All you need to know about HGH
HGH is popular today among professionals and sports enthusiasts. However, recently they began to talk more and more often about side effects and the dangers of using this drug, while the information is quite contradictory. Some experts consider growth hormone to be one of the most effective means to prolong life, while others say that it is very harmful to our body. Let's try to figure out this controversial issue!
The main functions of growth hormone.
Having a direct effect on the endocrine glands, somatotropin accelerates the production of a number of growth factors and muscle mass, and also actively regulates the human bone tissue metabolism.
Growth hormone inhibits the activity of enzymes that have a destructive effect on amino acids, regulates collagen synthesis in bone tissue, skin and other tissues and organs. It causes an increase in the size and number of cells of the thyroid gland, adrenal glands, liver, genital glands, thymus and muscles.
Growth hormone enhances the breakdown of fats, as a result of which the concentration of fatty acids in the blood increases, which inhibit the effect of insulin on the membrane transport of glucose.
Physiological effects of growth hormone.
Growth hormone prevents the development of a large number of destructive processes in the human body and stimulates recovery. Many reputable scientists say that under the influence of growth hormone, the body is rejuvenated for 10-20 years:
- the bone system is strengthened;
- body fat is converted to muscle;
- immunity is enhanced;
- increased mental abilities;
- blood cholesterol is reduced;
- increased sexual activity.
Growth hormone is the strongest active drug for the active growth of muscle mass and the rapid reduction of body fat. But, in order to achieve the desired results from taking this drug, a number of conditions are mandatory that not many people can adhere to (a rather strict schedule of nutrition, training and injections). So what is a growth hormone course? Of course, the course of the drug and its dosage depend on the severity of physical activity and the sport, for example, the dosage of athletes reaches 8 units per day, which is insufficient for an effective set of muscle mass of a weightlifter.
For bodybuilders, the dosage should be at least 12-16 units, and the duration of the course should be at least 3 months. Growth hormone is recommended to be taken in large doses for one simple reason: the receptors get used to the drug pretty quickly, so you should not prick it for a long time. After the course of therapy, a break equal to the length of the course is necessary.
Of course, growth hormone is not forbidden to take for 6 months or more, but exclusively in small doses of 2-4 units per day. However, achieving such a regime of hypertrophy and hyperplasia of muscle cells is almost impossible.
The anabolic effect of growth hormone and related drugs.
Your goal is hyper muscle growth. For this process, your body will need maximum stimulation, and one growth hormone will not cope here. Complex therapy is needed, including drugs that can not only enhance the effect of growth hormone, but also ensure the safety of your body. There is a certain scheme of drugs: growth hormone - anabolic and androgenic steroids - insulin - thyroid hormones. We will analyze each drug individually.
Androgenic steroids have powerful anabolic properties and significantly increase muscle cell hypertrophy, so their inclusion in the complex is mandatory. Steroids will also stimulate cell hyperplasia, which will lead to faster results.
Insulin is also a mandatory drug in the complex, especially if the dosage of growth hormone is really high. Insulin will ease the load on the pancreas, which, under the influence of growth hormone, enhances its work and quickly depletes its reserves, and also accelerates the growth of muscle cells. It is recommended to drive insulin in 6-8 units before each meal.
Thyroid hormones help speed up metabolism and stimulate tissue growth. The inclusion of thyroid hormones in a cycle will weaken the effect of growth hormone on gland function (thyroid gland size may increase). It is important to know that the use of growth hormone in large doses can lead to changes in thyroid function (the development of hypothyroidism). Athletes using rather large doses of growth hormone should take triiodothyronine (thyroid hormone) at 50 mcg per day in two doses. At the same time, large doses of triiodothyronine are not recommended, as this will contribute to the opposite effect, i.e. muscle loss.
What are the concerns?
Growth hormone, referring to anabolic agents, contributes to a more intensive course of metabolic processes and the production of free radicals in the body, which in turn leads to a reduction in life and the appearance of a mass of diseases: heart attack, stroke, cancer, etc.
When using growth hormone, such side effects as nausea, headache, hyperglycemia, increased intracranial pressure, development of diabetes mellitus, excessive growth of cartilage bones can occur, which leads to enlargement of facial features and an increase in the lower and upper jaw.
To avoid local reactions, the places of subcutaneous injections should be changed, since over time, lipoatrophy may develop - the burning of adipose tissue. With open growth zones (up to 25 years), the fact of linear growth of the body is not excluded.
Remember that you should not start a course of growth hormone without auxiliary drugs - otherwise you will not only not achieve the desired results, but also earn a number of chronic diseases. Dosages and duration of administration in this case are crucial. Therefore, be careful and trust only experienced professionals!