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AAS, GH, and Insulin - The Unholy Trinity I've been meaning to write on this for a while, because I think a lot of guys spin their wheels (myself included) by going with JUST AAS as their main method of packing on muscle. If you look at the history of bodybuilding, the real monsters started with the introduction of peptides and insulin. I am not suggesting that this is necessary for anyone, but I am suggesting that the combination of compounds (AAS, insulin, GH) is a safer way to pack on more muscle without having to go to insanely high AAS doses. We know that AAS increases lean mass and reduces fat tissue. However, the mechanism of this action can be best described through glucose metabolism. AAS raises the level of protein synthesis, which takes both protein and energy to complete. Myostatin levels are dropping, and essentially within muscle cells you've eased off the brakes - there is more growth trying to happen, and the GLUT4 expression that soaks up nutrients is increased in the presence of AAS. At the same time, Androgenicity can prevent uptake by fat cells, producing the leaning effect seen particularly with compounds such as tren and higher dose test. However, even steroids that are highly anabolic are limited by the amount of nutrients that can be shuttled into the cell. AS SUCH, HIGHER AND HIGHER DOSES ARE GOING TO DISPLAY DIMINISHING RETURNS ON MUSCLE GAIN. The saturation level isn't always reached and probably depends on the individual, but personally I find that about 600mg of test and maybe some orals or low dose tren is my ceiling for getting more out of AAS without going to a crazy place. So, how do we enhance the effectiveness of this nutrient uptake process? Add insulin! Insulin is an incredibly anabolic hormone, because it removes the limiting step Continue reading >>

The Ultimate Insulin Protocol

The Ultimate Insulin Protocol

Since writing The Ultimate Insulin Protocol roughly 5 years ago, I have received numerous requests asking for my opinion regarding some of the newer products on the market and whether or not they can be used as substitutions for the original components. After responding with a few abbreviated posts, but continuing to see similar questions posted all over the boards, I decided to take a few minutes to address this officially, but more importantly, to clear up some of the misconceptions surrounding the original protocol. First and foremost, the reader should understand that when this protocol was designed, it was intended to be generic in nature; to serve as basic template one could follow when putting together their own program. But rather than being used for its intended purpose, many began to replicate it word for word, without any regard for the importance of personalization. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the original, the objective was simple: to create an easy to follow, highly effective, sustainable program devoid of the metabolic health risks inherent in many of the more elaborate programs, while being suitable for both beginner and advanced bodybuilders alike. In short, I wanted people to be able to experience the benefits of insulin, but without the potential consequences so often associated with its use. Due to its success in balancing effectiveness with safety, it was in a sense the “ultimate” insulin protocol. Although many factors were considered in its design, it was insulin timing and food type-timing that formed the foundation and on which everything else was built. While the original did include certain supplements in addition to the protein and carb-based variety, the majority were optional; there to give the reader some ideas as to what Continue reading >>

Insulin

Insulin

Insulin is a peptide hormone produced by beta cells in the pancreas. It regulates the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats; in addition, it stores fat to be used for energy later. When you eat, your blood sugar increases, which causes insulin to be released. Type 1 diabetics depend on insulin because their bodies no longer produce it. Type 2 diabetics may also require insulin if they are unable to control blood glucose levels. Fig 1. Insulin Peptide Table of Contents 1 History 2 Bodybuilding 3 Side Effects 4 Dosage 5 Conclusion 6 Forums History Before insulin was discovered, diabetes was a feared disease that could result in death. Doctors knew that diabetes was worsened by sugar, so patients were put on strict diets. This could buy the patients a few years, but diet alone did not save them. Doctors started to figure out the pancreas was damaged in diabetic patients, and, in 1869, German Paul Langerhans discovered that within the pancreatic tissue, that produces digestive juices, were clusters of insulin producing beta cells. In October of 1920 in Canada, a researcher named Dr. Banting had an idea to litigate the pancreatic ducts, in order to stop the flow of nourishment to the pancreas. They used the pancreas from an animal to make an extract. In 1922, the first successful diabetic patient who was a 14 year old boy, received the extract named 'insulin' from the pancreas of cow. Dr. Banting and his fellow researcher received the Nobel Prize for their discoveries. Today, human insulin is man-made in a lab, so there is no worries with animal contamination. Bodybuilding Insulin is considered the most anabolic compound in existence. Bodybuilders in the 90's started using both insulin and human growth hormone together as part of their steroid stacks. This is when the monster Continue reading >>

My Take On Hgh And Insulin [archive] - Bodybuilding | Steroids | Muscle | Powerlifting | Fitness

