Growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland. Its main function is to help our bones, muscles and tissues grow properly. It is important that your level of growth hormone remains balanced during childhood and adolescence. As you get older, you may need additional HGH to keep your muscles toned and strong, regulate metabolic functions, and have a healthy immune system.
It should be noted that HGH is an effective drug for many athletes in bodybuilding (especially when you combine growth hormone with testosterone for an excellent synergistic effect). Plus, do not forget about the rejuvenating effects of this drug.
How do I reconstitute and inject the growth hormone?
HGH injections are available in the form of powder. The amount of powder should be indicated on the vial. The amount can be indicated either in IU or in milligrams (mg). If you have milligrams, then it can be converted into IU according to the formula: 1mg = ~ 3 IU. This formula is used by most manufacturers. Typically, the vial contains 10 IU of active substance.
What do you need for human growth hormone injections?
- Insulin syringes for injections.
- Sterile or bacteriostatic water for dilution. Some manufacturers put water and syringes right in the package.
- Syringes with a long needle.
- Cotton balls with alcohol or alcohol wipes for skin and ampoules.
How to dilute the drug prior to HGH injection?
Take a cotton ball, soak it in alcohol and then wipe the ampoules. Take one syringe, place the needle on the syringe and withdraw the necessary fluid amount to dilute the powder. Make sure you remember how much fluid you used. The main rule is to use the right fluid amount that will make it easy to measure the solution.
Take the syringe and add the liquid into the powder. The needle should touch the ampoule wall, while the liquid flow down the ampoule wall. Do not rush, add the liquid slowly.
When all the liquid is added to the powder, gently rotate the ampoule (DO NOT shake the ampoule) until the powder completely dissolves. You will get a clear liquid after dilution. After that, store hgh injections in the refrigerator. If you use bacteriostatic water to dilute the powder, then the drug can be used within three weeks. If you use sterile water, the drug can be used within 5 days.
The powder can be diluted in a variety of ways:
Water for injection – this is the most common substance you can purchase from a pharmacy. You can store the diluted drug in the refrigerator for about two weeks.
Lidocain – it helps control injection pain, although it doesn’t make too much sense. The storage time is about two weeks (in the refrigerator).
Bacteriostatic water – you can significantly extend the shelf life of diluted drug (up to 3-4 weeks). Store the diluted drug in the refrigerator.
When can I use HGH?
Many beginners who use growth hormone for the first time don’t know how to use this drug correctly. It should be noted that the way you use HGH directly depends on your goals. This product has the following pharmacological effects:
- Accelerated tissue recovery;
Prevention of age-related changes;
- Muscle building and fat burning properties;
- Stimulation of lipolysis.
A dose of 5-10 IU per day is recommended to prevent injuries. If your goal is to strengthen the ligaments, then you should use 4-6 IU. Use 5 IU daily in case of age-related changes. You can try using from 5 to 20 IU per day to achieve fat-burning effect. If you want to add muscle mass, then try 10-15 IU (for amateurs), or 25-30 IU (for professionals). Since the course lasts for 2-3 months, you should first consult your doctor who will make the most optimal calculation for your daily dose of the drug.
How do I calculate the dosage for HGH?
There are no formulas for calculating how much growth hormone should be used. In general, the dosage depends on the quality of the drug. However, there are some guidelines that you can follow.
If you use a high quality drug, you can see pretty good results using only 3-4 IU per day. If this dose is insufficient, then you should try 5-6 IU before you see the most noteworthy result. If you use a really low-quality product, you might even need 7-8 IU to get the same effect.
If you use HGH for anti-aging benefits, you can get a decent result at a dosage of 2-3 IU per day.
To prepare the solution, it is recommended to use water for injections or sterile bacteriostatic water. The drug should be diluted very carefully (do not shake the bottle).
How to choose HGH cycle duration?
HGH is an ideal drug when used in combination with anabolic steroids. This drug does not reduce your natural production of testosterone, so you can use it much longer. It is recommended to use HGH injections for a minimum of 20 weeks to get decent results. The quality of the drug will determine how much you should use every day. You will need about 5 IU on average to get good results. Experienced users often combine HGH with testosterone, Boldenone and Dbol.
How to mix HGH correctly?
Use one of the following agents to dilute the drug:
- Water for injection (you can buy it in a pharmacy) – this is the most standard, cheap and acceptable option. You can store the drug in the refrigerator at a temperature of 2-8 °C.
- Lidocaine – you can also buy it in a pharmacy. The difference is that lidocaine will make the procedure less painful).
- Bacteriostatic water – unlike water for injection, bacteriostatic water prevents bacteria from multiplying inside the vial.
Take the vial and wipe the top with an alcohol pad (you can use a cotton ball moistened with alcohol). Use a long needle (an insulin syringe) to extract the liquid contents from the vial.
Use bacteriostatic water for injection if you are going to store the diluted drug for more than 24 hours.
Take the bottle with powder and insert the needle. Add the solution carefully: do not mix the powder and liquid. Do not shake the vial! Rotate the ampoule slowly and gently. The usual dosage for dilution is 1-2ml of water for injections per vial.
Remove the resulting solution from the vial back into the syringe. Wait until all the air bubbles are gone.
