At least with these drugs there is somewhat of an understandable reason for the confusion. First of all, only a relatively small percentage of bodybuilders have ever used higher-dose pharm-grade growth hormone for even a short period of time, let alone over the long-term, simply because it is too expensive for most to afford. This removes personal experience from the equation, automatically leaving 99%+ of all bodybuilders susceptible to the influence of fairy tales. Secondly, not all pharm-grade growth hormone is synthesized in the same fashion, which is the reason why different brands can provide different cosmetic effects. Anyone who has experience using multiple brands of GH will confirm that they do not all affect the body in the same way from a visual standpoint. Some cause significant water retention, while others cause much less by comparison.