Peptides unveiled: The BEST peptide stacks

Basic considerations when planning peptide stacks

When it comes to combining the two hormone types together, you need to consider what “character” traits your chosen steroid or steroid combination possesses in conjunction with the traits on offer with your chosen growth hormone variety.

Not only that, but you must also consider the side effect potential of the stack as a whole and ensure that you have regular check ups with your GP over the course of your cycle, in conjunction with a check up prior to running it.

We can break down the main points of consideration into three overriding goal categories, which are:

  • Stacking for athletic purposes
  • Stacking for cutting purposes (bodybuilding)
  • Stacking for bulking purposes (bodybuilding)

Within each of these goal types lie a unique array of steroids and growth hormone secretagogues purposefully adapted (or coincidentally adapted) for the attainment of these goals.

Those who wish to perform a bodybuilding-bulking phase will need to make sure that:

  • They are able to accelerate their lean mass development potential
  • They are able to accelerate their strength output
  • They are able to recover effectively in between sessions
  • They are able to keep excess fat and ideally water storage to a minimum

Whereas those who wish to perform a bodybuilding-cutting phase will need to make sure that:

  • They are able to accelerate their fat burning capabilities
  • They are able to accelerate their nitrogen retention, thus safeguarding their levels of lean mass
  • They are able to sustain their strength output
  • They are able to improve their vascularity and dryness

And finally those who need to improve their athletic performance will need to:

  • Ensure that they’re able to recover effectively and rapidly in between performances / training sessions
  • Ensure that they can maintain their lean tissue
  • Ensure that their oxygen utilisation and red blood cell count is improved
  • Ideally improve their strength output whilst keeping excess body fat at bay

As such, it’s important that you analyse the properties of each steroid and growth hormone peptide / variant to ensure that they match the basic needs of your chosen goal.

This will help you to piece together the most effective stack possible.

When You Shouldn’t Mix Steroids And Growth Hormone Together At All

First and foremost, you need to check through the list of adverse issues that can arise when using either compound to ensure that none of them are likely to manifest during your cycle due to your medical history.

You might for instance find that growth hormone is completely compatible with you owing to its arguably less severe side effects, but on balance the effects of anabolic steroids might resonate with either an existing medical condition you have or medication you’re taking.

This is why health checks and consultations are necessary prior to the use of either substance – you really need to know based on your individual genetics whether or not either of these hormones are likely to “turn” on you.

Arguably, other contraindications would include not actually needing to use both together to achieve your goal. For instance, if you wanted to lose a little body fat whilst simultaneously cementing your lean tissue in place, you could arguably do this by using one isolated variant of either product type.

Large stacks of any nature should A only be used by those with plenty of experience using both growth hormone and steroids independently, and B be warranted due to the complexity of the goal in relation to the “training age” of the user.

On the whole though, it’s your medical / drug history and present circumstances that are going to dictate whether or not following a stack is wise. Please do not proceed to use any peptides or GHRH until you have ascertained their compatibility with your present situation.

Building Mass with Peptides

Building mass with peptides is absolutely possible, but you’re going to have to have excellent training and nutritional practices in order to bring this goal to fruition.

In this section we’ll provide you with some useful growth hormone bulking cycles and stacks to take advantage of in order to develop surplus lean muscle tissue.

An Isolated Peptide Bulking Cycle

If you’re a beginner to peptides in general and you’d like to go down the route of taking one variant, then that’s absolutely possible.

This will simply involve administering CJC-1295 over a 12-week period as follows:

Letrozole is a standby agent in case gynecomastia arises and should only be used under those specific circumstances.

A Peptide Bulking Stack

This stack is designed for bulking purposes and will yield respectable results provided your nutrition and training practices are in good standing.

You’ll be using FRAG 176-191 as a powerful means of triggering a “pulse” growth hormone release in conjunction with CJC-1295 as a means of regulating your available growth hormone levels.

IGF-1 LR3 is “re uptaking” growth hormone and breaking the release cycle. IGF-1 plays an enormous part in the synthesis of almost every part of our human structure. In many ways, growth hormone itself isn’t our primary “target” when it comes to developing muscle – it simply serves as a necessary precursor to the release of IGF-1.

Please note that either of these bulking options would only realistically work if they were combined with a surplus calorie intake of between 250 – 500 calories (potentially even more in the case of a classic ectomorph.)

You would have to first gauge your daily calorie intake at by using the daily calorie total calculator, before entering that total into the nutrient ratio calculator and choosing your meal split.

