Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) is a naturally occurring protein with a molecular structure similar to insulin. It is produced inside the body primarily by the liver as an endocrine hormone, and it functions as a mediator of the effects of growth hormone.
When growth hormone is released into the bloodstream from the pituitary gland, it stimulates the liver to produce IGF-1, which in turn stimulates growth in a broad range of cells: skeletal, muscle, cartilage, bone, nerve, skin and multiple organs.
Currently, IGF-1 (mecasermin [rDNA origin]) is FDA approved for the treatment of growth failure in children with severe primary IGF-1 deficiency, or with growth hormone (GH) gene deletion who have developed neutralizing antibodies to GH. A number of peer reviewed, independent investigational studies are currently evaluating the clinical application of IGF-1 in relation to additional conditions.
Ingredients: Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) 1,000mcg