Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1, commonly referred to as IGF-1 is a polypeptide hormone that belongs to the growth factor hormone family. This is a naturally produced hormone in all human beings with production primarily occurring in the liver, and to a degree in the peripheral tissues.
IGF-1 Functions & Traits:
IGF-1 as a functioning hormone with overwhelming functions to support growth through the enhancement of amino acids, glucose and fatty acids which also shares a close relationship with insulin can affect your blood sugar levels. The use of IGF-1 can dramatically lower our blood sugar
IGF-1 has been shown to greatly increase the number of cells in the skeletal muscle, which in turn can lead to an enhancement in lean tissue growth.
As we all know that IGF-1 is always considered as a close relationship to HGH(powerful and naturally produced hormone by all human beings). HGH, like IGF-1, is anabolic and IGF-1 is largely responsible for a large portion of the anabolic action provided by HGH.
IGF-1 as many other steroids and hormones items carries the same important traits for revolving around recovery and healing, they are pretty strong actually. This is very apparent when we consider the hormone’s role on the production of connective tissue. IGF-1 will also improve collagen function, collagen, which is found in all connective tissue in the body.
Effects of IGF-1:
Everyone who choose IGF-1 in cycle will get benefit for promoting off-season mass and for the physical recovery. Some use this hormone in cutting cycle which can have a negative effect on the individual’s metabolic rate. Some competitive bodybuilders prefer to use IGF-1 during their contest prep and stay lean, while also maintaining more of their lean mass. Many will use it during their course of anabolic steroids, which will only enhance the rate in which lean tissue is built, as well as the amount. A bridge refers to a period of time in-between anabolic steroid cycles or full blown cycles. In this case, the individual will continue using a maintenance dose of testosterone and add in the IGF-1.
The final effects of IGF-1 surround recovery. The hormone will improve overall recovery from training and strenuous activity, but it doesn’t end there. IGF-1 actually carries direct healing properties, not masking like a painkiller but true therapeutic healing.
IGF-1 doses will normally fall in the 40-80mcg per injection and may be given 1-2 times per day. This is undoubtedly a large, very large dose, and it can be hard to control for some when we consider hypoglycemia. Most physicians will not have the individual start above 40mcg and levels will be monitored closely. Dosing may be increased by 20mcg if needed but will not surpass 120mcg for any reason as this will be extremely difficult to even impossible to control regarding hypoglycemia.