Buying HGH Injections Online? Be Careful!
By Lisa Wells, RN
There are sites that claim they can sell you HGH injections (Somatropin) and you either do not need a prescription or they will obtain a prescription for you, without you ever seeing a doctor. Of course their prescription is only good for buying their product.
There are now also web sites based outside the United States that will let you place an online order for what appears to be name brand Somatropin without needing a prescription.
They will let you place the order but after you place the order you have to provide them with a legitimate prescription. If you don't have a prescription then you have just given them that money (their cheapest injection product is over $600 and they don't give refunds).
On their FAQ page they do state that you need a prescription and that there are no refunds but you have to search to find this information. Some people probably place their orders first and then find their policy after it's too late. In my opinion a reputable company would clearly inform the customer that a prescription is required in order for the injections to be shipped at the beginning of the ordering process so those without a prescription would not place an order. To me this seems to be a setup where they can make lots of money without having to ship any products.
Medical Professionals Were Involved in Selling Somatropin Online
Many times over the past 22 years we have received emails from manufacturers in China and other countries wanting us to buy their injections and sell them through our web site. We refused because it's illegal and because it is dangerous to take the injections without being managed by an experienced doctor.
As a registered nurse of many years I consider it a shame if some medical professionals are involved in selling the injections either online or in the office to people who do not need them because they should know of the possible dangers. Also, these types of practices go against the obligations and responsibilities of good medical practice and the oaths we swore when we accepted our licenses.
However, with the past raids on pharmacies and clinics selling human growth hormone injections illegally online it seems that some physicians wrote prescriptions for human growth hormone injections to anyone who could pay the price without ever meeting or examining the patients. The patients were also not instructed on how to properly reconstitute and administer what they purchased. I consider practicing medicine in this fashion as unethical as well as dangerous to the patient.
If You Purchase HGH Injections Online
Some buyers have purchased what they are told is human growth hormone injections only to receive vials that contain no label at all! Injecting oneself with a substance from an unlabeled vial is very risky.
Even if the product has a brand name label it still may be fake. You cannot be sure of what is actually in the vial, ampule, or pen device even though it may appear unopened and authentic.
Containers and labels are easily copied and reproduced so just because you receive an unopened container that says Somatropin, Humatrope, Norditropin, Protropin, Jintropin, etc., don't assume you have the real thing.
Also, if the price is much less than the usual price of the legitimate injections purchased at your local pharmacy there is a very good chance the product is not authentic. After all, human growth hormone injections are expensive and online sellers cannot go to Eli Lily, Genentech, etc., and buy them at a deep discount, and they certainly aren't going to sell them for less than they paid for them. Their main goal is to make profit and they would make no profit if they sold real HGH injections at a discounted price.
There are also some products that are passed off as the real thing but the ingredients do not even require a prescription. Some of these products might possibly contain a homeopathic form of HGH as is found in some sublingual sprays however homeopathic human growth hormone does not require injection but can be taken successfully under the tongue.
One should use their good common sense when considering purchasing the injections online. If your doctor tells you that you need to take HGH injections he should write you a prescription that you can fill at your local pharmacy or you should be able to buy them at your doctor's office.
Questions About Buying Injectable HGH Online
Below are questions that were asked in our old forums, along with the responses. I am adding these correspondences in the hopes that it might be helpful to others.
A Legit Site For Purchasing HGH Injections
Question: I have a question. Where are these sites that you can get real injectable hgh off of? I have been trying to find one for so long with no luck.
Answer: I know of no web sites where you can order authentic human growth hormone injections without seeing a doctor.
There used to be web sites where one could purchase the injections. These sites had doctors who would write the prescription without ever examining the patients. This practice was stopped by "Operation Which Doctor" in 2007 as the feds raided the pharmacies who were supplying the drugs and arrested the doctors who were writing the prescriptions.
You may find a few web sites that still profess to offer the injections and if they say the item is in stock they will take your money. However, they are based outside the U.S. and in their policies they state that it is your responsibility to obtain a prescription before they will ship the item you purchased to you. If you cannot obtain a prescription they will not refund your money, and if the package gets confiscated by customs that's too bad.
