

HGH is an important hormone produced by the pituitary gland. It assists the growth and healing processes. In some ways it’s a little like a fountain of youth hidden deep inside the body, but the body’s ability to produce HGH dwindles with age, and what was once a fast-healing, lean and strong body, can start to lose some of its vitality by the age of twenty-five and from there on in it’s all downhill. HGH Up has been designed to stimulate the pituitary gland and get the juices flowing again.

Promised benefits include:

  • Lower Body Fat
  • Improved Strength
  • Deeper, More Restful Sleep
  • Speeds Up Healing Processes

None of these claims are too outrageous. Many effective HGH providers produce just such results. Will HGH Up be able to compete with them though? Let’s examine the ingredients used.

Key Ingredients

Each five capsule dose provides 3,500mg of Somatotrophic-Myonucleic Growth Factor (proprietary blend). The use of a proprietary blend means no inclusion rates are available, but the key ingredients are:

  • Mucuna Pruriens:  A herbal extract that is a natural source of L-Dopa—a compound that has been proven to encourage the production of HGH.
  • Huperzine: An alkaloid sourced from a species of moss. Several studies suggest huperzine is a powerful acetylcholine esterase (AChE) inhibitor that can suppress somatostatin (a hormone that can inhibit the production of HGH).
  • L-Carnitine-L-Tartrate: An amino acid derived from L-lysine and L-methionine. Its presence in the formulation should help ensure efficient fat burning, and some studies suggest the ingredient may also ensure faster recovery times, but it is not known to directly encourage increased levels of HGH.
  • Green Tea:  Green tea can speed up the metabolism and encourage thermogenic fat burning, but its abilities do not stretch to encouraging HGH production.
  • Bioperine:  A patented form of black pepper extract that has a proven fat burning ability. Its presence in a formulation can also help ease the absorption of other ingredients.

This isn’t the most exciting of blends. Mucuna Pruriens may be able to stimulate HGH production, and the presence of huperzine should ensure there is nothing to inhibit production, but only if they are included in sufficient quantities. The amount used in HGH Up is unknown so results are impossible to predict.


Five capsules should be taken, on an empty stomach, just before going to bed. After each year of continuous supplementation a six to eight week break is required.

Customer Feedback

One customer writes:

“I have seen zero results from this product. I feel like I wasted my money on it.”

A second customer appears to agree:

“This product has zero effect on me. Taken as directed. I cannot recommend to anyone.”

But many more customers love the product and two average testimonials read:

“This worked really well. I slept like a baby, had quicker recovery times, and woke up refreshed and ready to hit the weights. HghUp does exactly what it says it’ll do. What more could you ask for?”

“Another great supp from AppNut. The sleep I got while on this product was phenomenal. I woke up rested and ready to get my day started. The recovery aspect was great too. I felt that my muscles weren’t as tired and wore down after a brutal workout.”

Health Considerations

No side effects have been reported, but pregnant and nursing mothers should consult their doctor before using any form of dietary supplement. The same advice is offered to anyone who has any existing health conditions or health concerns.

Product Availability and Pricing

HGH Up can be purchased from the manufacturer’s website. Each bottle contains 150 capsules and usually costs $59.99 (RRP $69.99). The capsules are also available from several independent online retailers, including A1 Supplements and eSupplements.com, and in most cases significant discounts are available.


There does not appear to be a money back guarantee.

The Bottom Line

It is possible that HGH Up may help to boost HGH production and provide all the associated benefits such a boost entails, and the pricing is reasonable, but the lack of a money back guarantee makes purchasing the product a bit of a gamble.

Mucuna Pruriens and huperzine are certainly effective ingredients (if used in sufficient quantity), but if the blend really does have the power to stimulate HGH production improved fat burning abilities would be a given—so why the need for fat burning ingredients?

This sets a few alarm bells ringing, but in this case it is probably safe to give Applied Nutriceuticals the benefit of the doubt because customer feedback suggests the blend has successfully provided past users with many benefits other than fat burning.

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