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- Steroid free and all natural
- Heighten protein anabolism
- Helps increase muscle cell growth
- Helps move amino acids into muscle cells
- May improve protein balance in the body
- Positive effect for both Men and Women
IGF-1 has its own receptor on many types of cell tissue, including muscle, nerve, and connective tissue. When exercising, IGF-1 can help to stimulate the more rapid production of new muscle tissue, thus leading to increased effects from a normal training regimen. Nerves that connect muscle to the spinal cord, and connective tissue around the muscle are also both important for an increase in strength, and IGF-1 helps those to grow as well, meaning that the muscle one builds while using IGF-1 will be well-defined and work properly, unlike with some other supplements.
Since the heart is a muscle, IGF-1 can help strengthen this tissue too. This means that one can gain increased endurance and improve blood flow to the body with IGF-1, so that future workouts will be more effective. These gains in strength, definition, and endurance last even after an athlete stops taking IGF-1, which explains much of its appeal in the bodybuilding community.
Effectively Burns Fat
For those interested in achieving lean body mass, IGF-1 is the supplement of choice. IGF-1 shifts fuel utilization from carbohydrates (sugar and starch) to fat-stores in the body. Thus, your body will burn more fat regardless of what kind of weight-loss or exercise program you are on. When people try to lose weight they lose muscle as well as fat but with IGF-1 muscle tissue is preserved while fat is preferentially lost.
IGF Muscle and Overall Body Anti-Aging Effects
Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) is the ultimate health, muscle and anti-aging factor. IGF-1 is made primarily in the liver in response to Human Growth Hormone (HGH) release. Unfortunately as we age we experience a relative HGH deficiency due to a lowered release from the pituitary resulting in a concomitant loss of IGF-1. The vast number of benefits of IGF-1 centers around muscle development and performance. IGF-1 transports glucose and amino acids into muscle while stimulating muscle DNA.
This results in a muscular development in youth and muscle preservation in old age. For the athlete it means peak performance and quick recovery from intense training or injury. Other tissues of the body benefit from IGF-1 because of the affect on DNA and RNA (Ribonucleic Acid and Deoxyribonucleic Acid - are nucleic acids that are an essential part of every living cell). This tends to stimulate a faster production of proteins such as enzymes that help conduct normal metabolism.