We all know have heard the Bro-Science that HGH is good for fat loss...but is it really? Much of Bro-Science is quite true, gained from the crucible of human trials by the body builders themselves. But much of Bro-Science is bunk. So what does science have to say about HGH and fat loss? Well read on, my brothers and sisters, and you will see! Not only does it help with fat loss, it also reduces your bad cholesterol (and increases collagen growth). I will break each study up into snippets and discuss the pieces individually.
The first fat reduction study is: Growth hormone treatment of abdominally obese men reduces abdominal fat mass, improves glucose and lipoprotein metabolism, and reduces diastolic blood pressure. It can be found here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9062473
1mg is 2.7IUs of HGH. A 200 pound person is about 90kg (yeah, 91, but 90 makes the math easier). 9.5 is basically 10, which makes for very easy math. 90 X 10 = 900. 900 micrograms is 0.9 milligrams. 0.9 X 2.7 = 2.43 IUs. That is in the range that most people use, since most people will use from 2IUs to 4IUs per day.
The average fat loss after 9 months of about 2.5IUs of HGH was 9.2%, with some losing as much at 18%!! Overall health was improved as well. The only negative effect was the 2 hour glucose level (GDR). It was harder for the body to remove glucose immediately after its induction, so keep that in mind. After that 2 hour period, the glucose levels were better for those using HGH than those not using it.
And not to leave out the post-menopausal women and fat reduction, here is another study: Growth Hormone Treatment Reduces Abdominal Visceral Fat in Postmenopausal Women with Abdominal Obesity: A 12-Month Placebo-Controlled Trial Found here: http://press.endocrine.org/doi/full/....WtSPw6w1.dpuf
The target dose was 2IU a day. A nice low number that most users will be at or above.
HGH is great for reducing cholesteral in women. VAT is visceral adipose tissue, which is the inner belly fat (as opposed to the belly fat found just under the skin). It seems that women will lose the fat on the upper thigh, but not the inner belly fat. Men lose the inner belly fat (and tend to not store fat on the upper thighs anyway, so hard to lose fat that is not there). Sorry ladies, no or very little spot reduction in the belly for you at 2IUs, though you WILL lose fat on the upper thighs. The study does say the results might be different at 4IUs, but they did not test at that level.
The lack of belly fat loss in women was also proven in another study: Effect of Recombinant Human Growth Hormone (rhGH) on Abdominal Fat and Cardiovascular Risk in Obese Girls found here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...rticle_359.pdf
It mirrors the first female study, just on a younger group of women (under 18 years but past puberty). So again, sorry ladies, no belly fat reduction for you. Still, it does improve many other things (cholesteral, the look and feel of skin and nails, and a better overall feeling of well being) so do not discount using HGH.
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For the TL, DR people:
HGH is good for reducing cholesterol.
HGH is good for belly fat loss in men.
HGH is good for upper thigh fat loss in women, but will NOT reduce belly fat in women.
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