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HCG Dilution

Any input on how much you dilute your HCG ?
I was doing 10ml Bac water to 5000iu, but I dislike having to use 50iu to get
a 250iu dose. I read in a few places and have been diluting 2.5ml bac water to 5000iu HCG
which results in a 250iu dose in just 10iu in a slin pin.
Seems to work great, but just wondering if anyone with experience has
any reason not to do this.

[quote]PKNY wrote:
Any input on how much you dilute your HCG ?
I was doing 10ml Bac water to 5000iu, but I dislike having to use 50iu to get
a 250iu dose. I read in a few places and have been diluting 2.5ml bac water to 5000iu HCG
which results in a 250iu dose in just 10iu in a slin pin.
Seems to work great, but just wondering if anyone with experience has
any reason not to do this.[/quote]

No reason to inject more liquid if you don’t have to. I will be using 16iu for my 250iu dose. I am diluting 1500iu in 1ml.

I’m using 10,000IU + 10mL which is a reasonable amount to inject. Can’t imagine your 2x more concentrated version is a problem either.

Slightly tangential PSA: the vial of bac. water in reconstitution kits often contains more than the labeled volume…for instance, my “10mL” vials have about 11.5mL H2O in them. There’s no issue if you measure it out…but stupid me just transferred ALL of it the first time, so my hCG was ~13% more dilute than I’d assumed.