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Experiences with HGH

Hearing more and more about HGH, and wanted to hear from those who have run a cycle, or even those with 2nd hand experience, etc.

I am now 43 years old, train jujitsu about 5 days a week and lift 3-4 days a week. I am certainly interested in the (supposed) anti-aging and reduced bodyfat benefits, with a secondary interest in the synergistic effect with the typical anabolics (testosterone, etc) that I would be running in conjunction with the GH.

I was thinking of running the following cycle in about an year (low dose) to test the waters:
1iu per day - 6 weeks
1.5iu per day - 6 weeks
2iu per day - 6 weeks
2.5 per day - 6 weeks

Current stats are 43 yrs old, 5-11, 220lbs, 15-17% bodyfat

Can anyone share experiences or perspective? Do I understand correctly that you do NOT have to run any post cycle therapy? Does “exogenous” HGH suppress your body’s natural production like testosterone or other anabolics? Any other considerations or risks I should take into account?

Thank you in advance!

No PCT is needed. Yes it does suppress natural but theoretically, this can be somewhat avoided by pinning in the morning and letting your natural surge happen at night when sleeping.

I ran 5 IU/day for about 90 days. LOVED IT. Water weight gain was 22 pounds initially then that came off and I ended up losing 18 pounds from my starting weight. Lost 4 inches in my midsection and kept almost all of my muscle. (I was also blasting Test and NPP for most of this time). In my opinion, 6 weeks isnt going to do it. With GH, the longer the better. Decent GH is expensive. Mine cost me $170/100IU. 3 months cost about $720

Thanks so much for the response Studhammer.

I was actually proposing running for 6 months - starting at 1iu per day and increasing every 6 weeks until I get to about 3iu. I thought half a year was essentially the minimum cycle length to see “critical mass”.

So the primary benefit in your case was fat loss while retaining muscle? What was your bodyfat % before starting? Did you see these results without dramatic changes to your diet and exercise? Or did you make significant changes to these factors in conjuction with GH/test/npp?

Thank you!!!

Not a damn bit!! LOL It was a magic bullet if you ask me.

Probably in the 16-18% range. At the end, I wasnt ripped but I could see abs and serratus when flexed.

Wow that’s great to hear, thanks for sharing.

So based on what I have been reading, fat loss and recovery (especially in conjunction with Testosterone) seem to be the two real strengths of this drug, while muscle building is secondary.

Anyone else care to share experiences or observations?

I’m placing an order soon and starting to do some planning. I’m mostly interested in the fat loss / general vitality benefits of HGH, not the mass building aspect (that would require huge dosages).

WHEN SHOULD I START? Essentially I alternate 3 month periods being on and off cycle. So if I run a 6 month course, either way I will be spending 50% of my total hgh time on gear. I will be starting with low dosage (1-2iu per day), then ramping up over time to 4iu.

Would it be best to start now while I am between cycles, and have the GH dosage peak while I am on gear? Or start the HGH at the same time that I start my next cycle, in which case the back end of the hgh cycle would be during PCT and an off period?

Thanks in advance for any replies or information!

I been taking HGH on and off for about 8yrs now lots of different brands and lots of different routines… Its really a long game tool IMO… You wont get big unless you pin a bunch of it which is crazy expensive. I never did that… I think 2-4iu at night daily is best for anti aging and healing. Plus the dreams & sleep are great. Sex drive if combo with TRT is like being 15. But its a tool to add your belt really not a go to. If wanting to get lean diet & cardio are still tops. Im 41 I see no reason to stop HGH or TRT daily for life… As long as I got zeros in the bank I will fight father time as hard as I can… Thats my $0.02

I keep seeing that you should inject in the morning so your body still releases naturally at night. I have been. I have been looking i to it and all the the gh peptides for a shoulder i tore 5 years ago that is bothering me still.

Personally unless you have a real LEGIT source of hgh its not worth the time. There is a lot of fake kits around especially in the UK. Also if your getting a bargain- fake. Also a lot of fake pens floating around too. Fat loss wise, you could use that money you spend on having an amazing diet. ECA is dirt cheap and works amazingly for example. @tb40

Thanks for the suggestion Merparkin - unfortunately as someone in recovery, I gotta stay away from the Ephedrine, its too similar (to my addict mind) to cocaine and other stimulants.

The IFBB guy Shadow Pro always said most HGH is fake unless you get it from a pharm. I’ve wanted to try it, but have never trusted a source.

I used pharma HGH at 2 IU for 6 months and I’m a big fan. It increased my libido, leaned me out, and after 3 or 4 months I noticed that my hair and skin looked better than ever before.

Re: skin, it increase collagen production so it’s almost like a filler except it is a natural fill. The “hallowing” out that comes in middle-age is largely corrected.

The problem, of course, is the cost. But my recommendation (I hope this is allowed) is to fly to Mexico or Columbia where it is legally prescribed. As long as you have a Doctor’s letter you can safely fly back into the U.S. with it. San Pablo Farmacia is the equivalent of Walgreen’s so you can check their site for prices. Colombia is almost half of the price of Mexico for some reason.

Start with 2 IUs and you should be fine. But I would strongly recommend getting Pharma or not doing it at all. Pumping yourself full of fake is not worth the risk.

So is Ipamoralin as effective or not really worth it? Does it also work well with TRT like HGH?