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Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 Helps Grow Muscle

By Edited Sep 30, 2016 0 0

There are a lot of things that people take to try and grow muscles. Bodybuilders put a lot of time into their bodies and they want to make sure that they get the best results that they can. They take supplements to help their bodies work better and produce muscles faster.

Many of those supplements are things that are naturally produced in the body. The body uses them to build muscle, repair muscle and heal itself. Taking them in supplements helps boost the body's supply and can help boost the body's production of those hormones.

Insulin-like growth factor -1is a hormone that your body naturally produces. It is similar to insulin. Insulin breaks down sugar and lets your body use it for energy. Insulin-like growth factor, also known as IGF, controls many things in your body. It helps to control muscle growth in adults. It also helps to control the bone growth in children. It does this by taking proteins in your blood and combining them in different ways.

IGF goes hand in hand with human growth hormone. There are bodybuilders who use a supplement that contains both HGH and IGF say that they have had amazing results. This is because they reinforce each other.

HGH is produced by the pituitary gland. IGF can be found in the liver. Usually one is produced during the day and the other is produced at night, so they work in balance with each other. But taking a supplement that contains both gets them working at the same time and working better.

Many weightlifters who use IGF as a supplement choose to take the supplement prior to their workout. That's because by the time they are done working out the supplement will have broken down and gotten into their bloodstream. That lets the IGF get into their muscles and help them recover faster. The faster recovery helps to build muscle faster.

Bodybuilders looking for more mass aren't the only people who can benefit from the use of insulin-like growth factor -1. People who have illness or other conditions that have caused them to lose muscle can benefit from taking this hormone. This include people who are recovering from a long-term injury that led to muscle atrophy, or people who have cancer. Adding in a supplement that contains HGH and IGF can help those people build up the muscle they need. There are also genetic disorders, or disorders that exist from birth, that can benefit from some of these supplements.

There are a lot of things that people take to try and boost muscle production. Bodybuilders are always looking for a way to get bigger and to do it faster. IGF has the benefit of being something that your body produces anyway, and something that people say works.



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