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IGF-1 Could Help Women With Fibromyalgia

IGF-1 Could Help Women With Fibromyalgia

The US National Library of Medicine recently released a study that shows IGF-1 may have an effect on physical exercise for women with fibromyalgia. It can help people, specifically women, with fibromyalgia, improve muscle metabolism.

Research from the study shows that sudden burst of physical activity or exercise after introducing IGF-1 helps improve muscle metabolism. Muscle metabolism is the use of energy that the muscle produces. This helps moderate the muscles during the high intensity workouts. 

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is an arthritis-based disorder characterized by musculoskeletal pain from nerves in different areas of the body. Symptoms include fatigue, difficulty with sleep, memory issues, and mood issues. Many researchers believe it increases a person's reception to pain and how the brain processes pain signals.

Statics show that women are more affected by fibromyalgia than men. It's estimated about 75-90% of people who have the disorder are women. Many women with fibromyalgia are in pain during most activities or even from doing nothing.

This means that exercising at high intensity is much more difficult for people with fibromyalgia because of muscle pain. Most people with fibromyalgia can only exercise at moderate intensities, but this means their bodies don't experience the effects of high intensity workouts, which is usually increased muscle metabolism.

How IGF-1 Can Help Women with Fibromyalgia

The study ultimately showed that 15 minutes of exercise at moderate intensity with IGF-1 was good enough to increase the IGF-1 and its binding protein. This allowed the women with fibromyalgia to activate their skeletal muscle metabolism, which happens with short bursts of exercises, despite their muscle pain and fatigue.

Because of IGF-1, women with fibromyalgia could exercise at this moderate intensity level and experience the effects of muscle metabolism. This is great news for people who are in rehabilitation from disorders like fibromyalgia. If you're interested in improving your health and seeing how IGF-1 can affect your body in positive ways, consider using IGF-1 rich products by Nutronics Labs. Contact us today to start improving your overall health.

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