HGH vs. PlaceboRussian Researchers developed a study where participates were given either a placebo or HGH and the results were impressive. Athletes in the HGH group outperformed the placebo group by far.
Motivated by the placebo study results, the Russian bodybuilding federation picked up their research and Arkady Koltun, M.D., PhD, added HGH to his research on anabolic agents and their effects on strength, endurance, and muscle composition.
It was suggested that the elevated performance levels were due to an HGH induced increase in the ability of muscle tissue to recover from physical or bio mechanical stress following exertion.
As mentioned earlier HGH enabled test animals to recover quickly from injury. This effect is believed to be due to the increase in glycolysis, a necessary process in the maintenance of healthy nerve tissue. Glycolysis is a process whereby your body breaks down certain carbohydrate molecules,
usually glucose, to energy. It’s the first step in glucose breakdown used in anabolic metabolism.
In another placebo-controlled trial conducted in New Zealand, the participants were found to experience a increase in weightlifting ability after 4 weeks of HGH treatment.
Researchers noted that HGH supplements induced red blood cell formation and stimulated increase muscle mass.
Athletic BenefitsCombined with its anti-inflammatory ability and lactic acid removal efficiency, these effects help to increase endurance, enhance muscle composition, and reduce recovery time.
Efficient removal of lactic acid assist in preventing many undesirable effects, including its negative actions on central nervous system tissue.
Researchers indicate that reaching “muscle burn” and release of HGH correspond. More precisely, once the lactic acid threshold is reached then approximately 16 minutes later, HGH is released.
When an athlete trains and experiences “muscle burn” they now know this is a physical sign that HGH metabolism has taken place.
This is why in athletic circles HGH is considered the “fitness hormone.”