Can’t I take “secretagogues” that contain amino acids to boost my chemical levels instead of natural chemical replacement?

Amino acids may modestly increase biomarker levels of growth chemicals but what is usually required is at least a 100% increase. Most patients will not have significant gains with these products. Two of the most powerful stimulants for growth chemicals release are resistance exercise and a good night’s sleep. However, as you age the hypothalamus becomes resistant to these powerful stimulants and so it is very unlikely that secretagoges, which are weaker stimulants, would be effective.