US Peptides Discusses Recent Media Exposure of IGF-1

IGF-1 has been a big focus over the past week; see why it is so popular and why it is banned in many professional sports

Feb 01, 2013, 14:48 ET from US Peptides LLC

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Recently there has been an explosion of interest over IGF-1 also known as insulin like growth factor, due to some press coverage surrounding some professional athletes.


While this may be a non-story to some it has led to an increased interest in IGF-1 and specifically what it does and why some may use this product.

IGF-1 or Insulin like Growth Factor 1 is a protein encoded by the IGF1 gene and it is similar to the molecular structure of insulin. It contains seventy amino acid polypeptides that are produced by the liver and endocrine hormone. IGF-1 has many effects on the body. When in balance, it does a body good! But when out of balance it can cause many repercussions to the body.

IGF-1 supports cellular division and growth to the muscles and organs. IGF-1 automatically begins being produced at birth. This is one of the major factors in height and muscle growth throughout childhood and puberty. Some people, however, are born without the correct amount of IGF-1 production and that can lead to dwarfism, or in some cases have synthetic IGF-1 therapy.

IGF-1 helps in repairing nerve damage, which can aid in many different areas of the brain, cardiovascular, circulatory systems and my favorite anti-aging. It helps to reduce body fat because it halts insulin from moving glucose through the body, resulting in the body using fat as a source of energy instead of glucose.

There are supplements available that claim to increase IGF-1 when taken, but with any supplements people need to investigate if the claims are true. Some supplements claim that when taken it converts to IGF-1 in the body which then increases the body's ability to build lean muscle, reduce fat and speed recovery from injuries.

On the other hand igf-1 may be available by prescription and even for research purposes and is a pure and effective form that will always be far more potent than an over the counter supplement that may or may not work.

Because of the nature of IGF-1 it comes as no surprise that the product as well as supplements that may increase IGF-1 are banned in sports like baseball and football but that does not mean that someone who is not a professional athlete cannot try it, if taking the proper precautions. is a United States based distributor of the highest grade research Peptides and Amino Acid Derivatives available. We utilize the most advanced techniques to ensure fast and secure product delivery. These items are intended for research purposes only.

US Peptides is proud to offer high quality research grade peptides like IGF-1 for research purposes.

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