HGH injections are administered into the area just under the skin. Change the place of administration regularly. It is desirable to consult with a doctor before you choose HGH injections. Note that solo course might not be enough to achieve sustainable results: you need to use other drugs as well (HGH, insulin, anabolic steroids).
HGH: how to use injections during the day?
Important info for those who plan to use HGH injections:
- Make injections in the morning;
- Alternatively, you can do it after or during the workout.
It is not recommended to make injections in the evening or immediately after meals. Somatropin will work better if you do it before meals. The best time for HGH injection is when your stomach is still empty. You can divide it in two doses: for example, in the morning and after the workout.
Be sure to follow our recommendations if you use insulin. Start with HGH injection, and then use insulin (20 minutes later). Do not break these rules.
Certain foods can raise blood sugar levels and promote insulin secretion. Therefore, it is recommended to use HGH before the meal or wait for 2 hours after your breakfast.
Can you use HGH before going to bed? If you want to gain muscle mass faster, then do not make the injections before you are going to bed. This procedure will only suppress your natural secretion. Therefore, most young and middle-aged athletes should use HGH in the morning.
In addition, the same method will not work during the cutting phase as well. As for the cutting phase, you can try HGH injections even at night (somatropin will work well while you are sleeping).
Specialists recommend making injections to different areas of your abdomen. But you can also choose triceps or delts. In these places, the needle will go easier through the skin.
Can you feel how somatropin works? Of course, you can. You will suffer from water retention and swelling of the face. Your arms and fingers will be swollen as well. Nevertheless, some athletes do not feel any changes.
How to give a painless HGH Injection?
First of all, wash your hands with soap and water before using HGH injections. Draw the substance up into the insulin syringe. Use your hand to make a wrinkle (fold) on the abdomen. Make sure the inserted needle forms a 45 degree angle (parallel to the fold). The injection must be done in the area between the skin and the muscles. Slowly inject the drug.
Make the injection and remove the needle. Do not remove the syringe immediately. Hold the needle in the body for 5-10 seconds.
Do not inject into the same place every day. You should periodically change the place of injections to avoid lipodystrophy (the destruction of subcutaneous fat).
Hgh injections are used only on an empty stomach (you must be hungry). You should not eat at least 40 minutes after the injection to get the maximum effect from the therapy.
The interval between the injections should be at least 4-5 hours.
If you plan to make injections in the morning, then do it when you wake up. The second injection should be made immediately after workout or just before going to bed.
Follow a strict diet during the course of hgh injections (high-protein diet is recommended). You can combine hgh injections with anabolic steroids.
There are different schemes for using human growth hormone. Remember that they are calculated depending on your goals. Recently, hgh therapy for weight loss is used by both athletes and ordinary people. In addition, the course can be used for general recovery.
Let’s start with the fact that the benefits of using growth hormone are achieved very slowly. Do you want to gain muscle mass in a few weeks with just a couple of injections? We have to disappoint you. Hormones have a lot of positive effects, but hgh therapy is a long-term process. If you have chosen hgh injections, then keep in mind that it will take a long time to achieve the desired results.
Anti-aging therapy, fat-burning effect – if you use hgh for these purposes, the doses of 2-3 IU per day will be sufficient. 1.5-2 IU is considered a decent dose for people of middle age and older.
Growth hormone course for muscle mass: for these purposes, it will be enough to take 4-8 IU per day. The most acceptable dose is 4-5 IU per day for most people.
You can add testosterone, insulin and thyroid hormone in order to maximize the effect.
Any course of growth hormone should be based on the following principle (regardless of your goals): start with lower doses, and then slightly increase the dose. This will help you avoid or at least minimize various side effects such as swelling, bloating and joint pain.
Most people use doses of up to 2 IU with minimal side effects. Therefore, this dose is the best option for those who only start using hgh. This dosage will be the best for most people who want to try hgh therapy. In case of higher doses (3 IU and more), it is recommended to use this drug in two divided doses per day.
How to store the HGH
First of all, remember that hgh injections should be kept away from heat. Therefore, as soon as you get the vials, they need to be kept in the refrigerator (preferably in the freezer). For example, the undiluted drug can be stored for up to 1 year in the refrigerator at a temperature of + 2-8 °C, and up to 2 years in the freezer. The diluted drug must be stored in the refrigerator, but not in the freezer in any case.
Useful tips and precautions for growth hormone injections
Well, it’s time to sum up the results:
- The best place for subcutaneous injection is the abdominal region. It is necessary to make injections into the area between the skin and the muscles. Note that there are very “painful” areas.
- Change the injection areas periodically, since hgh therapy can cause lipodystrophy.
- Hold the syringe at an angle of 45 degrees. Slowly inject the drug and hold the syringe for 5-10 seconds to prevent leaking problems.
- Make injections only with clean hands. The neck of the ampoule should be wiped with a napkin or alcohol.
- Do not allow air bubbles enter the syringe.
- Make injections on an empty stomach and do not eat for at least 40 minutes after the injection in order to ensure the maximum effect.
- 4 hours – this is the minimum interval between doses.
- Morning injections should be done immediately (when you wake up). The second injection should be done before going to bed.
- Follow a high-protein diet – at least 2-3 g per 1 kg of weight per day.