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Of Growth Hormone, Bovine Colostrum, and IGF-I

No, they're not the latest models of smartphones

August 09, 2012

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Colostrum is mother nature's "first milk" as it is produced by mammals shortly after giving birth. It is available for a set amount of time (it varies from species to species) after the mother has given birth and then her milk transitions over to regular milk, which is produced for the rest of the suckling stage of her offspring. It is vastly different in it's nutritional composition than regular milk and this is what makes it one of the most powerful and rejuvenative antiaging foods available.

Colostrum is also very potent immunoglobulin that protect us from many pathogens like Escherichia coli, Cryptosporidium parvum, Shigella flexneri, Salmonella, Staphylococcus,[27] and rotavirus (which causes diarrhea in infants). Analysis of which reveals that colostrum contains 97 immune factors, 87 growth factors, and a variety of different probiotics and prebiotics that are very important in fighting infectious bacteria in the gut.

It has been shown in separate studies that athletes have used colostrum effectively in an attempt to improve their performance through decrease in recovery time, and prevent sickness during peak performance levels. Strength althletes know that after a bout of weight training, the body's immune system takes a nosedive. Thus, supplementation with bovine colostrum (20 g/d) in combination with exercise training for 8 weeks may increase bone-free lean body mass and boosts the immune system in active men and women.

It may sound like the latest models of smartphones, IGF-1 is a chain of amino acids that play an important role in the growth of children and muscle growth effects in adults. IGF-1 is a hormone similar in molecular structure to insulin. It is a chain of 70 amino acids in a single chain that plays an important role in childhood growth and is a great factor in the development of muscles in adults. IGF-1 production is stimulated by our body's growth hormone. When produced in the liver, it binds to IGF-1 receptors, which in turn activates the AKT signalling pathway, a stimulator of cell growth and proliferation. It has systemic growth factor effects, and by systemic it means a garguantuan of beneficial effects in almost every cell in the body, the effects of which is seen in skeletal muscle, cartilage, bone, liver, kidney, nerves, skin, hematopoietic cell, and lungs. In addition to the insulin-like effects, IGF-1 can also regulate cell growth and development, especially in nerve cells, as well as cellular DNA synthesis.

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With elevated levels of growth hormone, it triggers the liver to produce IGF-1 that binds to a host of cell receptors found all over our bodies to stimulate its growth and repair.

The success of the gold-medal Australian swimming team in the summer Olympics of 2000 and 2004 can be partly attributed to their use of colostrum supplements. Hey, we can't argue with success now can we?

UPLift/GH® contains colostrum to naturally boost your growth hormone levels.

August 09, 2012

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