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IGF-1 "The Holy Grail"?


Badlands
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I had a conversation with a TRT doc yesterday and he said that his goal with HGH patients was to elevate their IGF-1 levels with daily rHgh injections.

He said that unfortunately some of his patients do not tolerate Hgh due to side effects even at the low HRT doses that he uses.

He said that a product "somatorelin" an analog of GHRH (Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone) is now on the market. It's supposed to stimulate endogenous production of ones own GH from the pituitary without the side effects of exogenous GH injections. It looks promising.

I then asked him, "If the goal of Anti Aging medicine is to increase IGF-1 via GH administration or endogenous stimulation of ones own gH, why not just supplement with IGF-1 directly?"

He said that it is very cost prohibitive and the question of purity in manufacturing is also an issue.

I told him that I thought the Bodybuilding community has been using IGF-1 supplements although I wasn't sure of the price or purity issues...

If anyone has any input or suggestions.....


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for the medical profession to prescribe it, it has to be fda approved causing already high pricing to be really high. the bb'ing community gets around this by using LR3 rHGH media grade which is not approved for human use.

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Badlands
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for the medical profession to prescribe it, it has to be fda approved causing already high pricing to be really high. the bb'ing community gets around this by using LR3 rHGH media grade which is not approved for human use.

jb

What about IGF-1 supplements? How good is the purity and is it worth the price?


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do you mean the plethora of oral supplements that puport to stimulate igf? by and large they are worthless although there are some exciting developments in the research pipeline.

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Seabiscuit Hogg
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True. Even if they increase absorbtion thru various means, the doses are to low. IGF-1 has to be injected.

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Badlands
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So when people post that they are taking "IGF-1", it's not the real deal?


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jboldman
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generally they mean they are taking LR3 IGF-1, usually media grade.

jb


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Badlands
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Posted by: jboldman
generally they mean they are taking LR3 IGF-1, usually media grade.

jb

What are the benefits/risk ratio?


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i know of no risks other than you throw your money away and the usual any time you stick a pin in yourself. The benefits can be substantial, see my pic i am posting up this evening.

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I'm getting ready to take that risk.

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