|Posted by Stuart Byrne on October 3, 2021 at 9:20 PM|
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.