Growth hormone (GH, growth hormone, growth hormone, of HGH, growth hormone, somatropin) – a peptide hormone of the anterior pituitary, which is used in the sport for the formation of muscle relief. Growth hormone or growth hormone (from the Latin catfish -. Body) gets its name from the fact that young people it causes a pronounced linear acceleration (long) growth, mainly due to the growth of long tubular bones of the extremities.
- Anabolic effects – causes muscle growth
- Anti-catabolic effect – inhibits muscle breakdown
- Decreases body fat
- It regulates the use of energy
- It accelerates wound healing
- It has a rejuvenating effect
- It stimulates the re-growth of the internal organs (atrophied with age)
- Causes of bone growth and increases the growth of young people up to 26 years (up to the closing of growth zones), strengthens bones
- Increases in blood glucose levels
- Strengthens the immune system
Growth hormone in bodybuilding
Growth hormone can be used in sports to obtain relief. Advantages: High-performance, low incidence of side effects, the drug has no effect on penile function and potency causes androgenic effects and requires PCT, after one month of the total weight is increased slightly (4.3 kg), but generally does not change in some cases – it is connected with the major fat loss.
Initially, growth hormone preparations began to be used for medical purpose, but almost at the same time, this hormone is widely used in sports because of its ability to increase muscle mass and reduce body fat. The first products of growth hormone is a pituitary extract corpses and only in 1981 was made a drug recombinant somatotropin.
In the last decade, sales of the drug increased several times. Mainly, growth hormone used in sports, particularly in bodybuilding, where it is combined with other anabolic agents.
Increase lean muscle mass and burn fat
The main reason for the high popularity of the growth hormone in sports – the ability to reduce body fat. In addition, studies have shown that taking somatotropin leads to an increase in lean muscle mass, connective tissue and muscle cells increase in volume due to fluid accumulation.
Another beneficial effect – reducing the frequency of injuries. This is due to its ability to strengthen the bone and connective (tendon, cartilage) tissue. Growth hormone accelerates healing and tissue repair after injury.
It should be noted that the use of growth hormone in pauerliftinge meaningless because it was found experimentally that it does not increase the power performance. Growth hormone also increases stamina and performance, and on the contrary a decrease in fatigue threshold and delay recovery, so growth hormone is useless for athletes of sports, where the importance of these indicators.