Effect of Growth Hormone on Body Composition

Everyone wants to be healthy and beautiful, but few succeed. The point is that we live in a terrible environment: exhaust gases, rush of city life, and endless stress. But who prevents us from looking the way we want?

A while ago, Brazilian scientists lifted the curtain of secrecy and discovered that growth hormone, which stimulates the skeletal maturation and the bone linear growth, as well as helps to maintain tissues and organs throughout life, also acts directly on the brain. This happens to conserve body energy when a person is losing weight.

Growth hormone has been known for decades, but this discovery shows it does a lot more than was thought. It works as follows: large amounts of growth hormone are found in muscles and tissues.

The growth hormone receptors are involved in the growth metabolism, and development and progress of the human body. Recently, namely, in May of this year, scientists discovered that the brain is also full of growth hormone receptors. This is a completely new and unique breakthrough!

It has also been studied that growth hormone is not only involved in growth metabolism, but primarily affects the metabolic reactions that conserve energy when we are hungry or when we limit ourselves to nutrition – in other words, we are on a diet.

Based on above, the low growth hormone levels can lead to a variety of problems: weight gain, significant energy loss, decreased libido, decreased cognitive function; in addition to the above, a low flow of somatropin leads to a restless sleep, a general decrease in immunity, and most importantly – a lack of growth hormone reduces muscle mass or prevents it from gaining.

As mentioned earlier in many of our articles, growth hormone is a chemical substance produced in the human body. However, not always and not in large amounts. For example, the maximum amount of growth hormone is produced in infancy, and the minimum – in old age. That is why you lose your youth, looks, and your confidence “over the years”. So, let’s take the human body. What does it consist of? Roughly speaking, of skin, bones and muscles, right?

Let’s talk about muscles

Skeletal muscle makes up about 40% of the human body weight. Adequate muscle mass is critical to health, as muscles have several important functions: movement, breathing, heat conservation, internal organ protection, and glucose and fat metabolism. The muscle mass regulation is of interest to a diverse group of people.

Some people like strength athletes and bodybuilders are primarily interested in increasing muscle mass. Others are interested in preventing muscle loss. This is very important for frail elderly people, people with myopathies, cancer, sepsis, HIV/AIDS and other medical conditions, people with reduced mobility due to trauma, and astronauts.

The mechanisms that regulate the maintenance of muscle mass are extensively studied in the light of the importance of this tissue to health. In addition to the above types of people, muscle gain is also interesting for ordinary people who care about their health: they go to the gym and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

Muscle is a highly elastic tissue that can adapt to changing functional requirements. Increased load on the muscle leads to boost in muscle mass or hypertrophy, while low load or non-use results in a decrease in mass or atrophy.

Both exercise and nutrition are a key regulator of muscle mass. Hormonal factors are just as important as lifestyle, nutrition, and your baseline (height, weight, and metabolism). How does growth hormone affect a person who seeks to gain muscle mass and build the perfect body?

The fact is that many of our body’s processes directly depend on the body protein turnover. We remind you that growth hormone consists of 191 amino acids, rough translation: “of 191 types of protein compounds”.

Protein turnover is the continuous breakdown and synthesis of proteins with recycling of amino acids. In stable condition, the rate of protein breakdown is rather slow. And when using growth hormone especially genotropin, it increases many times.

That is why growth hormone can have not even one, but several amazing effects on your body at once. In addition to reducing body fat and muscle growth, it strengthens your bones and reduces the traumatic effects: the skin heals faster (and not only the skin).

Cholesterol drops, you have a lot of energy (due to metabolic processes), and even the skin rejuvenates. After all, the hormone acts gradually and efficiently, capturing every organ and every cell.

However, nothing can be gained without hard work in several stages. When using somatropin, what stages are? Firstly, it is definitely healthy sleep. Secondly, the physical activity and food having a lot of protein and vegetables (vegetables contain amino acids). Thirdly, do not abuse the growth hormone units! It is scientifically proven that the wrong dosage reduces the effect.

Well, you know what they say, ‘if you want to change, start with yourself’ or an even more appropriate phrase ‘if you don’t like what you get, change what you consume’. That is why, before taking growth hormone, it is necessary to establish many points that you may never paid attention to before.

And in this case, morning exercise is never yet revoked! As well as rest, of course – proper rest, or in general – its presence, only factors that are good for your body.

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