Insulin-like growth factor 1, or IGF-1 , is a hormone similar in molecular structure to insulin which plays an important role in childhood growth, and has anabolic effects in adults.

How can You Benefit from IGF-1?

As an anabolic peptide hormone that has the role of stimulating growth and to a lesser degree supporting maintenance of normal blood sugar levels and a healthy metabolism.

What Are The Benefits of IGF-1?

What does IGF-1 do to the body? Here are some of the positive things that it does for us:

  • Helps build muscle mass and increase strength
  • Helps prevent muscle wasting
  • May enhance physical performance, support muscle recovery and help with healing from injuries
  • Can help with regulation of levels of body fat
  • Builds strength in response to strength-training
  • Helps build bones and protect against bone loss
  • Can help regulate blood sugar levels and decrease diabetes risk factors
  • May help protect cognitive health and fight against neurological diseases or loss of brain cells by acting as a neurotrophic factor
  • Supports vascular endothelial growth
  • May help prevent skin thinning
  • May help prevent hypoglycemia (low sugar levels)
  • Can help support kidney function and blood filtration
  • May affect genes in a way that promotes healthy aging (when in balance with other growth factors)