My Take On Hgh And Insulin [archive] - Bodybuilding | Steroids | Muscle | Powerlifting | Fitness

Iv never taken either one myself but I have been around it plenty and have done a lot of research it's just something I haven't felt the need to take so with that being said this is just my opinion on them both if any brothers want to add onto or clear something up please do so I'm defiantly no expert and this is all about learning so here it goes ]So I'll start with hgh, first off it's muscle building effects aren't direct what i mean by that is when you take it, it will trigger igf release by the liver which is what's responsible for muscle hyperplasia, it does however have a direct effect on fat mobilization. Dan duchaine said that between 10 and 12 iu is what a bodybuilder needs i think this is fine but if it were me I would take no more then 5 or 6 iu I think that's the most the body can use because only so much igf can be made by the liver at one time the extra iu recommended by duchaine I'm sure helps with fat loss but you will get fluid retention and more side effects. So now onto insulin, what most people do is guess how many carbs they will need for how many iu they take normally it's 10 grams per 1 iu however, most people take 10 iu of insulin and then are cramming sugar down their throat to try from going hypo in my opinion if you feel hypo then you're doing it wrong you should never feel sick or hypo while taking insulin I will never tell someone exactly how much to take because it's dependent on the person but if it were me I would take normal carb sources such as brown rice and potato and very tiny amounts of insulin because also don't forget you don't know at what point you're body stops making its own insulin so if you take 10 iu and then you're body also produces some you will go hypo and find you're self sitting over a bowl of sugar, combining "low" Continue reading >>

Steroids: What Pro Bodybuilders Are Really Using

Steroids: What Pro Bodybuilders Are Really Using

Here's what you need to know... A pro bodybuilder could spend $8,000 to $20,000 for a 16-week competition cycle. Most pros are regularly monitored by trusted doctors who know exactly what they're using. Most health issues and deaths associated with bodybuilders are related not to steroid use but rather recreational drug use. That being said, diuretics and insulin can get a bodybuilder into trouble. This article contains the real drug cycle of a professional bodybuilder. Do not attempt it. Editor's Note: T Nation was approached by an IFBB pro bodybuilder who wanted to write anonymous articles for us as well as answer questions honestly in our steroid forum. After verifying his identity we decided to give him a platform. "Shadow Pro" was born. The Truth Remember those heated debates you heard as a kid about whether or not pro wrestling was real? Well, when I first started bodybuilding there were people actually arguing about whether or not the pros used steroids and other drugs. Really. You can't blame them (entirely). The magazines at the time never said a word about steroids and the pros of course couldn't be forthright when someone was brave enough to ask. It was a huge secret... and yet it really wasn't. Today things have changed, but I still hear a lot of lies and misconceptions about steroid use in professional, amateur, and "natural" bodybuilding. Most of this comes from online rumors and internet "gurus" throwing around nonsense. I want to set a few things straight about the real cycles used by pros and top amateurs. An Inside Peek First, let's talk about health. Yes, we care about that. Most of us at least. Perfect diet and supplementation play a huge role in keeping us healthy while on a cycle. If we eat like shit and neglect our health, then we can expect to lo Continue reading >>

Insulin

Insulin

Insulin History and Overview: When it comes to hormones and supplements that are ustilized for maximum aeffect, one of the most popular kinds in the professional bodybuilding circles as well as medical circles is insulin. It has a tremendous amount of benefits that can help people in so many ways, but despite this fact, there are those that take matters into their own hands and use the likes of insulin to maximize gains and make muscle-related strides that just wouldn’t be possible otherwise. It should be noted that compared to other sorts of hormones, insulin is extremely powerful. Given that it’s an anabolic, it can create tissue rather easily, but it should be noted that it is used exogenously by those that cannot normally produce it, but when it is used by athletes, it’s strictly for the purpose of building lean tissue. It is a very dangerous hormone when abused, so any use, recreational or otherwise should be strongly cautioned regardless of the circumstances. Similar to the use of injectable testosterone and other hormones, the first synthesized examples of insulin use were back in the 1920s. Back then, most insulin was extracted from the pancreases of cattle and dogs. One of the major issues, however, was the fact that these samples were often not very pure, making purity control a problem that could have dire consequences. But regardless of purity issues, people were willing to risk infection or death during this time period. Insulin treatment was often the only recourse people with diabetes had, and of course, diabetes without insulin treatment can mean terrible health issues and even death. This is primarily why by the 1970s, when the purity issues with insulin were solved, it was a major milestone for not only insulin but other exogenous treatments in g Continue reading >>

