Growth hormone is produced naturally in our body. Pituitary gland is small and powerful. This pea-sized gland is positioned deep within your brain.
Role of natural HGH
HGH regulates vital functions ranging from cellular level to skeletal & muscle growth to organ health and more. Cells duplicate and develop, so it got its name human growth hormone. It is believed to boost brain functions and improve enzyme production. Oxidation breaks healthy cells, which also gets resisted because your immune system also gets strengthened.
As you grow elderly, HGH synthesis and secretion declines naturally by 10% to 15%, every decade. Therefore GH therapy is applied to slow or reverse aging signs due to loss of natural HGH production by your body.
Initial use of GH therapy was for boys and girls with extreme short stature, when compared with their peers. Kids experienced pituitary gland malfunction or GH deficiency, so their height growth got affected.
HGH has also become popular as performance enhancer in bodybuilding because of following reasons.
Improvement in protein synthesis process causes muscle mass growth.
Fat gets burnt but muscles get gained, simultaneously.
Better cartilage quality.
Side effects are mild.
How bodybuilding performance gets enhanced with HGH?
Solution from GH injection enters the blood circulatory system and gets distributed in the body. In the liver it gets converted into IGF-1. This insulin-like growth factor is liable for muscle growth. Bodybuilders desire this effect from HGH. IGF-1 links with its receptor in the skeletal muscle tissue, which escalates protein synthesis.
HGH binds with Somatropin receptors that elevate FFA (free fatty acid) levels, so your body starts to use fat rather than carbohydrates, as a source of energy. Loss of fat does not interact nor interferes with muscle growth, so lean muscles get gained while fats get burnt, at the same time.
HGH injections side effects
Even when HGH therapy is conducted under the supervision of a physician, it can root some side effects like edema, muscle pain in joints, pins, & needles sensation in your legs or arms. However using it in proper dosage can avoid adverse effects.