Is My HGH Fake?
Question: Alright so I have been around the hgh game for a while but I have a question about a product I recently purchased.
I got a 10 vials of injectable hgh that came in a white box. They all have the vacuum seal that is broken when I flip off the orange tops. Everything looks normal except for the fact that the white powder in the vials is loose. It usually comes in a white wafer looking powder. Is this ok?
When I mix the Bacteriostatic water with it, the powder dissolves almost immediately and it dissolves very clear in the way that it should. I am just wondering if this is normal for the powder to be loose? Is my hgh legit or could it be fake? Like I said everything is normal except for the fact that it's in a loose powder form instead of wafer/disc form.
Answer: I won't be able to tell you if the powder in your vials can be loose instead of being in wafer form and still be okay but if the color and consistency are the same they could be okay, but then again they could be fake. If you have used this brand in the past and they were always in wafer form, I would be concerned.
Which HGH Injection is the Best?
Question: Title speaks for itself.. I heard a lot of people say they use Jintropin HGH injection but then I hear that Sermorelin is the best? what is,,,, and one other question.... what kind is more known for increasing height?
Answer: I wouldn't trust any product with Jintropin on the label because there are so many fake Jintropin products. Even the company who makes the real Jintropin in China lost their Chinese license to make it at one point. Jintropin is not legal in the U.S.
Concerning Sermorelin, it is a gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogue. It's a synthetic version of growth hormone releasing hormone. Natural GHRH is released by the hypothalamus. It is considered an HGH releaser and does not contain any HGH.
Regarding your question about which product is best to take, there are various opinions about that. The injections can give the body all the HGH it needs quickly but there can be side effects. Sermorelin must coax the pituitary gland into releasing more of its own growth hormone and so may not increase HGH in the body as fast as the injections but releasers do not carry as many risks. Also, when a releaser is taken the HGH in the person's body is their own real human growth hormone and not a synthetic copy of HGH. The hormones made by the body are always better than man-made hormones.
I am not aware of any studies regarding which is best for increasing height. Humatrope by Eli Lily and Protropin by Genentech are probably most known for being used in children for increasing height but Norditropin has become very popular also.
Are My Vials Real HGH?
Question: I just purchased 100 IU's of HGH. 10 vials. Came in a plain white box and plain vials with blue caps with a little arrow on the cap! My source told me the plain packaging is due to the Olympics and security clamping down. I was told it is Kigtropin. What are your thoughts of this?
Comment from another member: I would be leery of anything that does not have the manufacturer's label on it, but that's just me.
Is This Product HGH Injections?
Question: Hello, I hope you will give your advice on this. I'm currently 18 at 5'9" and my doctor said my growth plates haven't fused yet, I'm mainly looking to buy somatropin to increase my height and looking to do at most a six month cycle.
Also, I don't want to use too much of the hgh to avoid the side effects. I found a pharmaceutical that sells it as Somatropin 6x and its 120 cc. It comes in one large vial which seemed strange.
I have a few questions, am I still able to grow with this? Has anyone heard of this product before? Please give me advice on what you have because as of now I still don't know how to properly mix it either. Heres a pic of it --- Thank you!!
Answer: I have never heard of this product, but 6X is a homeopathic measurement so this is a homeopathic product. I can't see the top of the photo to tell whether it is an injectable vial but IF they are telling you to inject this then I would not buy it. There is no such thing as a legitimate injectable homeopathic HGH product.
Homeopathic human growth hormone doesn't need to be injected and injecting it wouldn't cause it to work better. Legitimate homeopathic products work very well when given sublingual (under the tongue).
Only the prescription Somatropin needs to be injected and it is only measured in either international units (IU) or milligrams (mg).
