For the purposes of getting straight to the point, Peptides are a sequence of amino acids. The use of Peptides, is a fascinating medical breakthrough for patients who are interested in the benefits which have been reported by people. These reported benefits include the optimization of health including, fat loss and anti-catabolic muscle tissue enhancement, anti-aging, immune health, gut healing, cardiovascular and neuroprotective health, and various types of tissue repair, including rapid injury rehabilitation and post-surgery recovery.
Before we dive in, please realize that we at Renew Life RX, insist upon being clear that peptides, like any other drug, are not being marketed as a miracle product. Like any other prescription drug, these compounds are only prescribed for patients who qualify and for patients who prove that they are already working hard to take care of their health.
*Peptides are only to be used under medical supervision and its use must be taken seriously!
Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) is a hormone that is very similar to insulin, hence its name. It is strongly related to growth-hormone, as growth-hormone mediates its effects through IGF-1. Growth-hormone is produced by the pineal gland, which is a pea-like structure located in the brain. It spreads in the bloodstream and acts on the liver to produce IGF-1. IGF-1, in some ways can be thought of as growth-hormone’s “messenger”.
IGF-1 has growth-promoting effects on almost all the cells in the human body, including skeletal muscle, bone, cartilage, skin, nerve and liver cells. Indeed, people who lack IGF-1 suffer from a condition known as dwarfism and are characterized by an exceptionally short stature.
IGF-1 is termed an “anabolic” hormone, as it involves the synthesis of complex molecules from simpler ones. In other words, IGF-1 is responsible for building and growth. This is especially so in the context of bone and muscle growth. IGF-1 therefore plays an indispensable role in child growth, puberty growth spurts, and muscular growth in fitness enthusiasts through adulthood. Furthermore, IGF-1 can reduce age-related loss of muscular function and even cause muscular hypertrophy when it is overexpressed.
IGF-1 has also seen applications in diseases unrelated to growth. For example, it has been used successfully in the treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus resulting in improved sugar control and may have therapeutic applications in chronic inflammatory diseases such as Crohn’s disease and cystic fibrosis.
*Similar to CJC-1295, IGF-1 is a much more cost effective therapy compared to traditional Growth Hormone therapy.
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