HGH – Human Growth Hormone
Human Growth Hormone (HGH) has gained a huge popularity in the past 10 years. Initially produced and marketed by Gensci, China, HGH was considered a kind of “elixir of long life” and a miraculous cure against aging. Therefore, it was not used by bodybuilders but by men and women past their 40s to appear younger: HGH improves the elasticity of the skin and helps wrinkles disappear. HGH was once an exclusive product by one manufacturer in China, but now it is produced (and sometimes counterfeited) by almost every steroid brand and pharmaceutical company on the market.
HGH effectiveness is linked to 3 major factors: quality, duration of use and dosage.
About quality, there is a great amount of fake HGH on the market, sold under many names, in different dosages. In reality there are only a few manufacturers of HGH in the world and serious brands outsource to them. HGH is very expensive to make and this explains why even UGL brands cost hundreds of USD per kit. Pharmaceutical-grade kits such as Hygetropin or Norditropin are even more expensive.
The second essential factor is the duration of use. HGH is not a fast acting compound, so results are painfully slow and start to appear only after a minimum of 12 weeks. Therefore, HGH cycles should last at last 20 weeks. Basically, the longer an athlete can run a HGH cycle, the better the results will be.
HGH causes the liver to produce IGF-1, which is ultimately responsible for the gains obtained. HGH works in pulses, while steroids work on a constant, slow release. Therefore it is advisable to inject throughout the day, as more pulses deliver better results. Splitting shots can also alleviate the side effects.
The third essential factor is dosage: results appear only with a minimum dosage of 4 to 6 IU/day. Any dosage under 4 IU/day is more useful for fat loss and anti-aging. A common issue related to dosage is that the most generic HGH brands are under-dosed, so 4 IU/day are in reality 2 IU/day, hence the slow, if any, results.
An important point to remember, especially for beginners: it is not recommended to start a HGH cycle hitting the full dosage at the very beginning, as the body needs time to adjust to HGH. To jump from 4 IU to 8 IU in a week can lead to unexpected side effects and often sickness, with no cure. The right approach is to start with 2 IU/day for the first 4 weeks, then increase to 4 IU/day for another 4 weeks, and increase to another IU per day for the rest of the cycle.
Another important factor about HGH is that it may interfere with the normal functioning of the thyroid, causing hyperglycemia (high sugar levels in the blood). Therefore, it is good practice to add small amounts of Arimidex (50 mcg/day) at the stage when dosage of HGH reaches 4 IU/day. Another suggestion is to use Insulin at the third or fourth month of the cycle. The Insulin will help contain the hyperglycemia and reduce the risk of becoming diabetic from a prolonged usage of HGH.
HGH is a perfect match for testosterone. HGH by itself is quite weak in producing strength and mass gains, but with testosterone the results can be amazing. Professional bodybuilders achieve massive growth using high amounts of testosterone stacked with HGH.
HGH side effects
As it happens with steroids, a prolonged use of HGH will cause side effects, which tend to disappear as soon as the cycle ends. The most well-known side effects of HGH are: deep lethargy (driving is not recommended), vomiting, uncontrollable burping and farting, growth of skull and facial bones, finger swelling.
Examples of HGH Cycles for experienced bodybuilders
Cycle 1: HGH+Test E+Insulin+Arimidex – 20 weeks
Week 1-4: HGH 2 IU/day + Testosterone Enanthate/Cypionate/Mix 500 mg/day + Arimidex 0.5 mg/day
Week 5-8: HGH 4 IU/day + Testosterone Enanthate/Cypionate/Mix 500 mg/day + Arimidex 0.5 mg/day
Week 9-12: HGH 6 IU/day + Testosterone Enanthate/Cypionate/Mix 750 mg/day + Arimidex 0.5 mg/day + Insulin Humalog/Humulin-R/Novolog 5 IU/day
Week 13-16: HGH 8 IU/day + Testosterone Enanthate/Cypionate/Mix 1000 mg/day + Arimidex 0.5 mg/day + Insulin Humalog/Humulin-R/Novolog 10 IU/day
Week 17-20: HGH 8 IU/day + Testosterone Enanthate/Cypionate/Mix 1000 mg/day + Arimidex 0.5 mg/day + Insulin Humalog/Humulin-R/Novolog 15 IU/day
Insulin must be taken once post-workout on weeks 9-12 and then twice a day in weeks 13-16 and again in weeks 17-20. Best times are before breakfast and post-workout, or before dinner if not training that day.
Cycle2:HGH+TestE+DecaDurabolin+Insulin+Arimidex+T3+HCG+Clomid – 25 weeks
Week 1-4: HGH 2 IU/day + Deca Durabolin 200 mg/week + Testosterone Enanthate 500 mg/week + Arimidex 0.5 mg/day
Week 5-8: HGH 4 IU/day + Deca Durabolin 200 mg/week + Testosterone Enanthate 750 mg/week + Arimidex 0.5 mg/day
Week 9-12: HGH 6 IU/day + Deca Durabolin 200 mg/week + Testosterone Enanthate 1000 mg/week + Arimidex 0.5 mg/day + Insulin 5-10 IU/day + T3 50 mcg/day
Week 13-16: HGH 8 IU/day HGH + Deca Durabolin 200 mg/week + Testosterone Enanthate 1500 mg/week + Arimidex 1 mg/day + Insulin 15 IU/day + T3 75 mcg/day
Week 17-20: HGH 10 IU/day + Deca Durabolin 200 mg/week + Testosterone Enanthate 1500 mg/week + Arimidex 1 mg/day + Insulin 20 IU/day T3 100 mcg/day
Week 21-22: HCG 2500 IU/week + Arimidex 1mg/day
Week 23: Clomid 150 mg/day
Week 24: Clomid 100 mg/day
Week 25: Clomid 50 mg/day
Cycle3:HGH+Trenbolone+TestE+TestP+Winstrol+Masteron+Arimidex – 24 weeks
In this cycle HGH is used for cutting so insulin is out. This is a cutting cycle for a bodybuilding competition.
24 to 20 weeks before competition: HGH 2 IU/day (5 days on, 2 days off) + Testosterone Enanthate 500mg/week + Arimidex 0.5 mg/day
19 to 16 weeks before competition: HGH 2 IU/day (5 days on, 2 days off) + Testosterone Enanthate 500 mg/week + Arimidex 0.5 mg/day
15 to 12 weeks before competition: HGH 4 IU/day (5 days on, 2 days off) + Testosterone Enanthate 500 mg/week + Arimidex 0.5 mg/day
11 to 8 weeks before competition: HGH 4 IU/day (5 days on, 2 days off) + Testosterone Enanthate 500 mg/week + Trenbolone 300 mg/week + Arimidex 0.5 mg/day
7 to 4 weeks before competition: HGH 4 IU/day (5 days on, 2 days off) + Testosterone Propionate 500 mg/week + Trenbolone 300 mg/week + Masterom 300-500 mg/week + Winstrol 300 mg/week + Arimidex 0.5 mg/day
3 to 2 weeks before competition: Testosterone Propionate 500 mg/week
Day 14 to Day 0 competition day: Masteron 500 mg/week + Arimidex 1 mg/day + Winstrol 300 mg/week