If you decide to look at legitimate FDA registered homeopathic HGH supplements check out the one at the link. Besides containing somatropin and recombinant IGF-1 and IGF-2 it also contains velvet deer antler which contains bone growth factors. HGH Plus IGF-1 & IGF-2
Follow-up question: I emailed the company and asked why its in one bottle and this is their exact reply--- Somatropin 6x has ethyl alcohol and nanobio spheres in it so it is already premixed and stable. I believe they want you to inject it because they are all giving syringes.
Follow-up answer: There is absolutely no reason to inject homeopathic HGH and that product should not be injected into the body as it contains ethyl alcohol.
Legitimate homeopathic supplements aim to give you the electromagnetic energies of the growth hormone and also help your body to make more of its own.
The 6X is the potency of the homeopathic formula. For more information about homeopathic HGH potencies click on the link.
Follow-up question: Thank you for the response. I asked them what the dosage should be since its one large bottle and this is what they said: All info will come with order. Take 2 cc two times per day, 120cc vial will last four weeks.
Here is the website link to their somatropin hgh, any info on this website would be appreciated, impossible to find reviews online.
Follow-up answer: I looked at their site and their product is definitely not real HGH injections. They are trying to make people believe their product is the same as the injections so they can sell it for a larger price but it contains no more human growth hormone than homeopathic products. It is definitely not FDA approved and it may not have even been put through the extensive homeopathic process to make it effective, which would make it worthless.
I recommend you do not pay those people $400 for eight weeks worth and don't inject yourself with it.
Their product won't be any better than a good HGH spray at a fraction of the cost and it probably won't be as good. They don't have any clinical studies proving that their product can increase growth hormone in the body at all.
Please notice that they have only one page of information and it is just info about human growth hormone in general that can be found on any site.
Their site appears to be like the sites that sell fake steroids. They want people to think they are getting the real thing but all their products are just dietary supplements that do not require a prescription and can be bought over the counter.
They also don't offer any money back guarantee that I can see.
Some people think that only the injections are effective at increasing their growth hormone level but that is not true, however, if you are only wanting to take the injections the Somatropin 6X product is not it.
Where to Inject HGH
Question: I have noticed on a site they give two options of areas to inject. One being the fatty tissue under the skin and the other being into the muscle. What are the differences in these two types of injections and their benefits?
Answer: The usual recommended route for self administration of HGH injection is subcutaneous. With subcutaneous injections the medication is delivered into the adipose tissue under the skin.
Intramuscular injections need to be delivered deep into the muscle. In order to correctly give HGH injection intramuscular you would need a needle 1" to 1 1/2" long and the needle would need to enter the muscle at a 90 degree angle, and go deep into the muscle tissue.
One reason why the injections are usually given subcutaneously is because it is easier for a person to inject himself in the adipose tissue. It is harder for a person to correctly give himself an intramuscular injection deep enough to keep the area from becoming sore and bruised.
There is also less chance of problems arising from a subcutaneous injection than it is from an IM injection. When injecting deep into the muscle tissue there is more chance of the needle entering a blood vessel or hitting a nerve.
Is Jintropin Legit?
Question: Hi. I feel I am thinking the same as alot of people my age mid 20's. I have done as much research as possible and been trying to gain some muscle and mass, not much just enough to shift my beer belly and man boobs!
I have made up my mind about taking HGH Jintropin somatropin. I found a few sites that claim to sell the product, I would like to know does anyone have solid facts about a site that does not scam ...by this I mean, has anyone bought this stuff online and had it delivered with no dramas?
I'm going to look at ordering very soon from a site that I feel is legit and if successful I shall document my use and gains - along with any other powders and proteins I use! I shall also post pictures and video's of the cycle.
So please if anyone knows a 100% legit site before I go and take my chances let me know, if not depending on my order and success, won't be too long before u hear from me again.
Answer: First, I must say that in my opinion you are too young to consider taking growth hormone injections without the management of a qualified physician. Your doctor would check your levels and if hormone replacement of HGH is needed he/she could prescribe it.
Now, concerning your question, I don't know of any web sites that are legitimately offering the injections, since they require a prescription.
