What Is Humanofort?
Humanofort™ is a patented Romanian supplement said to be beneficial for a whole host of medical and clinical issues including raising testosterone levels to reducing cortisol levels to normalizing insulin levels. Having been patented in the late 90s, currently only a handful of supplement producers are allowed to sell the product.
Where Does Humanofort Come From?
As mentioned previously, Humanofort is a nutritional supplement originally produced in Romania. It is based on a purified extract of embryonated chicken eggs according to the original patent. The final product is said to contain two oligopeptides which are termed embryonic peptides. It must be mentioned that there are no synthetic or animal based hormones in the supplement.
Humanofort is said to have a whole host of benefits. A much quoted study on supplement websites state that 600mg of Humanofort per day was able to increase free testosterone, androstenedione and dehydroepiandrosterone (all anabolic hormones) by over 100% whilst reducing oxidative stress by 30%. However, the study in question cannot be found at the moment in any peer reviewed scientific journal. Similar claims on the ability of fertilised egg yolks to raise follistatin, a protein said to inhibit myostatin (a protein inhibiting excessive muscle growth) can also not be found in the any relevant published journals.
From the single published study found on the effect of Humanofort on humans, it was found that 6 days of supplementation resulted in a reduction of insulin and cortisol levels as well as an improvement in lipid profiles. High insulin levels can be an issue which can progressively lead to the development of diabetes, whilst increased cortisol levels; the so called stress hormone, can result in an increase in fat storage and blood sugars. High cholesterol as many would already know can predispose you to the development of cardiovascular diseases. As such, any improvements in insulin, cortisol and lipid levels can help lower the risk of experiencing future health issues.
Humanofort Benefits for Bodybuilding
High intensity exercise, the use of stimulants such as caffeine and calorie restriction, all potential aspects of bodybuilding, athletes or an avid exerciser may increase cortisol levels, which if uncontrolled can result in negative effects mentioned above. As the use of Humanofort can blunt cortisol levels, this can help promote better body composition and more normalised blood sugars. During bulking periods, high fat intake can also negatively affect lipid/cholesterol levels in the body, which Humanofort can assist with.
Humanofort Negatives & Side Effects
From the previous study mentioned, 60 days of supplementation resulted in no negative side effects. The subjects did experience a reduction in insulin like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) levels, a potent anabolic hormone which at extremely low levels can increase the risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases, cardiovascular and heart diseases and a shorter life span. However, the IGF-1 levels in the subjects after the 60 days were still within normal ranges.
Humanofort Recommended Doses & Ingredient Timing
At the moment, there are no current conclusive recommendations for Humanofort doses. However, it seems that anywhere between 600mg-2000mg/day of Humanofort is required to generate the beneficial effects. Ingredient timing differs, but it is considered ideal to consume it in 2-3 equal doses; in the morning, night time and/or at midday.
At the moment, Humanofort comes in capsule form as an individual ingredient, some of the popular products are GEN HumanoVar & ASN Humanofort. They are often termed ‘Embryonic Growth Factor Extracts’*, however, it is unknown the exact amount, if at all, there is of growth factors in Humanofort. In the aforementioned previous study, it was explained that perhaps the embryonic peptides (the main peptides in Humanofort) may work similar to IGF, (insulin like growth factors), EGF (epidermal growth factors), FGF (fibroblast growth factors) and NGF (nerve growth factors).
Due to the possible decrease in IGF-1 levels with Humanofort use, one may choose to stack Humanofort with a GH releaser product. One can also stack Humanofort with a testosterone booster as well as any arginine or citrulline based product seen in many pre-workout supplements.
* If, Humanofort does contain growth factors, please be aware that it may be banned by the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) and may be banned by other national or international sporting organisations.
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