Literally, insulin-like growth factor 1, a crucial blood protein produced in the liver in response to stimulation by growth hormone. IGF-1 provides the best indicator of growth hormone levels and optimal levels are linked to healthy bone, heart, thyroid, skin, and nervous system.
IgF-1 is needed for all connective tissue repair. Convertion happens when Growth Hormone, secreted by the pituitary, travels peripherally where it is converted into IgF-1 in the liver. (see article on Growth Hormone). High insulin levels can prevent the production of IgF-1.
protein that promotes tissue growth, organ health, and healthy blood sugar levels.
Stands for Insulin-like growth factor. An important hormone for muscle growth. Naturally produced by the body in response to exercise and is necessary for normal physiological functioning. Excess of IGF-1 may be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, and prostate cancer.
insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). IGF-1 is the "middleman" in the process of growth, the link between GH in the blood and the machinery inside cells that stimulates growth.
IGF-1 is a very important hormone involved in growth and development, and it is made by many tissues in the body. IGF stands for insulin-like growth factor but you will probably hear the hormone referred to as â€œI-G-F-oneâ€.
Insulin-Like Growth Factor. IGF-1 is another important anabolic hormone involved in muscle-growth and anabolism.
Insulin-like growth factor number 1. IGF-1 is the "middleman" in the process of growth. Tissues respond to GH by producing IGF-1, which in turn stimulates cells at the growth centers of the bones to divide, or grow.
Insulin-like Growth Factor-1, a naturally occurring hormone found in the milk of both cows and humans, which is important for both the regulation of normal physiology as well as a number of pathological states, including cancer. Cows given rBGH or rBST (synthetic hormones to increase milk supply) also produce more IGF-1 in their milk.