There are many substances that are used in the world of bodybuilding, some of them are legal and others are illegal, the aim of these substances is to achieve rapid and considerable increases in muscle mass.
One of the most used substances is hormones, but the most popular among bodybuilders is growth hormone or HGH (Human Growth Hormone).
In the human body, the growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland, this gland is located at the base of the skull and is responsible for the proper and proper growth of the bones and muscles.
When this gland has some anomaly in the secretion of the hormone, is when there is a lack of growth in children, when the hormone is produced at levels far below normal, it is worth noting that also presents the opposite case.
In the adult stage, this growth hormone is responsible for maintaining muscle mass, strengthening the immune system and synthesize the metabolism of fats, not counting the positive effects on the health of the skin and eyes.
The growth hormone reaches its highest levels during the adolescence stage, however, when the adult reaches 30 years, the levels of this hormone begin to decay, it is for this reason that in adults of this age is beginning to notice a lower mass muscle At the same time that the bones become less dense and thus much more fragile.
On the other hand, the ability and intellectual performance are severely diminished, coupled with a strong decrease in sexual performance, and a sense of tiredness and fatigue indescribable.
The pituitary gland secretes the growth hormone during two stages: the deepest sleep stage and intense exercise stages. Once the gland releases the hormone its life is very short, reaching to last in many cases only 30 minutes, time during which the hormone reaches the liver.
Once the growth hormone has traveled the body there is another phenomenon called: Insulin growth Factor (IGF-1), this phenomenon is responsible for bone growth, specifically the proper absorption of amino acids in addition to Synthesize all the proteins that go to the muscles.
The whole process before described occurs naturally, however, for bodybuilders looking for results beyond normal, there is something in the market to what they call the injectable growth hormone, this injectable hormone increases the levels of It’s in the organism.
This synthetic hormone is a powder that is injected subcutaneously or intramuscularly, which is mixed with bacteriostatic water (sterilized water with benzyl alcohol).
It is worth noting that this injectable growth hormone is a very sensitive substance to light and temperature, it is for this reason that it must be manipulated and stored between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius.
The duration of a cycle of growth hormone can be prolonged for several months, injecting it once or twice a day, it is advisable to administer an injection in the morning, as the body will have released a good amount during the night. The bodybuilders think that the benefits are more because when using it they see as a fast-speed, muscle mass develops, bones are strengthened and even aging is delayed. Unfortunately, studies performed on this synthetic hormone at the University of Kansas in the year 2017 have shown that there are more side effects.
Side effects of injectable growth hormone
The indiscriminate use of this synthetic growth hormone has side effects where fluid retention is highlighted, this situation can cause serious inflammation and pain in the extremities as well as stiffness in the joints and muscles Causing a lot of pain.
In many cases, the use of this synthetic hormone causes the process of bone growth to restart, which triggers painful deformities, with the most affected parts being the hands, feet and jaw. Other recognized effects are:
- Inflammation of the pancreas
- Suffering from sleep disorders
- Increased cranial pressure
- The appearance of moles in the skin
- Ability to suffer from diabetes
- The emergence of gynecomastia in men (development of mammary glands)
Endocrinologist physicians recommend that the use of this synthetic growth hormone should be completely avoided in people who suffer or have suffered from any of these diseases:
- Some type of cancer
- Liver, pancreas, or kidney disease
- Diabetic People
- Hypertensive people
- People who suffer from thyroid problems
- People who suffer from a joint disorder
Finally, it is worth noting that this synthetic growth hormone injectable for many bodybuilders is a product that offers incredible advantages, unfortunately there are many more side effects that has its indiscriminate use, Being some of these very serious effects, leaving sequels that can remain for a lifetime. It also recalls that the use of any illegal substances to achieve muscle growth in an accelerated manner is not recommended.
If you have specific concerns about aging, ask your doctor about proven ways to improve your health. Remember that healthy lifestyle choices like eating a healthy diet and including physical activity in your daily routine can help you feel good when you get older.