HGH (Somatropin)

You may have heard people say Somatropin is good for bodybuilding. People say the same about human growth hormone (HGH). When you hear either option mentioned people are talking about the same thing.

There is a good chance you already know this, so please forgive us for making such an obvious statement. However, many people do not know, especially those who are new to bodybuilding, so we thought we’d try to clear up the confusion right from the start.

The Benefits of Additional Growth Hormones

Human Growth Hormone is one of your primary anabolic hormones. It is responsible for much of the growth spurt you experience during your teenage years. Generally, people who exhibit higher than average growth hormone production during these years are both taller and have a higher muscle mass than others. In fact, HGH improves all of the following:

  • Muscle Mass
  • Bone Strength
  • Fat Reduction
  • Recovery
  • Libido
  • Mood
  • Sleep
  • Skin

With all those positives, it’s a shame that you get such a sharp decline of HGH by your mid-twenties. Of course, your body has reached its adult size so there is no need for such a huge amount…but more would be beneficial. Especially for muscle-builders and people wanting to burn fat more easily as well as for any of the above benefits to be honest.

Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is a peptide hormone that is known for stimulating the growth and regeneration of cells. It is a vital hormone for a person, helping to grow until becoming an adult. Then helping with a lot of different things throughout adulthood and elder ages. HGH is extremely important and is therefore prescribed to children with stunted growth. Sometimes to elder people who need to improve the quality of their life.

HGH is prescribed to adults who are suffering from HGH deficiency (which can be due to a number of reasons). In the end, HGH is extremely important, this is a protein hormone having endocrine functions in both animals and humans. Without enough HGH levels, a person cannot live a normal life having many nasty symptoms.

Since HGH is a Growth Hormone, there’s no need to mention the importance of HGH in bodybuilding.

  • The peptide hormone is used in the medical world for various purposes, and it is also used in the non fitness world for its anti aging properties. But is very popular in the fitness and athletic world too as a very effective (and fairly safe) performance enhancing drug.

HGH and Bodybuilding

HGH has changed the bodybuilding world. Professional bodybuilders from the 1970-1980s were about 100 lbs lighter compared to the professional bodybuilders you see competing on nowadays stages. Anabolic steroids, diets, working out – little has changed since then yet they still managed to pack on almost 100 lbs more weight. How’s that?

Human Growth Hormone has been added to the equation!

This is a compound that is capable of altering genetic limits. It makes the individual grow way more than he would ever be capable of growing without HGH.

HGH Bodybuilding Benefits

As it was earlier mentioned, HGH has a lot of benefits in bodybuilding but one of the main reasons why bodybuilders are running it is, as earlier mentioned, to positively change the genetic capability of the user.

Nonetheless, there are a lot of other benefits too such as strengthening joints and ligaments as well as healing damaged tissue. All of which are extremely important in bodybuilding where super heavy weights are present.

Another thing that HGH is appreciated for in bodybuilding is that this is a natural substance that is not very easily detectable as other performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). Nonetheless, HGH in bodybuilding is still most commonly used along with androgenic and anabolic steroids (AAS) in order to improve athletic performance and to build as many muscles as possible.

HGH in bodybuilding has lots of other benefits such as restoring back age-related deterioration of the body, that’s why it is often considered the “fountain of youth” as it is capable of turning back the biological clock of the body. That’s why it is so popular for other purposes than bodybuilding too.

But Human Growth Hormone is effective for building muscles, strengthening the immune system, reducing body fat (especially at the belly), restoring hair and skin – greatly improving their quality; normalizes blood sugar, cholesterol, increases energy, and greatly improves your sexual life too. It also does a great job in helping to heal and recover from diseases, injuries, and intense training sessions. It improves sleep quality, memory, vision and has cognitive positive effects too. There are lots of other benefits too.

HGH Bodybuilding Dosage

Human Growth Hormone is generally recommended to be administered in a dosage of 1-5 IU a day, being administered with 1 mL insulin syringe (slin pin). The total daily dose is used at the same time of the day either all at once once, or in a split dose administered 2 times daily.

People running HGH for bodybuilding purposes are usually using 4-8 IU daily as this amount is generally enough to improve body composition and grow muscles. Very often, bodybuilders add other compounds with HGH.

  • Some of the most common ones include Testosterone, Insulin, and many others. It could be T3, Clenbuterol, cutting steroids or bulking ones, injectables, or orals.

Sometimes, bodybuilders go to doses as high as 15 IU daily and even more. But those are dosages that are likely to offer side effects.

A normal cycle length in bodybuilding with HGH is anywhere between 5 and 8 months. But it can be run continuously with an on again, off again type cycle (ie: run M-F with Saturday and Sunday off).

HGH Bodybuilding Side Effects

HGH is taken intravenously and is usually kept in lyophilized powder. Then it is mixed with distilled bacteriostatic water when it must be injected. Is very important to keep it in the refrigerator in case you mix it to avoid side effects.

Is important to remember that HGH is only effective as an injection. HGH pills, tablets, patches, etc. are not going to increase HGH levels.

The abuse of HGH is going to lead to side effects.

Normal administrations are likely to be very well tolerated by most people, especially bodybuilders. But higher dosages are likely to offer side effects such as

  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • increased risks of diabetes
  • water retention
  • numbness and tingling of the skin
  • nerve, muscle, or joint pains
  • there are others too

There are other side effects like sleepiness. It can interfere with the bodybuilders’ normal schedule of the day. Hypoglycemia is another side effect. Plus, if used for way too long and in way too high dosages it could lead to one of the worst HGH side effect in bodybuilding known as HGH Gut. It is seen in those bodybuilders having 8 pack abs and body fat of under 5% and still having a huge stomach. This is definitely avoidable though by simply not abusing HGH heavily for long periods.


In my honest opinion, if there were but one single bodybuilding (or anti-aging) product I could use for the rest of my life… it would definitely be HGH! It has the least negative side effects potential while giving the most overall benefits of any anabolic out there. The good vs bad profile of HGH is definitely vastly in favor of it being “good” compared to most any other anabolics out there… PLUS with it’s wonderful anti-aging and other benefits…. it’s pretty much a slam dunk no-brainer in my opinion… HGH is it!