I have been on GH for almost 6 months. The effects can be very good, but it takes 6 weeks for things to get rolling. There are the effects downstream of GH–>IGF-1 and then there are direct effects. I had an early transient effect on sexual performance, within days and when I first injected, my pulse and BP were really up for hours. So there are direct GH effects. I can say this because the IGF-1 takes a while to build and peak, the BP and pulse effects came on rapidly, in minutes. That was transient.
I suggest that you not inject 1 iu for your first dose, but introduce with some smaller doses to let your body get adjusted.
The body does most of its repair at night and GH normally peaks when we sleep. Many believe that there is an advantage to injecting at bed time. IGF-1 levels are reasonably steady and there may not be much need to inject more often, at least that would be a chore.
Do you wear that device or is it really a different package VS an insulin pen device. There are ‘pen’ type GH delivery systems. By getting into a mechanical delivery system, one can be eliminating opportunities for finding more cost effective products.
IGG-1 is to amino acids in serum as insulin is to glucose in serum. If you inject at a point when amino acid levels are peaked after a meal, that would optimize anabolic response if one is training. During digestion, sugars and starches [carbs] are digested first, creating sugars. Later, proteins are broken down to amino acids, screened by the liver and enter serum. At this point, IGF-1 can improve amino acid uptake to build/repair tissues. Muscle tissue is the most active in this regard. In ‘normal’ people, GH peaks when glucose levels are dropping and amino acid levels are rising. So one might be inclined to inject GH at that time [you obviously need to guess that time]. That would make sense if you were injecting GH directly into a vein. There are many reasons not to do IV. However, the normal GH release is smaller amounts and surges during the day. So injecting 1 iu once a day after a meal would not be the same. Noting that with SC injections, peak IGF-1 levels occur 2-3 hours later; one could inject SQ around or before a high protein meal and get some improved anabolic response. The ‘meal’ could be a protein shake.
Can multiple injections during the day be of benefit? I would say yes, but some are not inclined center their lives around such routines. Some are of the mind that higher peaks trigger activity that does not occur with smaller peaks. For some, that suggests, in your case, injecting 2iu EOD. And for someone with an EOD centric T+AI+hCG routine, that may be the way to go.
There really is not much data addressing such things.
Note that IGF-1 level are persistent in terms of GH system repression. Some think that injecting 5 days a week and 2 days of recovery will allow the GH system to recover. That does not occur. This is known by studies with IGF-1 injections where GH levels are basically zero which indicate that recovery of function will not occur in 48 hours.
Some simply cannot afford 7iu per week, at least with Rx which costs at least $10 per unit.
One’s IFG-1 response to GH injections has a few factors:
My example. I had IGF-1=87, when I injected and repressed the GH that was responsible for IGF-1=87, that amount of GH is basically a loss. I ended up with a good response for .9iu/day that took me up passed 200, lets say it was 200. If I had been at 200 and injected .9iu/day, I would expect that I would end up at 200 for a complete loss of cost-benefit. So as we expect from T injections, one has this baseline loss of effect.
So, those with lower levels can be expected to have the greatest increase in IGF-1.
The other issue is how well one’s liver converts GH–>IGF-1. I do not think that it is a conversion when I read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insulin-like_growth_factor_1
If it was a ‘conversion’, there would be something near a 1:1 conversion from a molecular point of view. I think that one’s liver health would be a factor.