Google ‘HGH in Hollywood’ and we bet that you will be surprised.
You will be greeted with the names of some of the biggest Hollywood A-Listers, who are in the sunset phase of their lives, but are giving much younger actors new fitness goals.
As it turns out, their fitness secrets aren’t limited to vigorous workout routines alone. A celebrity endocrinologist recently spilled some beans about Hollywood’s rising obsession with HGH.
While HGH usage among celebs is not novel considering that Sly Stallone was caught with vials of Jintropin (A Chinese brand of Somatropin) by Australian customs way back in 2007, the number of users seems to have multiplied by leaps and bounds in the past few years.
Demi Moore, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Lady Gaga, Kim K & even Robbie Williams are some of the names that are linked to frequent HGH usage.
What is it about HGH that makes it so popular among the elite? Is it really the antiaging drug that man has always sought?
Let’s say you don’t have pockets as deep as someone living in Beverly Hills.
Can you still consider using HGH? What can the average gym rat expect from it?
How does it compare with a typical steroid cycle of say, Testosterone Enathate and Deca Durabolin?
Let’s decode HGH.
HGH stands for Human Growth Hormone, an endogenous hormone secreted in the body by the pituitary gland.
It is responsible for a whole range of bodily functions, mechanisms and processes, like recovery, repairing cellular tissue, regeneration, controlling metabolism and growth.
It is no wonder then that there have been attempts to mimic this naturally occurring hormone since the early 1900s. The first few attempts were far from satisfactory.
But eventually, scientists found a way to harvest GH from dead bodies, a repulsive method that was discontinued shortly after the FDA banned it citing the risk of a potentially fatal brain disease.
Soon after, the first synthetic version of the hormone was released by Kabi Vitrum under the trade name ‘Somatropin’.
Somatropin is a pure synthetic form that is created using recombinant DNA technology and contains 191 amino acids, a structure that is a mirror replica of naturally occurring Human Growth Hormone.
Just like most popular drugs, it is the Somatropin name that has remained synonymous with Human Growth Hormone despite newer brands entering the fray.
Today, there are a multitude of Chinese and Russian brands like Jintropin being sold in UG labs. But they all use the Somatropin suffix or prefix to make their products easier to identify.
HGH is beneficial for the human body in so many ways that it would probably take us all day to list them down.
But we will talk about the effects that matter the most in performance enhancement.
When you inject exogenous HGH, it automatically increases the secretion of Insulin Like Growth Factor-1, an extremely anabolic hormone. While Human Growth Hormone itself does not promote dramatic muscle growth, the combination with IGF-1 is beneficial for athletes as well as bodybuilders.
Synergy with steroids:
If you are already using Anabolic steroids, Human Growth Hormone can be the perfect ancillary that amplifies the effects of steroids and improves your overall wellbeing. It is known to help reduce body fat and also the levels of LDL. Something that should appeal to most steroid users. Also, the effects of HGH extend way beyond the effects of a normal steroid cycle.
Better sleep :
One of the most niggling effects of lowering hormone levels is the quality of sleep which starts to dwindle once you cross to the other side of 40. HGH restores the quality of sleep and allows you to sleep like a rock. Improved sleep has more innate benefits than what you’d imagine. You can concentrate better. Your mood will be elevated. Your skin looks healthier and younger.
Men on Human Growth Hormone mention that they have the libido of their teens. Spontaneous erections, enhanced sex drive and better performance in bed.
Men on HGH have an accelerated rate of recovery from injuries. Be it ligaments or tendons, they just bounce back a lot sooner than men who aren’t on Human Growth Hormone. If you are following a heavy workout routine, then adding HGH to the mix lets you get back to the gym a lot sooner.
One of the reasons behind Hollywood’s fixation with synthetic Human Growth Hormone is the better looking skin that it gives you. While we can’t vouch for this personally, it is believed that HGH makes you look at least two decades younger than your age. Now what wouldn’t people do for that?
According to reports by the same celebrity endocrinologist, a 50-year old Hollywood actress is struggling with enlarged hands and feet courtesy her HGH usage.
That by the way, is one of the first side effects of HGH. That’s not all either.
- Increased risk of cancer: If you have a tumor in your body that you aren’t aware of, then HGH can accelerate the growth of the tumor. Imagine pinning every day for body recomposition and being diagnosed with cancer a year later. That’s a possibility that a lot of people are choosing to overlook these days.
- Risk of Diabetes: Long term Human Growth Hormone use can also reduce Insulin resistance which subsequently increases the risk of Type 2 Diabetes in users. Some studies suggest that HGH-induced diabetes might be temporary that ceases once usage is discontinued.
- Risk of counterfeiting: Exogenous HGH is hands down, the most expensive synthetic hormone that you can buy. A month’s supply can cost in excess of $1000. And you need to use it at least for a year to get any sort of benefit from it. That’s close to $15000 a year for injections. A very lucrative market that is flooded with fakes and counterfeits. When you buy HGH from an online UG lab, you have no idea what you are getting. The only way to know is to run tests, which again is not cheap.
- Edema: Swelling in the extremities is one of the first side effects of HGH. Not a great condition to be in if you are an athlete or competing in any sort of professional sporting event.
Dosage and stacks
As we mentioned earlier, HGH stacks perfectly with most anabolic steroids. And you can tailor a stack based on your body goals.
The beginners HGH cycle:
Human Growth Hormone at 4-5IU/day for 6-8 months. This is a standard dosage protocol for exogenous HGH. Since you are not using any other compounds, all gains that you make will solely be from the HGH. Should give you a great idea of what to expect when you stack it with steroids.
HGH with Test:
Human Growth Hormone at 4-5IU/day for 24 weeks with Test Cyp at 400mg/week from weeks 12-24. You should be able to gain a decent amount of muscle, drop body fat as well as make strength gains. Throw in Anavar for the last 6-8 weeks if you feel that the gains are too wet.
Also, a tip for anyone desperate enough to shell out their lives earnings on HGH, try MK-677 instead.