How to use HGH injections is one of the most frequently asked questions in the growth hormone therapy field. Dosage, reconstituting, and administering are essential aspects of HGH usage, so be sure you have carefully studied the instructions, provided with the medication, the short HGH usage guide，and choose proper HGH dosage we have prepared below.
HGH usage requires care: molecules of somatropin are extremely fragile and can be ruined by severe shaking or heat. That’s why make sure you store HGH in a cool place, preferably refrigerator, and act carefully when reconstituting the hormone vial. To prepare for growth hormone use and to administer it properly, you will need two important things:
True growth hormone comes in the form of dried (lyophilized) powder that needs to be reconstituted with water. Several types of water will work for this: sterile bacteriostatic water, normal saline, or plain sterile water for injections. In general, the choice of water for HGH usage depends on how soon the vial will be used up: bacteriostatic water stays sterile for the longest period of time (3 – 3.5 weeks), but if the dosage is higher and the vial will be used up sooner, other options can be chosen.
For HGH usage, it is recommended to prepare two types of syringes: one for mixing the vial, and the other for administering it. Insulin type syringes work well for HGH injections, especially the ones with 100 markings (they make it easier for you to determine the dose).
BASICALLY, HERE ARE THE ITEMS YOU WILL REQUIRE FOR AN HGH INJECTION:
1 bottle of bacteriostatic water (plain sterile water, normal saline);
1 bottle of somatropin;
1 syringe for mixing the vial;
secure disposable container.
STEP-BY-STEP HGH USAGE GUIDE
Step 1: Remove the cap from the bottle of bacteriostatic water and wipe the rubber with a medical alcohol pad.
Step 2: Take a mixing syringe and extract 3.0 cc of bacteriostatic water vial into it at a moderate pace.
Step 3: Remove the plastic cap from the bottle of somatropin.
Step 4: Put the mixing syringe into the somatropin bottle and slowly release the water into the bottle.
Step 5: Slowly turn the bottle until the water is mixed with the somatropin powder. Remember not to shake the bottle! That would ruin somatropin molecules.
Step 6: Make sure the mixture is clear and free of powder remains. That means the vial is ready.
Step 7: Take the cap off your small administering syringe.
Step 8: Insert the syringe into the bottle with the ready vial and extract 40.0 units into the syringe at a moderate pace (this equals 2 IU of growth hormone).
Step 9: Inject the hormone subcutaneously into your belly or inner thigh.
Step 10: Dispose of the syringes, using a secure container.
Step 11: Place the rest of the mixture into a refrigerator (make sure the temperature is around 36 – 46 F or 2-6 C ).
Dosage is another important aspect of growth hormone use. It is important to consult a doctor before you start HGH usage in order to determine the optimal dose for you. Generally, the dosage depends on your purpose of HGH usage. 2 IU (International Units, the units human growth hormone is measured in) per day are normally prescribed for anti-aging purposes, 4-6 IU are used by athletes for weight loss and bodybuilding, and doses of 8 to 16 IU are prescribed for short terms only to treat injuries and severe burns.
HGH dosage factors
Experience and current physique
State of health
Another drugs you take
Body weight and percent of fat
Cycle duration and protocol of using
Although, HGH has the same effects in any dosage, their intensity highly depends on amount of HGH you take.
2-3 IUs – enough for anti-aging purposes and improvement of skin, bones and joints
4-8 IUs – dosage of HGH sufficient to give you significant fat loss effect and help you to build some lean muscle mass.
8-15 IUs – get nice muscle gains and become ripped and vascular.
These numbers are average and of course results depend on your diet and training
Experience and HGH dosage
Results you get depend on both – your experience with growth hormone and your experience and results in bodybuilding at all. If you run HGH first time and your body is relatively “natural» and weak, you need lower dosage – about 4-6 IUs. And if you are an experienced guy (I am sure you know your HGH dosage), you need more – about 10 IUs. The higher amount are needed only for professional sportsmen.
How dosage of HGH depends on cycle duration and protocol?
The shorter your cycle the more HGH you need. Optimal HGH cycle duration is 3-4 months, but you can cut it and run for only 1-2 months, for example on cutting. But in this case you will need more growth hormone.
Short cycles (1-2 months) will improve state of your cartilage, heal joints traumas and improve state of skin. Because of the cartilage you will see nice rise in strength.
Also, short cycles are great for intensive cutting as HGH prevent muscle loss during diet restriction (the main problem of cutting) and possess strong fat burning potency.
Experiment with women showed that women who were taking HGH had 30 % higher fat burning rate than women, who had only diet restriction.
Long cycles with relatively low dosage are better for bodybuilding than short ones. They are great because you can burn fat without diet and at the same time get good muscle gains.
Another advantage – hyperglycemia – growth hormone is able to induce division of skeletal muscle cells, thus significantly increasing your bodybuilding potential.
Also, long cycles help you to see more significant improvement of skin, nails, hair and to heal old traumas.
Choosing cycle duration and HGH dosage, remember that shorter cycle with high dosage show stronger side effects than long. However, long using of HGH increases risks of antibodies occurring. Animosities significantly decrease growth hormone efficacy.
HGH dosage and protocol (ED, EOD, 3TW)
There are three main protocols of growth hormone usage – every day (ED), every other day (EOD) and 3 times a week (3TW). Another option – divide daily dosage on several injections or take the whole once.
ED protocol is the most common and considered to be the best for bodybuilding, because it allows to keep smooth level of GH and IGF-1, which is great for fat loss and muscle growth.
However, EOD protocol empirically showed to give better muscle gains. The reasons of this phenomenon are unclear. However, EOD is significantly worse for cutting that ED, because the level of free fatty acids isn’t smooth and permanent.
EOD protocol is often chosen by people, who don’t have enough money to take growth hormone every day. But if you don’t have financial problems, run ED protocol.
EOD protocol is also great if you want to perform long cycle – for 6 months or so and want to avoid risk of diabetes.
3TW protocol is used in medicine to treat GH deficient children. It helps to decrease antibody formation if you take HGH for several years consequently. But 3TW don’t fit to bodybuilding
Do I need to divide my daily HGH dosage?
Yes, you need to do it for the next 3 reasons
2 injections during a day give you smooth level of GH and IGF-1, so fat burning and muscle growth effects are stronger.
Sometimes liver cant converse big amount of HGH to IGF-1 rapidly. Our organism is adjusted to 5-7 HGH peaks of secretion during day, not to 1 big peak. Liver may not converse all growth hormone to somatomedins and the rest will be destroyed.
SIDE EFFECTS in this case are milder
How weight and BF influence HGH dosage?
EFFECTS OF HGH are tightly connected with body weight especially muscle mass. Amount of HGH is measured by its contain in blood serum, so the more blood the lower number will show exact amount. Difference in blood serum between people with 5 liters of blood (70 kg) and 7 liters (100 kg) is 30 % and the difference in efficacy of GH will be similar
How dosage of growth hormone changes in combinations with AAS and insulin?
Although, HGH is great when you use it only, it is also great in combination with steroids and insulin. Also, if you use combinations of different drugs you can take smaller amount of each to get same result.
HGH dosage and testosterone How to choose HGH dosage?
The correlation will look like the following:
HGH only – 10 IU/ DAY
HGH+insulin – 6-10 IU of HGH + 10-15 of rapid insulin Dosage of HGH
HGH+insulin+testosterone = 5-7 IU of HGH +10-15 IU of Insulin + 500 mg of Test-E/week
The more performance drug you take, the less amount of each you need to achieve results. In combined cycle function of building muscles is performed by steroids or insulating, while growth hormone allows you to stay lean and burn fat.