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IGF-1 - 30 Lozenges
 
 

  • Anti-Aging Formula
  • New Zealand Deer Antler Velvet Extract
  • Natural Growth Factor provides Anti-Aging and Immune Support

Insulin Growth Factor-1 is a compound produced primarily in the liver through a conversion of HGH (Human Growth Hormone). HGH is secreted by the pituitary gland and is essential for growth and optimum immune system function.  This dietary supplement will be a promising addition to the nutrition regimen of fitness enthusiasts.  NOW continues to offer cutting edge nutritional supplements from around the world. The benefits to increased levels of IGF-1 are plenty, and not just for athletes. For one, IGF-1 is used at many anti aging clinics.

Many people have said that it has reduced wrinkles, increased energy levels, and increased libido. From a sports performance standpoint, increased levels of IGF-1 has been linked to increased lean muscle mass and decreased body fat. This is why deer antler spray has been such a heated topic at many of these clinics supplying supplements to pro athletes. Deer antler spray contains high levels of IGF1 and is a banned substance by the NFL, NBA and MLB. These professional organizations have deemed it to give athletes a competitive advantage over their competition.
IGF-1 plays a very important role in both promoting and maintaining muscle mass and neuronal function.

 Benefits include:

  • IGF-1 released in response to growth hormone is anabolic: it promotes growth & repair of muscle.

  • Exercise can induce growth hormone release and thus IGF-1.

  • This process of growth hormone release in response to exercise is largely proportional to the strenuousness of the activity.

  • A person can become acclimated to the strenuousness of the activity, and not release as much growth hormone over time.

  • A 30-60 minute sauna session increases growth hormone by 140%.

  • IGF-1 acts as a neurotrophic factor in the brain, contributing to neurogenesis (growth of new brain cells) and survival of existing neurons

  • Exercised-induced neurogenesis is mediated through IGF-1 induced during exercise.

The age-related decline in growth hormone and associated IGF-1 has been linked to age-related muscle atrophy, increased adipose tissue, and neuronal dysfunction. In fact, growth hormone replacement therapy in elderly men has been shown to increase lean body mass. Growth hormone therapy (1 mg/day—for 5 months) has also been used to improve cognitive function in healthy adults and adults with mild cognitive impairment. While only modest amounts of growth hormone cross the blood-brain barrier, IGF-1, which is actually responsible for the cognitive benefits, gets across just fine. The brain-boosting benefits of growth hormone therapy included better executive function and verbal memory. This is strong evidence suggesting that IGF-1 both enhances performance and prevent atrophy of skeletal muscle and the brain.



 
Nutrition Info
 
 
Serving Size 1 Lozenge
 
 Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Deer Antler Velvet Extract  33 mg   † 
IGF-1 (Insulin Growth Factor-1)  82.5 ng*   † 
 
 


   
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Serving Size:  1 Lozenge

Suggested Usage:  As a dietary supplement, take 1 lozenge 1 to 2 times daily.  Chew lozenge, or allow lozenge to slowly dissolve and swallow.  Consider taking this product in combination with NOW® Arginine Power Super Stack, Branched Chain Amino Acids and Tribulus.

Other Ingredients:  Fructose, Sorbitol, Cellulose, Stearic Acid (vegetable source), Citric Acid, Natural Flavors and Natural Beet Powder.
 
Contains no:  salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, shellfish, or artificial colors or flavors.

 

 
 
 
 

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