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    Growth Hormone Does Not Enhance Performance


    A new study by researchers in the US found that contrary to what many people may assume, scientific evidence does not support claims that human growth hormone (HGH) increases strength or athletic performance.
    Liu and colleagues reviewed randomized controlled trials comparing HGH with non-HGH treatment in physically fit, healthy people aged 13 to 45 and found that while growth hormone increased lean body mass it did not increase strength and the capacity to exercise.

    They also found that people who took GH had more frequent tissue swelling and experienced fatigue more often than people who did not take the substance.

    The researchers concluded that the available scientific evidence does not support claims that GH improves physical performance. In fact while lean body mass may increase, strength does not and GH may even diminish exercise capacity and lead to other adverse side effects.

    The safety and effectiveness of HGH is poorly understood, even though it is reportedly used to enhance athletic performance, said Liu and colleagues in their background to the study.

    They decided to investigate all the published randomized controlled trials they could find that compared HGH with non-HGH treatments in healthy community dwelling people between 13 and 45 years of age. They searched a number of databases and found 44 articles of which 27 met their inclusion criteria.

    When pooled together, the results showed that:
    303 participants received HGH, equivalent to 13.3 person-years of treatment.
    The participants were young (mean age was 27 years), lean (mean BMI of 24), and physically fit (maximum O2 uptake was 51 mL per kilo of bodyweight per min).
    HGH dosage (mean of 36 micrograms per kg per day) and treatment duration (mean of 20 days) for studies where participants took HGH for more than a day varied.
    Lean body mass went up in participants taking HGH compared with those who did not (increase 2.1 kg, range 1.3 to 2.9), but strength and exercise capacity did not appear to increase.
    Lactate levels during exercise were significantly higher in 2 of the 3 studies that measured them.
    Participants who took HGH had soft tissue edema (swelling) and fatigue more often than non-HGH participants.
    Liu and colleagues concluded that:

    "Claims that growth hormone enhances physical performance are not supported by the scientific literature."

    "Although the limited available evidence suggests that growth hormone increases lean body mass, it may not improve strength; in addition, it may worsen exercise capacity and increase adverse events.

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    Now that's a hard pill to swallow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flytrapcan View Post
    Now that's a hard pill to swallow.
    Yes, especially since supporting lean body mass as is quoted in this very study, is directly beneficial to athletics! Bodybuilders look more cut, running backs/recievers have less flab to transport
    while trying to run fast, etc etc. It contradicts itself in the first paragraph, and the visually obvious sheer size & power increase of athletes known to take it is undeniable. Look at Mark Mcguire, at an age where most men are declining athletically, he only improved,
    and dramatically. Bottom line is, if it wasn't so easily apparent how effective HGH is, the sports industries wouldn't care about it. The only stuff that ever gets the ban hammer is the stuff that works.
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    Why is this posted in our forum?
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    haha please. did they even do any Athletic things. i dont c it in that long article.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athletic Edge N View Post
    Why is this posted in our forum?
    My thoughts as well. Mods can we move this or delete it?
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    Growth hormone worked so amazingly, by the way acting so naturally, that one takes the benfits one gets from it for granted, hell, afer an injury with long pausing my muscles are not gone... 20 days is nothing... and its not concluding differnt regimes aiming on max. IGF secretion etc, etc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fastflight View Post
    Growth hormone worked so amazingly, by the way acting so naturally, that one takes the benfits one gets from it for granted, hell, afer an injury with long pausing my muscles are not gone... 20 days is nothing... and its not concluding differnt regimes aiming on max. IGF secretion etc, etc...
    lol, great info but again
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    Quote Originally Posted by bolt10 View Post
    LOL at this thread
    :confuse: :confuse: :confuse: :confuse: :confuse:
    This should help it make more sense :donut::burg:
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    right a bit weird... the study gave 20 days of gh and I think its a bit short of a time to get benefits, though you might get some sens eof well being in 20 days, with a longer time youll get lean muscle mass that will stay.
    yeah, wtf ... ecdysteroids as anabolic as dbol ... same ****^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fastflight View Post
    right a bit weird... the study gave 20 days of gh and I think its a bit short of a time to get benefits, though you might get some sens eof well being in 20 days, with a longer time youll get lean muscle mass that will stay.
    yeah, wtf ... ecdysteroids as anabolic as dbol ... same ****^^
    That's exactly what I meant, good point..


    again..

    EDIT: great it's been moved out of our section
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    shouldnt be in 'our' section either as its a load of crap.
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    hey why dont u get along with it.. u can check it on this site:
    http://executivemindshare.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michellefretz View Post
    hey why dont u get along with it.. u can check it on this site:
    http://executivemindshare.com/
    because we dont like reading crap maybe???
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    Quote Originally Posted by pumbertot View Post
    because we dont like reading crap maybe???
    Holy Good Golly! This is all freekin absurd. Real world results are tried and true and speak for themselves no matter what crap you could possibly read.

    Now, on that note:

    Die Thread, Die!
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