When thyroid levels fall, calorie burning falls as does protein synthesis- the rate at which the body takes amino acids from protein foods and deposits them into muscle tissue.
The testosterone to estrogen ratio in the body effects the way you look. Decreasing estrogen or increasing testosterone or a combo of both always leads to a harder body; less body fat and less water retention.
Excess cortisol burns muscle rather than body fat. Preventing it from staying high for excessive periods of time will help save muscle. Recall: muscle drives the fat burning metabolism.
Growth Hormone (GH)GH supports fat burning. More important, it spares muscle loss. Saving muscle while dieting is key in preserving the metabolism. Increasing GH can also speed fat loss.
Testosterone: Obviously, you want elevated levels but dieting, all diets, usually cause levels to fall. Why You Want to Do This: Metabolism. Lower testosterone levels downgrade the metabolism.
I can’t recall the number of bodybuilders over the past year who have e-mailed me requesting the same thing, “Can you check out my pre-contest diet?” Time and time again, the approach is the same: no carbs.
Here is a quick overview of the 4 primary Growth Hormone Releasing Peptides most commonly used i athletic pursuits today. This is meant as a means to determine what might be the best and most appropriate application for your individual research needs.
IGF stands for insulin-like growth factor. It is a natural substance that is produced in the human body and is at its highest natural levels during puberty. During puberty IGF is the most responsible for the natural muscle growth that occurs during these few years.