Using HGH for general health and healing, for anti-aging and fat mobilisation. Most people will find a dose of 2-3 IU's daily will be sufficient. To put this into context a dose of 1.5 IU's to 2.0 IU's would be considered sufficient to fully replace growth hormone levels in someone who is middle-aged or older.
Using HGH to improve body composition and to gain lean muscle. A dosage of anywhere between 4-8 IU's daily will be required, but most people will need 4-5 IU's each day to gain results. Those looking to gain maximum benefit may want to think about including testosterone, low-dose T-3 or insulin.
Regardless of your reason for using HGH, it's best to start with a low-dose and to gradually allow your body to get accustomed to receiving higher doses. One advantage of implementing therapy in this way is that it will allow you to completely avoid or at least to minimise some of the more common side effects of HGH therapy which can include swelling and bloating, and joint pain. Most people will find it easy to tolerate approximately 2 IU's with few or no side effects, and this dosage can be a good place to begin.
Many people who are using this therapy as a health supplement will not need to go any higher, but others will want to begin increasing the dosage. It's suggested that if you use anything above 2.5 – 3.0 IU's daily, then you may be better off splitting your injections into two per day. A typical program for gradually increasing the daily dosage may look like this:
- Weeks 1-4 use HGH 2.0 IU's in one injection
- Week 5 use HGH 2.5 IU's in one injection
- Week 6 use HGH 3.0 IU's split into two equal injections of 1.5 IU's
- Week 7 use HGH 3.5 IU's split into two equal injections of 1.75 IU's
This program can be continued until you reach the desired daily dosage, but if at any point you begin to experience unwanted side effects such as joint pain or bloating, simply decrease the dose by 25% and keep it at this level for a couple of weeks. If the side effects diminish then you can gradually increase your daily dosage, but if they persist then drop your dosage a little more and hold it at this level for another two weeks before continuing to increase the levels once more. This should ensure your HGH therapy is generally free from side effects.
A normal cycle of HGH therapy will last between 5 to 8 months, and injecting once or twice a day every day of the week should be perfectly fine. Some studies suggest that suppression from exogenous HGH only lasts about four hours from the time of injection, and at the moment there are no large scale studies on the long-term usage of daily injections. Studies carried out by anti-aging groups have shown that it's perfectly adequate to take a day or two off each week in order to protect the pituitary and its triggers over longer cycles. If you intend to use HGH for any longer than a single cycle then it's worth considering a regime of five days on and two days off or six days on and one day off until more reliable data is produced as to the long-term safety of using HGH therapy.
You could also consider completing the first couple of months of your HGH cycle injecting every day in order to get your IGF-1 levels elevated to an extent where they can provide anabolic assistance. After this you could think about injecting 3 to 5 days a week and possibly taking the weekend off from treatment.
By now you should be aware of how to reconstitute and measure HGH, and should have some knowledge over strategies for its use, including the dosage. The next step is to look at the timing of when to inject HGH.