People without experience with HGH, who want to try it to improve body are interested how to choose HGH dosage properly.
In this article you will find what factors influences HGH dosage and how to adjust it according to your needs.
HGH dosage factors
- 1 HGH dosage factors
- 2 Experience and HGH dosage
- 3 How dosage of HGH depends on cycle duration and protocol?
- 4 HGH dosage and protocol (ED, EOD, 3TW)
- 5 How weight and BF influence HGH dosage?
- 6 How dosage of growth hormone changes in combinations with AAS and insulin?
- 7 Health state and dosage of growth hormone
- Experience and current physique
- State of health
- Another drugs you take
- Body weight and percent of fat
- Cycle duration and protocol of using
- Financial opportunities
Lets start from your purpose as a main factor that determinate HGH dosage
Although, HGH has the same effects in any dosage, their intensity highly depends on amount of HGH you take.
2-3 IUs – enough for anti-aging purposes and improvement of skin, bones and joints
4-8 IUs – dosage of HGH sufficient to give you significant fat loss effect and help you to build some lean muscle mass.
8-15 IUs – get nice muscle gains and become ripped and vascular.
These numbers are average and of course results depend on your diet and training
Experience and HGH dosage
Results you get depend on both – your experience with growth hormone and your experience and results in bodybuilding at all. If you run HGH first time and your body is relatively “natural» and weak, you need lower dosage – about 4-6 IUs. And if you are an experienced guy (I am sure you know your HGH dosage), you need more – about 10 IUs. The higher amount are needed only for professional sportsmen.
How dosage of HGH depends on cycle duration and protocol?
The shorter your cycle the more HGH you need. Optimal HGH cycle duration is 3-4 months, but you can cut it and run for only 1-2 months, for example on cutting. But in this case you will need more growth hormone.
Short cycles (1-2 months) will impove state of your cartilage, heal joints traumas and improve state of skin. Because of the cartilage you will see nice rise in strength.
Also, short cycles are great for intensive cutting as HGH prevent muscle loss during diet restriction (the main problem of cutting) and possess strong fat burning potency.
Experiment with women showed that women who were taking HGH had 30 % higher fat burning rate than women, who had only diet restriction 
Long cycles with relatively low dosage are better for bodybuilding than short ones. They are great because you can burn fat without diet and at the same time get good muscle gains.
Another advantage – hyperplasia – growth hormone is able to induce division of skeletal muscle cells, thus significantly increasing your bodybuilding potential [picture]
Also, long cycles help you to see more significant improvement of skin, nails, hair and to heal old traumas.
Choosing cycle duration and HGH dosage, remember that shorter cycle with high dosage show stronger side effects than long. However, long using of HGH increases risks of antibodies occurring. Anitbodies significantly decrease growth hormone efficacy.
HGH dosage and protocol (ED, EOD, 3TW)
There are three main protocols of growth hormone usage – every day (ED), every other day (EOD) and 3 times a week (3TW). Another option – divide daily dosage on several injections or take the whole once.
ED protocol is the most common and considered to be the best for bodybuilding, because it allows to keep smooth level of GH and IGF-1, which is great for fat loss and muscle growth.
However, EOD protocol empirically showed to give better muscle gains. The reasons of this phenomenon are unclear. However, EOD is significantly worse for cutting that ED, because the level of free fatty acids isnt smooth and permanent.
EOD protocol is often chosen by people, who don’t have enough money to take growth hormone every day. But if you don’t have financial problems, run ED protocol.
EOD protocol is also great if you want to perform long cycle – for 6 months or so and want to avoid risk of diabetes.
3TW protocol is used in medicine to treat GH deficient children. It helps to decrease antibody formation if you take HGH for several years consequently. But 3TW don’t fit to bodybuilding
Do I need to divide my daily HGH dosage?
Yes, you need to do it for the next 3 reasons
- 2 injections during a day give you smooth level of GH and IGF-1, so fat burning and muscle growth effects are stronger.
