Growth hormone does not enhance physical performanceIndividuals using injectable growth hormone (GH) for buildup of solid muscles or improve physical performance do not find any benefit, as per a dissertation from the Sahlgrenska Academy at Göteborg University in Sweden.

Dr. Christer Ehrnborg remarked that there is an instant effect when growth hormone is injected into the body and sportsmen perceive this effect to be good enough to enhance performance but that’s not the case.

It is worth noting here that use of GH does not bring the same benefits as that from use of anabolic steroids. Moreover, GH abuse can lead to fatal side effects such as damage to the heart and blood vessels.