Human growth hormone (HGH) is an anabolic hormone secreted by the body’s anterior pituitary gland. It is used by the body to build and repair different types of tissue, including muscle tissue and collagen. The release of HGH is stimulated by the release of growth hormone-releasing hormone (GRGH) produced in the hypothalamus and released during exercise.
HGH is responsible for promoting the release of Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), which, in turn, is responsible for promoting anabolic effects in the body. HGH also facilitates the body’s response to exercise, but it’s effects are far from being restricted to protein alone. The combination of HGH’s periodic release and its positive anabolic and metabolic effects has led to HGH supplementation to improve exercise performance.
In this post, we’re going to explore the effects of HGH on exercise and physiological processes. Take a look.
HGH is a critical component of metabolism as it promotes lipolysis and increases lean body mass. The results of a study that analyzed the effect of testosterone injections and recombinant human growth hormones on the body mass, aerobic and anaerobic fitness, and lipid profile of adult men, showed significantly increased aerobic and anaerobic capacity, changes in body compositions, increased fat-free muscle, and decreased total body fat.
People with growth hormone deficiency (GHD) may exhibit symptoms that include variations in cardiac size and performance. A study found that GHD can lead to increased vascular profile risks, increased carotid intima-medial thickness, and increased cholesterol levels. In elderly adults who have hypopituitarism, only shorter bouts of exercise are possible due to decreased left ventricular ejection fraction.
HGH treatment can improve the levels of cardiac output at rest, as well as cardiac response to exercise to that of individuals without deficiency, indicating that it can effectively treat severe cardiac issues associated with GHD.