Our bodies are so amazing that it is thought that they can be considered as chemical processing plants. The chemicals in the body are captured, and processed by different types of reactions, and then distributed throughout the body to be used immediately or stored for later use. One of these chemicals is called carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are the main source of energy for the human body. We obtain carbohydrates by eating foods that contain them, such as potatoes, rice, breads, pasta, etc.
Carbohydrates are the fuel in the short term for organisms, because they are easier to metabolize fat and the protein parts of amino acids that are used as fuel. Carbohydrates are the most important in glucose, so glucose levels are used as the main control central of the metabolic hormone, insulin which is very important.
This is why carbohydrates are so important in our diet. However, when you take in excess carbohydrates they are stored as fat on our organs which isn’t healthy. Our problem is how to take in carbohydrates and burn all the energy so the fat doesn’t store. It is a hard task but it needs to be done so we are more in control of the amount of fat that is in our bodies and therefore on our organs.
This is a key that promises to accelerate the metabolism of carbohydrates into a human growth hormone. The Growth hormone is a protein hormone of about 190 amino acids that is synthesized and secreted by the cells called somatotrophs in the anterior pituitary gland. This plays an important role in control of several complex physiological processes such as growth and metabolism.
Growth hormone is also of great interest as a drug to be used in both humans and animals. But how does the growth hormone effect on the metabolism of carbohydrates?
HGH and Carbohydrate Metabolism
The Growth hormone is one of a number of hormones that is used to keep blood sugar within a normal range. The Growth hormone is said to have anti-insulin activity, by eliminating the ability for insulin to stimulate glucose uptake in the peripherals tissues and enhance glucose synthesis in the liver.
Paradoxically, administration of growth hormone stimulates insulin secretion. The effect on the metabolism of carbohydrates is secondary to the indirect effects of HGH in the body. Indirect effects are mainly mediated by a like growth factor (IGF-I), a hormone that is secreted by the liver and other tissues in response to the growth hormone. Most of the growth promoting effects of growth hormone is actually due to IGF-I acting on its target cells.
HGH not only regulates the metabolism of carbohydrates, including protein and fat metabolism. The Growth hormone has important effects on protein, carbohydrate and fat metabolism. In some cases, a direct effect on growth hormone has been clearly demonstrated, in others, IGF-I is thought to be a critical mediator, and in some cases, it seems that both direct and indirect effects are at stake.