Gammanol Forte™ supplies gamma oryzanol with FRAC®, providing free ferulic acid with a complex mixture of polyphenolics, including free sterols and triterpenoids. FRAC® possesses significant free-radical scavenging properties as well, similar to that of silymarin, as measured by its ability to quench the organic DPPH (1,1 diphenyl 2-picrylhydrazyl) free radical. Several small studies suggest that Gammanol Forte™ can provide nutritional support for the increased synthesis of growth hormone (GH), and possibly endorphins. Athletes, such as football players and weight lifters, have been shown to reduce body fat, increase lean body mass and increase strength over control groups. Gammanol Forte™ includes components that support the autonomic nervous system and its ability to respond to physical stress, especially anaerobic tasks such as weight lifting. As a result of physical stress, the body releases hormones with roles in reducing pain (endorphins), reducing inflammation (corticosteroids) and stimulating tissue repair (androgens and growth hormone). Additionally, a small study conducted by Dr. David Brownstein showed that women taking Gammanol Forte™ for five weeks showed an increase in insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), and by inference GH, which directs the production of IGF-1. FRAC® is a registered trademark of Biotics Research Corporation.