IGF-2™ Frequently Asked Questions
- 02-07-2007, 08:08 PM
IGF-2™ Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When is the best time to take IGF-2?
A: Take first dose on an empty stomach first thing in the morning, 45 minutes before a meal. On non-workout days, take second dose in same fashion. On workout days, take second dose 45 minutes before workout, on an empty stomach. Take third dose on an empty stomach 45 minutes before bed time for maximal effectiveness.
Q: How long will it take me to notice the positive anabolic benefits from IGF-2?
A: You will begin to feel the testosterone and growth hormone increases from IGF-2 about 7-10 days after beginning the product, at which point you will notice measurable increases in strength and size. By the end of the third week, you’ll be feeling the full effects of this amazing product with ever-increasing gains in strength, size and density.
Q: What makes IGF-2 different from other anabolics on the market?
A: Not to be cynical, but this one actually works. We are proud that this product delivers exactly what we claim it to. The specifically titrated ratios of the compounds in IGF-2 trigger enormous increases in growth hormone and testosterone production, while serving a critical anti-catabolic function as well. Users of IGF-2 generally report lean body mass gains of 5-7 lbs. over an 8 week cycle, with even greater gains being reported when stacked with NeoVar, our advanced creatine product.
Q: How does IGF-2 boost testosterone levels, and how does testosterone grow more muscle?
A: The safed musli componet of IGF-2 contains large amounts of spirosta-steroidal saponins (desoxydiosgenin, tigogenin and neotigogenin) which are intermediates to various hormonal pathways in the body. When ingested, desoxydiosgenin from the safed musli is enzymatically converted to 11-oxa-5 alpha-androstane-3,17-dione, a portion of which is converted to testosterone through the testes. The testosterone produced binds to the androgen receptor, which signals the muscles via mRNA to increase protein synthesis, increased nitrogen retention and muscle cell hypertrophy; leading to greater strength, mass, and recovery.
Q: How does the L-Dopa in IGF-2 help with testosterone production and growth hormone secretion?
A: The variety of mucuna pruriens used in IGF-2™ is standardized to 25% L-Dopa, delivering large amounts of this active ingredient per capsule. Two important mechanisms of action of L-Dopa is increased growth hormone (GH) release, and increased testosterone secretion through prolactin inhibition. Prolactin is a hormone that regulates testosterone production, and too much of it can hinder testosterone production. By inhibiting prolactin, IGF-2 increases endogenous testosterone levels dramatically. L-Dopa is a precursor to Dopamine, a potent GH and testosterone agonist, meaning that dopamine inhibits prolactin release and somatostatin secretion in the hypothalamus, which allows for a greater stimulatory effect of growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) and secretion of testosterone by the testes. GHRH signals the pituitary to release GH, which is produced by the pituitary gland. GH is an important anabolic hormone that stimulates skeletal muscle cells to grow and, in some cases, divide. Acting directly, GH also mobilizes fats from fat depots and decreases the rate of glucose intake and metabolism.
Q: What anabolic and energy-enhancing actions does rhodiola rosea have?
A: Rhodiola rosea has been shown to increase ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) production in the mitochondria of the cell. ATP is an energy molecule that allows for muscle contraction to occur. In a university study, mice were administered rhodiola and made to swim to exhaustion twice a day for six days. At the end of the testing period, muscle biopsies were performed, with the rhodiola-treated mice having 17% greater ATP levels, 45% greater creatine phosphate stores, and 53% greater muscle glycogen levels, along with lowered intramuscular concentrations of lactic acid and ammonia. What this means to you is stronger muscle contraction, allowing for improved energy and stamina.
In human studies, the rosavin and salidroside found in rhodiola rosea have also been shown to have significant effects on stress reduction. This is accomplished by reducing cortisol release, while optimizing levels of key brain chemicals involved in mood, such as serotonin and dopamine, which function together to maintain a healthy response to stress. Blocking cortisol is important, as cortisol tends to break down muscle tissue, increase body fat stores, slows the metabolism and lowers immune function. Rhodiola has been shown to have adaptogenic qualities, meaning that it allows humans to work harder during stress, while at the same time maintaining higher energy reserves.
Q: Should I cycle IGF-2?
A: Yes- we recommend that IGF-2 be taken in 8-10 week cycles to maximize effectiveness. The user should allow thirty days to pass before commencing a new cycle. Many use a two months on, one-month off philosophy with outstanding results.
