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 to inject and reconstitute HGH?
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.
- Syringes with a long needle.
- Cotton balls with alcohol or alcohol wipes for skin and ampoules.
Some manufacturers put water and syringes right in the package.
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 should 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 and the cheapest option.
Lidocain – This helps control injection pain, although it doesn’t make too much sense because HGH injections are not generally painful.
Bacteriostatic water – Unlike simply using water for injections, bacteriostatic water prevents bacteria from multiplying inside the vial.
How much bacteriostatic water is needed to mix with HGH?
Typically, bacteriostatic water is available for sale in a 30ml vial. You should use 1ml of bacteriostatic water for every 10IU of HGH. So, one 30ml vial of water will last you 300IU of HGH. Thanks to the preservatives in bacteriostatic water, HGH will be able to survive for up to 28 days while being refrigerated at 36-46°F.
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
If you use HGH for anti-aging benefits, you can get a decent result at a dosage of 2-3 IU per day. 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. 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) and this course can last for 2-3 months. You should first consult with a specialist if you are unsure of the correct dosage for your needs.
There are different schemes for using human growth hormone. Remember that they are calculated depending on your goals. HGH for weight loss is used by both athletes and ordinary people. In addition, the HGH 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 must disappoint you. Hormones have a lot of positive effects, but a HGH course is a long-term process. If you have chosen to take HGH injections, then keep in mind that it will take a long time to achieve the desired results.
You can add testosterone, insulin, and thyroid hormones to the HGH course 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. In case of higher doses (3 IU and more), it is recommended to use this drug in two divided doses per day.
How do I calculate the dosage for HGH?
There are no formulas for calculating how much growth hormone should be used to receive certain results. The dosage also depends on the quality of the drug. 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 an extremely low-quality product, you might even need 7-8 IU to get the same effect.
How to choose HGH cycle duration?
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.
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 is an ideal drug when used in combination with anabolic steroids. 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 this in a pharmacy and store the drug in the refrigerator at a temperature of 36-46°F for about two weeks.
- Lidocaine – You can also buy it in a pharmacy and the storage time is about two weeks in the refrigerator at a temperature of 36-46°F.
- Bacteriostatic water – You can significantly extend the shelf-life of the diluted drug to up to 3-4 weeks in the refrigerator at a temperature of 36-46°F.
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.
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. Specialists recommend injecting different areas of your abdomen. But you can also choose triceps or delts. In these places, the needle will go easier through the skin.
How to use HGH injections during the day?
Important info for those who plan to use HGH injections:
- Do injections in the morning
- You can also do them after or during your workout.
It is not recommended to perform injections in the evening or immediately after meals. Somatropin will work better if you take it before meals. The best time for HGH injection is when your stomach is still empty then wait at least 30 mins before you eat. You can divide it in two doses: for example, in the morning and after your workout.
If you’re taking insulin with HGH, be sure to follow our recommendations. Start with the HGH injection, and then use insulin only 20 minutes later. Do not break these rules for the use of HGH and insulin.
Certain foods can raise blood sugar levels and promote insulin secretion. Therefore, it is recommended to use HGH before or 2 hours after your breakfast.
Can you use HGH before going to bed? If you want to gain muscle mass faster, then do not do injections before going to bed. This procedure will only suppress your natural secretion. Therefore, most young, and middle-aged athletes should use HGH in the morning.
As for the cutting phase, you can perform HGH injections even at night (somatropin will work well while you are sleeping).
Can you feel when somatropin works? Of course, you can. You will notice water retention and swelling of the face, arms, and fingers. Nevertheless, some athletes do not feel any changes.
How to give a painless HGH Injection?
First, wash your hands with soap and water before attempting HGH injections. Draw the substance up into the insulin syringe. Use your hand to make a wrinkle (fold) in the skin on the abdomen. Make sure to insert the needle at a 45-degree angle (parallel to the skin). The injection must be done in the area between the skin and the muscles. Slowly inject the drug.
You should not remove the syringe immediately. Hold the needle in the body for 5-10 seconds, finish the injection and remove the needle.
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 drug.
The interval between injections should be at least 4-5 hours.
If you plan to do injections in the morning, then do it as soon as you wake up. The second injection should be made immediately after a workout or just before going to bed. Follow a strict diet during the use of HGH injections (a high-protein diet is recommended)
How to store the HGH
Firstly, 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 (or freezer). For example, the undiluted drug can be stored for up to 1 year in the refrigerator at a temperature of 36-46°F, 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 of HGH injections:
- The best place for subcutaneous injection is the abdominal region. It is necessary to do injections into the area between the skin and the muscles. Note that there are very “painful” areas.
- Change the injection areas periodically, since HGH use can cause lipodystrophy.
- Perform injections only with clean hands. The neck of the ampoule should be wiped with a napkin or alcohol.
- 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.
- Do not allow air bubbles to enter the syringe.
- Only do injections on an empty stomach and do not eat for at least 40 minutes after the injection to ensure the maximum effect.
- 4 hours 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.