IGF-1: 2,500ng 30 ml (30 day supply)
IGF-1 is the ultimate health, muscle and anti-aging factor.
Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (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.What is Velvet Deer Antler?
Deer antlers grow at incredible speed and, after several weeks, as the antlers reach their final size, the cartilage within them gradually converts into bone. In the final process, the antler's blood supply and nerves are lost. When the antlers have fully hardened, the stags rub them against trees or rocks to remove the skin that remains. As a result of this rubbing, the deer develop sharp bony weapons for combat against threats to their harem of females during the autumn rut or mating season.
Each Spring the antler cycle begins anew and the skin around the pedicle expands and grows, initiating new antler growth. The hard antler from the previous season is cast off and the growth of the new season's velvet crop begins. It is then that the velvet is harvested for its medicinal and performance qualities.
When the Velvet Deer Antler has been removed, it is allowed to cool on tilted racks just before being frozen. It is then ready to be processed. If it is removed at the right time, while still in the cartilaginous state, almost all of the antler can be used for medicinal purposes.Deer Antler Velvet BenefitsIGF-1 and HEART FUNCTIONIGF-1 also has a profound effect on the heart muscle.
In a randomized, double blind human study IGF-1 stimulated a significant increase in strength and efficiency of heart function. These people had severely damaged hearts but still realized an increase in blood volume pumped through the heart. IGF-1 also helps preserve cardiac function in normal, healthy people as well. Read reviews below from the American Heart Association, and article from Science Daily. Supports and helps build a powerful immune system
One of the most important discoveries about Deer Antler Velvet in the last 30 years is that it contains a small molecular weight protein which has the unique ability to modulate the immune system. This means that, if the immune system is depressed, this particular protein can dramatically improve it.IGF-1 AND DIABETES | SUPPORTS HEALTHY BLOOD SUGAR LEVELSOne of the most important functions of IGF-1 is how it supports glucose metabolism. IGF-1 improves insulin receptor sensitivity.
This means insulin has an easier time getting blood sugar into the cells where it can be utilized for energy production. This may improve blood sugar levels in people with abnormally elevated blood sugar (diabetes). This also has been shown to help preserve muscle tissue in animals that were given Prednisone. Prednisone desensitizes insulin receptor sites, which are overcome by IGF-1. IGF-1 is its ability to stimulate repair of damaged nerves
One of the most exciting discoveries about IGF-1 is its ability to stimulate repair of damaged nerves. In culture tubes containing spinal cord motor neurons, IGF-1 stimulated a 150% to 270% increase in activity. In animal studies IGF-1 repaired and reconnected nerve endings up to a distance of six millimeters. This is astounding when one realizes that severe nerve damage of more than one inch may result in permanent damage. In other animal studies IGF-1 increased intramuscular nerve sprouting tenfold. IGF-1 and weight loss | Supports Healthy Weight Loss Regimens
IGF-1 preserves muscle tissue while it shifts your metabolism to preferentially burn fast. Regardless of the type of diet or weight loss program you are on, IGF-1 will help you support your weight management and promote a healthy body weight.A new miracle molecule of the 21st century
Culminating over 20 years of development, research, and recent clinical testing, IGF-1 uses a cold processing extraction. When combined with a liposome-based spray, it has a greater potential to permeate all tissues, even the blood brain barrier, as well as becoming a factor in the anti-aging movement. Where anti-aging is concerned, IGF-1 may be considered as a new miracle molecule of the 21st century. Our Liposome system delivers IGF-1 directly into the bloodstream with a 98% absorption rate.IGF-1 CONSTITUENT STUDY SUMMARY What is a growth factor?
