Growth Hormones

Growth hormones (GH) are hormones that stimulate growth and cell reproduction. Its anabolic (building) effect is often used to gain muscle mass or to grow taller. Originally growth hormones were used to make cows grow faster or to treat diseases like muscular dystrophy, osteoporosis or multiple. Many young athletes don't know about the side effects, are too impatient and therefore resort to growth hormones. Abuse can lead to significant health problems (see side effects). Find more sports nutrition related topics at nutrition main. Find information about weight training at bodybuilding main.

Effects: Growth Hormones

  • Increase muscle mass.
  • Increase protein synthesis.
  • Increase calcium retention - stronger bones - faster growth.
  • A doctor may subscribe GH to treat a disease like osteoporosis or multiple sclerosis.

Side effects: Growth Hormones

  • Heart problems.
  • Faster growth of tumors.
  • Increased chances of breast and lung cancer.
  • Reduced liver function.
  • Growth Stimulation of all internal organs - including the heart muscle. That's why you often see pro-bodybuilders with a huge stomach.
  • Increase risk of a heart attack.
  • Increase risk of diabetes.
  • And much more ...

Advice: Growth Hormones

  • Don't take steroids! They are a waste of time - a waste of money and a waste of life.
  • Steroid dealers often mix growth hormones with addictive drugs, so that victims keep coming back for their pills and injections. Athletes usually don't even know that they consuming heroine and growth hormones at the same time.
  • For a more detailed article about growth hormones, check wikipedia.

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