The benefits of the Growth Hormone
· Growth Hormone promotes protein synthesis in numerous tissues, such as muscle, liver, and skin, even in the red blood cells. Mostly because it facilitates the entry of amino acids into the cells. Without the growth hormone, even if we ate a lot of protein, the body would not know how to use it effectively, and we would end up storing more fat. Another notable effect of this hormone is that it increases muscle mass and reduces body fat approximately in the same proportion: that is, if it increases muscle by 1-3 kg, it will reduce fat by 1-3 kg.
· Furthermore, GH favors lipolysis (the breakdown of fat), and it has a hyperglycemic action (it increases blood glucose). That means that GH, in addition to playing an essential role in growth, it supplies the muscles and liver with the energy reserves (fatty acids and glucose) that they need.
· The growth hormone also strengthens the immune system, lowers cholesterol, and improves vision. It also contributes significantly to the healing of wounds. During deep sleep, almost all the organs of the body are in the regeneration phase: the cells repair and regenerate, which is primarily contributed to the growth hormone.
· It is worth noting that the growth hormone helps in the synthesis of collagen – a protein that is prevalent in the body and keeps our cells together. Collagen keeps us flexible, strengthens cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and bones. Kids can stretch their bodies, while adults tend to become more rigid over time because they have reduced collagen production, and one reason for that is the reduced secretion of GH.