Growth Factors are poly-peptide bonded amino acid chains manufactured and released into the body to carry out specific actions.IGF-1 (Deer Antler Velvet) Contains:Growth Factors
Insulin-like growth factor (IGF) I
- Insulin-like growth factor (IGF) II
- Nerve growth factor (NGF) and other neurotrophins
- Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-B)
- Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs)
- Epidermal growth factor (EGF)
- Erythropoietin (EPO)
- Fibroblast growth factor (FGF)
- Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)
- Transforming growth factor alpha (TGF-A)
- Growth differentiation factor-9 (GDF9)
- Vascular endothelial growth factor
- Myostatin (GDF-8)
Contains an assortment of both Amino Acids (Essential & Non-Essential) and Free Form Amino Acids
What are the benefits?
Reports from the Orient, Russia, and New Zealand indicate that Velvet Deer Antler has been used for centuries to control blood pressure, increase hemoglobin levels, increase lung efficiency, improve recuperation from exertion, improve muscle tone and glandular functions, sharpen mental alertness, help relieve the inflammation of arthritis, and helps heal stomach ulcers.
Chinese herbal doctors use deer antler as a balancing agent for the endocrine system and in the treatment of penile erection dysfunction in men. Oriental physicians claim it is especially beneficial for men suffering from enlarged prostate glands and watery semen. Oddly enough, Velvet Deer Antler has also been used in the treatment of menstrual disorders. It contains both male and female hormones In addition to cartilage components, enzymes, minerals, vitamins, anti-inflammatory prostaglandins and, in particular, IGF-1 (insulin- like growth factor) for the treatment of arthritis.
Is it safe?
Studies on safety were commissioned from the School of Pharmacy at the University of Otago in New Zealand and overseen by Dr. James M. Suttie, a world recognized leader in velvet research. The studies were carried out according to OECD standards.
The studies showed that after 90 days of supplementation with velvet antler, the subjects were showing no unusual signs or symptoms. These provide reassurance that any potential build up of active ingredients resulting from taking well processed New Zealand Velvet Antler does not lead to toxicity. (Nutronics Labs utilizes the purest form of New Zealand Deer Antler Velvet and has been for the past 15 years and without any reports of side effects.) The doses of velvet antler evaluated in the trial were far greater than any doses of velvet antler commonly used by humans.
WHAT DO IGF-1 GROWTH FACTORS DO?
Insulin-like Growth Factors 1, 2 (IGF-1 and IGF-2) Helps Arthritis
IGF-1 and IGF-2 increase lean body mass, reduce fat, build bone, muscle, and nerves while assisting in glucose metabolism. Research indicates that IGF-1 encourages the absorption of both chondroitin and glucosamine sulfate which will helps in the promotion of healthy joints. Research also shows that a decline in IGF-1 levels is among the causes of bone disorder development. IGF-1 is considered by many scientists to be a marker in overall growth hormone status. IGF-1 looks and acts enough like insulin that your cell receptors may become suppressed, causing growth hormones to release stored fat. Through this mechanism, cells will use up fat rather than sugar or other carbohydrates. IGF-2 promotes tissue growth and is expressed primarily in embryonic and neonatal tissues.
Transforming Growth Factors A and B (TGF-A and TGF-B)
TGF-A promotes normal wound healing through a concerted effort with Epidermal Growth Factor and Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF). Without TGF-A, wound healing would be nearly impossible. TFG-B has an anti-inflammatory response to cytokine production and mesenchymal (MHC) expression. This promotes wound healing in a concerted effort with TGF-A, EGF and PDG while Inhibiting both macrophage and lymphocyte proliferation. Without TGF-B, wound healing would also be nearly impossible and an important “feedback loop” for cytokine anti-inflammatory production would not be in place. It is important to note that for normal tissue development to occur, whether it occurs through wound healing or regeneration, TGF A & B must be in a natural matrix of co-factors.
Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)
EGF promotes healthy tissue development while impeding abnormal growth. EGF has also been shown to decrease gastric acid production. It promotes mesenchymal (lymphatic), glial (nerve), and epithelial (skin) cell proliferation.
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)
Promotes venous, venule, artery, arteriole and capillary health by providing the essential co-factors for repairing and restoring damaged blood vessels.