Preparation, Mixing & Care

Preparation, Mixing & Care

HGH usage requires care: molecules of somatropin are extremely fragile and can be ruined by severe shaking, light or heat. That’s why make sure you store HGH in a cool place, preferably refrigerator, and act carefully when reconstituting the hormone vial. The best way to store it is in a fridge that has a temperature of between 2°C to 6°C both before and after it has been reconstituted. All brands of HGH need to be refrigerated once they have been reconstituted, a process that involves mixing the lyophilised powder with the bacteriostatic water.
To prepare for growth hormone use and to administer it properly, you will need two important things:

1. Water
True growth hormone comes in the form of dried (lyophilized) powder that needs to be reconstituted with water. Several types of water will work for this: sterile bacteriostatic water, normal saline, or plain sterile water for injections. In general, the choice of water for HGH usage depends on how soon the vial will be used up: bacteriostatic water stays sterile for the longest period of time (3 – 3.5 weeks), but if the dosage is higher and the vial will be used up sooner, other options can be chosen.

2. Syringes
For HGH usage, it is recommended to prepare two types of syringes: one for mixing the vial, and the other for administering it. Insulin type syringes work well for HGH injections, especially the ones with 100 markings (they make it easier for you to determine the dose).

HGH Mixing (Reconstitution) Instructions:

Remove the plastic cap from the top of the vial and clean the rubber with a medical alcohol pad/swab. Take an insulin syringe and pull 1 ml of water (100 markings) into it. Note: regardless of how much water you use (be it 1ml or 2ml) the mixture still has the same overall strength. Water is just a transport method for the HGH. If you used double amount of water when reconstituting the HGH, you would have to use double amount of mixture when injecting yourself to get the same dose. People usually use 1ml because it fits fully into a standard insulin type syringe.

You now have 1ml of water in the syringe. Push the needle through the rubber cap of the vial, but position it sideways so that the water will slide down the inside wall of the vial. Do not inject directly into the powder with force, rather let the water slide out slowly.

Majority of the white powder will dissolve within seconds, but there will be some lumps left over. Do not shake the vial in an attempt to get them to dissolve. If you are in a hurry, you can gently roll the vial between your fingers. If you do this for a few minutes all of the powder will dissolve. Alternatively you can let the vial sit in the refrigerator for 15 – 30 minutes. By that time the somatropin will dissolve completely.

Before pulling the liquid HGH into the insulin syringe, give the vial a few turns between your fingers to gently mix the solution. The HGH vials are under vacuum (negative air pressure) which makes it harder to pull the liquid out. To relieve the vacuum inject a full syringe of air into the top of the vial (do not make the liquid bubble).

Some people use a new syringe for each injection, others pull the entire content of the HGH vial into the syringe and reuse it several times until it’s empty. The choice is yours.