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Monday, August 10, 2015

IGF-1 (1-3)

I am writing about another one of my favorite peptides. IGF-1. I'll drive right in and tell you what it is, what it does and where to get it.

What is IGF-1?

IGF1 or insulin-like growth factor 1 is a growth factor which is very closely related to insulin.  It carries the same amount of amino acids as insulin and responsible for the anabolic reactions to GH.  IGF-1 is an important factor in childhood growth and is highly anabolic in adults. It is also known by the brand name Increlex and the generic name mecasermin.

IGF-1 is released in the liver and binds to the IGF receptors within the cells, which ultimately causes a stimulation of cell growth (both causing new tissue formation and existing tissue growth) and an inhibition of cell death.  It is a highly anabolic and anti-catabolic compound. For the athlete or bodybuilder, this had many positive effects: increased nitrogen retention and protein synthesis because it is highly anabolic.  IGF-1 (in the presence of sufficient protein) actually promotes growth of new muscle cells, which increases the overall number of cells in the muscle.
IGF protects the neurons of the brain as well as promotes growth of new motor neurons, making it more possible to rapidly learn new skills during its use.  IGF-1 is also responsible in connective tissue production, improves collagen formation and aids in cartilage repair.  Similarly, it affects the bones by aiding in bone production and repair.
My personal experience with this peptide has been nothing short of phenomenal. The way I take this peptide is by injecting it in each muscle i'm training that day approx 20-30min prior to training. For example, if i'm working chest and triceps I will inject it in each tricep then go train. The pump is amazing and I can actually "feel" my muscle working better. The same goes for other body parts, I will do the same exact thing with quads, biceps are whatever bodypart i want to really blast that day. I've had nothing but great results with it and my workouts are improving. I have to say that the pump can be, at times, VERY intense. Damn painful sometimes but that is GROWTH happening so embrace it!
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Here is a video that explains a little more about it as well.

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Matthew Eubanks
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