Just a few of the benefits of IGF-1™ Plus:
- Helps promote more energy, stamina, and endurance
- Helps support weight loss due to a faster metabolism
- Supports stronger bone density, increased strength
- Helps improve Endurance Training (like high altitude training)
- Helps improve joint health from power lifting
- Helps improve recovery from intense training
- Helps build muscle definition & maturity
- Helps reduce belly fat without lean muscle loss
- Acts as an amino acid supplement including all 20 major amino acids
IGF-1 And Athletic Performance
IGF-1 Plus™ Ultra and Maximum can improve athletic performance by increasing strength, endurance (stamina), increasing oxygen carrying capacity of the blood, repairing minor tissue damage that occurs either during training or in a competitive event and boosting the immune system of athletes whose immune system has been compromised during extreme exertion. Pure IGF™ directly supplements the growth factors that are the key to recovery related symptoms. The actions of growth factors are the restoration of normal body processes and strengthening of the body, possibly leading to mental and physical performance increase, and enhancement of the immune system.
IGF-1 is the choice of hundreds of the world’s top athletes. They include NFL MVP’s, Heisman trophy winner, NBA basketball stars, PGA golf pros, the winner of the Daytona 500, NHL hockey players, marathon champions, NASCAR drivers, winning boxers, countless college athletes, and more!
Proven to be the best supplement for sports performance
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By Rick Lentini
IGF-1 has been shown to increase the rate and extent of muscle repair after injury and increase the rate of muscle growth from training. Not only are existing muscle fibers repaired quicker, IGF-1 is responsible for hyperplasia and hypertrophy, which is an increase in the amount of muscle fibers.
MUSCLE FIBER HYPERTROPHYIGF-1 is the choice of hundreds of the world’s top athletes. They include NFL MVP’s, Heisman trophy winner, NBA basketball stars, PGA golf pros, the winner of the Daytona 500, NHL hockey players, marathon champions, NASCAR drivers, winning boxers, countless college athletes, and more!
MUSCLE FIBER HYPERPLASIA
The second muscle fiber hyperplasia, refers to the splitting of muscle fibers in the interest of creating new fibers. Obviously this would be of interest to anyone pursuing size or strength due to the fact that if an individual has more fibers, their overall size potential is greater. Therefore, when looking at hyperplasia and then Muscle Fiber Hyperplasia + Muscle Fiber Hypertrophy = many big muscle fibers. The elusive double dose of size!
Perhaps the most interesting and potent effect IGF-1 has on the human body is its ability to cause hyperplasia, which is an actual splitting of the cells. With IGF-1 use one is able to cause hyperplasia, which actually increases the number of muscle cells present in the tissue.
Hyperplasia is the holy grail of performance enhancing benefits and occurs when muscle fibers actually split therefore creating more muscle fibers. Hypertrophy (muscle growth) is simply an increase in the size of the existing muscle cells and occurs from weight training and IGF-1 use. Hyperplasia + Hypertrophy = muscle growth, strength, and a new breed of amazing athlete.
Athletes that were given IGF-1 and did nothing, were bigger and stronger than athletes that weren’t given IGF-1 but exercised.
Athletes that were given IGF-1 during middle age exhibited no deterioration of muscle fibers that indicate the classic and inevitable signs of aging. These athletes did not lose any fast twitch muscle fibers – the fibers responsible for power and speed – and had the same power and speed output that they had when they were 10 years younger. IGF-1 Plus™ = Muscle Increase and Power.
The Research of IGF-1 And Athletes
By Alex Duarte, Ph.D. and John Abdo
In 1989, fitness expert John Abdo, who hosts a nationwide TV fitness show, visited the Institute of Physical Culture in Moscow for an intensive two week investigation of the training programs of Russian athletes. At that time, John met with former Soviet weight-lifting champion Victor Sheynkin and training expert Yuri Verhoshansky. Sheynkin, who weighed only 132 pounds, could snatch over 286 pounds and clean & jerk over 360 pounds (both overhead lifts) and had became a Soviet Olympic coach, while Professor Verhoshansky had master minded numerous strength and conditioning routines for Soviet athletes since the early 1950s.
Later, in the United states, John met with Dr. Alex Duarte, who has been a pioneer in the movement to persuade athletes to replace the use of steroids with natural, safer products capable of promoting strength, endurance, and improved recuperation from injury. John told Alex that the Russian experts had revealed that their athletes had experienced considerable improvement in performance with a natural, non-toxic substance called Velvet Deer Antler.
John said that the Russians had given him two boxes of Velvet Deer Antler and that, when he returned home, he had given these boxes to a friend who was 12 weeks away from a major world power lifting championship, and who then used them to help in breaking several world records. Further research led both John and Alex to make this extraordinary product available to Americans. What follows is their report on Velvet Deer Antler.
