Growth hormone is actively used in bodybuilding to increase muscle size. Its scientific name – somatotropin. Its main action is accelerated linear growth by increasing the long tubular extremity bones.
Effects of growth hormone and properties
- anabolic effect
- anti-catabolic effect
- Reduction in fat mass of the body
- Increases in blood glucose levels
- It stimulates bone growth, while strengthening their
- boosts immunity
It is worth noting that most of the effects in the body itself is not a growth hormone and insulin-like factor IGF-1 , which is released under the action of this hormone. IGF-1 stimulates the growth of most of the internal organs. Thus, most of the effects of growth hormone in body building is linked with the action of IGF-1.
Over time, the development of growth hormone in the body is constantly decreasing. Its level is minimal in the elderly and is maximal in early childhood. In addition, the maximum amplitude of the isolation peaks in adolescence, when the body enters a phase of linear growth enhanced.
Use of growth hormone in bodybuilding
Initially, growth hormone has been used exclusively for medical purposes, but it also began to be used after a certain time and in a variety of sports, including bodybuilding. This was due to the fact that he had a good anabolic effects as well as contributed to the reduction of fat in the body.
In 1989 he was banned the use of growth hormone in the sport, but since then its sales only increased. In bodybuilding somatotropin is used to build a huge muscle reception combining it with other anabolic steroids. A major factor in the popularity of HGH in sport was his ability to reduce the amount of subcutaneous fat. Furthermore, it actively contributes to the recruitment of lean muscle mass, strengthening bone tissues and accumulation of water.
Generally speaking, growth hormone – the ideal tool for a set of muscle relief in bodybuilding. It has a low incidence of side effects, it did not affect the potency and does not cause androgenic effects . Moreover, its efficiency is extremely high. Often when taking muscle growth is only a couple of kilograms, it is usually due to the fact that there is a loss of fat mass of the body. However, the main growth hormone deficiency is the extremely high cost of the course – about 1000 dollars.
However, many scientists believe that increase growth hormone (3-5 fold) in the body can be and without the use of hormones.