Insuline-like Growth Factor is an injectable drug belonging to the family of compounds that are structurally homologous to proinsulin. The main effect of IGF-1 is regulation of glycogen metabolism, but it also posses anabolic features. The drug induces the transportation of glycogen and amino acids within muscular and other tissues. This preparation can also increase protein anabolism. It is a growth factor and it is one of the most potent in human body. IGF causes muscle cell hyperplasia, which is an actual splitting and forming of new muscle cells.
IGF-1 administration may be highly useful for rehabilitation of any kind of joint injury experienced by athletes and bodybuilders, and would greatly decrease recovery time as well as increase the strength of the recovered area. The most effective length for a cycle of IGF-1 is 50 days on and 20-40 days off. The most common dosages range between 20 mcg per day and up to 120 mcg per day. IGF is only available by the milligram, one mg will give you a 50 day cycle at 20mcg per day, 2mg will give you a 50 day cycle at 40mcg per day, and so on. The main side effects of IGF-1 are: acromegaly, abnormal enlargement of organs, lower than normal levels of glucose in the blood, prostate, lung and colorectal cancers predispositions.