- 03-30-2008, 01:54 PM
Applied Nutriceuticals IGF-2 Review
-I began IGF-2 on day 1 of my cutting phase in hopes of strength retention while on a reduced calorie diet, aid in preservation of LBM, loose body fat at a controlled rate, and to help with sleep and overall well being. Was used in conjunction with AP (which I have used before so results were easily separated between the two.)
-I ran 1 bottle for a total of 24 days with a dosing pattern of:
4 pills pre-workout. 3 pills midday, and 3 pills 45 minutes before bed.
Body Changes (Initial ---> 3 weeks after)
Weight : 220 -----> 200.2 (-19.8 *Water and Glycogen loss attributes to this as well.)
Body Fat %: 14%---->12% (-2%) *this is done by my idea of bf. Judge from pictures for personal thoughts.
Waist just below navel: 38in ---> 36.5 in (-1.5 in)
Arms: R:15.5 L:15.5 ----> R:15.25 (-.25) L:15 (-.5)
Calves: R:15 L:15 ---> R:14.875(-.125) L: 14.5 (-.5)
-Throughout the 3 weeks I noted all lifts remained within 5% of their pre cut PRs. Although no strength was gained I was not surprised as I was not taking this product for that intention. I am very pleased with knowing abnormal strength loss (which in turn would lead me to believe LBM loss was occurring) did not occur at any point while taking IGF-2.
-Despite some peoples success with IGF-2 and endurance/cardio benefits I personally experienced little/no benefit. I noted from the first dose that while doing empty stomach cardio I was sluggish and tired easier than normal (I am assuming this is from the gh release?)
-However abstract from the results I saw from endurance during cardio I saw immediate benefits in recovery and endurance during strength training. Within the first week time between sets and exercises were drastically reduced. I give myself 2-3 minuets in between sets on smaller muscle groups and 3-4.5 minuets on larger muscle groups (and typically go towards the latter allotted time.) While on IGF-2 and keeping weights high I was barreling through rest times and there fore also cutting down on overall time in the gym.
-I can't directly attribute fat loss to IGF-2 since I saw no remarkable jumps compared to previous fat loss periods without it, but LBM retention was definitely seen; namely dosing 4 caps prior to empty stomach cardio. I use to do empty stomach purely on an empty stomach and although fat loss was solid muscle loss was always in the back of my head. With IGF-2 I felt no adverse sides to emtpy stomach cardio and felt like it was almost a "armor" protecting muscle from unneeded breakdown.
Overall Subjective Feelings
-Drastic increase in anaerobic recovery time, but no increase/slight decrease in aerobic exercise.
-Acne noticed on chest 7 days in, subsided by day 14.
-Increase in nail growth as well as hair growth after 10 days remaining for the rest of the products use.
-Much improved sleep. Within 45 minuets of taking IGF-2 before bed I was out like a light. Vivid dreams and deep RPM sleep was noted. Woke up resfreshed and ready to go every morning.
-No mood elevation that people report while take GH/Test boosters.
Strength Retention: 8.5/10
Endurance/Recovery 8/10 (loved the lifting benefits, not a fan of cardio results)
Pumps/Vascularity: 7/10 (Pumps and vascularity where there, but no different than when I was taking AP solo, so I attribute vascularity and pumps to AP.)
Product as a whole: 8.25/10
Overall I very much enjoyed IGF-2 and its benefits. I recommend it too anyone considering trying it out and would love to see what someone could do on a purely LBM/strength gaining period.
- 03-30-2008, 02:56 PM
Awesome review! More reviews should be this way, with this level of description and discussion. Very appreciated man!!!!!!!!!!!
03-30-2008, 02:59 PM
I really enjoyed your log and good detail and clear explanations. Looks like it treated you very well. I see noticeable fat loss, especially in the waist area. Glad you enjoyed it and i look forward to whatever you review in the future!
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03-30-2008, 03:16 PM
Yea I like to explain as much as I can, or just to the point that I would want to read up on a supp if I was thinking of buying it
Yea I really leaned up well for 3 weeks with these products. You can't see it but my shoulders leaned out a lot too but I can't get a good angle on them. I was surprised I saw any lose in the midsection (it usually is the LAST place I see it.)
IGF-2 is a solid product and I really enjoyed it.
03-31-2008, 08:05 AM
Top Notch Review!
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04-01-2008, 12:46 PM
Solid Review! I just started an IGF-2, RPM, Pslin, Xtend stack for the spring. I'm excited to see the results!
04-01-2008, 12:52 PM
04-01-2008, 12:54 PM
04-01-2008, 01:12 PM
04-06-2008, 04:36 AM
Agreed...nice review. My 8 weeks of IGF-2 was one of the best supplement experiences ever. I'd run this stuff every 2 months if I could afford it. The mental and physical benefits in all aspects were awesome. I'm surprised you didn't notice an increase in cardio....lol - I also really liked the improved sleep...and the vivid dreams!
04-06-2008, 09:30 AM
Thanks for the feedback, Ninja! IGF-2 is truly a compact and potent punch. Nice that you mentioned the cardio aspect. It can be overlooked sometimes due to the IGF-2-induced general improvement in markers of physical and mental well-being. Nevertheless, the cardio aspect (phosphocreatine/ATP synthesis/VO2-Max) is due to the overall synergy with Rhodiola Rosea at the core. The sleep-vivid-dream aspect is another type of synergy triggered by the L-Dopa from Mucuna Pruriens. Great remarks, NinjaOriginally Posted by TheNinja;
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04-06-2008, 10:17 AM
Nice addition Ninja. Everyone is different when it comes to supplements so its great to add a different perspective as well for people to see.
Strategic ~ you been mia a little? lol.
Also I just started Lipotrpohin-PM last night. Not going to lod daily notes but will be doing an overall review following completion of the product.
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