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Growth Hormone for Injury Rehab & HGH PCT


#1

Hi all,

I’ve got a great deal of longstanding niggles which easily re-injure, so much so, I took a long time away from weight lifting, thinking I was done.

My plan for my return to the gym which was 10 weeks ago was to get a solid year of physiotherapy (ART), work hard on the prescribed exercises, foam rolling & stretches + progress very slowly with high rep very light weights.

I currently do De Franco’s Agile 8 & Simple 6 every day & also do 40 minutes of Tai Chi every day (which has helped a great deal)

Supplement wise - I think I take all of the joint health supplements haha. Cissus, collagen, glucosamine etc.

I also started eating only organic food, 6 months ago, to stop putting toxins in me.

Re the year of physio - I’ve not started that… Cash emergencies came up, but I’m now in a position to do the year of physio (and afford HGH )

I wondered if HGH was as miraculous for healing & strengthening connective tissue as I hear, or if that’s a myth.

I’m using very light weights & lots of niggles are flaring up & muscles are pulling already. It’s very frustrating! I’ve surprised myself how patient I’ve been with taking it easy.

2ndly & very important - if I did do a long cycle of HGH, how problematic is it re-starting your pituitary to restart natural HGH?

I don’t want to end up with a life long HGH deficiency that’d damage my health.

Thanks guys :slight_smile:


#2

Niggles, lol.

I’m interested in the same thing, because I am in a similar boat. I just had shoulder surgery 3 months ago, and my other shoulder bothers me too and I have to be very guarded doing certain movements. I’ve also dealt with cranky knees for several years, and shitty, crunchy elbows. Beginning to think I just have arthritis or something. I’m not at all ready to stop lifting, but after taking 3 months off and several easy months before that I still don’t seem to have made any improvement, because doing a single tricep extension makes my elbows crack and ache, and sharp patellar pain comes back as soon as I begin squatting again.

I hope we both hear some good news on this. I just ordered some GHRP6 to try out for that very reason.


#3

Aw mate I’m sorry to hear about all that. I can empathise - hoping for good news too.


#4

It can allow for some healing processes to be that of a younger male. If you are young now with good IGF-1 levels, the first iu/day does nothing except replace your own production. So you need higher doses to get any benefit. Soft tissue injuries heal slowly for young or old. So nothing happens fast.


#5

Thanks KS, how is natural HGH production restarted after a cycle?

I read that blood tests to get a reliable measure of natural HGH are very tricky - that blood needs to be taken several times in the same day.


#6

I do not know the impact of a cycle of hCG and how that may vary with age. I have never heard of any harm happening.

It is quite pointless to measure GH directly. Check IGF-1 that has a long half life and steady levels.

GH is produced in the liver in response to GH. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insulin-like_growth_factor_1#Synthesis_and_circulation


#7

Thanks KS, the wiki link was great :slight_smile:

As the IGF 1 normal range is so wide, do you know of links to optimal range IGF 1 values?

Another idea I had was to complete some of the GH stimulating training regimes in T Nation - from Poliquin etc. Then there’s no possibility of damaging the pituitary.