Growth hormone is a polypeptide consisting of 191 amino acids. It is produced by the human pituitary gland and is secreted with appropriate stimuli (for example, training, sleep, stress, low blood sugar). And here it is important to understand that the released human growth hormone does not directly affect the body itself, but only stimulates the production in the liver and subsequent release of insulin-like growth factors and somatomedins into the blood. They also have different effects on the body. The only problem is that the liver can produce a limited amount of these substances, so that the effect of these substances on the body is limited. If hormones are injected from the outside, they only excite the liver to produce and release these substances into the bloodstream and do not, as mentioned above, have direct effects.
Until the mid-80's there was only an active human form as an exogenous source of administration. It was extracted from the pituitary gland of the deceased, which was extremely costly. When in 1985. the intake of human growth hormone began to be associated with the extremely rare disease of Jakob Kraufalda (brain disease), which faded with dementia and death, then some, but not all manufacturers began taking the drug out of production. Fortunately, science did not doze and created a synthetic hormone growth, which is produced by genetic engineering from transformed muscle cells. And here it is sold in many countries.
The use of human growth hormone has a threefold effect on the athlete in the field of his achievements. First, the growth hormone has a strong anabolic effect, which contributes to the intensive synthesis of proteins, which is expressed in muscle hypertrophy (increase in the size of the muscle cell) and in muscle hyperplasia (an increase in their number). The effect of hyperplasia is extremely interesting, because Steroids do not give it. This is probably the reason why the growth hormone is called the strongest anabolic hormone. Secondly, the growth hormone has a strong effect on the fat burning process. He intensely turns fat into energy, which leads to an intensive disappearance, and this allows the athlete to consume more calories. Thirdly, what often remains unnoticed is that the growth hormone strengthens the connective tissue, tendons, bones and cartilage, and this is probably one of the main reasons for the incredible increase in strength that is observed in some athletes. Athletes of bodybuilding say that the growth hormone protects, thanks to this quality, athletes from damage, if the simultaneous reception of steroids, the force is growing rapidly.
But with all this there are a lot of athletes who have taken growth hormone and have not made any serious progress. There are several explanations for this.
1. The athlete regularly took an inadequate amount of the hormone, and, moreover, also for a short time. This is due to the fact that the growth hormone is a very expensive drug and for many in the required dose is not financially available.
2. With the use of samatotropin, the body's need for a hormone of the thyroid gland, insulin, corticosteroids, gonadotropins, estrogens, and also in androgen hormones increases. This is the reason that the growth hormone, taken as the only drug, is not very effective. To show its phenomenal anabolic properties, somatotropin can only with the joint administration of steroids, thyroid hormone and insulin (see Insulin). Only in this case the liver can produce and release the optimal amount of somatomedins and insulin-like growth factors. This anabolic formula can be further strengthened by the simultaneous administration of substances with anti-catabolic properties, steroid and clenbuterol. Only then comes the synergistic effect.
And yet again we return to the anabolic formula: somatotropic hormone, insulin and L-T3. Most athletes took a somatotropic hormone during the pre-competition phase, i.e. in the phase of a diet with a reduced number of calories. In this phase, the body reduces the production of insulin and the thyroid hormone L-T3. And as described in paragraph 2 above, this is not the best condition for the operation of a somatotropic hormone. Those who combine the growth hormone with Clenbuterol should know that Clenbuterol (like Ephedrine) also reduces its own production of insulin and L-T3. We admit that everything written here is difficult enough to understand, but it is necessary to know this in order to achieve the maximum effect from the use of somatotropin. It is necessary to understand that growth hormone has an effect on very many hormones of the human body, and this makes a simple scheme of reception impossible.
Before we move on to the extremely difficult subject of dosages and dosage regimens, the question arises: who generally takes growth hormones? Athletes of almost all power and high-speed sports, as evidenced by quotations: "Charlie Francis, Canadian trainer of the athlete Ben Johnson told how Ben and numerous athletes of the Olympic Games broke out with growth hormones forward." Francis has a convincing argument in favor of using the stars of track and field in the USA growth hormones. In a short, not for the press, conversation with a professional bodybuilding athlete named Gary Stridem, this incredibly massive athlete made it clear that he was absolutely sure that the somat almost all bodybuilding professionals use the trophies, and he added that he has nothing to fear from doping control until he is tested for growth hormones. " Professional football player Pile Alzaf, who died of a brain tumor (author's note: there is a version that he may have died from Jacob Kreuzfeld's disease), admitted shortly before his death that he took hormones for 16 weeks, and stated that 80% of American professional football players are also taking somatotropin. "Many of the best fighters use growth hormones, while paying thousands of dollars a year." In connection with the fact that top athletes are often accused of taking hormones of growth, it only fuels interest in them in non-professional circles. (Daniel Ducian, Handbook of Underground Steroidism).