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How to Use HGH Injections

How to Use HGH Injections

Do not worry about how to use HGH injections once your doctor prescribes human growth hormone therapy. Whichever brand and style of injectable you choose will come with simple-to-follow instructions. An added benefit of the internet is that you can watch online videos showing how to prepare and inject your HGH dosage.

Before you get started, there are some basic rules of injecting HGH at home that you should follow:

  1. Always prepare a clutter-free work area on a flat surface such as a table or counter. You want this area to be clean so as not to contaminate your HGH medication or supplies.
  2. Hand washing with soap and water before preparing and injecting HGH is crucial. Always use a clean towel to dry your hands after washing.
  3. Gather all necessary supplies before proceeding. It does no good to wash your hands and then start opening cabinets and rummaging around in the refrigerator for your HGH vial.
  4. Examine your HGH solution before each use. Check that the expiration date has not passed and that the medication is clear and free of crystals and discoloration. Do not use expired, cloudy, or particle-filled solutions.

Your HGH injections usage guide will feature step-by-step preparation and injection instructions based on the option you select. It is impossible to provide directions for every possible brand and injector style on this page. We will, however, give you an overview of the preparation and injection process.

What to Know about Preparing Your HGH Injection Dosage

HGH medication is always an injectable. Do not be fooled by imposter pills or sprays masquerading as real human growth hormones. Those products do not directly contain or increase HGH levels. Instead, they fall into a category of products called releasers designed to boost HGH production. If they work (rarely), the process to see results is extremely slow. The only recommended booster that does work is sermorelin – also an injectable.

Before you can use HGH injections, you will likely need to reconstitute the medication supplied as a lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder. A few of the injector pens do come pre-mixed. You will discuss the possibilities available to you once the doctor provides your required dosage following blood analysis. The prescribed HGH dosage dictates which injector options fit the need.

If you purchase your HGH in a standard vial, you will also receive a mixing syringe and a vial of bacteriostatic solution. Once mixed, most brands of HGH will remain usable for up to 30 days. A supply of insulin syringes accompanies the HGH medication.

Depending on the brand and style of HGH injectable pen you select, you may also receive a prefilled syringe containing the diluent. Other times, the diluent and HGH powder may be contained in two-chamber cartridges that mix when inserted into the pen.

Your complete instructions for how to use HGH injections that you select will simplify the preparation process. Our medical advisors are also happy to walk our clients step-by-step through their first injections over the phone.

How to Inject HGH – Choosing the Right Time and Administration Spot

For most adults, HGH injections usage occurs in the evening. The reason for this is to mimic the natural cycle of HGH release in the bloodstream by the pituitary gland. Roughly half of the natural secretion of HGH occurs while you sleep, and that is when it is most needed to perform its functions of memory processing and storage, tissue repair, immune strengthening, and metabolism of the day’s food intake.

Some people may require morning HGH injections, and the doctor will prescribe it as such if he or she deems it necessary. Another benefit of nighttime HGH injections is to help you sleep better and more soundly. HGH helps lower cortisol levels so that your stress declines before it is time to go to bed.

When you are learning how to use HGH injections for the first time, you will find that the recommended injection site is on the abdomen. Here, you will use spots an inch away from the belly button. You can go slightly above, below, or to the side, alternating sides each day.

Keep in mind the following important pointers:

  • Use separate alcohol prep wipes to sterilize the vials, pens (if directed), and injection sites. Do not reuse a wipe as it may contain bacteria after the first use.
  • Pinch the skin around the sterilized injector site between two fingers before inserting the needle.
  • Always dispose of used needles in the provided Sharps container.
  • Store all medications and supplies, including the Sharps container, out of reach of children and pets.

If you miss a day or have questions or concerns about your treatment, please contact our hormone clinic.

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