Anabolic Steroids, Bodybuilding Discussion Forums. - Steroidology

Anabolic Steroids, Bodybuilding Discussion Forums. - Steroidology

I've been researching this combo lately. Mostly because I want to get the most out of the GH, and also trying to learn how to keep from killing myself. Ive learned quite a bit how insulin works. 2 things are really important. 1,. Don't screw up your dose. Know what iu are vs ml or cc. Eat enough carbs post inj so you don't go hypo. Keep quick carbs on hand and close during the slin effective window. While hyperglycemia can do damage long term, hypo can kill in hours. IE DON'T pin slin , eat, then go to bed. The difficult part seems to be taking eating enough carbs to take advantage of the slin yet not so much it makes you fat, once the muscle is full of glycogen, and there's more carbs floating around in your blood it's easily stored as fat. My plan is using slin just after a workout..starting with 2-3 iu and probably not ever using more than 7-10 iu. Any advice from the group is welcome. BTW, I'm pinning 2.5 iu 2x/day hgh psl brand Also known as somatomedin, igf-1, igf-lr3. A hormone with similarities to inslin, it plays an important anabolic role in the body. Primarily the mediator of the effects or growth hormone, it stimulates almost every cell in the body, including skeletal muscle. Also known as drostanolone, a DHT derived anabolic steroid popular for its anti-estrogenic properties than its anabolic characteristics, which are mild. A synthetic peptide version of human growth hormone which naturally occurs in the body. Known for its important role in cell repair, cell productivity optimization, and amino acid conversion. A synthetic peptide version of human growth hormone which naturally occurs in the body. Known for its important role in cell repair, cell productivity optimization, and amino acid conversion. I started a slin , hgh, peptides cycle with a low dose Continue reading >>

Low Dose Slin Worth It? - Page 2 - Professional Muscle

Low Dose Slin Worth It? - Page 2 - Professional Muscle

Insulin just makes every thing more effective in that pwo window. OTC supplements like alcar, creatine all work better because of the funneling effect of insulin. It makes syn gh and the gh peptides anabolic. It's incredibly anabolic in itself, just all in all, a great addition. So if i were to run a low dose of humlin r would pre or post workout well doesn't it take hum r about 45mins to really kick in? its not super fast acting so you could take it pre do a hardcore 45 min 50 min training sessions then start in with the nutrients a bcaa drink and some hydro protein Recomp if carbless period stretched to 24 plus hours, good strenght gains while very slowly leaning up with no bodyweight loss. This is on cruise dose, no gh, just peptides and 3iu humalog post workout I'm always excited to try new things, so would like to give your protocol a go Could you tell me if I'm not going to die with this protocol lol 7-8am prew have high carb meal (thinking about 100-150g, what sources?) with protein (50g) low fat (<10g) workout and 3iu log pwo with 75-100g protein (what about sources? wpi , wpc or food is good to go? keep fat low?) then no carbs for the rest of the day (what about fats?keep them low too?) and have carbs only the day after prew again (I train 2on1off mostly) just protein /fats on non training days, no log? I'm on 100/100 test/npp and ghrp2 200-300mcg only (more than that makes me to crave shit foods, maybe I have ghrp6 not 2 lol) goal is to start the blast next month as lean as possible I'm always excited to try new things, so would like to give your protocol a go Could you tell me if I'm not going to die with this protocol lol 7-8am prew have high carb meal (thinking about 100-150g, what sources?) with protein (50g) low fat (<10g) workout and 3iu log pwo with 75 Continue reading >>

Growth Hormone: What Is It And What Does It Do - An Expert's View!

Growth Hormone: What Is It And What Does It Do - An Expert's View!

Since its inception, and first application as a bodybuilding super-substance GH has remained an anabolic that has attracted many conflicting opinions and has been shrouded in mystery. In their quest for greater muscle size and the ripped, dry look that characterizes a top-level bodybuilding physique, competitors have, since the 1950's, as is generally thought, used a variety of supplemental substances, both naturally and pharmaceutically derived. After experiencing unprecedented muscle growth with anabolic steroids in the early '60s (a time when these drugs were used in larger quantities as the level of bodybuilding competition increased), bodybuilding competitors knew they had found the critical factor necessary to take them several steps higher towards physical perfection, and iron warriors the world over have not looked back since. With the 1970's ushering in a new era for competitive sporting success, with the emergence of lucrative contracts and entire careers based a upon athletic ability, a new compound found its way into the drug regimes of champions not adverse to pushing the boundaries: Growth Hormone (GH). As a hormone critical for the health and well being of all humans, Growth Hormone is needed in precise amounts for the optimal functioning of a number of physiological processes and growth of body tissues, including muscle. Generally this is achieved, resulting in growth and functioning within 'acceptable' and 'normal' parameters. However, an over or under production of GH can potentially cause serious health concerns. Excess GH, as occurs in those with Acromegaly, ultimately leads to an overgrowth of tissues and problems such insulin resistance and muscle weakness. GH-secreting tumors, occurring in childhood, can also cause excessive GH production and resu Continue reading >>

