|Posted by Stuart Byrne on October 3, 2021 at 9:25 PM|
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.