By Lisa Wells, RN
Below are some questions that were posted in our old forums regarding taking growth hormone and/or steroids to gain muscle, strength, and stamina. All questions were answered by myself.
Is HGH an Alternative to Steroids?
Question: I have achieved success in my chosen sport due to my natural ability and hard work. In the past I have been asked to take performance enhancing drugs to improve the physicality of my game. Due to the risks to my long-term health I have refused and have now find myself at a cross-roads.
I am still not keen on steroids and am desperately looking for an alternative. Is HGH the alternative? How effective is the spray in helping to develop lean muscle or are the injections a better solution.
The sport I play requires speed and power, similar traits to American Football, but will the HGH do the job I need.
If anyone has any answers I will be delighted to hear from you.
Answer: First I would like to congratulate you on your decision to not take steroids. I know athletes and bodybuilders can be tempted to take steroids, but I certainly don't believe it is worth the risk to your health.
As you stated, steroids can put your long term health at risk, and for some young men and women the risk seems to be so far into the future that they don't worry, however, health problems caused by steroids can come about sooner, rather than later.
You did not tell me your age, so I will just say that I do not agree with young people taking HGH injections unless they have a medical reason to do so, and I also recommend young people consult their private healthcare provider before taking supplements.
Regarding human growth hormone, it is not a steroid, but it has some effects similar to steroids. There are bodybuilders and athletes who now take HGH injections in the place of steroids because it can give them some of the same type of benefits, however, the injections can cause problems also.
Please see our page about the side effects of growth hormone injections.
The injections and the non-injection products work differently, and so the non-injection products do not carry the risks that injections do.
The HGH injections give the body a full dose of synthetic human growth hormone. The injections are normally used in children who have a problem with their pituitary gland and so cannot produce enough of their own HGH to support normal growth and development. The injections are also used in anti-aging, but should be a last resort.
Non-injection HGH supplements are much safer than the injections because they do not provide all the HGH the body needs. Instead they must help the pituitary gland to increase its own production and release of growth hormone. Our homeopathic products deliver some HGH to the body in homeopathic form and they also help the pituitary to release more if needed.
You asked how effective the sprays are; some products are more effective than others. Some sprays contain only amino acids, vitamins, and/or herbs and some are not even homeopathic.
Our products are homeopathic. Our best product, called HGH Plus IGF-1 & IGF-2 is taken by bodybuilders and athletes, and I have heard many positive reports from them. We have many clients who have taken the HGH injections before taking our product, and some have even taken the IGF-1 injections, and they have reported to me that they are pleased with the results they are seeing.
Of course no product works for everyone, so I cannot know exactly how well our product will work for you, but we do have a very high rate of satisfaction, and I am sure it is the best on the market.
I have spoken with clients who have taken the injections for six months, and they were not pleased with the results of the injections. They later tried our product and they were pleased with the results. I cannot know why the injections did not work well for them, however, I suspect that the reason why they saw no benefits may have been the fact that they purchased them from some web site, and the vials were not legitimate, or perhaps their body did not tolerate the injections well.
So I believe the effectiveness of any product depends on the quality and also on the person taking it. You asked if the injections would be a better solution; I cannot know if the injections would give you more benefits, because in the case of the clients I spoke of above, the injections were not a better solution.
My recommendation is always to try non-injection products first, because some are effective, and they are safer than injections. I would not recommend a healthy young person take synthetic hormone replacement therapy if it is not necessary.
Should I Take Insulin With HGH?
Question: What is insulin resistance with HGH? Should insulin also be taken when taking it because of insulin resistance? Does your blood glucose level become affected, does it cause diabetes?
Answer: Insulin injections should only be taken when your doctor prescribes them for the treatment of diabetes.
There has been some concern about growth hormone injections increasing insulin resistance because some test subjects were found to develop symptoms initially when they were on a higher dose. However, with lower, more balanced dosing and as the therapy progressed the resistance to insulin decreased. More information about this can be found here:
I know that some bodybuilders take HGH injections with insulin to try to improve the benefits they receive. I do not agree with this and believe they are risking their health.
Wants Legal Growth Hormone
Question: Well my cousin uses the steroids i have him on test and i have him on HGH not by you guys.. i was wondering HOW effective is your product really? How fast will it work? And when it says FDA regulated does that mean its FDA approved? I'm looking to buy a legal version of what he has and hopefully get great results.
Answer: Our HGH Plus IGF-1 & IGF-2 product is very effective. We have many bodybuilders and athletes who take our product, including a good many who have taken the human growth hormone injections in the past. We even have some clients who have taken the IGF-1 injections in Europe, and they have reported being very pleased with the results as compared to the injections.
The status of "FDA Approved" is only awarded to drug manufacturers of pharmaceutically created drugs that do not exist in nature.
Our products are FDA Registered and Regulated, which is the most that any non-prescription human growth hormone product can be. The FDA has awarded our products their own National Drug Code (NDC) number.
Most other non-injection human growth hormone products are not FDA registered, but our products are.
Feedback on HGH Plus IGF-1 & IGF-2
Question: Hi, I'm a 30 year old male and I am thinking about taking hgh to improve my workouts. I work out three to four times per week. I have heard that hgh will improve mass and weight loss but there are so many different products out there I have no way of knowing what to use.
Does anyone have any feedback on HGH Plus IGF-1 IGF-2?
Answer: You asked for feedback so I will refer you to our pages of testimonials:
You may also wish to look at our independent randomized double-blind placebo-controlled IGF-1 clinical study results:
Lastly, since you are interested in improving your training and building muscle I would like to refer you to a page that gives information for bodybuilders and athletes interested in taking our HGH Plus IGF-1 & IGF-2 product:
I hope this helps.
Harvard Men's Health Watch, "Growth Hormone, Athletic Performance, and Aging - Human Growth Hormone Benefits, Facts and Fiction," Harvard Health Publishing, May 2010, updated June 2018.
PLEASE NOTE: The information provided is not meant to be medical advice. Please consult your private healthcare provider.