HGH is an essential hormone that is made naturally in the human body. Healthy adolescents and young adults produce a lot of HGH but the amount that the body makes tapers off as we age. It is common for athletes to use HGH to speed up their recovery time, allowing them to work out harder and more often.
Many older people supplement HGH in order to stave off the effects of aging, keeping themselves feeling fit, healthy and young for longer. Sporting and anti-aging uses of HGH are considered to be off-label, but there are many specialist clinics that are happy to advise on those uses.
Oral HGH vs Injections
There are some companies that promote oral HGH products, but these products are a waste of money. The only effective way to take HGH is via injection. Human growth hormone is incredibly volatile.
When you take HGH pills, the human growth hormone in the pill is broken down in the stomach, and only a miniscule amount of it, if any at all, will make it to your blood stream.
Even if you do get a small dose of HGH from each pill, you have no way of regulating the dose. In contrast, when you inject HGH you have full control over the size of the dose and you know that the dose is delivered properly.
What the Colored Tops Mean
One way that HGH suppliers differentiate their products is by the color of the tops. This is why you will often hear gym novices asking “is blue top HGH good?”. There was a time when you could differentiate between HGH products by the color of their top, but today the market is so saturated that there are many suppliers that do not adhere to the standard conventions about the different colors of top.
Essentially, the only thing that you need to know is that the best type of HGH is somatropin – that is “real” HGH.
This kind of HGH is no longer controlled by one company, so you can buy generic variants of it. Other types of HGH-like drug are available, but these are widely considered to be inferior to HGH.
Most blue top HGH products are generic somatropin that is made in China. This type of HGH is broadly considered to be a very good brand, known as 192aa. If you can find this version of blue top HGH, then it is well worth buying.
Yellow top HGH is rarely seen on the market these days. Before generic HGH laps existed, yellow tops were used for Jintropen, which was made by GeneScience Pharmaceuticals. During this era, Neogenica Bioscience used blue tops for their Hypertropin brand, and marketed another brand called Igtropin with green tops.
Igtropin was an IGF-1 long R3 version of the hormone. Today, you will not find those variants on sale with those specific cap colours, from those manufacturers, however. This is because in 2007, Juntropin and Hypertropin switched their cap colour. Those brand names now use green caps.
Igtropin has been re-branded twice. In 2007, it was renamed to Revitropin and started to use blue caps.
That re-branding did not last very long; a few short years later Revitropin was re-named to IGF3 and it is now sold using red caps.
Red top HGH is typically a brand that is known as Nordictropin, while brown top HGH is branded under the name Hygentropin. This variant of HGH is gaining popularity, but most people prefer generic Somatropin. To add to the confusion, however, some vendors sell Hygentropin in 8iu vials with blue tops.
As you can see, the best choice is to read the label, and not simply assume that “blue top is best” when it comes to HGH.
How to Tell Which Brand You Are Using
Some companies print the name of their brand on the cap, but this is not common practice because the printing is easily counterfeited. The best thing to do is to purchase HGH direct from the manufacturer if you are concerned about purity.
If you must purchase HGH from an online pharmacy or unknown vendor, ask them if they are prepared to cover the cost of having the HGH tested in a laboratory.
Most reputable vendors will be happy to have you send a sample of their HGH to a laboratory of your choosing, and will pay for the cost of the lab test for you.
If you opt to go the lab testing route, choose the laboratory yourself, do not allow the vendor to nominate a laboratory for you.
Do not trust simple rules of thumb, such as “X brand of HGH causes welts when you inject it, therefore you can tell it’s real”, because these rules are not perfect, and it is easy for counterfeiters to produce drugs that produce similar effects but are not actually high quality HGH.