Gaining extra weight is very simple, but sometimes getting rid of it can be quite difficult. However, everyone certainly wants to lose weight easily and as quickly as possible. Fat burning in the body is a very complex mechanism that works under the influence of various hormones and enzymes. Currently, scientists believe that growth hormone (somatotropin) has anti-aging properties, promotes muscle gain and is also involved in fat burning.
How is fat burning?
The process of fat burning in the body can be divided into several stages:
- Physical activity;
- Increased body temperature;
- The process of releasing free fatty acids from adipocytes (fat cells);
- Transportation of lipids to muscles;
- Lipid oxidation in mitochondria and energy production;
- Return unspent fatty acids back to adipocytes.
Thus, it turns out that fat cells break down due to the splitting of adipocytes.
How is the growth hormone involved in fat burning?
Somatotropin is an insulin antagonist. In the human body, insulin, under equal conditions, always dominates, as it is a vital hormone. If the body does not generate insulin release, the growth hormone at this point increases the blood glucose content, thereby mobilizing the body’s energy resources if necessary. This process is fully manifested during the lack of food and a slight feeling of hunger or during exercise. When the amount of insulin decreases, then sugar levels also fall down, leading to fatigue. In response, the body triggers the synthesis of growth hormone, which stabilize the level of glucose in the body, which is needed to nourish the good brain activity and protection of the central nervous system.
Interesting fact: growth hormone causes muscles to switch to fatty acids. This process is a kind of insurance and preservation of glucose that the brain needs.
How to stimulate the production of growth hormone using a special sports nutrition?
The production of this hormone can be stimulated with the help of a special sports nutrition and subject to a certain mode of the day. For example, supplements with L-Arginine, collagen or gelatin, which contribute to the production of somatotropin, especially when combined with proteins. It is rational to take such supplements shortly before sleep, when the body releases growth hormone so. In this case, it will be possible to achieve a high level of somatotropin, which will accelerate fat burning.
When using sports nutrition with L - Arginine, it is desirable to additionally take B vitamins (it is very important that there is also vitamin B6), which is responsible for important processes in the body. Also effective will be sports supplements that improve sleep quality and stimulate the natural synthesis of growth hormone. To this can be attributed special food additives with melatonin in the composition.
It should be remembered that melatonin is best produced at night in the absence of sunlight, so it is best to fall asleep with the lights off.