Advice on taking Hgh
May 3, 2012
Hi, I'm a 61 year old man, hiv + and hep, in good physical condition, wt.lifting, play in two softball leagues as well as work a full time job. I'm lean and cut but I'm considering taking Hgh to put on a little more size. My doctor says my wt. is good 5-9 1/2 177lb. I'll lose about 5 lbs over the summer from all the running. I'm on Atripla, I take my supplements, protein, eat well. oral Hgh is not harmful, I would appreciate some advice. god bless.
Response from Mr. Vergel
Oral growth hormone products are a scam. Oral GH Boosters: Do They Work?
Low dose human growth hormone can be effective for losing fat and gaining some size. The benefits disappear after you stop. Some people have high blood sugar issues (irreversible), joint aches, carpal tunnel syndrome, and water retention. However, the only indication for growth hormone (brand name: Serostim) is for people who suffer for HIV related wasting syndrome (loss of 10% of their normal body weight), so doctors cannot prescribe it legally to someone like you. I would be extra careful not to take oral supplements that may affect your liver, specially considering that you have Hepatitis C.
Nandrolone decanoate plus testosterone are other options. But they also have potential side effects. Anabolic Steroids: A Practical Guide
I think people can gain muscle naturally with a good exercise, nutrition and supplement regimen. I have seen people gain 10 pounds of muscle this way. You can follow some of the recommendations in these articles:
I hope this helps!
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