Somatropin is the generic name for any synthetic form of Human Growth Hormone (HGH). A synthetic form of HGH is just a man-made (synthetic) version of the natural Growth Hormone found in the body.
HGH is perhaps the most important hormone there is in our body, and it’s one of the most popular synthetic hormones there is on the market.
HGH was used as part of medical treatments back in the 1950s. It was 1958 when the first successful HGH treatment happened. The version of growth hormone used in these cases was growth hormone extracted from the pituitary gland of cadavers. This practice was used worldwide for many years before it was banned in the United States by the FDA in 1985.
This extracted growth hormone was linked to CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease); a potentially fatal condition. Even though only 1% of patients got CJD, it was enough for the FDA to ban it.
This ban also made it hard to find a different way to use HGH as a treatment. It’s always difficult for anyone in the United States to try and improve something after the FDA has banned it.
HGH has been used as an anabolic agent by sports competitors since at least 1982. It is banned by both the IOC and NCAA. HGH doesn’t show up in the regular urine test, so it was impossible to enforce this ban until the early 2000s. This was when blood testing was introduced which was able to tell when someone had artificially elevated HGH levels.
The blood tests WADA conducted in 2004 during the Athens Olympics were targeted at people using HGH. Using the drug as a performance enhancer is something that is not approved by the FDA.
Brand/Trade Names: Genotropin, Humatrope, Nutropin, Norditropin, Serostim, Zorbtive, etc
IUPAC Name: (2S)-6-amino-2-[[(2S)-1-[(2S,3S)-2-[[(2S)-2-[[(2S)-2-[[(2S)-2-[[(2S)-2-amino-4-carboxybutanoyl]amino]-4-carboxybutanoyl]amino]propanoyl]amino]-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)propanoyl]amino]-3-methylpentanoyl]pyrrolidine-2-carbonyl]amino]hexanoic acid
The Molecular Formula:C39H60N8O13
Somatropin has a lot of effects that are felt all over the body. The most common reason people are prescribed somatropin is to treat either pituitary dwarfism or a deficiency of growth hormone. It is also used in the treatment of other conditions such as HIV and AIDs, burn victims, short-bowel syndrome and Prader-Willi syndrome.
One of the more common medical reasons to use somatropin has been to fight aging. It’s used as an anti-aging treatment all over the world, with it being more common outside of the US. Somatropin is expensive, especially in the United States. Current United States laws make it anti-aging practices difficult.
Somatropin has a lot of benefits when used by athletes. Somatropin is typically combined with other compounds. The main advantage when you take Somatropin on its own is anti-aging, which just isn’t enough for athletes. Somatropin is an anabolic hormone, but it’s not known to promote growth. It works amazing when it’s combined with anabolic steroids.
Somatropin and anabolic steroids make the perfect pair. If you were to take a steroid and then take a steroid and Somatropin, you’d find that you get better results from the mix. One of the benefits that athletes will see is that it does wonder for helping you recover. It is during the recovery period that your body actually grows.
A weak recovery progress means weak gains. The better your recovery time, the better progress you’ll have. While you can get good results without combining Somatropin with other hormones, there are things you need to know.
For a start, it can take months to see the best out of these benefits. Somatropin is something you can’t expect to benefit from after just a few weeks. If you’re after an improved recovery time, which is super important, you need to be patient. You can’t see the recovery process so you can’t tell it’s better. It’s easy to become impatient in that case.
It’s also important to know that Somatropin affects the metabolism; something important for bodybuilders. Taking Somatropin during the off-season will prevent you from gaining too much fat while bulking.
There are more benefits to being had when you use it during the cutting cycle. You’ll get ready for competition faster because it speeds up the burning of fat while protecting muscles. It also helps you to keep injuries at bay.
There are more benefits to Somatropin than just this. Somatropin also affects the levels of Human Growth Hormone and the hormone Insulin-Like Growth Factor (IGF-1). IGF-1 also has an effect on the entire body and is used to help the body recover and operate properly. Upping your levels of HGH will also up your levels of IGF-1.
It’s important to note that IGF-1 can stop HGH from working properly. So if you are supplementing HGH, you should avoid supplementing IGF-1, or you could damage your results.
It’s easy to understand why people say that Somatropin is the Fountain of Youth. It won’t exactly prevent aging, but it can keep the effects of aging at bay. Almost every single adult will find some benefit of taking Somatropin.
Somatropin Side Effects
Somatropin is overall quite friendly to the body. While there are some side effects to taking Somatropin, they are few and far between. The risks associated with Somatropin are related to the dose. The more take, the more likely you are to suffer from an adverse side effect.
You might also suffer from side effects when you first start taking it. These effects fade quickly as the body adapts to the changes and builds up a resistance.
Somatropin has a few common side effects. The first one is water retention. Water is usually retained in the ankles and wrists. While this effect is one of the ones that goes away over time, it can be particularly dangerous if you take a high dose.
Other common problems include headaches and joint discomfort. Even so the problems should go away through long-term use. One rarer symptom that still occasionally occurs is flu-like symptoms.
Other side effects of Somatropin include carpal tunnel syndrome if the water retention problems are too bad. It’s more common when you’re taking performance enhancing level doses of Somatropin.
If you do suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome you can take care of it using Liothyronine Sodium, also known as Cytomel (T3). The much rarer side-effects include nausea, dizziness, respiratory infection and numb skin.
Abuse causes the worst Somatropin side effects, and they can be serious issues. These side-effects include enlarged hands and feet, jaw line, and it can even cause internal organs to expand.
Somatropin can (and probably should) be used indefinitely to get the most benefits but needs to be taken responsibly if you want to avoid problems.
Because the hormone can affect blood sugar levels, it’s possible that it can cause short term Type-2 Diabetes. It’s recommended that you adjust your diet to compensate.
Finally, Somatropin can cause an irritation of the injection area. You may also experience an itchy feeling or small lumps around the injection area. As such you should alter where you inject it. Certain parts of the body may respond better to the injection than others.