IGF-1 – the ultimate health, muscle and anti-aging factor
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, determining height and bone size.
GH is transported into the liver where it partially converts to IGF-1. IGF-1 in an insulin-like growth hormone that benefits muscle development and performance, transporting glucose and amino acids into muscles whilst stimulating muscle DNA. The results? Assistance with 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 but decline significantly with age. By age 60 GH levels are approximately 20% of what they were during their peak of adolescence. If GH levels are low, then consequently the body may have low levels of IGF-1. This may be the reason why older people move slower, go to sleep earlier and eat less.
Red deer antler velvet is a rich source of growth hormones including IGF-1. The growth hormones are concentrated in the tip of the deer antler and are largely responsible for the rapid growth of the antler.
Velsulin IGF-1 is one of the richest sources of all the nutrients our bodies needs including the minerals calcium, phosphorus, sulphur, magnesium, potassium, sodium, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, selenium and cobalt. It also contains nearly 40 key compounds including the following diversified growth factors: IGF-1, IGF-2, epidermal, transforming, epithelial, fibroblast, and many others.
Velsulin IGF-1 contains:
- Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate – carbohydrates that protect joint cartilage from destructive enzymes and have anti-inflammatory effects.
- Anti-inflammatory prostaglandins – prostaglandins are produced in body tissue to help control blood pressure, balance muscle activity, swelling inflammation, glandular secretion, calcium activity, hormone balance, and control over cellular growth. They also control elements active in the transmission of nerve impulses, are active in the body’s defence against infection and help to maintain regular metabolic rates.
- Polyamines – which are ribonucleic acid (RNA) stimulants.
- Gangliosides – which can promote memory and learning.
- Polysaccharides – which help regulate blood-clotting activity.
- Essential amino acids – the building blocks of protein.
- Type 2 collagen – offering properties that reduce degenerative joint disease.
- Erythropoietin – a hormone secreted by the kidneys that increases the rate of production of red blood cells in response to falling levels of oxygen in the tissues.
- Essential fatty acids Omega 3 and 6.