Oral and injectable steroids both have their benefits. Primarily, oral steroids offer huge gains in short periods, and injectable steroids offer smaller, higher quality gains over longer periods of time. Most of the bodybuilders and athletes who utilize anabolic steroids will actually use both during a cycle. They will start out with one of the oral steroids as a “kick-start” for their gains, then switch over to an injectable before the side effects become too much to handle. This way, they can enjoy quick gains from the start, then turn them into lean muscle without much water retention throughout the rest of the cycle.
HGH, on the other hand, is different. While testosterone can be found in both the male and female body, women have significantly less testosterone than men. Conversely, both men and women alike have about the same blood concentration of HGH through infancy, childhood, puberty, and adolescence. In adulthood, men do seem to have slightly more HGH, and for this reason, the dose for women is slightly different – between and 4IU per day, depending on goals. For most women, a dose of 1IU daily is perfect for cutting, while to 2IU per day is ideal for bulking.