Insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) and growth hormone (GH) both promote normal growth in every cell in the body including bone, muscles, cartilage, liver, kidneys, nerves, skin, lungs, and blood stem cells. In addition to the insulin-like effects, IGF-1 also regulates cellular DNA synthesis and regeneration. Growth hormone (GH) is produced in the pituitary gland and then it stimulates production of IGF-l in the liver. IGF-1 and GH promote normal growth in children and are anti-aging in adults when tissue levels are increased.
Extend Lifespan with IGF-1 and GH
“Overall Growth Hormone (GH) and Insulin Growth Factor (IGF-1) signaling falls with age, suggesting that it is this reduced IGF-1 activity that leads to age-related changes in organisms.” states a scientific article Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1: At the Crossroads of Brain Development and Aging.
“IGF-1 signaling is central to pathways that promote cell growth and survival, maturation and proliferation, allowing for tissue growth and renewal. Furthermore, the activity of the GH-IGF1 somatotrophic axis decreases with age, and is almost undetectable in people over 60 years (Junnila et al., 2013). This has led to many theories that upregulation of the GH/IGF1 pathway may delay aging.” (Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1: At the Crossroads of Brain Development and Aging)
“Heart failure (HF) is an important health concern with almost a quarter million deaths each year despite advances in medical therapy. Improvement of cardiac function has been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality in patients with HF. There has been recent interest in the growth hormone (GH) / insulin-like growth factor (IGF) pathway as a potential therapeutic target for patients with HF. Insulin-like growth factor 1 has been shown to augment cardiac function ex vivo and in animals.” (The potential effects of IGF-1 and GH on patients with chronic heart failure)
Brain and Memory Health
“Lower serum levels of IGF-1 are associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease dementia and higher levels with greater brain volumes even among middle-aged community-dwelling participants free of stroke and dementia. Higher levels of IGF-1 may protect against subclinical and clinical neurodegeneration.” (Insulin-like growth factor-1 and risk of Alzheimer dementia and brain atrophy)
“Dementia-free patients with high levels of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) show a lower risk of developing clinical Alzheimer’s disease and subclinical brain atrophy, according to research presented at the 136th Annual Meeting of the American Neurological Association.” (Higher Levels of IGF-1 Are Associated With a Decreased Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease)
“Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) possesses the ability to attenuate intestinal damage and promote mucosal repair of colitis.” (Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 Contributes to Mucosal Repair)
Production of IGF-l and GH in the Body
When IGF-1 and GH are released into the bloodstream, they stimulate growth, regenerate cells, and help the body recover and repair damaged tissues. Growth hormone is typically known for its role in childhood growth and development. Throughout a person’s entire lifespan, it helps build and maintain strength in the bones, muscles, nerves, and other bodily tissues.
Depression-like mood alterations are frequently observed in growth hormone deficient individuals. It has been reported that exercise elicits a beneficial effect in depressive patients since it enhances GH production. The sedentary lifestyle lends itself to a lowered production of growth hormone. People with brain injuries report struggles with depression, and this could be linked to the brain’s reduced ability to produce GH as a result of the brain injury.
Protein, vitamin, and mineral deficiencies are linked to lowered growth hormone production. Vitamin B1, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, magnesium, selenium, and zinc all play an important role in the production of sufficient growth hormones. The beneficial bacteria in the intestines convert the food that is eaten into short-chain fatty acids. These probiotic bacteria, and the short-chain fatty acids that they produce, play a critical role in the synthesis of IGF-1 in the body and brain. Essential fatty acids are a main component of hormone structure.
Sleep deprivation is known to suppress IGF-1 production. Getting plenty of rest increases the concentration of IGF-1 in the body.
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