Manufacturer: Global Anabolic
Chemical name: Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 Human Recombinant
Size: 10 vials + 10ml bacteriostatic water
Insulin-like growth factor -1 or IGF is polypeptide hormone similar in structure to insulin. This hormone plays an important role in growth of children and it also has an anabolic effects in adults. The production of IGF starts and is stimulated in the liver once the growth hormone is secreted from the hypothalamus into the blood stream. This drug has what we call “growth promoting” effects.
IGF is a highly anabolic hormone. Not only it promotes muscle growth (hypertrophy), it also has the ability to form new muscle cells (muscle hyperplasia). In addition, this drug has a great positive effect on connective tissue and cartilage. Bodybuilding and hard core athletes put a great amount of stress on their ligaments and cartilages while training and preparing for contests. IGF improves over all recovery and reduces the time needed for joints to heal specially after an injury.
This drug is usually used while off season, that is due to its ability to grant mass and to promote recovery for any athlete. Some bodybuilders might use in cutting cycle. Also Being on a strict diet, it has a negative effect on the metabolic rate. Taking this drug during cutting will help you to stay lean and to maintain muscle mass.
Effects of IGF-1
Two things turned out to be completely unexpected. Firstly, it’s already possible with almost absolute certainty to assert ”that the insulin-like growth factor does not affect the growth of strength indicators. Did you catch it? No way at all! The main advantage of this growth factor is the stimulation of muscle fiber hyperplasia. And he copes with this task “with a bang.” For age-specific athletes, initiating fiber hyperplasia is a very difficult (if at all possible for implementation) task. And here, turning to the help of IGF-1 is actually the only way out.
The best opportunities for an insulin-like growth factor are realized in combination with specially selected training, optimal from our point of view, there will be a “pumping” of 10-12 sets for a muscle group of 12-20 reps in a set, with a minimum pause between sets). It is interesting that in such a training diet the emphasis should be on protein foods and carbohydrates. Secondly, contrary to the beliefs of the vast majority of specialists, IGF-1 has pronounced fat burning abilities. It is interesting that the insulin-like growth factor forgives mistakes in the diet: inadequate caloric intake, excessive intake of carbohydrates, including simple ones, and lack of protein.
Today, it can be argued, almost certainly, that the insulin-like growth factor surpasses even synthetic somatotropin in its fat-burning potential. However, the mechanism of fat burning in IGF-1 is somewhat different (we are just trying to figure it out), so combining IGF-1 and growth hormone in a “single harness” may very well make the process of burning fat more powerful.
Finally, the effect of IGF-1 on recovery from training remained unclear. To date, we have not noticed any shifts in recovery under the influence of IGF-1. However, for more substantive conclusions, it is necessary to conduct a series of experiments with this growth factor in which it will act as the only pharmacological agent (possibly, except for the complexes of vitamins and microelements) used by the athlete.
Usage of IGF-1 in bodybuilding
When we started researching a drug called “insulin-like growth factor”, there was no person among us who would not be a priori skeptical about their results. On the one hand, the “Igtropin” produced by the Chinese GenSci, which has been present in our market for a rather long time, was not remembered for anything except an exorbitantly high price. On the other hand, as it turned out, no one conducted complex experiments regarding IGF-1 at all. Of course, it’s nice to be pioneers, but practice shows that those who go ahead have a fate not so enviable. That is, as a result, there are much more cones than worthwhile results. Interestingly, two months after the start of the experiment, no one was left with skepticism. Only excitement remained.
The results that we were able to get were quite unexpected. In any case, in many respects they contradicted the usual idea of the effectiveness of an insulin-like growth factor. Although the experiment is still ongoing, and still far enough from its end, we could not help but introduce you to some of its preliminary results. But I want to preface them with one very small phrase: the insulin-like growth factor doesn’t just work, it works great. This is especially true for age athletes.
IGF-1 LR3. Injections are most often performed every day in a single dose of 50-150 mcg. Desensitization develops in about 3-4 weeks of a course.
IGF-1 DES. Injections of 50-150 mcg can be administered several times a day, especially before and after training. The average duration of the course is up to 4 weeks. Injections are performed in lagging muscle groups, although the effectiveness of this approach is in doubt.
The dosage may vary from an athlete to another, a staring dose of 15mcg per day is recommended, then you can slightly increase the dose till it suits you. A maximum dose of this drug is from 50-60mcg per day. IGF should be used for 2-4 weeks then followed by 2-4 weeks of no usage(rest period). This cycle can be repeated as many time as desired or needed.
This drug have side effects, but compared to other strong anabolic steroid it has less.
Here are some of the side effects that this drug carries with it and how to avoid them or manage them if possible:
- Hypoglycemic statues. Some of IGF users experience hypoglycemia, therefore consumption of an adequate amount of food that contains sugar should be considered to avoid such side effect.
These are sings of hypoglycemic status, you should consume sugar immediately once you experience such side effects till they disappear.
- Facial soft tissue thickening
- Exaggerated growth of organs
* Please note, this drug should not be taking without a professional doctor observation.
Insulin-like growth factor-1 100mcg is medical product and requires following recommendations of using and storing. It should be stored in the cool dark place, avoiding direct sunlight. It’s also necessary to prevent applying this drug by children.
Before ordering and starting to use IGF-1 you MUST consult with your attending physician. We also ask you to take into account that this drug may cause some side effects, some of them can be life-threatening. If you notice any disturbing symptoms you should to contact with your physician. In some cases, it is necessary to stop taking the drug for a while. Also you must inform your doctor if you taking this drugs with other medicines. So physician can prescribe proper treatment and help to avoid any unpleasant adverse effects.