Ever since Operation Which Doctor they have been more difficult to obtain without seeing a doctor in person and having him/her write a prescription, and the doctors who write the prescriptions usually sell the injections themselves in their office.
There are some web sites outside the U.S. that will allow you to pay for an order of the injections online but they won't mail it to you without a prescription, and they won't refund your money if you cannot get one, so beware. I have also heard of cases of fake Jintropin.
Comment from another member: Hi, I am new here and wanted to reply to your question. There is no reason someone in their 20's should need HGH injections. You already secrete plenty, the problem is getting use of what you secrete.
I have injected HGH for the past 6 years. 90 IU's over a 90 day period, then off the rest of the year. I have had the same contact/supplier for 6 years without ever having a problem.
I am currently 50 years old, 5'11" 175 lbs BMI of 25 reflex of 28 year old - total overall lean muscle mass "Optimal". I go to my Dr every year and have all the blood work done. HGH took me from a 196 lb fat ass down to 175 in three months, increased lean muscle mass basically ripped me up....without EVER lifting 1 pound of weights!! I do 200 push-ups and 200 crunches every morning along with 200 squats at night.
You are too young to need HGH. Suggest you pay close attention to the warnings and try looking up in the New England Med Journal there is a ton of info on the web. Pay close attention to the side affects taking HGH at such a young age. In fact there is not a Dr around who would give you a script, if you are under 30.
You want a legit prescription? Tell your Dr you want an HGH and testosterone level blood test, if you are low they WILL give you a legal script for the injections of HGH and testosterone but I can almost assure you will not be low. Take care!
Do I Inject HGH into a Vein?
Question: I am able to mix the vial properly and just have ONE more question. Do you need to inject it into a vein, and where on the body is the best place (or does it not matter)?
Answer: No, you should NEVER inject HGH into a vein! HGH injections are given SQ (subcutaneous). This is the fat between your skin and your muscle. The HGH injections are given the same way as insulin injections.
Regarding where to inject. The most common SQ areas used for people injecting themselves is the stomach area. You can also use your inner thigh, if the area has enough subcutaneous tissue.
If you have someone else who can give you the injection you can use the back of your upper arm, in the fatty tissue.
To give a SQ injection you need to pinch up your skin and inject into the fat tissue that you have pinched up. You should position the syringe at about a 35% angle so you get past the layers of skin and into the subcutaneous tissue, but not deep enough to enter muscle.
Once you insert the needle you first need to aspirate, (pull back a little on the plunger) to make sure you have not gone into a blood vessel or capillary. When you aspirate, if you do see blood come into the syringe you should pull out and not inject because you do not want to inject the HGH into your bloodstream.
Again, I must protest the way some web sites are selling vials of what they call HGH injections to people online, and then they don't even give them any instructions on how to give themselves the injection.
HGH injections should never be given intravenously, IV is the wrong route and so it could be dangerous, yet their customers who will be injecting themselves don't even know this.
Perhaps the people who are selling their vials online do not provide proper self injection instructions because they themselves don't know the proper way to give an injection. If not, then how can they be legally selling HGH injections?
Only physicians can prescribe HGH injections and I hate to think that physicians are writing prescriptions for the people who run these web sites so they can sell their vials to people who have no idea about how to reconstitute, figure out, or draw up the correct dosage, they don't know the proper route for the injections, and they don't even know how to inject themselves properly.
Something is very wrong with this picture and I can only hope that medical professionals are not involved.
I am sure that when the customers decide to purchase the injections online they expect to be given proper information and instructions about everything involved in self injection, but as you can see, that is not the case.
I can only say to those who read this thread, HGH injections should not be purchased online. If you wish to take growth hormone you should visit a qualified physician so you can be properly instructed on how to inject yourself.
My opinion is, if you purchase any controlled injectable medication from strangers online, and you cannot verify whether they are professionally and legally qualified to be prescribing and dispensing controlled injectable medications, and you cannot call them to obtain accurate instructions about how to take the medication you are purchasing, you are taking your life into your own hands.