Where can I find IGF-1?

Where can I find IGF-1?

IGF-1 is primarily produced in the liver, skeletal muscles, and many other tissues in response to GH stimulation. IGF-1 mediates many of the actions of GH, stimulates the growth of bones and other tissues, and promotes the production of lean muscle mass.

How much does IGF cost?

IGF-1 test cost ranges between $89 and $129 in different labs and facilities across the U.S. No prior appointment is required. Compare the price, order your test online and visit the nearest lab during lab business hours. Complete the procedure and get the results in your email within 2 to 3 business days.

Is IGF-1 Expensive?

Both growth hormone and IGF-1 are expensive, he added. Each may cost more than $25,000 a year for a child who is using one of the drugs for legitimate reasons. Athletes may use five or 10 times as much IGF-1 or growth hormone because they are bigger and use higher doses.

Is IGF-1 illegal in the US?

Use of IGF-1 products is banned by the United States Anti-Doping Agency, World Anti-Doping Agency, and most professional sports organizations.

Do you need a prescription for IGF-1?

Mecasermin is used to replace IGF-1 in children who are severely lacking it in their bodies or with growth hormone (GH) gene deletion who have developed neutralizing antibodies to GH. This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.

Is IGF-1 a fasting test?

The IGF-1 Blood Test is also known as SM-C/IGF-1, Somatomedin-C, and Sulfation Factor. No fasting is required for this test, and results will be delivered within 1-2 days. For patients without insurance, this test is a convenient, low-cost alternative to a traditional doctor’s office visit.

Which is better HGH or IGF-1?

IGF-1 is used where more performance driven goals like maximizing growth and maintaining muscle and neurons are desired. IGF-1 has immediate effects, whereas HGH has a longer loading period.