- Sometimes liver cant converse big amount of HGH to IGF-1 rapidly. Our organism is adjusted to 5-7 HGH peaks of secretion during day, not to 1 big peak. Liver may not converse all growth hormone to somatomedins and the rest will be destroyed.
- SIDE EFFECTS in this case are milder
How weight and BF influence HGH dosage?
EFFECTS OF HGH are tightly connected with body weight espessially muscle mass. Amount of HGH is measured by its contain in blood serum, so the more blood the lower number will show exact amount. Difference in blood serum between people with 5 liters of blood (70 kg) and 7 liters (100 kg) is 30 % and the difference in efficacy of GH will be similar
How dosage of growth hormone changes in combinations with AAS and insulin?
Although, HGH is great when you use it only, it is also great in combination with steroids and insulin. Also, if you use combinations of different drugs you can take smaller amount of each to get same result.
The correlation will look like the following
HGH only – 10 IU/ DAY
HGH+insulin – 6-10 IU of HGH + 10-15 of rapid insulin
HGH+insulin+testosterone = 5-7 IU of HGH +10-15 IU of Insulin + 500 mg of Test-E/week
The more performance drug you take, the less amount of each you need to achieve results. In combined cycle function of building muscles is performed by steroids or insuling, while growth hormone allows you to stay lean and burn fat.
Health state and dosage of growth hormone
You should consider HGH side effects, although they are mild (YOU CAN READ ANOTHER ARTICLE ABOUT HGH SIDE EFFECTS TO LEARN MORE)
- Blood sugar. Problems with pancreas and possible diabetes are the main side effects of HGH. That is why before starting to use HGH, necessarily pass blood to know your blood sugar level or pass glucose tolerance test. Also, don’t take growth hormone if your close relatives have diabetes. If test shows 4-6 mmol/l, you can take HGH up to 10 IUs without Exogenous Insulin. If your level is higher, perform deeper medical check.
- High pressure. Growth hormone usually causes water retention and increases blood pressure, so if you have problems with blood pressure, you need to choose only pharmaceutical grade growth hormone (Jintropin and Ansomone), which cause milder side effects and gradually increase your HGH dosage to avoid water retention.
- I wrote about cancer detailed IN THE ARTICLE ABOUT SIDE EFFECTS. Shortly, growth hormone can’t provoke cancer occurrence, however, it can accelerate development of tumor if it already exists.
So, don’t use HGH or steroids if you have cancer or your close relatives had problem with it.
Financial opportunities and HGH dosage
Last, but not least. Growth hormone is an expensive drug and often amount of substance you can take is limited by money. That is why, you should choose the best cost-to-quality growth hormone.
I have already written articles about HGH BRANDS and fake, generic HGH, where I discussed the problems connected with choosing growth hormone brand.
Buying HGH of unknown manufacturer, like Kigtropin, Blue tops, Riptropin etc you risk your heath and money, because underground products are often underdosed or contain peptides instead of HGH.
The best idea is to buy officialy manufactured cheap HGH – Jintropin, Hygetropin and Ansomone.
You can buy them in our shop for very good price
Now, lets discuss how to choose proper way to use HGH dosage if you don’t have much money
- Take HGH for longer periods of time in low dosage. You can run 5 IUs for 6 month instead of do 10 IU for 3 months, so you will diminish amount of money you pay per each month. This cycle can even show better efficacy.
- Use EOD protocol. You can simply inject HGH every other day, but it is less efficient
- Combine with steroids. Combination with steroids shows great results even if HGH dosage was low because of synerhy effect
1) Kim KR, Nam SY, Song YD – Low-dose growth hormone treatment with diet restriction accelerates body fat loss, exerts anabolic effect and improves growth hormone secretory dysfunction in obese adults.
2) Meir Lampit and Zev Hochberg – Prevention of Growth Deceleration after Withdrawal of Growth Hormone Therapy in Idiopathic Short Stature