IGF-1 and HGH – How They are Closely Related 2018-09-23T23:40:52+00:00

IGF-1 and HGH – How They are Closely Related

HGH and IGF-1 are both necessary to your body and they are directly related, because your pituitary gland creates HGH and then once it reaches your liver, IGF-1 is created. There is still a great deal of uncertainty around what constitutes safe levels of IFG-1 as a supplement. Some believe taking synthetic HGH injections are the best way to increase their body’s production of IGF-1. Actually, that’s not true. There are many risks associated with synthetic HGH and it is also very expensive and requires a doctor’s prescription. A better option is to a deer antler velvet extracts which providing a safe alternative to steroids.

What Is Deer Antler Velvet and Where Does It Come From?

Deer antler velvet describes the antler velvet harvested from deer, elk, moose, and caribou antlers, as long as the animal is still growing. The antlers are removed before they solidify and become bone, and the velvet is then harvested. There is no harm to the animal.

Deer Antler Velvet

Deer Antler Velvet

Deer antler also contains zinc, magnesium, and calcium, as well as a complete amino acid spectrum and anti-inflammatory prostaglandins. The majority of deer antler velvet that is sold as a dietary supplement comes from Korea or Australia, where there are large farms for harvesting deer antler velvet.

Prostaglandins

Prostaglandins are hormone-like compounds that your body tissue produces to help control muscle activity, blood pressure, inflammation, glandular secretion, hormone regulation, cell growth, and calcium movement.

Prostaglandins controls substances that are involved in the transmission of nerve impulses regulate the rate of metabolism in the body, and help fight infection.

Scientific Evidence

In China, for more than 2000 years deer antler velvet has been used as a medicinal treatment for numerous ailments. How effective deer antler velvet is on health depend on the animal the antlers were taken from and the diet of the animal.

Scientific studies on deer antler velvet are rare; traditionally deer antler velvet has been used by Chinese medicine to treat hypertension, infertility, and joint inflammation. Deer antler velvet is also used to improve memory, mental alertness, boost the immune system, speed wound healing, slow the aging process, improve your libido, and restore the health of your joints.

In the 1980s Soviet scientists tested deer antler velvet on the performance of elite group of Russian athletes, and they were amazed with the results they saw. Deer antler velvet helped increase both strength and muscle mass of these athletes and it increased the recovery time from exercising.

The strength increase helped the Russian athletes break old records and create new strength records at the Olympics.

Glucosamine, Chondroitin, Collagen and Glycosaminoglycan

Deer antler velvet is a natural source of four of these. Glucosamine, Chondroitin and Collagen are all found in cartilage tissue.

Glycosaminoglycan, which is also known as mucopolysaccharides, is important to your connective tissues. Chondroitin Sulphate and Heparin are two great examples of Glycosaminoglycan. Glycosaminoglycan can be used to treat osteoarthritis and is especially effective when all four of these components are present. All of these are found in deer antler velvet.

IGF-1 or Somatomedin C

Deer antler velvet contains both male and female hormones, along with IGF-1 (Insulin-like growth factor 1), which is a hormone produced in the liver as a response to human growth hormone (HGH) stimulation.

How Does HGH Relate To IGF-1?

IGF-1 HGH Connection

IGF-1 HGH Connection

HGH (Somatotropin) is an amino acid that the pituitary gland produces. Human Growth Hormone plays a key role in human development because of its role in the development of the skeleton.

During childhood your HGH levels are high, and then when you reach adolescence they peak. After puberty, your HGH levels begin to decline. By the time you reach the age of 60 you have only 20% of the HGH you had at the age of 20.

Your body constantly produces HGH throughout the human lifecycle, and it always regulates your body’s metabolism. When HGH reaches the liver and it is partially converted into IGF-1.

What Are IGF-1, Somatomedin C, And NSILA?

IGF-1 (Insulin-like Growth Factor 1) was also known as “Somatomedin C” back in the 1980s and in the 1970s as “Nonsuppressible Insulin-Like Activity.” IGF-1 is a protein hormone that has a molecular structure similar to insulin. It plays a key role in the growth of children and in adults it has an anabolic effect.

The liver produces IGF-1 upon stimulation by HGH and it stimulates/regulates cell growth, nerve cells, multiplication in bones, cartilage, and more.

Who Needs IGF-1?

Deer antler velvet is not considered an essential nutrient so there is no daily requirement in place. There are no symptoms of deficiency in existence. However, healthy adults can benefit from taking a deer antler supplement.

IGF-I and IGF-II are both potent growth factors that play key roles in your central nervous system and brain’s receptors, and they also produce proteins circulating through the blood brain barrier to reach the brain, along with numerous other biological activities. The epidemiological studies that have been done show a correlation between diabetes (IGF-1) and Alzheimer’s disease.

A primary/secondary IGF-1 deficiency is linked with a shorter lifespan. Research has shown IGF1 gene inactivation in both mice and rats, as well as invertebrates leads to a deficiency in IGF1, causes a shorter lifespan particularly in females. IGF-1 supplements can reverse this.

Pure IGF can help to reduce stress, increase your bone density, improve your energy, slow the aging process, improve the health of joint & connective tissue, help develop lean muscle mass, help lose weight, and much more.

Are There Any Side Effects?

There are no side-effects that are known. It’s not known if deer antler velvet has any negative interactions with other drugs. You may have an allergy to deer antler velvet, so do the standard testing. If you have health issues, are pregnant or unsure whether you can take deer antler velvet talk to your doctor.

HGH vs. Deer Antler Extract

Taking IGF-1 supplements as a deer antler spray isn’t the same as injecting raw HGH on its own. When synthesized HGH is used it produces many different growth factor proteins that include nerve growth factor and it uniquely interacts with fat cells. The IGF-1 that HGH produces targets cell growth in your muscles and will raise your metabolism so more fat burning occurs. This makes it an ideal supplement for bodybuilding. The IGF-1 given sublingually through antler spray can achieve this without injection, and without some of the serious side effects associated with HGH injections. This method is considerably safer than using synthetic steroids to accomplish similar goals.

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