Low IGF-1 Levels?
Low Insulin-like Growth Factor Levels Linked to Metabolic Syndrome.
The metabolic syndrome is a cluster of heart disease risk factors. Including high blood pressure and abdominal fat deposition. Along with insulin resistance, abnormal blood fats and type 2 diabetes.
It is a marker of poor metabolic health. Increases risk of heart attack, stroke and premature death. A review of literature by researchers from the School of Medicine in Monterrey, Mexico. While this review linked the metabolic syndrome to low levels of insulin-like growth factor. A hormone produced by the liver triggered by human growth hormone (HGH).
While HGH works, in part, stimulating the production of IGF-1. Furthermore, the researchers speculated that supplementing IGF-1 might help combat the metabolic syndrome. Also supplementing helps build muscle mass and increases strength.