Insulin Growth Factor or IGF-1 is a hormone similar in molecular structure to insulin that is produced mainly in the liver. It plays an important role in childhood growth and continues to have anabolic effects in adults. The highest rates of IGF-1 production occur during the pubertal growth spurt. The lowest levels occur in infancy and old age. Deer Antler Stax from Velox Labs LLC has been shown to promote increases in growth hormone through the triggering of IGF-1.
Growth hormone (GH) is made in the anterior pituitary gland, is released into the blood stream, and then stimulates the liver to produce IGF-1. IGF-1 then stimulates systemic body growth and has growth-promoting effects on almost every cell in the body, especially skeletal muscle, cartilage, bone, liver, kidney, nerves, skin, and lungs.
In addition to the insulin-like effects, IGF-1 can also regulate cell growth and development, especially in nerve cells, as well as cellular DNA synthesis. Studies have shown that deficiencies in IGF-1 can lead to premature aging and overall deterioration of the cells.
Supplements like Deer Antler Stax can help to reverse this process.