What are the benefits of IGF-1?
Deer antler velvet spray has been in the news a great deal ever since the controversy revealing that Ray Lewis used it to decrease his recovery time from a torn triceps by almost 70%. The investigating sports bodies isolated that it was the boost in insulin growth factor 1 (IGF-1) in the human body that is enabled by deer antler spray that gave him the accelerated recovery time. They didn’t ban the substance, and clinical studies have confirmed that the spray does increase IGF-1, which has led to many professional athletes and bodybuilders wanting to know what the benefits of IGF-1 really are. Many athletes are now stacking the natural deer antler spray supplements with other anabolics like RPN Havoc which is classified as a prohormone, prohormones work very similar to anabolic steroids.
Benefits of IGF-1 – Increased Growth
IGF-1 plays an important role in post workout increased muscle growth because it provides an additional factor needed by the body to use its natural levels of HGH more effectively. It promotes increased fat loss as it is the missing “link” for using extra fuel in creating muscle. That “missing link” isn’t really missing, IGF-1 is made by the body, but after adolescents the levels of it in the human system drop off.
Benefits of IGF-1 – Shorter Recovery Time
In boosting the processes of metabolizing fat and fueling increased HGH production, as well as integrating itself into the rest of the process involved with building and repairing muscle, IGF-1 also shortens recovery time. By giving your body more of what it needs to recover, in a natural form, the recovery is seen as being allowable by major governing bodies.
How safe is it?
The only real concern with using IGF-1 lies with people who are on medication to suppress their immune system. IGF-1 plays an important role in promoting immune health, but in those with MS, rheumatoid arthritis or other immune disorders where the immune system is overactive it is not recommended. Outside of these conditions, IGF-1 promoted by deer antler spray is considered safe.