IGF-1 is a fantastic hormone, but it is truly not for everyone. IGF-1 should not be used until a true benefit can be obtained, which will normally be when the individual has already seen a lot of advancement in his physique. At this stage, the individual is also strongly encouraged to include HGH with his use. Not only will this produce better results, but it will ensure his body fat does not get out of control.
1mg IGF-1 DES (VIAL)
IGF-1 is a highly anabolic hormone that affects numerous areas of the human body. It also shares an important relationship with Human Growth Hormone (HGH), and on a structural basis is similar to insulin.
In the performance enhancement setting, IGF-1 has become an important hormone. It is powerfully anabolic, carries strong recovery properties and has become a favorite of many in bodybuilding circles. IGF-1 largely functions by supporting growth through the enhancement of amino acids, glucose and fatty acids.
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. Not only can it promote muscle growth, but by this mode of action can also promote bone growth, and to a degree growth of our internal organs.
IGF-1 is also known as a neuroprotector and neuropromotor, which could potentially lead to improved mental function.
The effects of IGF-1 are normally best suited for promoting off-season mass and for the physical recovery of any athlete. Very few will use this hormone in a cutting cycle, as it can have a negative effect on the individual’s metabolic rate.
The effects of IGF-1 also include 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. The use of IGF-1 can greatly reduce the total time for healing joint injuries. It has even been shown to significantly aid in the healing of tendons and ligaments. As all these areas of the body take a beating by most athletes, IGF-1 becomes extremely valuable.
IGF-1 side effects
There are possible side effects of IGF-1 but compared to many hormones there really aren’t that many.
Clinical data has shown that more than 40% of all those receiving IGF-1 therapy have experienced hypoglycemia at one level or another. Thankfully, avoiding a hypoglycemic state when using IGF-1 is easy. Before administering your IGF-1 you should consume simple sugars each and every time along with an adequate amount of food, specifically protein and a mixture of simple and complex carbohydrates. This should occur approximately 15-20 minutes before you administer your IGF-1. Once injected, if hypoglycemia symptoms begin to show, immediately consume more simple sugars and continue to consume them until the symptoms go away.
The common symptoms of hypoglycemia include:
Hunger (often extreme)
Inability to Concentrate
If the symptoms of hypoglycemia begin to occur immediately consume fast acting carbohydrates such as candy bars, or any type of sugar filled food or a carbohydrate drink or juice; grape juice is a fantastic choice. If ignored, this can and in many cases will lead to severe hypoglycemia, which has the potential to be fatal. Full blown severe hypoglycemia can lead to severe disorientation, seizure and unconsciousness, but as discussed there is no reason for this to occur if IGF-1 is used properly.
Some IGF-1 users may experience joint pain or discomfort despite it typically having a positive impact on joints. Some reports have indicated tonsil growth, which can lead to the individual becoming an extreme snorer. Pronounced organ growth has also been noted in some patients, particularly the kidneys and spleen.
IGF-1 can increase cholesterol levels; however, this is very manageable with a healthy diet. The individual’s diet should be rich in omega fatty acids. Daily fish oil supplementation is advised. It is also advised that you incorporate plenty of cardiovascular activity into your daily routine. Some may also find a cholesterol antioxidant supplement to be beneficial.
IGF-1 may also thicken facial soft tissue. High doses of the hormone have been linked to facial structure growth, especially in the jaw and forehead with possible growth in the hands, feet and elbows.
The final side effect of IGF-1 is a sore or bruised injected area. The hormone is administered subcutaneously and such injections often leave a bruise.
Those with cancer should not use IGF-1. This hormone can increase the structural nature and strength of all cells in the human body, including those that are cancerous. If you have cancer or potential reoccurring cancer, you should not use the hormone.