Weekly measurements would be needed in regards to body fat percentage and lean muscle mass weight in order to determine whether or not your current intake was yielding the results you were looking for.

Should progress stagnate, a calorie increase would again be needed. You’d need to progressively “evolve” like this over the course of your cycle.

Using Peptides To Improve Appetite

An interesting aspect of some peptide and growth hormone varieties is that they can simultaneously lead to a spike in ghrelin release in conjunction with their base growth hormone release properties.

GHRP-6 in particular is noted for being able to elevate ghrelin levels roughly an hour after it has been ingested; should you be performing a cutting phase at present then this could easily be your worst nightmare as it would lead to constant and almost insatiable hunger whilst you were operating on a stringent calorie deficit.

On balance though, this aspect could be immensely useful for an ectomorph who struggled to ingest the relevant number of calories needed for growth in the middle of a bulking phase.

For those who need to consume thousands of calories per day, GHRP-6 or any other growth hormone variety that leads to ghrelin release may just be the perfect addition to their cycle in order to guarantee the results they’re looking for.

Cutting With Peptides

Similarly to bulking with peptides, cutting with peptides is again going to rely almost entirely on your ability to master your training and nutrition habits.

You’re going to need to operate around roughly a 250 – 500 calorie deficit whilst ensuring that you’re taking in between 0.8 – 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight on a daily basis in order to both protect your existing lean tissue and ensure that body fat reduces.

If you don’t adhere to these guidelines, no amount of growth hormone integration is going to make a difference for you.

Assuming these elements are in place, we’ll first observe an isolated peptide cycle for a first time user before providing information on how to structure a cutting stack using growth hormone / secretagogues.

The Best Peptides For Cutting

There are several options at your disposal for cutting with – it’s worth noting however that the base growth hormone blueprint itself is effective for fat loss.

What you’ll find is that certain peptide variants are simply conducive to fat loss in an accelerated fashion when compared to normal growth hormone because they have either isolated the fat burning aspect of the base molecule and “refined” it, or they feature unique traits that make them a favourable option when fat burning is the primary goal.

Some of the best options for achieving fat burning include IGF-1 LR3, GHRP-6, Fragment 176-191 and CJC-1295.

An Isolated Peptide Cutting Cycle

This cycle simply involves integrating Frag 176-191 over a 12-week period to ensure that fat burning is optimised.

This variant of growth hormone actually isolates and optimises the fat burning potential of the base growth hormone molecule, some studies indicate by up to 12 times the potency.

Please note that you must administer Frag 176-191 before exercise when injecting once per day. When injecting twice per day it needs to be administered just before sleeping (the second injection) and at least a couple of hours out from your last meal.

Try to ensure that the meals preceding or following your injections are high in protein and low in carbs and fat.

You should administer Frag 176-191 over the course of an isolated cycle as follows:

A Peptide Cutting Stack

This cycle will effectively yield favourable fat burning results provided you adhere to sensible nutritional and training practices throughout the course of your cycle.

GHRP-6 is present as a means of triggering powerful surges in growth hormone release whilst Frag 176-191 is included purely as a means of accelerating fat burning.

In conjunction with this, IGF-1 LR3 is once again present to ensure that growth hormone remains “present” in the system for as long as possible before being reintroduced into the body’s storage cells.

Letrozole is once again present in case gynecomastia arises throughout the cycle phase.

Please note that those who have prior experience using growth hormone products without facing adverse issues only should follow this cycle.

Peptides During Post Cycle Therapy (PCT)

Post Cycle Therapy is necessary to restore natural testosterone levels following an anabolic steroid cycle.

This is because the body comes to rely on an exogenous source of testosterone (anabolic steroids) over the course of a cycle, as such, it “shuts down” its own production, deeming it an unnecessary energy expenditure.

As such, it’s crucial that you take supplementation to elevate these levels in the form of products like Nolvadex, Arimidex and Cytomel to name but a few of the options available to you.

What many overlook during this crucial stage are the ingredients necessary to safeguard muscle gains earned over the course of an off-season cycle…as such, many lose their hard earned lean muscle tissue once steroid use ceases.

Growth hormone and growth hormone secretagogues can be incredibly useful for retaining nitrogen levels (skeletal muscle consists of roughly 16% nitrogen making its retention absolutely vital) during the PCT phase.

Arguably, any variety can be used save for the more “specialist” type like Frag 176-191 (Fragment would provide little anabolic benefit) to achieve this end result. CJC-1295, GHRP-6, IGF-1 LR3 are a few of the most viable options for safeguarding muscle tissue during this crucial phase.