Somatotropin, also known as human growth hormone or simply HGH, is a protein-based hormone that regulates growth within the human body. The hormone is typically used as a medical treatment for endocrine disorders that result in stunted growth in adolescents. Others have also used human growth hormone to enhance athletic performance and as an anti-aging drug. HGH is measured in International Units. When administering HGH, it may be necessary to convert from IU to milligrams. A simple arithmetic calculation provides the appropriate conversion.
Determine the dosage of HGH in IU.
Multiply the number of IU by 0.333, which is the number of mg in a single IU of HGH. The resulting product is the equivalent dosage in mg.
Convert a quantity of HGH in mg back to IU by multiplying the number of mg by 3.
This information is intended for educational purposes only. It is not provided to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness.