What is Human Growth Hormone

What is Human Growth Hormone Growth Hormone Secretion

What is Human Growth Hormone Growth Hormone Secretion

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I have already talked a lot about human growth hormone, despite the fact that very few athletes can afford this elite drug. However, since we decided to collect all the basic practical information about anabolic steroids in one place, then I have to repeat HERE what I have already said about this dope.

Why is growth hormone considered an “ELITE” drug? There are a lot of different reasons for this. But there are two main ones:

  1. High efficacy.
  2. Difficult production.

The difficult production and the high demand for growth hormone are the reason for its HIGH VALUE.

Necessary note
It is necessary to understand that somatotropin is used not only by bodybuilders, but also by a large number of people who want to look better: old men inject it to rejuvenate their body, it is injected when there is growth retardation, people inject it to heal injuries, Hollywood stars inject it to look slim and sexy. Such demand among wealthy people + complex synthesis of growth hormone leads to its high price… What makes it even more “elite” drug.

Miracles of Growth Hormone

But people would never spend such big money on growth hormone cycles if it didn’t work. Growth Hormone doesn’t just work. It is able to do what no other drug can do. What are these miracles? I will cite only THREE:

HYPERPLASIA i.e. increase in number of muscle cells. In other words, achievements after a cycle of growth hormone intake are still with you, unlike after cycles of steroids. In theory, the strength and size of the muscles can increase even after the cycle because HYPERTROPHY (growth of the size of muscle cells) is transferred to new muscle cells (HYPERPLASIA). It is the latter that explains the phenomenon of the “muscular memory” of professional athletes, who never “fizzle out” to the level of an average man even when they completely abandon training.
MUSCLE GAIN + FAT BURNING are quite real when using HGH. Something that is never possible in life with natural training becomes easily achievable with the use of growth hormone.
MINIMUM DAMAGE from growth hormone is related to the fact that it does not have a mechanism of action like anabolic steroids. That is why HGH does not affect the production of sex hormones and does not require (PCT) "post cycle therapy". Moreover, growth hormone itself can heal your body from many damage caused by age or injury.

As you can see, the “pluses” of growth hormone are very significant. That is why, despite the fact that the IOC banned Hormone Growth in 1989, its use is not reduced. On the contrary, it is increasing all over the world, among both athletes and ordinary people. There’s no law against living the good life… in general…

GROWTH HORMONE – general information

GROWTH HORMONE (somatotropin) is one of the peptide hormones in the anterior lobe of the human pituitary gland that received this name because of its ability to cause bone growth in length in young people. Growth Hormone has a powerful ANABOLIC effect on MUSCLE GROWTH + a powerful CATABOLIC effect on FAT DESTRUCTION. The first is due to increased protein synthesis in two ways (about this later), and the second is due to the effect on lipolysis and carbohydrate metabolism in the body.

In order to BURN FAT, you need two things: splitting up of the fat in the depot (lipolysis) and oxidizing (using as energy) of the split fragments when they get from the blood to the liver. This is what concerns LIPOLYSIS.

Now about carbohydrate metabolism. The fact is that HGH causes an increase in blood glucose levels. In this regard, the GROWTH HORMONE IS AN ANTAGONIST OF INSULIN! Therefore, it has a very strong effect on the pancreas, forcing it to produce more insulin than that’s provided by nature. Why? HGH – INSULIN are antagonists! Look carefully at this note:

  • The Lower The Blood Sugar – the more HGH is produced.
  • The Higher The Blood Sugar – the more Insulin is produced.

i.e. when HGH increases the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood, it causes more insulin to be made for BALANCE! When production is natural, it does not matter much. Imagine if you increase the concentration of HGH tenfold… and over the cycle of many months… In order to BALANCE “this whole holiday”, your pancreas will have to work hard by depleting its reserves. What can be provoked with TOO GREAT a burden for TOO LONG a time? A BREAKDOWN! The pancreas will simply not cope with the production of such a large amount of insulin needed for balance and will fail. This is called Diabetes Mellitus, baby! And that is why most well-informed people with long and large doses of HGH necessarily “help” their pancreas – with additional insulin injections. If you inject 4 IU per day for 2 weeks, then this is not critical. BUT if you inject 10-20 IU per day for 3-4 months… THIS IS MANDATORY! Usually 5 IU of short insulin a couple of times a day before large meals is enough.

Human Growth Hormone
Human Growth Hormone

In addition, without an adequate level of insulin, the anabolic effect of SOMATOTROPIN is not manifested. These two hormones are antagonists of each other in the situation when it comes to the CARBOHYDRATE EXCHANGE. If we are talking about the protein metabolism necessary for muscle growth, then insulin and growth hormone work synergistically! That is why children with diabetes do not grow well and are lagging behind in physical development from their peers. But we will talk about these combinations a bit later.

Now about the SYNTHESIS OF PROTEIN. As I told you, Growth Hormone has TWO main WAYS for this:

  1. DIRECT IMPACT on muscle cells through HGH receptors.
  2. EXPOSURE through the INTERMEDIARY – IGF-1 (IGF-1, Somatomedin C, Insulin-like Growth Factor)


Back in the 1970s, a whole group of “intermediaries” between HGH and target cells was identified. Then this group was called “somatomedins”. However, by the end of the 1980s, it became clear that there was only one “worker” — IGF-1 (all the other were “dummies”). IGF-1 is produced in the LIVER and in the MUSCULAR CELLS under the influence of HGH. IGF-1 has a pronounced anabolic effect on the target tissue. Especially on the muscles, bones, cartilage, skin, nerves, liver and kidneys. Thanks to IGF-1, there is a large increase in strength and local muscle growth. But IGF-1 cannot break down fats. In this regard, HGH and IGF-1 are not the same thing.

Although most of the effects of HGH are associated with the production of IGF-1, which is not surprising.

The next one: Growth Hormone Secretion

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