The circulating half-life of hGH is relatively short half-life (20-30 minutes), while its biological half-life is much longer (9-17 hours) due to its indirect effects. Illicit Uses: Human growth hormone is illicitly used as an anti-aging agent to improve athletic performance and for bodybuilding purposes.... read more ›
I.m. injections lead to a peak HGH concentration at 2 hours (mean 204,range 135-475 ng/ml) with a return to baseline 8-10 hours after injection. Correspondingly HGH concentration peaked at 4 hrs (mean 38, range 15-68 ng/ml)after s.c. injection and returned to baseline about 18 hours after injection.... continue reading ›
Psychological symptoms of GH withdrawal, reported in interviews at end-point by placebo-treated patients, included decreased energy, and increased tiredness, pain, irritability and depression.... see details ›
Although this test is accurate and there have been several confirmed cases of athletes who have admitted the use of hGH, the isoform test has a limited window of detection, usually on the order of one or two days following administration of the hormone.... see more ›
High levels of human growth hormone over a long period can produce irreversible acromegaly, but even smaller doses can lead to complications such as heart disease and diabetes. And because these hormones must be taken as injections, there are further administration risks such as a blood clot or dose error.... continue reading ›
You should take 750mg (3 mL) of male growth hormone per week. A 12 week check cycle is recommended. In case you're just starting out, you should take three IUs. You can increase your dose to 6 IUs once you get more frequent use of the gym.... see more ›
Possible side effects of excess hGH injections include: carpal tunnel syndrome. nerve, muscle, or joint pain. swelling of the arms and legs from fluid retention (edema)... continue reading ›
HGH releasers are typically taken for three to six months at a time, followed by a rest period of the same length. During the off-cycle, growth hormone levels will continue to remain significantly high. While athletes may opt for longer cycles, people interested in HGH for fat loss can go for less.... continue reading ›
- Carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Increased insulin resistance.
- Type 2 diabetes.
- Swelling in the arms and legs (edema)
- Joint and muscle pain.
- For men, enlargement of breast tissue (gynecomastia)
- Increased risk of certain cancers.
You may experience these side effects if you're getting more growth hormone than you need. If you have these symptoms, talk to your doctor immediately. He or she will adjust the amount of growth hormone you're taking. Once your doctor adjusts your dose, the symptoms should go away on their own.... see more ›
It has recently been shown that new progress in enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) tech- nology made the detection of hGH in urine reliable, even though its concentration is a 1000-fold lower than in blood.... view details ›
Human growth hormone or HGH is often lumped in with anabolic steroids, and both figure prominently in the recent Mitchell Report. Now, some athletes and their agents are making a distinction between the substances, defending the past use of HGH as a way to treat injuries.... view details ›
Q: Why not check urine for HGH, the way the NFL tests for other drug use? A: The byproducts of HGH are so scant in urine that it isn't considered a feasible way to detect its use.... see details ›
Other research has shown that people with low levels of HGH due to surgical or radiation damage to the pituitary gland that makes HGH have increased risk of cardiovascular disease, a factor that can shorten life span.... read more ›
The side effects, however, were serious, afflicting 24 percent to 46 percent of the men and women taking growth hormone and including swollen feet and ankles, joint pain and carpal tunnel syndrome, which is caused by a swelling of a tendon sheath over a nerve in the wrist.... view details ›
Although it takes about 3 to 6 months to realize any height differences, the important thing is that your child will grow — probably 1 to 2 inches within the first 6 months of starting treatment.... see details ›
Treatment is done with daily injections of synthetic growth hormone. Results are often seen as soon as 3 to 4 months after treatment starts.... see more ›
Research has shown that the production of HGH typically increases after about an hour of sleep, peaks before midnight, and is followed by a few short bursts of production before the daybreak.... continue reading ›
With intense exercise, peak production usually is attained 15-30 minutes after exercise is completed. To mimic this, athletes usually inject HGH shortly after training. Elevated levels return to baseline 8-16 hours after intramuscular injection and 11-20 hours after subcutaneous injection.... continue reading ›