The Growth Hormone (HGH)
March 27, 2017
The growth hormone (or HGH) is secreted by the pituitary gland. It is during your sleep that your level of HGH is at its highest. The production of HGH is extremely important in bodybuilding because it allows your body to adapt itself to face muscular stress caused by the training. Without HGH, your body would have no capacity to adapt and no gain of strength, volume, or muscular endurance would be possible.
HGH hormone and protein
The growth hormone acts in the first place on the protein anabolism. It intensifies the protein synthesis, as well as the transport of amino acids towards the muscular zones to be reconstructed. The needy muscles receive then a bigger quantity of amino acids intended to create new more resistant muscular fibers. The HGH also protects amino acids against catabolism and so slowing down the loss of muscles.
HGH Hormone and lipids.
The growth hormone also affects the metabolism of fat reserves by increasing the release of lipids in the blood for an energy purpose: The higher your rate of HGH is raised, the more your body will burn fatty acids to produce energy. In other words, besides favoring the development of muscles, the growth hormone participates in the elimination of fats.
Two “incompatible” hormones: Insulin and HGH.
Eating fast-burning sugars after an intense workout can cause an insulin spike, so as to improve the assimilation of nutrients (in particular fast proteins such as the whey). This technique is very favorable in post-training and at the awakening, but it should be used sparingly. Why? Because a strong secretion of insulin presents a major inconvenience: it plays an inhibitive role on the secretion of HGH. learn more detailed information at http://lifeballer.com/the-study-and-strengths-of-human-growth-hormone/
Indeed the insulin and the growth hormone cannot coexist. When your insulin levels increase your rate of HGH decreases. Consuming a lot of sugar will put your body in conditions conducive to the anabolism, but this will not totally be oriented to the development of muscles because your rate of HGH will be low (thus making body fat). Apart from the metabolic window, your blood sugar level has to remain low in order to maintain high levels of the growth hormones.
Sleeping and the growth hormone
During the night, your muscles are more receptive to hypertrophy because your body secretes high levels of growth hormone. This is confirmed only if your dinner is not bursting with carbs and fast-burning sugar. Eating too many carbohydrates before bed will cause a fatal rise in blood sugar level, followed by insulin secretion, and thus a decrease in HGH. Result, your muscle recovery is not optimal.
Maintaining high levels of HGH.
For anyone who practices bodybuilding, it is essential to maintain high levels of the growth hormone to enhance muscle recovery. Maintaining a constant high rate of natural HGH is not difficult if we adopt good habits (sleeping and nutrition).
5 tips to naturally maintain high levels of HGH:
– No high sugar meals 2 hours before bedtime.
– Sleep at least 8 hours a night, makes you preserve your rate of HGH for the next day.
– Do not induce insulin spike except in post-training and when you wake up.
– Practice bodybuilding regularly and intensively. Do compound exercises.
– Do not exercise if the digestion is not completely over. Starting workouts with partially digested food in the stomach may reduce the secretion of HGH up to 54% according to a UCLA study.
The growth hormone and supplements
Is there a supplement that stimulates the production of the growth hormone? Yes, two amino acids are particularly effective, especially if taken together: the glutamine and the Arginine. One hour before your workout, take 3 to 4 grams of L-glutamine and 8-10 grams of L-Arginine. Vitamins B3 and B6 also improve the HGH hormone secretion. They are mainly found in meat and fish.