IGF 1 Levels Decline With AgeIn scientific studies analyzing the medical properties of Velvet Deer Antler, Dr. Peter Fennessy, General Manager of the Invermay Research Center in New Zealand found that antler extracts improved cell growth and also produced anti-tumor and anti-viral effects. During an investigation into the factors that make antlers grow, the Invermay group measured a natural hormone factor called “Growth Factor-1″ or “IGF-1″ High levels of IGF-1 were found in deer blood during the antler growth period as well as IGF-1 receptors in the antlers. Dr. Fennessey’s team also discovered that the IGF-1 and IGF-2 (a related hormone) promoted growth in laboratory cell lines from mice.’ When we are young, we have a relatively healthy concentration of IGF-1. In our teenage years, most of us are slim and lean, with low body fat and good musculature. IGF-1 helps influence lean body mass. As we age, our IGF 1 levels decrease which causes muscular atrophy. Velvet Deer Antler is a natural source of growth factors, which can improve muscular development.
ACCELERATED RECOVERY FROM TRAINING
Scientists can only speculate about Dr. Fennessey’s findings, which may explain (to some degree) the anabolic (helps build muscle and repair tissue without steroids) properties of Velvet Deer Antler. If there are high concentrations of hormone like substances in blood, tissues, and bone, accelerated tissue repair after trauma such as intense exercise can be induced by Velvet Deer Antler. But the most important consideration is the cartilaginous concentration of the antler itself. Researchers such as Dr. John F. Prudden discovered (more than 35 years ago) that deer antler contains an element called N-Acetyl-Glucosamine, which has been demonstrated to accelerate wound healing significantly. Deer antler also contains glycosaminoglycans. It is also a very powerful regulator of synoviocytes, which regulate the integrity of the joint fluid. Perhaps this is the primary reason that arthritics are helped so much by Velvet Deer Antler.
In 1974, two Russian doctors found that Pantocrine (the Soviet version of Velvet Deer Antler) improved the performance of average, healthy sportsmen (athletes). Unadministered athletes on the exercise cycle performed 15 kg/m of dynamic work, whereas those given Pantocrine increased dramatically to 74 kg/m of dynamic work. This is truly a remarkable increase in performance. Another Russian scientist, Dr. Taney, showed in 1964 that the mental capacity of young men (as indicated by a mathematical test) improved significantly following the administration of Velvet Deer Antler.10
Another ingredient found in Velvet Deer Antler is Chondroitin Sulfate A, an extremely powerful anti inflammatory agent shown by Dr. Lester Morrison (over 10 years ago) to reverse arteriosclerosis and dramatically improve circulation. Dr. Morrison conducted a six year study demonstrating that Chondroitin Sulfate A reduces the incidence of fatal heart attacks and strokes by more than 400%!
DR. KOLTUN’S FINDINGS
For twelve years, Dr. Arkady Koltun, M.D., Ph.D., Chairman of the Medical Committee for the Russian Bodybuilding Federation, conducted research into anabolic (helps build muscle and repair tissue without steroids) agents that can improve performance, strength, and musculature in Russian athletes. In studies with Russian kayakers, weigh/lifters, bodybuilders, and power lifters, Dr. Koltun found that Velvet Deer Antler is myotropic (increases muscular strength). He also found that it has powerful neurotropic (nerve strengthening) properties and is beneficial in treating infectious diseases, fatigue, and hypertension.
Dr. Koltun revealed that Pantocrine has induced significant increases in endurance in his athletes. After using Pantocrlne in the pre-Olympic festival in Russia, two of Dr. Koltuns’ top kayakers and a world in canoeing achieved remarkably improved results. These sportsmen not only stabilized their racing time one week before competition, but dramatically increased their speed in rowing. All received gold medals and established new world records. Dr. Koltun went on to describe an interesting phenomenon that occurs in athletes that are overtrained, even in young athletes. He explained that when athletes train too hard they develop an electrolyte imbalance in the heart muscle, in which there is a loss of recovery and endurance. He calls this condition “Myocardial Dystrophy”and explained that electrocardiograms show dysphasic and extreme negative T-wave readings, which is an image of ventricular repolarization of the cardiac ventricles.
Dr. Koltun contends that sportsmen (and women) with myocardial dystrophy have a problem with myocardial repolarization and that this, in turn, significantly limits their performance. But there is a good prognosis for them if they lay off their training activity for two weeks. When Pantocrine was given along with inosine and vitamin B-6, he was able to decrease the time of recovery to ten days. In other words, the athletes’ recovery time was dramatically reduced. This allowed the athletes to participate in many competitions, with short recuperation periods in between.
Dr. Koltun also mentioned that one of the most significant attributes of Velvet Deer Antler is the discovery of Dr. Ivan Kinia, who co-authored several studies from the Siberian institution known as Blagoveshemska in 1989. It was shown that among the main bio active substances in deer antler are the anti-inflammatory prostaglandins, which are especially effective in people who suffer from arthritis.
In addition to regulating and improving every major body function, IGF-1 Plus™ improves brain function and promotes a better night’s sleep, thus improving energy levels.
Deer Antler Spray Bodybuilding Testimonials
“I’ve been taking IGF-1 Plus for 10 years. This is the most amazing product I have ever seen in all my years as personal trainer and professional bodybuilder. I would recommend this product to anyone whether they were just trying to achieve maximum health or compete in any competitive sports. I feel like I could compete for Mr. Olympia at my age by taking this wonderful product.”
- Andrew Bostinto
President of NGA ( National Gym Association )