IGF-2 by Applied Nutriceuticals
Immediate GROWTH Factor!
What is IGF-2 and What Does it Do?
IGF-2® is a powerful anabolic blend of the strongest herbal anabolic compounds on the market;* precisely formulated and dosed to provide dramatic, noticeable results FAST!* This product does exactly what it claims to do. It supports natural growth hormone and testosterone production.
The Basics of IGF-2
* Stimulates natural growth hormone and testosterone production.
* Supports testosterone levels to promote sexual health and muscle hardness
* Supports increases in HGH levels.
* Supports healthy testosterone levels.
What makes IGF-2 one of the Most Effective GROWTH PRODUCTS We’ve Ever Made?
The ingredients in IGF-2®, precisely blended to optimal ratios together produce a powerful synergistic combination. Synergism of hormones occurs in situations where more than one hormone produces the same effects at the target cell, and their combined effects are amplified.
MUCUNA & CHLOYOPHYTUM
The two principle components of IGF-2®, Mucuna Pruriens and Safed Musli (Chlorophytum Borivillanum), are a potent testosterone and Growth Hormone (GH)-boosting combination. Mucuna Pruriens may support natural testosterone production through inhibiting prolactin and thereby increasing luteinizing hormone (LH) levels. Prolactin is a hormone that has a regulatory role over gonadotrophic hormone secretion, meaning that it can suppress the action and release of these important hormones. This is important because gonadotrophic hormones control the entire process of male testosterone production, and luteinizing hormone (a gonadotrophic hormone directly responsible for spermatogenesis and natural testosterone production) is a key factor in the control of endogenous male androgen production. Prolactin can directly suppress the secretion of luteinizing hormone, an action that can hinder natural testosterone production significantly, thus not allowing optimal levels of the hormone to be produced by the testes. By inhibiting prolactin, Mucuna Pruriens supports endogenous testosterone levels, promoting increased lean body mass gains and better recovery.
Furthermore, the ethanolic and sapogenic extracts of Chlorophytum have been suggested in animal studies to support an increase in testosterone and body weight. Chlorophytum seems to act as a phytoandrogen (an herbal substance that acts on the androgen receptor), and anecdotal data from products containing this compound also point to supporting testosterone levels and lean body mass. While the mechanism of action for Chlorophytum is poorly understood, and more research on the compound must be conducted, it seems to act in a manner very similar to testosterone, in both terms of strength and lean body composition.
DODDER SEED & RHODIOLA
Dodder Seed is another important component of IGF-2® as it also activates the second messenger system, and subsequently causes adenylate cyclase to generate cAMP from ATP. cAMP generation has a variety of effects on tissue and glandular activity, but the most notable is the stimulation of the thyroid to produce thyroxin (promoting elevated fat burning). Increased cAMP levels also activate the protein kinase enzyme, which in turn activates hormone-sensitive lipase (HSL) in targeted tissues and signals for the production of luteinizing hormone, which supports testosterone levels in males. Elevations in these two hormones can cause a marked increase in fat as body fuel, as well as a strong correlation to decreased body fat and increased muscle mass, density and strength.
The rosavin and salidroside content of Rhodiola Rosea has also been suggested to support a healthy stress response in humans by promoting healthy cortisol levels, while optimizing levels of key brain chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine that function together to maintain a healthy response to stress. Supporting healthy cortisol is a very important effect, as cortisol breaks down muscle tissue and increases body fat, slowing the metabolism and lowering immune function. Rhodiola has been suggested to also have adaptogenic qualities, allowing the human body to work harder during stress, while at the same time maintaining higher energy reserves. This is important to hard-training because intense stress and strain can cause significant increases in stress hormone levels like cortisol, thus diminishing results.