Can I use Hammer Vegan Protein at bedtime instead of Hammer Whey to help raise human growth hormone (hGH) levels?
We do not recommend it for two reasons. First, it is the amino acid glutamine that is responsible for the dramatic increase in human growth hormone (hGH) levels. Dr. Bill Misner writes, "Glutamine (2000 mg) has been observed to raise serum hGH 430% above sedentary values. During sleep, 85% of hGH is released, and the 6 grams of glutamine in each serving of Hammer Whey is adequate to cross blood brain barrier to raise nocturnal release of hGH." While both the pea and brown rice protein components in Hammer Vegan Protein contain glutamine, the amounts are not sufficient enough to positively influence hGH release.
Secondly, in order to effectively elevate hGH levels, minimal-to-no carbohydrates should be consumed; carbohydrates blunt natural hGH release. Each scoop of Unflavored Hammer Whey contains no carbohydrates, all flavored versions of Hammer Whey contain less than 1 gram of carbohydrates per scoop, while all flavors of Hammer Vegan Protein contains 5 grams of carbohydrates in each scoop. That may not sound like a very wide gap, but it's enough to make a difference when the goal is maximizing hGH release.
To safely raise hGH levels without risk to your endocrine system, we recommend mixing 1 scoop of Hammer Whey in 4-6 ounces of water only; not juice or milk as those carbs will hinder the process. This may safely raise hGH levels while you sleep by as much as 430% compared to the usual nightly spike. That's enough to have a noticeably beneficial effect on anabolic, muscle building/maintenance activity in the body.