Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., launch of Pro-IGF-1™ with the successful extraction of IGF-1 production of Insulin-like growth factor type 1 (IGF-1) from whey protein is a revolutionary discovery for all athletes. Hi-Tech used a molecular biological technique to extract 175 ug/100g, which is a substantial amount of IGF-1. Considering the many clinical and research applications of IGF-1, a ready supply of IGF-1 would be of great value to the medical and biotechnology fields. Since isolation from natural sources previously had been technically difficult, expensive, and time consuming, recent efforts by Hi-Tech have centered on the development of efficient extraction methods from whey peptides for the production of IGF-1.
The so-called growth factors in whey peptides, growth hormone (GH) and the insulin-like growth factors (IGFs), are not mutually exclusive in terms of their effects. It is well documented that the influence of growth hormone on the proliferation of new cells in the body occurs primarily through what is known as the GH/IGF axis wherein the presence of GH triggers and enhances the many effects of the IGFs. IGF-1, or insulinlike growth factor-1, has also found favor among athletes for the same reasons that its better-known relative human growth hormone has: it is believed to make an athlete bigger, faster and stronger. It may boost muscle, reduce fat and improve endurance.
IGF-1 is made in response to growth hormone and is needed for growth hormone to have its effects on muscles and other tissues. Growth hormone, synthesized in the pituitary gland, travels to the liver, which then responds by producing IGF-1. IGF-1 consists of 70 amino acids in a single chain with three intramolecular disulfide bridges. Insulin-like growth factor type 1—commonly known as IGF-1—is a hormone produced naturally in the liver and involved in the human body's growth and development. IGF-1 is at its highest level in the body during childhood and adolescence.
The most important factor to consider is IGF-1's ability to achieve hyperplasia. When you use performance enhancing drugs, they will help the body through hypertrophy, which means you are increasing the size of the existing muscle cells. On the other hand, IGF-1 will cause hyperplasia, which means you are actually increasing the number of cells in the muscle tissue. These new cells can be utilized through further training, and use of Hi-Tech patented DHEA compounds, to make bigger muscles. Essentially, you will have the ability to achieve more muscle density and size at the genetic level by using IGF-1.
Why IGF-1 and not GH? Growth hormone actually is a precursor to IGF-1. Growth hormone does not directly cause muscle growth, but indirectly causes muscle growth by signaling the release of IGF-1. Unlike growth hormone studies suggest that IGF-1 is stable and can be absorbed in the GI tract by neonates. Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals takes a great invention (IGF-1 peptide derived from whey) and makes it a superior product (Pro-IGF-1™). Their proprietary in-house Liposomal Delivery (LD) system is an applied coating which allows IGF-1 to readily dissolve in liquids and ensures the IGF-1 will bypass digestion; will be transported through the bowel wall; will circulate throughout the body; will reach the organs and cells; and remain bioavailable at the cellular level. Liposomal Delivery makes IGF-1 (and other hormones and nutrients) up to 1,500 % more bioavailable. Without Liposomal Delivery, IGF-1 loses most of its effectiveness. The Liposomal Delivery Difference means that IGF-1 products from Hi-Tech do what they say.
Try Pro-IGF-1™ today and begin to see why this product is a "must have" for bodybuilders, athletes and all fitness oriented individuals, but it is also best for those with health conditions, those who wish to lose weight, and all others because of its unique combination of growth factors and IGF-1. Pro-IGF-1's™ ability to increase strength and muscle tone, build and sustain healthy bones and joints, increase stamina, increase flexibility, improve recovery and healing, decrease muscle and joint pain due to every day exertion, and provide general anabolic improvements has made it a staple in many successful athletes regimen.