Many of us have already heard about the use of growth hormone to improve performance and build muscle. But which bodybuilder knows exactly why and how the Human growth hormone (HGH) works.

In this article you will learn more about growth hormones, how effective they are and what the difference is between HGH and steroids.

Growth hormones have been used by top athletes such as bodybuilders and strength athletes of other disciplines since the early 80s to increase performance. In the beginning there were no synthetic growth hormones, so these were extracted from the pituitary gland by the dead, quite scary. Fortunately, this practice was discontinued in 1985.

After that, there were many athletes who used growth hormones derived from the pituitary glands of rhesus monkeys. From the early 90s, these were synthetically manufactured and were available to a larger number of athletes. However, the illegal administration of exogenous growth hormones and the increase of the body's own growth hormone production in different ways is still confused.

Why do we want to achieve an increased release of the body's own growth hormone HGH?

In the last few years there have been controversial discussions about growth hormone in the bodybuilding community. While many athletes talk about the fact that human growth hormone in a bodybuilder will ensure that he can get the most out of his individual opportunities, many athletes still do not know exactly what it is. So let's just clarify what the human growth hormone is about.

The growth hormone, or HGH, is a hormone released by the pituitary gland (pituitary gland). The easiest way to describe the effects of growth hormone on the body is as follows; Growth hormone (HGH) is responsible for cell growth and cell reproduction. But how exactly does that happen?

1. Calcium: Growth hormone enhances the body's ability to store calcium ingested in the bone tissue. This provides a strengthening of the skeletal system, which in turn enables the body to be less sensitive to accidents such as falls, etc.

Simply put, a high growth hormone level means that the risk of bone fracture drops significantly.

2. Protein Synthesis: The second effect that growth hormone has on the human body increases protein synthesis. In protein synthesis, new protein structures are formed in the body, which, among other things, causes an increase in muscle mass, since the muscles consist predominantly of proteins.

What many athletes are not aware of is that dietary protein can not be transformed into muscle in the same way as it is in food.

When you feed protein through the diet, gastric acid is released by the digestive system, as a supplement to the enzyme pepsin. The gastric acid causes the protein to be denatured (the structure is thereby altered), while the pepsin breaks down the protein into smaller peptides, which in turn are split into even smaller parts, the amino acids.

How effective is the growth hormone?

Growth hormone, as a naturally occurring hormone in the body, is one of the most effective hormones in the human body. Due to the fact that it occurs naturally and is not supplied as a chemical hormone variant from the outside, it is safe and also more effective than the intake of synthetically produced supplements.

Quite simply, an increase in growth hormone release can be a very effective tool for any bodybuilder who wants to build muscle mass. In addition, but also for every fitness athlete who wants to reduce not only the building of lean muscle mass but also the body fat.

What's the difference between HGH and steroids?

Steroids are first and foremost prescription medications designed to increase testosterone levels in the body. An elevated testosterone level also boosts muscle growth and ensures faster muscle recovery. Typically, steroids are prescribed to people who, after a more severe injury, should achieve an acceleration of the rehabilitation process with the help of hormonal support.

That's why many athletes use steroids. They also want to benefit from significantly faster muscle recovery. This allows harder and more frequent training, which in turn leads to greater muscle growth. The problem with taking steroids is illegal.

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The easiest way to describe the effects of growth hormone on the body is as follows; Growth hormone is responsible for cell growth and cell reproduction.