IGF 1LR3 (Insulin-like Growth Factor 1LR3)
Insulin-like Growth Factor 1LR3 (IGF-1), also known as Somatomedin C, is a hormone that helps with growth during childhood and has muscle-building effects in adults.
IGF-1 is important for normal human development. It is mainly produced by the liver and other tissues in the body.
IGF-1 is made up of 70 amino acids and has similarities to insulin in its structure. It can decrease blood glucose levels and promote the growth of bones and tissues.
Athletes and bodybuilders like using IGF-1 because it helps burn fat and increase lean muscle mass. It also improves recovery after workouts and provides energy during exercise.
IGF-1 injections are commonly used for adults and children who have a deficiency in growth hormone. It contains essential amino acids that help with proper growth and development.
Research has shown that IGF-1 promotes muscle growth by reducing protein breakdown and increasing protein synthesis. It may also have direct effects on muscle tissue, which can aid in healing skin burns and other tissue abnormalities.
IGF-1 works in coordination with growth hormone in the body. It promotes growth and has various effects on different cells, such as bone, muscle, liver, and skin cells. It can also regulate DNA synthesis in cells.
IGF-1 is usually administered through subcutaneous injections, typically in the stomach or abdominal area. Cleanliness and sterility are important when using the syringe.
The dosage of IGF-1 varies depending on the desired goals. For lean muscle growth and fat loss, men usually take 40-50 mcg daily, while women take 10-20 mcg daily. It is not recommended to inject IGF-1 more than twice a day, and a typical cycle can last 2 to 12 weeks.
IGF-1 can have side effects similar to other growth hormones, such as acromegaly (excess body tissue growth), joint and muscle pain, headaches, nausea, and low blood glucose levels. There is also a potential increased risk of certain cancers associated with IGF-1 use.
The benefits of IGF-1 include promoting protein synthesis, regulating fat storage for energy production, increasing lean body mass and muscle growth, protecting against certain diseases, aiding in development for individuals deficient in amino acids, improving blood sugar regulation, and enhancing overall health, wellness, and fitness.