HGH Humatrope 72 IU 24mg/vial Description
Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Humatrope is a medication produced through recombinant DNA technology. Its approved generic name or international nonproprietary name is somatropin. Medically, it is used to treat children who are unable to produce sufficient growth hormones in their bodies. It is also utilized for adults who are growth hormone-deficient and whose condition started either at adulthood or during childhood. In bodybuilding, it is considered an anabolic as it triggers the growth of lean muscles and reduction of fat reserves in the body, especially if taken at optimal dosages. Therefore, it can be used as part of cutting, and bulking cycles. Moreover, it is also utilized as a doping agent as it is said to boost one’s performance during exercise. It is considered effective in physique-building, as it allows the body’s natural growth process to function at an optimum level, catalyzing the intended growth and targeting the part of the body that bodybuilders are most concerned about: muscular tissues.
Structure and Function
The natural human growth hormone (or somatotropin) is a peptide hormone produced in the pituitary gland and is released through the bloodstream to facilitate growth, cell reproduction, and cell repair and regeneration, which makes it vital to one’s development. Its laboratory-produced derivative does similar functions by increasing muscle mass through muscle tissue growth. Like steroids, it also has protein synthesis-stimulating properties that enable better metabolism and reduced fat synthesis. The hormone’s primary target organ is the liver, as it is the main site for producing IGF-1. It also works hand in hand with insulin in that, the lower the insulin levels, the better GH can provide results.
In addition, HGH Humatrope also results in increased calcium retention, which strengthens and mineralizes the bone, stimulates growth of internal organs (with the exemption of the brain) and boosts immune system function. In this regard, it not only enhances one’s performance, it also provides an extra layer of protection against diseases and hastens the healing of damaged tissues.
Administration and Dosing
This intravenously injected drug has a half-life of 3.8 to 4.9 hours. Upon injecting, the blood concentrations of the growth hormone in the blood should increase. However, the dosage varies on one’s age and purpose for administration. For children with a GH-deficiency, it is weight-based at 0.026 to 0.043 mg/kg daily. For an adult-onset GH-deficiency, the adult is recommended to take 1-3 IU per day or a weight-based dose of 0.006-0,0125 mg/kg/day. For Turner’s Syndrome Treatment, children are recommended to take up to 0.054 mg/kg daily. For minors with idiopathic short stature or ISS, the limit is up to 0.053 mg/kg daily. Children with SHOX deficiency are recommended 0.050 mg/kg per day. Finally, children identified to be small for their gestational age (SGA) are to take up to 0.067 mg/kg daily.
For bodybuilders, the majority takes 1-6 IU daily but not over 8 IU. To ensure favorable results, HGH takers are advised to be consistent and have proper timing in taking HGH Humatrope. Its effects may be felt 2 weeks out of the 6-24-week recommended duration of taking the drug.
Potential Unwanted Effects and Restrictions
HGH Humatrope is non-toxic, and does not usually lead to harsh side effects unless abused. Individuals with certain conditions are highly discouraged from undergoing human growth hormone therapy. This includes people who exhibit complications after major surgery, have been diagnosed with Prader-Willi syndrome and have reported cases of blocked upper airways or severe breathing problems, are allergic to the drug, have a diabetic retina disease, and have active cancer.
Some of its unwanted effects include water retention, inflammation in the injection site, joint pains, migraine, ear discomfort, and cold or flu-like symptoms. Since it interacts with insulin, it can also lead to elevated blood sugar levels, even for takers who do not currently have diabetes or glucose intolerance and, therefore, may need to be supplemented with other hormones to minimize its insulin downsides. It can also lead to uncommon adverse effects, including nerve compression syndromes like carpal tunnel syndrome, pancreatitis, and manifestations of adrenal gland problems. It can also lead for a latent central hypothyroidism to unmask.
|Package||1 vial (72 iu (24 mg)/vial)|
|Manufacturer||Eli Lilly and Company|
|Common name||HGH Humatrope|