|Posted by Stuart Byrne on October 3, 2021 at 9:25 PM||comments (33)|
HGH injections are often confused with injections of steroids or other performance enhancing drugs.
HGH for performance enhancement is still very much an underground practice, but has become more popular recently among some bodybuilders and strength athletes. It's illegal to give someone the hormone without a medical reason (such as pituitary disease) and there are severe legal repercussions if you're caught selling it on the black market. That hasn't prevented some determined individuals from getting their hands on it anyway; usually through connections with unscrupulous medical professionals who may be willing to bend the rules or through contact with older HGH users who've had prescriptions refilled by dubious sources. Of course, purchasing hormones on the black market also means not knowing what you're actually getting. Most of the HGH that's sold illegally is produced in other countries, including China and Mexico, where it may be contaminated with everything from bacteria to pesticides . It may also be more potent than prescribed medical-grade HGH or contain fillers that can cause dangerous reactions when injected into a person without medical supervision.
Injectible Human Growth Hormone
Properly manufactured recombinant somatropin (HGH) Injection is a 191 amino acid chain that includes two molecules of the amino acid arginine which are bonded together by a special chemical bond called a disulfide linkage – this linked argireline form of the hormone is sometimes referred to as "long acting" because its release into the bloodstream is slower and sustained over a number of hours.
Recombinant HGH differs from the naturally occuring hormone in several ways: it's produced in a lab by linking the DNA sequence that codes for human growth hormone to a virus, then allowing this recombinant DNA to infect bacteria which produce it in large quantities, and finally purifying the liquid in vast stainless steel vats. The final product contains no trace of either viral DNA or live bacteria, but because it's injected rather than taken orally as with steroid hormones, its effects are the same anyway.
There are many misconceptions about the effects of this hormone, which is frequently confused with steroids or other performance enhancers. One common assumption is that it will make a person grow taller, but there's no evidence for this – in fact, most users gain muscle mass and lose fat as a result of having more energy to train harder and also by recovering faster from their training sessions.
There's also a persistent rumor that HGH can cause arthritis or damage joints as you age if used over long periods of time – again, absolutely not true according to scientific studies. In fact, results from an eight-year study published in 2006 indicate that older patients who used only small dosages of HGH could actually improve their body's ability to protect joints from wear and tear; in other words, it seemed to increase "collagen crosslinking," the special protein that strengthens connective tissue such as tendons and ligaments.
The most dramatic effects of this hormone are seen when it's used for therapeutic purposes (to treat dwarfism, for example). In such cases, children may experience a sudden growth spurt within months of starting treatment. Although HGH will make you gain weight if your diet and exercise aren't carefully monitored, its primary function is to restore normal cellular metabolism rather than make you grow taller or heavier than nature intended.
As for the rest of us – those who aren't suffering from a hormone deficiency – there's little scientific evidence of dramatic results. When used as an "anti-aging" therapy, HGH is often combined with other hormones such as testosterone and DHEA or packaged as a "designer" steroid at black market bodybuilding supplement shows – this fact alone should tell you that it doesn't produce extraordinary results just by itself.
HGH has also been studied as a treatment for depression and cognitive decline, but more research is needed before definitive conclusions can be drawn about its effectiveness in those areas. In addition to injecting therapeutic dosages once every few days, some athletes take growth hormone on a schedule similar to steroids; 2-4 times per week is common. This plan can be effective in terms of promoting fat loss, but it's risky when it comes to potential side effects.
HGH has a number of functions: it promotes muscle growth and speeds up tissue repair, improves skin tone and elasticity and stimulates the metabolism so that added weight doesn't turn into flab. But HGH itself isn't anabolic; you need to work out and take in plenty of calories for this hormone to exert its maximum effects, which means that even though it does cause some water retention at higher dosages (which may or may not be noticeable), gains from HGH alone won't be overly dramatic over time – rather than seeing theoretical "pounds" appear your scale, you'll likely only notice that your clothes are fitting more loosely.
Most users report increased energy levels, better skin tone and improved sleep patterns when taking HGH; it's also been linked with reduced cholesterol levels and a lower risk of incurring heart disease or diabetes. Although some athletes claim to benefit from this hormone in terms of gaining new muscle, the effects are subtle rather than miraculous – bodybuilders won't get "jacked" by adding small amounts of HGH to their cycles any more than they'll get big by using creatine. If you're looking for something to give you an immediate boost, look elsewhere.
