HGH or Human Growth Hormone is something that is commonly used by the bodybuilders and athletes because of the many benefits that it offers to one’s body. When you use HGH, taking proper amounts can help to increase the positive effects of the natural hormone while at the same time, minimizing the side effects. It is always a good option to consult the doctor to know the right dosage and administration to reap the best benefits of this hormone.
What is HGH, and how it is useful?
HGH is the hormone that is produced naturally by the anterior pituitary gland and is found to be most concentrated when you are a child. Although the growth hormone remains in the blood all through life, HGH was initially taken from the pituitary gland of the cadavers. Later synthetic form of HGH was developed. HGH can be legally taken when you have a prescription of the doctor. Also, we have been advising it time and again to take the required dosage only after consulting the physician. This way, the doctor will be able to know your condition, medical issues and then prescribe the suitable dosage.
Each night as you sleep, your pituitary gland, which is the kidney bean sized gland at the base of the brain, goes for work, squirting HGH, the polypeptide that includes 191 amino acids. The growth hormone then flows in the bloodstream and binds to some specific cell surface receptors available in the body, including the brain, where the receptors are dense in the areas that are responsible for memory and learning.
HGH also binds to the fat cells, thus causing them to release part of the cargo and it further stimulates the liver to produce the hormone called IGF-1 or insulin like growth factor 1. This IGF is responsible for promoting the growth of muscles, bones, and cartilage. HGH level surges during the childhood and adolescence phases of life but by the time you enter your 40s or late 30s, you produce just half of the amount of HGH than you used to when you were in your 20s. But still, even such a small amount is important for the maintenance of your body.
When was HGH introduced?
The FDA approved the usage of HGH in 1985 for extreme HGH deficiency, mostly in children who were at the risk of being too short in height. It was later then cleared for even the HIV/AIDS patients suffering from muscle wastage and for people who had the condition called short bowel syndrome.
Before 1985, human growth hormone had to be extracted from the cadavers, a practice that was actually banned when the researchers determined that it may transmit brain condition like mad cow disease.
How is HGH used?
In terms of the way HGH should be administered, HGH is basically protein based. This simply means that it is taken orally, it needs to be digested properly so that it can show its results. There are HGH injections too that are supposedly more effective and work faster than the pills or any other form of HGH.
How much dosage should women take? This is indeed a very frequently asked question. It is clear that women don’t need to take a higher dosage as compared to men.
If your goal is fat loss, you can opt for a regular dose of 1 to 2 iu. If you wish to see changes in muscle growth, you can take 3 to 4 iu per day.
A word of caution: Higher dosage will pave the way for more chances of side effects.
To get the best results from HGH for fat loss, you have to run it for at least 12 weeks but in most of the cases, 16 weeks is what all is required. The same principle goes for muscle gains, you have to commit time and effects to get the benefits of HGH.
Optimal HGH Dosage & Timing
HGH is measured in IU or International Units and sometimes it is even measured in milligrams (mg). So, 3 IU=1mg
The dosage may depend on your age and health. It is thus best to start with a lower dosage like half a unit per day and then start working from there. Most doctors advise taking 1 unit each day for 4 to 7 weeks to be taken twice a day.
The main advantage of HGH is its function on the liver to produce insulin like growth factor 1. So, it is crucial to know the capability of the liver like how much HGH can it use to get maximum results. The liver can work with 3 to 4 IU GH at one time and can do twice a day with a considerable gap of 5-7 hours.
So, in a way, the best dosage would be a total of 6 to 8 IU per day divided into two doses and having them 5 to 7 hours apart. For instance, a dose can be taken after your training session with another dosage before you go to bed at night.
There is no clear documentation as to what will happen if one takes too much or too little HGH. So, if one takes below the recommended IU of HGH, the gains will be there but not at their full potential. Similarly, what will happen if the same person takes an overdose of the hormone than the recommended dosage? Nothing dramatic will happen. There will be some water retention effects if the subject abusing HGH is not suffering from any health condition. But if you know how HGH works in your body and you understand how the body uses it, it will become obvious how, how much and when you should take HGH.
So, to say, trying to make HGH use a little constant for a longer span of time will ultimately result in better gains and will even make it more cost effective. This being said, HGH just like any other drug, hold some dangers or side effects too if used inappropriately or irresponsibly.
It is to be noted that anabolic steroids can cause a severe problem when overused. So with some of these steroids, the side effects are harsher than the others. 17aa, which is considered to be one of the most potent steroids is the least of problems when you talk of overdosing as insulin Trenbolone and diuretic are the most dangerous when taken more in quantity.
So, when you plan to reduce or increase your HGH dosage too, it is best to do it slow. Even at the dose below 2 IU per day, sudden changes in the dose can cause problems like headache or water retention in some people.
A lot of oral HGH products advertise their levels in terms of nanograms. So, it is better to keep in mind that the average regular injectable dosage of GH (per unit) is 333,333 nanograms whereas the advertised amount of GH in the oral sprays is 600-2000 nanograms each day. Also, without keeping it in the refrigerator, more than 90% of HGH in ordinary liquid solution is lost every day. There are some injectable HGH forms with special preservatives that permit storage of GH at the room temperature.
When it comes to discussing the administration of the HGH supplements. If you are using the tablets or pills, you need to take them in the morning and at night with water. You can take these after your meals. If opting for oral spray too, you have to take the desired number of sprays under the tongue and hold it there for some time. This will help in proper absorption of the ingredients. Though injections are not that much recommended as they are harmful than pills and sprays, in case you need to take them in serious conditions, they have to be injected directly in the skin for maximum and fast absorption of the ingredients. The results you get with injections are the fastest, but it is always believed and reported that sprays, powders, and pills are the safest forms of taking HGH.
Well, this is all about the right dosage and administration of HGH supplements. You can use this information or can also consult your doctor for the best advice on how to take HGH.