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Deer antler velvet contains hormones of both sexes. This includes Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1). Growth Hormone (GH) is produced in the pituitary gland of the brain, and is important for human development affecting the growth of the human skeleton.
IGF-1 is made primarily in the liver in response to Human Growth Hormone (HGH) release; and is similar in structure to insulin. It is a protein peptide hormone that is important in childhood growth. It also maintains anabolic effects in both sexes of adults.
Unfortunately, as we age, we experience a relative HGH deficiency due to a lowered release from the pituitary gland resulting in an associated loss of IGF-1. If growth hormone levels are low, then consequently, the body may have low levels of IGF-1.
Most of the benefits of IGF-1 centre around muscle development and performance. IGF-1 transports glucose and amino acids into muscle while stimulating muscle DNA. This results in muscular development in youth and muscle preservation in old age. IGF-1 stimulates and regulates cell growth and multiplication in bones, cartilage, nerve cells and more. If the body increases cell growth and multiplication, it may be able to recover faster and repair damaged tissues, possibly including those worn out joints.
The body's GH levels are at their height during adolescence. GH determines height and bone size. The levels decline significantly with age and by year 60 or 61 they are at 20% of what they were during their peak of adolescence. If the body increases cell growth and multiplication, it may be able to recover faster and repair damaged tissues, possibly including those worn out joints.
HGH is produced throughout the life of an individual. It continues to maintain the body's metabolism. It may be a reason why older people move slower, go to sleep earlier and eat less. The growth hormone is transported into the liver where it partially converts to IGF-1.
A body seeing an increase of these hormones may also see an increased circulation of free testosterone. Deer Antler Velvet has been used to excite libido and reinvigorate sex drive, which may be explained by the elevation of these hormone levels.
Deer antler contains a variety of beneficial minerals and nutrients. It contains calcium, magnesium, zinc and a wide aray of amino acids and anti-flammatory prostaglandins.
These prostoglandins are compounds with hormone traits. Prostoglandins are produced in body tissue to help control blodd pressure, balance muscle activity, swelling inflammation, glandular secretion, calcium activity, hormone balance, and control over cellular grwoth.
Moreover, prostaglandins control elements active in the transmission of nerve impulses; are active in the body's defense against infection; and maintain regular metabolic rates.