If you choose to use this hormone (and it can be quite expensive), then follow these general guidelines:
· Take the minimum dosage required for positive results.
· Don't take growth hormone after 6 pm, since it might interfere with your ability to fall asleep.
· Take it on its own rather than combined with other hormones.
Make sure you continue using small but steady dosages over time instead of taking huge doses all at once or cycling off and then on again. If you're more experienced in the use of performance enhancers, you may want to combine HGH with anabolic steroids during your cycle; some users say that they experience less water retention this way while still reaping the benefits, but there's no evidence that this is actually true.
However, remember that despite the rumors about HGH being a miracle drug, it is still a hormone – and as with any hormone therapy, there's no such thing as a free lunch. In the case of growth hormone, most athletes will experience some degree of side effects – they might be more or less noticeable depending on dosage and other hormones being taken concurrently, but may include insulin resistance (causing higher fasting glucose levels) , carpal tunnel syndrome, high cholesterol / triglycerides and/or fat gain along with hypertension.
In addition to those possible side effects from HGH itself, you might notice that you're experiencing greater stress from your workouts even though your strength gains are going up; this is also a common occurrence at higher dosages since stress hormones like cortisol tend to rise when using performance enhancers. There are a number of supplements you can take to combat cortisol production, but the most common approach is just to reduce your training volume and intensity from your cycle until you're off it – this won't be a permanent solution though, since HGH will make a welcome return as soon as you start juicing again.
|Posted by Stuart Byrne on October 3, 2021 at 9:20 PM||comments (0)|
1. First off, getting an IGF-1 & GH blood test done before your cycle is really the only way to know how much HGH your body can actually use safely. For example, if someone has very low IGF-1 levels (hypopituitary), they most likely will not be able gain any benefit from injecting true HGH since their body cannot process it properly. They would most likely want something like IGF-1 LR3 since that is used by the body in a very similar way to real IGF-1.
On the other hand, if someone has high IGF-1 levels (hyperpituitary), they most likely will need to inject more than what their body would use naturally thus risking issues with water retention and fat gain.
2. You should educate yourself on how HGH works & its side effects before starting your cycle since this is something you want to be fully prepared for both mentally and physically. The last thing you want to do is start getting symptoms of acromegaly or carpal tunnel syndrome after only 3 weeks of using HGH because you were not aware that it can happen or were not expecting it at all!
3. If possible, try to get your HGH from a place that has IGF-1 & GH lab testing done by the same lab. This way you will know for sure if you are injecting true HGH (if it is tested) or something else that only says human growth hormone on the label. The last thing you want to do is inject some weird peptide or even worse insulin!
4. Do not listen to any rumors about how much/often you should inject, when to take your doses, etc. If someone tells you they have used 1iu per day for 6 months without side effects then great, but this does NOT mean that you can also use 1iu per day and be fine since we are all different and react differently to HGH.
5. When starting your HGH cycle, you will most likely need to use a "bridge" between the end of your last injection and the beginning of your next shot. This bridge helps keep elevated IGF-1 levels from dropping down too fast which can cause muscle loss since IGF-1 is anabolic. If you do not bridge properly, it will make it more difficult for your body to adjust from being in a catabolic state (not producing any GH or IGF-1 on its own) to being in an anabolic state where both of these start being produced again naturally by the pituitary gland. The following are examples of common bridges: Clomid 100/150/200mg per day, HCG 250iu every other day, or Valium 5mg every 3 days.
6. Do not inject HGH by making a massive needle full of it and then slowly pulling some out to use! This is very dangerous since you are injecting way more than what your body actually needs which can result in brain damage or even death. All shots should be counted and only pulled out of the vial that exact amount was used on each individual shot. It is better to take longer breaks between shots if you need to rather than doing this since it puts your health at risk!
7. When starting off, do NOT mix different types of HGH together (i.e GHB + CJC-1295) until you know how both work with your body and how your body reacts to each one individually. Some peptides such as CJC-1295 DAC work great on their own, but when mixed together with something like GHRP-6 they can produce a substance that will cause you major problems if you don't know what it is!
8. If you are using HGH while trying to grow (bulking) make sure the HGH you choose has somatostatin in it which prevents other hormones from converting into estrogen and can reduce SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin). This way all of your free testosterone will be able to do its job more efficiently without having to compete against estrogen for receptors on cells.