Q: Who can benefit from IGF-2?
A: Any serious athlete or bodybuilder looking to gain size and/or strength and speed recovery time. Endurance athletes can also benefit from IGF-2 as well; testing with IGF-2 was performed on Olympic-level track athletes who experienced measurable incremental improvements in speed plus reductions in muscle fatigue. Extensive testing has been also been conducted with nationally-ranked and IFBB pro bodybuilders and competitive power lifters, and the results in terms positive effects/benefits have been phenomenal. Additionally, all ingredients comply with IOC, NCAA, NFL, NBA, and MLB banned substances lists.toes-on-the-nose.blogspot.com Deployed blogging
- 02-07-2007, 08:39 PM
do i need to take a PCT after the cycle and if so what do you recommend. and thanks backer for writing these up
- 02-07-2007, 09:09 PM
NO pct is not necessary if anything this can be used in conjunction with a proper pct cycle. orstand alone.
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02-07-2007, 09:11 PM
No PCT is necessary whatsoever. Cycling it is recommended however, to ensure your body doesn't overly adapt.
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02-08-2007, 01:43 PM
Would it be beneficial to take IGF-2 with an AI such as (Rebound Reloaded or Hyperdrol) or would this negate some of the positives seen with this product.
02-08-2007, 06:30 PM
02-11-2007, 04:40 PM
just curious...at the top of the thread it says to take on an empty stomach 45 minutes before eating. At the bottom of the thread it says to take with food...which is it?
02-11-2007, 04:55 PM
Thank you for pointing that out!
Originally when written up, the FAQ for IGF-2 stated to take the supplement with food. It was discovered through quite a bit of use and feedback that results were greatly increased when the product was taken on an empty stomach. The revised, current FAQ calls for an empty stomach for best results.
Hope this helps, and thank you for bringing that to our attention.
02-11-2007, 05:06 PM
lol, glad to help but....im not sure you actually answered the question! You said ...ORIGINALLY the FAQ said best taken on an empty stomach, then said it was discovered after alot of feedback that it was best taken on an empty stomach, and the revised FAQ says take an an empty stomach. LOL Im assuming you meant originally the FAQ said take with food, and then it was discovered that it was best to take on an empty stomach? I guess the bottom line though is...TAKE ON AN EMPTY STOMACH!
02-11-2007, 05:14 PM
02-11-2007, 05:25 PM
haha...its sunday, great day for a nap! So id gladly take a couple of free bottles for my trouble and do a log. lol, nah...but i might use this product in PCT for a cycle im lookin at putting together (or as a stand alone just incase your feelin extra sleepy and generous right now) lol
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02-11-2007, 09:57 PM
So i feel like im cluttering up this FAQ here, but i just wanted to thank Lanbane and say that i will be starting an IGF-2 and NeoVar log in the very near future. And i cant wait!
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03-11-2007, 10:51 AM
I dont have time to wait forty five minutes to take Igf-2 on an empty stomach, plain and simple. Im simply busy . Can I take it after my meals and will it be effective?
03-12-2007, 08:41 AM
03-15-2007, 04:51 PM
here's a question i've yet to see asked, and i'm curious cuz i wanna try this:
here' s my q....
right now i'm in the middle of this cycle: (test cyp-600/week, eq-400/week, winny 60/day) and i just got off receptor grade igf-lr3 @ 50mcg/post workout on training days.....
now, can i take this igf-2 stuff and make my cells swell up while i'm on this cycle and my new baby cells from the previous igf run are fresh? lemme know cuz if not i'll wait but i'm interested in this! thanks!
03-15-2007, 06:48 PM
03-16-2007, 01:01 PM
yes, bodybuilding and powerlifting. I actually just won a comp this weekend. Took first weighing in at 198lb deadlifting 520lbs to win. IT was an easy win, i didn't even have to do my last lift haha
03-16-2007, 01:08 PM
IGF-1 and the AN product "IGF-2" are not the same class...IGF-1 is a hormone, IGF-2 is a herbal supplement. No issues...
03-16-2007, 01:11 PM
FREAKBOY!! pulling off a big powerlifting win at your first meet!!:dl:
Ya freak adding IGF2 wont be a problem you will probably see different effects you wouldnt get from just the real IGF take them both and supply some feedback you punk haha!!
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