Is it possible to grow muscle using Deer Antlers (IGF-1)
By: Tim Ernst
I just recently heard about a substance that most major sports are banning due to being a sports enhancing drug, IGF-1.
This hormone is responsible for many things throughout the body and for this article I want to focus on the effects it has on bodybuilding/bodybuilders.
I was getting my haircut the other day and had a different stylist do my hair than the usual one I have. we began to talk a lot about fitness and supplements. Now I’m not to crazy on supplements, but if I hear enough about a product I’ll always test it out to see if they work. Anyways, he was telling me about a growth hormone that naturally occurs in the body called IGF-1.
IGF-1 is found on the tips of deer antlers. IGF-1 (Insulin like growth factor 1) is named because of its resemblance to insulin. IGF-1 is synthesized both in the liver and in muscle. It plays an important role in childhood growth and continues to have effects in adults. It is a natural substance that is produced in the human body and is at its highest natural levels during puberty. During puberty IGF is the most responsible for the natural muscle growth that occurs during these few years.
The antler is dried and is used powdered or in tea form for a wide variety of health remedy and health maintenance purposes. Velvet antler is said to be effective as an anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, immune stimulant, and pro-growth agent, though these claims have not been verified through scientific study. Some studies appear to show that velvet antler may also have anti-aging properties by reducing signs of senility, which may be attributed to its hormonal effects.
As a result, the use of deer velvet, with its natural source of IGF-1, can help keep the body slim and muscles toned.
I just bought a supplement containing the purest of deer antlers and I’m going to test it out for 30 days and report back my findings on this product. It’s pretty expensive, equivalent to the price of steroids. I’m going to record any strength gains that may occur as well as any sort of growth. If you want to buy this supplement and your curious about it, I bought the it from Pure Factors Professional PRO IGF T 1100.