Human Growth Hormone (HGH) and Deer Antler Velvet
Deer Antler Velvet is most noted and known for its highly desirable (for many) compound-Human Growth Hormone (HGH). While HGH is touted around the news quite a bit, not many people understand exactly why it’s considered the “fountain of youth” and the anti-aging hormone.
Deer Antler Velvet and HGH
HGH has long been a favorite hormone for athletes. Right now synthetic HGH is a controlled substance, available only by prescription, and only under a doctor’s supervision because of some serious side-effects. It’s almost always available only as an injectable compound and only under the close scrutiny of medical professionals.
Deer antler velvet however produces higher levels of HGH naturally, is available over-the-counter and has not been shown to have any adverse side effects or to be contraindicated for any disease or illness! Is it any wonder people are flocking to take deer antler velvet?
Not only that, other compounds in deer antler velvet, such as chondroitin, glucosamine and 40 other amino acids, nutrients and minerals make deer antler velvet a remarkable, all natural supplement for anyone suffering from the effects of aging, illness, joint issues or lack of energy.
In the 1980′s Russia’s top Olympians athletes shattered record after record after taking deer antler velvet supplements. What their scientists and ours have learned since then was that one of the key components of deer antler velvet is IGF-1 (see our article on Insulin Like Growth Factor for more information), which stimulates HGH in those who take it regularly.
HGH is the core-controlling hormone in the human body. It is responsible for the vitality, energy, youthful looks, resilience and beauty so many people crave. HGH hormones naturally and normally develop in the pituitary gland in the brain as we grow. In healthy people they reach their peak during puberty and adolescence and begin to fall off after the age of 21. By the time most adults hit the age of 60 their HGH levels are only 20 percent of what they were when they were in their 20s. Once people turn 30 years old the decline in HGH speeds up, falling 14 percent or more every decade. The faster HGH decreases the faster we appear to age and the faster the aches, pains and downside of aging set in. Increasing HGH however can reverse aging and have a regenerative effect nothing else known to man has! No wonder people are looking for a fix, particularly a natural one with no bad side effects!
Deer antler velvet contains an “Insulin Like Growth Factor-1,” or IGF-1. A single chain of IGF-1 consists of 70 amino acids. IGF-1 is found in deer antler velvet. It is an anabolic growth factor, meaning it stimulates new cell growth and cell regeneration in the body. Not only that, IGF-1 is recognized as being responsible for significant increases in lean muscle mass, decreased body fat, and improved healing and recovery times in those people who take it regularly. Increases in muscle strength, size, and efficiency are also attributed to IGF-1. Muscles tend to recover more quickly and return stronger and healthier when levels of IGF-1 are at their highest, but how does that happen? By taking deer antler velvet!
The IGF-1 in deer antler velvet doesn’t have the side effect of synthetic IGF-1, which is why it’s so attractive to those seeking its benefits. So now you know why more and more people are turning to this amazing substance.