IGF-1 is the abbreviation for Insulin-like Growth Factor 1. Also known as somatomedin C, growth hormone stimulates the liver to produce this hormone. It is then released into the bloodstream.
In fact, IGF-1 is a growth factor, but you must have the right level; levels that are too high or too low can be a source of problems. IGF-1 spurs growth in children, and clinical studies have shown that milk proteins have a significant impact on plasma IGF-1.
It has even been suggested that the changing size of young people, which is increasing in many countries, is from the significant consumption of milk and derived products and their protein content.
Effects of IGF-1 :
- It causes bone and muscle growth
- It has an anabolic role, meaning that it increases anabolism, i.e. transforms nutrients into living tissue.
- IGF-1 hormone improves recovery and healing, and also reduces fat mass.
Its dosage ranges from 20 to 120 mcg/day. Results are visible fairly quickly. The treatment lasts from 4 weeks to 50 days. The ideal intake is intramuscular injection just after workouts.
The only “rules” for IGF-1 peptides are to try to make injections as soon as possible after workouts, and if possible, into a muscle that can begin strengthening immediately. However don’t worry if you can’t follow these rules, because the long half-lives of the two peptides mean that your injections will always be moved through the bloodstream and find receptor sites in the muscles to carry out their anabolic effects.