Insulin 101

Insulin 101

OK, I want to talk about insulin here. I'm going to talk about how to use it properly, the different types, and what to expect from it. But first and foremost I'm going to talk about safety. Insulin is nothing to fuck around with, and if you're fairly new to the world of performance enhancement and/or nutrition and training, don't even consider doing something like insulin!! Insulin can kill you quick. I'm talking about a dirt nap within a couple hours if you're not careful. HOWEVER, there are really only a couple ways you can fuck it up. The biggest way to fuck up insulin is incorrect measurement. If I tell you to take 5 units of insulin and you load up 5cc's as you would a steroid shot, or even load up 5 units as you would a GH shot, you are probably going to die. 5 units of insulin means 5 tiny little lines or “clicks” on an insulin syringe. It will look like hardly anything in the needle, this is powerful shit and it doesn't take much at all to do it's job. The second biggest way to fuck up insulin is to not eat properly after administering it. As a general rule, for every 1 unit of insulin you inject, you need to take 10 grams of carbohydrates with it. This needs to be done within 15 minutes of injecting insulin. Depending on what type of insulin you use, you will want another meal within 60-90 minutes after that, and that will be a solid meal including fats, proteins, and carbs. After getting familiar with insulin and how your body reacts to it, you may find you can change the ratio to 7 grams carbs/ unit of insulin, or may need to raise it slightly, but for a first time insulin user, 10 grams/unit minimum, and err on the side of overkill at first!!! Fast Acting Insulins OK, now let's get into the different types of insulin and what to expect. The first time I Continue reading >>

Low Dose Insulin Use

Low Dose Insulin Use

Welcome to the EliteFitness.com Bodybuilding Site! Please join this discussion about Low Dose Insulin Use within the Anabolic Steroids category. Excerpt: Has anyone here experimented with low dose insulin (2-4 iu/day)? If so, how were your results? Did you experience any problems? I'm going to start off real low and do it for a while to see what happens. Thanks Read more or register here to join the discussion below... Has anyone here experimented with low dose insulin (2-4 iu/day)? If so, how were your results? Did you experience any problems? I'm going to start off real low and do it for a while to see what happens. They have a special forum for slin/hgh/IGF-1. There are a lot of good research pieces and research compilatons. Has anyone here experimented with low dose insulin (2-4 iu/day)? If so, how were your results? Did you experience any problems? I'm going to start off real low and do it for a while to see what happens. Alright first off what are you stacking it with? HGH, AAS, IGF1????? Also what are your stats? Insulin is not something you play around with it is only for people with a lot of experience in this game? SO we need a lot more info prior to answering your question???? Continue reading >>

Insulin

Insulin

Insulin is used by diabetics to be able to live a normal life. In order to utilize the glucose (energy) found within the carbohydrate-laden foods we consume, insulin must be present to facilitate its (glucose) absorption. Insulin also plays an essential role in fat and protein metabolism. But I won’t bore you with that. This blog-post is meant for insulin’s role in bodybuilding. It’s used as a bridge drug with GH, for dieting (ketosis) but mostly for bulking. Many people say that insulin ruined bodybuilding. Well the same is said about Synthol. We all agree that these compounds will stay in bodybuilding, because they have their use. In my opinion insulin is especially useful for the skinny and the hardgainer. If you are a beginner you will have no use for insulin until you reach a plateau. Many people also think that you can achieve more by manipulating your endogenous insulin. That’s also why people believe endogenous growth hormone is superior to exogenous (injected) GH and use secratogogues. In case of insulin that is done with by means of eating high glycemic foods like white rice. Some people blame Dan Duchaine of introducing insulin in bodybuilding, others Tim Belknap, but most of them blame Milos Sarcev. More on that on the end of the blog-post. It is important to realize the POWER of insulin. Many describe it as the most anabolic hormone in the human body. It has no doubt been a factor in increasing appetite and the effectiveness of growth hormone, therefore, resulting in added muscle growth. However, insulin is not for everyone. It can be very dangerous if you are not aware of the many variables that go along with injecting insulin. One day of being irresponsible with your insulin dose could be potentially fatal. Take your time to educate yourself on di Continue reading >>

Does Insulin Stimulate Muscle Growth?

Does Insulin Stimulate Muscle Growth?

