Body builders have traditionally used steroids to get that extra boost when creating new muscle. Today however HGH is being used as a replacement for steroids, here’s why
Steroids have been around since the 60’s and they have been used, some would say abused, by body builders to create extra muscle mass. There is only a certain level you will get to in body building after which you will not again any more muscle no matter how hard you train.
Steroids however have a certain drawback and those are the side effects. Steroids can cause serious side effects especially in women.
Side effects of anabolic steroids
- Increases rate of male pattern baldness
- Development of breast tissue in men
- Shrunken testicles
- Enlarged heart
- Liver damage
Why HGH is better than anabolic steroids
HGH or human growth hormone is an entirely natural product which any healthy individual will produce anyway. HGH levels do go down as we age and so if we replace HGH we can use it to stimulate muscle growth.
So HGH does not cause the same unwanted side effects that steroids do. And if we return HGH to levels we had in our youth, and above we can use it to build muscle in a natural way. HGH also has many other health benefits. So whereas the side effects of steroids are harmful and unwanted, the side effects of HGH are in fact benefits.
Benefits of using HGH in place of anabolic steroids
- Increased number of muscle cells and not just muscle size
- Increased bone density/mass
- Strengthened immune system
- Better cholesterol profile
- Younger healthier skin
- Increased libido
- Loss of stomach fat
HGH creates better quality muscle mass
While anabolic steroids do produce more muscle they do not increase the number of muscle cells. HGH produces more muscle cells and does not cause the water retention that steroids do. Its true that HGH will take longer to build muscle that steroids do, but the muscle created is quality long lasting when compared to steroids.