HGH Supplements?

  • BeingThePhoen...

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    May 01, 2010 1:57 PM GMT
    Does anyone know the truth about Human Groth Hormone Supplements, as in, do they actually work? Has anyone here tried them?
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    May 01, 2010 3:02 PM GMT
    Waste of money. They don't work.
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    May 01, 2010 4:39 PM GMT
    Unless you're taking the "real" thing, you ain't gonna get much more than a dent in your bank account.

    Eat more food, it works better, anyway.
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    May 01, 2010 4:43 PM GMT
    doesnt growth hormone cause a diabetic like state?
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    May 01, 2010 4:52 PM GMT
    there are only two 'real' human growth hormone sources.... your own pituitary gland and recombinant human growth hormone (rHGH) sold by legitimate pharmaceutical companies (Serostim is one such product).

    HGH as a supplement is not a benign drug. side effects and problems with its use include but are not limited to:

    - elevations in blood glucose levels (it can 'push' pre-diabetics into a diabetic state; this usually resolves with withdrawal of the drug)
    - muscle and joint aches.... a continual flu-like feeling when used in higher doses
    - cardiomegaly (heart enlargement, usually in long-term use with high doses)
    - bone widening and 'neanderthal brow' (HGH tells bones to grow properly as we move through puberty; the epiphyseal plates in long bones are closed after puberty and so instead of lengthening with HGH stimulation, bones tend to grow wider as adults)
    - swelling in the lower extremities and fluid retention

    if managed properly in the face of wasting diseases (e.g. HIV), it's a very useful product, but it's rarely used 'safely' as a way to gain muscle. what it really does is increase the lean body mass to total body mass (LBM/TBM) ratio... not necessarily increase overall muscle mass (which is more closely related to your genetic blueprint).

    be careful if you buy it on the street. real HGH is exorbitantly expensive and there is a huge market for fake product. without clinical evidence of need, your doctor will likely not prescribe it, nor will your insurance company cover it.
  • jingold04

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    May 01, 2010 7:32 PM GMT
    So....I should delete the link to a Canadian drug company that sells HGH (I'm not sure of the price,they don't tell how many are in each bottle,only that each bottle is 58$ and u should take 4 pills a day) and super-strength Viagra? Not that I was gonna order the Viagra....don't need it,nope,not me,all hard,all day,everyday.
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    May 01, 2010 7:47 PM GMT
    BeingThePhoenix saidDoes anyone know the truth about Human Groth Hormone Supplements, as in, do they actually work? Has anyone here tried them?
    I haven't tried them because I have enough info to realize that I don't need them.

    Honestly, if you have to ask strangers about them on a public forum, you're going to end up fucking yourself up if you decide to take them. My suggestion is to ask your doctor or a sports med specialist about them - face to face - so he can discuss the ins and outs with you. Then if you decide to take them, you can do it under the doctor's care and not hurt yourself.

    Playing with big boy toys is dangerous for the misinformed. icon_wink.gif
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    May 01, 2010 7:47 PM GMT
    That's about what I expected.
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    May 01, 2010 7:53 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    BeingThePhoenix saidDoes anyone know the truth about Human Groth Hormone Supplements, as in, do they actually work? Has anyone here tried them?
    I haven't tried them because I have enough info to realize that I don't need them.

    Honestly, if you have to ask strangers about them on a public forum, you're going to end up fucking yourself up if you decide to take them. My suggestion is to ask your doctor or a sports med specialist about them - face to face - so he can discuss the ins and outs with you. Then if you decide to take them, you can do it under the doctor's care and not hurt yourself.

    Playing with big boy toys is dangerous for the misinformed. icon_wink.gif

    Oh, believe me...I never go into anything uninformed. I just like getting a broader range if info, before I seek a professional's opinion(because their opinion always costs money...lol).
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    May 01, 2010 8:00 PM GMT
    BeingThePhoenix said
    Oh, believe me...I never go into anything uninformed. I just like getting a broader range if info, before I seek a professional's opinion(because their opinion always costs money...lol).
    Not always...if you date (or hookup with) a doctor, it's free. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 01, 2010 9:46 PM GMT
    jingold04 saidSo....I should delete the link to a Canadian drug company that sells HGH (I'm not sure of the price,they don't tell how many are in each bottle,only that each bottle is 58$ and u should take 4 pills a day) and super-strength Viagra? Not that I was gonna order the Viagra....don't need it,nope,not me,all hard,all day,everyday.


    there is no 'pill' or oral formulation of real HGH. It is destroyed by the GI environment. rHGH must be injected subcutaneously. There are oral anabolics (oxandrolone, Anadrol), but they are not HGH.
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    May 01, 2010 9:51 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    BeingThePhoenix saidDoes anyone know the truth about Human Groth Hormone Supplements, as in, do they actually work? Has anyone here tried them?
    I haven't tried them because I have enough info to realize that I don't need them.

    Honestly, if you have to ask strangers about them on a public forum, you're going to end up fucking yourself up if you decide to take them. My suggestion is to ask your doctor or a sports med specialist about them - face to face - so he can discuss the ins and outs with you. Then if you decide to take them, you can do it under the doctor's care and not hurt yourself.

    Playing with big boy toys is dangerous for the misinformed. icon_wink.gif


    kinda scary that anyone would consider HGH a 'big boy toy'... some 'big boys' use it illegaly but they are generally misinformed about the adverse effects.... Or don't care.
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    May 01, 2010 11:18 PM GMT
    HGH is said to be good for helping to heal stubborn injuries. I did try it out of desperation at one point for that, but it never really worked as I had hoped.
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    May 02, 2010 12:49 AM GMT
    BeingThePhoenix saidDoes anyone know the truth about Human Groth Hormone Supplements, as in, do they actually work? Has anyone here tried them?


    HGH works, but is very pricey. So called "supplements" are mostly garbage.
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    May 02, 2010 1:25 AM GMT
    chuckystud said
    BeingThePhoenix saidDoes anyone know the truth about Human Groth Hormone Supplements, as in, do they actually work? Has anyone here tried them?


    HGH works, but is very pricey. So called "supplements" are mostly garbage.

    I assume you are talking about the IM injections, right? I thought there may actually be something to that, but needles and I aren't the closest of friends(needles are my kryptonite, so don't tell anybody). I think I'll just eat. icon_cool.gif