You probably heard about insulin before. It’s the hormone that’s released when you eat those tasty carbohydrates and that makes you fat. At least, that is what all your diet books have told you right? But if insulin is so bad for your physique, then why do bodybuilders inject insulin? Well I’m glad you asked. Insulin 101 One of the main functions of insulin is too keep your blood sugar under control. Your body can become resistant to insulin and this results in diabetes. In recent years, insulin has gotten a bad name as ‘’the evil storage hormone’’. Insulin is demonised as a hormone that stores the food you eat as body fat and prevents your body from using body fat as a fuel. This is principle where most low carb diets are based upon: eating less carbs results in less insulin release, which results in less body fat. While that sounds nice in theory, things are nowhere near as simple as that. A topic I’m sure I’ll be talking a lot about in the future. So a lot of people are afraid of insulin because they think it’s bad for their health and weight. Yet many dedicated gym rats intentionally try to increase insulin levels through food strategies or even injections because they think it will help them build muscle mass. But are they right or wrong? Insulin and building muscle Chances are if you have the guts to read one of my research reviews, you’ve been reading about fitness for a while. In that case, I’m wondering what you currently believe the effect of insulin is on building muscle? Is it extremely effectively, totally useless, somewhere in between? Second question: how sure are you of your answer? Because not all scientists agree with each other on this question. Simply because there’s quite a few studies saying it’s working, but just as man Continue reading >>

The 20 Week Hgh/igf-1/insulin Blast

The 20 Week Hgh/igf-1/insulin Blast

What I want to talk about in this post is a 20 week plan to build some new muscle. This is for the guy who has cycled steroids numerous times, has been in the gym for several years, and is not what I'd consider “new to the game”. This is for an experienced bodybuilder who wants to take his level of development to the next level. [Disclaimer: John Doe Bodybuilding is not advising anyone use ANY illegal or possibly dangerous hormones or substances under any circumstances UNLESS it is under a doctor's strict supervision.] The first thing you need to understand is that this shit gets expensive, and if you can find a cost effective way to grow then by all means do it!! One of the more cost effective ways I've found was to run IGF-1 with HGH. It allows you to keep your HGH a little lower and still gives you a nice bang, and it's faster than just HGH alone. I also find that I don't get the extreme side effects from going higher on the HGH, I can stay right at 2 iu's a day of HGH and feel good, and run the IGF-1 at 80 mcg on the days I lift. The insulin gives the peptides a real 1-2 punch, and you will be using that 4 weeks on, 4 weeks off, 4 weeks on, 4 weeks off, 4 weeks on. Unless you're like me and you're diabetic, then you just stay on insulin, LOL. The HGH will be ran at 2 iu's/day, 5 days on and 2 days off. The IGF-1 will be used 4 weeks on, 4 off, 4 weeks on, 4 off, and last 4 weeks on again. So what you will need for this 20 week cycle is 2 kits of HGH, 3 vials of IGF-1, and some fast acting insulin such as humalog or nolvalog. If you don't have access to humalog or nolvalog then humulin-R is fine, and humulin-R can be purchased over the counter without a prescription in most places. You DON'T NEED INSULIN for this, as just HGH and IGF-1 will also work exceptionall Continue reading >>

The Book On Insulin

The Book On Insulin

Post as much info, profiles, articles, personal experiences with slin as you can. Try to give proper credit, for whoever wrote something. This thread originally came from Beyond Mass The more info we get, the more we all can learn. Remember I am not telling you to try slin, only you can make that decision when you are ready. I just want people who are going to try it to be prepared as possible. Post personal experiences with it to! Like: how do you use insulin ? During a cycle or for a bridge? Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas which helps to regulate glucose levels in the body. Medically, it is typically used in the treatment of diabetes. Recently, insulin has become quite popular among bodybuilders due to the anabolic effect it can offer. With well-times injections, insulin will help to bring glycogen and other nutrients to the muscle. In America, regular human insulin is available without a prescription by the name of Humulin R by Eli Lilly and Company. It costs about $20 for a 10 ml vial with a strength of 100 IU per ml. Eli Lilly and Company also produces 5 other insulin formulations, but none of these should be used by bodybuilders. Humulin R is the safest because it takes effect quickly and has the shortest duration of activity. The other insulin formulations remain active for a longer period and can put the user in an unexpected state of hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia occurs when blood glucose levels are too low. It is a common and potentially fatal reaction experienced by insulin users. Before an athlete begins taking insulin, it is critical that he understands the warning signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia. The following is a list of symptoms which may indicate a mild to moderate hypoglycemia: hunger, drowsiness, blurred vision, depressive mood, dizzin Continue reading >>

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