HGH as a Body Building Enhancement Drug
Human growth hormone (HGH) has been used by body builders for years to promote physical enhancement.
When a person's pituitary glands release human growth hormone, it causes their liver to release IGF-1. IGF-1 is at its highest in childhood, and, as a person ages, the level of HGH their body produces declines. Normally, after puberty, your body stops growing new muscle cells. The number of muscle cells you have for the rest of your life is genetic, and the most you can do is increase the size of these cells through weight training or steroids. However, by using HGH, you can actually grow new muscle cells. This allows you to reverse genetic dispositions and achieve an ideal muscle density.
Human growth hormone raises your energy level and metabolism, causing you to both feel more active and burn fat. In fact, the only weight that you will gain while taking HGH is weight from lean muscle. Unlike steroids, the weight gain from HGH is slow -- normal weight gain results are one to two pounds of lean muscle every two to three weeks. With steroids, you gain mostly water weight; with human growth hormone, you gain only lean muscle mass. Human growth hormone also forces your body to burn fat for energy. This means that body builders can eat a lot of food when necessary and not gain unwanted weight from fat.
As a body building drug, HGH increases lean body mass, shortens recovery time between workouts, and enhances overall performance with less risk of detection than other performance-enhancing drugs. HGH strengthens joints and ligaments and heals damaged tissue.
Other body building benefits of human growth hormone include increased protein synthesis abilities, an increase in the amount of insulin a person can use effectively, and an increase in the amount of anabolic steroids a person can use effectively.
One myth that surrounds the use of human growth hormone in body building is that it causes an extended belly. This is not actually caused by HGH itself; rather, it is caused too frequent doses at too high levels. Taking HGH as directed by your pharmaceutical supplier will not cause such disfigurement.
Human growth hormone increases strength, promotes healthy weight gain, promotes fat loss, and decreases muscle loss during off periods. The side effects of using HGH as a body building drug are minimal and rare. Users claim that they achieve desired results. HGH does not cause abnormal bone growth (Acromegalia). After a person's period of natural growth in childhood, the ends of their bones fuse and quit growing.