Difference Between HGH And Steroids
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You probably know what steroids are, since grade school. It is a chemical released by a cell in one part of the body, which sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. All of us produce hormones and these act as chemical messengers that transport signals from one cell to another to create effects.
There are many types of hormones, and modern technology is becoming so advanced that it has allowed these hormones to be manufactured outside the body so that we can administer them when needed to create some effects which are beneficial to our health, as well as correct some hormonal imbalances.
One of these hormones is human growth hormone. Human growth hormone is originally secreted by the pituitary gland and has a number of beneficial effects. It is the master hormone of the body because it regulates the growth and development of all cells and tissues except that of the brain and it also influences the secretion and release of other hormones in the body.
However, there is a question—is human growth hormone the same as that of steroid hormones?
Are they the same?
There are similarities between HGH and steroid hormones. One is that they are both found in the body and another is that they are hormones. However, they are way, way much different with each other.
HGH is an anabolic hormone. When we say anabolic, it means a hormone which builds up. Steroids are substances to relieve the body of inflammation such as asthma and autoimmune disease.
HGH, as an anabolic hormone, is similar to testosterone. It builds muscle and bone. It hastens protein synthesis to build and repair cells and tissues. It promotes the growth of long bones by direct action on the growth plates of the bone to make us grow taller. Yet it is way, way different from the other steroid hormones.
For one, anabolic steroid hormones which are not HGH have a variety of side effects such as reduced sperm count, impotence, the development of breasts, shrinking of the testicles, swelling of the testicles and pain or difficulty while urinating. In women, the side effects are deepened voice, growth of facial hair, breast reduction, and menstrual cycle changes.
Human growth hormone is different from the anabolic hormone testosterone because it has minor side effects. It is also easier to absorb and is available in other forms aside from injection. This makes HGH a ready form of anabolic hormone without the risk of needle contamination and other dreadful side effects.