You seem to be quite familiar with
anabolics and androgenics, but what about Human Growth Hormone
(hGH)? I'm taking hGH but not getting any results. I don't feel
any different, either. I don't show any progress with weight
training. Everything I've read says hGH increases lean muscle
mass and helps decrease fat, and helps with anti-aging in terms
of get-up-and-go and feel-good. What do you think the problem is?
First, are you getting enough rest and are you following
a good high-protein, low-to-moderate-fat diet, and eating plenty
of fruits and vegetables? If training with weights, you should
include a serving or two of carbohydrates.
Second, are you following a good mass or body-building
weight lifting routine?
Third, just as testosterone gets bound up by Sex Hormone
Binding Globulin; a metabolite of hGH, Insulin-like Growth
Factor-1 (IGF-1), can be bound up with Insulin-like Growth Factor
Binding Protein-3. That means your testosterone will not do you
any good because it has to be free, and neither will your IGF-1
do you any good, because it needs to be free, also.
The first thing to do to help free it up is to take Acetyl-
L-Carnitine, 3,000 mg per day in divided doses. (Take 1,000 mg
three times a day.) This is another reason Acetyl-L-Carnitine is
so good for the body and helps people feel great, provided they
get enough of it. It helps with the mood, memory and cognitive
functions, muscle growth and weight loss.
Lastly, you didn't mention whether you're getting a brand
name hGH from your doctor, by prescription, or if you're buying
on the Black Market. Black Market drugs have even infiltrated the
prescription pharmacies, much to their chagrin in some cases.
However, fear not. A trip to your drug store around the
corner can provide you with an inexpensive method to tests for
one of the main substitutes for real hGH. Buy a home pregnancy
test kit, and it will detect HCG, Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin,
in the urine, which is present during pregnancy. A positive test
will alert you that your hGH has been diluted, or substituted
Next time you take your hGH (best to take it in the
morning), after you've been on GH for several days, the day
before the test take a full 1 ml injection just before going to
bed. The next morning, run the pregnancy test. If it is positive,
then you know you're not getting full hGH as stated on the box.
You're getting a counterfeit product, or one that has been
diluted with HCG.
Also, it is best to take hGH deep subcutaneous, not
intramuscular, for best results.
|Why Can't Dogs Eat Chocolate
Why can't dogs eat chocolate? I have a dog that would
love to eat my chocolate along with me. But I'm told it's bad for them.
Chocolate has brain-stimulating chemicals that are found
in cocoa as well. They're called methylxanthines and include
theophylline and theobromine. The methylxanthines also occur in
larger amounts in coffee.
Methylxanthines block a brain-sedating chemical known as
adenosine (this is why coffee aids in weight loss, but more on that in another discussion...ohhh, aspirin helps too in weight loss).
Theophylline is often prescribed for asthmatics because it
dilates the lung bronchi.
If you give a dog theobromine, this can cause such brain
stimulation, as well as blocking the brain-sedating chemical
adenosine, that it can cause convulsions.
You might also be careful about letting your dog have coffee
or tea, or herbs that contain caffeine.
This could be a reason why you might want to store a little
chocolate, or have it on hand--if you're into food storage. As
the government suggests, have at least 3 weeks of food on hand in
case of national or natural disasters, hurricanes or other
climatic catastrophes, because chocolate helps with depression. I would suggest not milk chocolate; the milk null and voids most of the good effects, except for more weight gain. Bakers® Bittersweet would be a good choice or the pure chocolate liquor, Bakers® Unsweetened Chocolate---this way you want be tempted to eat much, but just enough for depression, if that occurs in you, when the Hell Breaks.
The substance that is in chocolate that does this is
anandamide. The term means "internal bliss," and it helps the
brain chemistry with general feelings of well-being. It interacts
with the same receptors in the brain for this blissful feeling
that marijuana activates.
Another chemical, identified in Spain, is tetra-beta-carboline. It also causes the brain to experience pleasurable
feelings. It is found in alcohol, fruits and other foods.
And when you fall in love, the brain increases a substance
known as phenylethylamine---the same substance found in chocolate, which gives you this nice, wonderful
feeling. This is the same substance that women discovered raises
their mood and feelings of self-worth when they are suffering
from the "blahs" during their monthly periods, which is why many eat chocolate during that period of time.
Therefore, chocolate and fruit--if you can find any when total social chaos breaks upon the economy--would be nice for mood and depression. Dried fruit may work as well. You may want to store some dried fruit that has been freeze-dried from various companies mention in "When The Hell Breaks...." elsewhere on this web site. See Menu at the Home Page.
|Prostate Cancer In Remission
I had prostate cancer 5 years ago, and my doctor tells
me I'm cured now, but he won't prescribe testosterone cream for
me. Is there anything else I can do?
Your doctor is wise not to prescribe testosterone,
because there may be a nidus (a nucleus or nest) of cells lurking
somewhere in your body, waiting for the command to grow. Though
we know testosterone doesn't cause prostate cancer as many
doctors still think, it could cause a nest of cells to start
growing, whatever the situation.
However, many doctors do recommend human growth hormone
(hGH) and get good results on cancer survivors for developing
muscle mass, bone mass and feeling good--and the nice thing about
it, with all the influx of hGH coming in from Europe, and now
from Mexico, prices have fallen considerably, and in the future
will go down even further.
Saizen is a top brand from Switzerland, but many compounding
pharmacists are getting the raw ingredients and packaging them (a
sterile, dry powder vial and a bacteriostatic water vial) and
selling it even dollars less.
One place you don't want to buy any such thing, like hGH
etc., is from some of the numerous peddlers at the gyms across
One, it's illegal.
Two, it's most likely counterfeit.
Three, I've really seen people ripped off when they took the
pregnancy test for hGH. (See first question in this issue.)
Incidentally, if your doctor is worried about hGH, tell him
this is one of the things AIDS patients are on that is adding
years of life, as it slows down the wasting and deterioration of
tissues. You and I are paying for this given to AIDS patients
with our tax dollars, as they get it through Medicaid, free.
Instead of using it to save their lives and stop the muscle
wasting, some AIDS patients are peddling it on the streets for
There's something wrong with the system that makes you
and me buy it at top dollar, but gives it free to AIDS Medicaid
patients with muscle-wasting diseases, and instead of using it,
many sell it.
---Source: Muscular Development Magazine, August,
And yet, our president speaks against steroids for athletes
and others who want to build good, healthy bodies, and makes it
illegal and costly without jumping through hoops to get it. Teens should stay clear of steroids!
As of this writing, the government is moving to correct the situation with AIDS Medicaid patients.