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in·su·lin like growth fac·tor
Insulin-like Growth Factor is a protein made by the body that stimulates the growth of many types of cells. Insulin-like growth factor is similar to insulin (a hormone made in the pancreas). There are two forms of insulin-like growth factor called IGF-1 and IGF-2. Higher than normal levels of IGF-1 may increase the risk of several types of cancer. Insulin-like growth factor is a type of growth factor and a type of cytokine. Also called IGF and somatomedin.
Your blood spot samples will test: Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) levels.
You may want to consider this test if you suffer from:
- Decreased cognition
- Decreased quality of life
- Chronic illness
- Autoimmune disease
- Cardiovascular disease
- Insulin resistance
- Poor skin tone
- Low libido
- Decreased muscle and bone mass
- Rapid and/or premature aging
Everything you need to collect your sample and return it to the lab is included in the test kit you will receive.
You can review these illustrated Collection Instructions now or wait to receive them in your package.
Your test results will be returned to us within 5 to 7 business days from the date the lab receives your sample. Once we know that your results are available, we will send you an email so that you can login and review them.
NOTE: Per state laws, if you live in California, you will need to email us a prescription from a medical practitioner (could be a physician, physician's assistant, naturopath etc.) in order for us to process your order and send you your test. New York residents may not receive tests per state laws. Having your tests shipped to you outside of California or New York may be the best way to go. (The Air Quality tests and Pet tests do NOT need a prescription and can be sent anywhere needed.)
Because the test kits include postage-paid return shipping, there is an extra shipping charge of $10.00 that will be added to your test order.
Did you know that your human growth hormone (HGH) levels have been dropping over 10% every decade since your 20th birthday? Many experts in the field of aging believe that the decrease in HGH is one of the major influences in how we age and your quality of life is affected by the extent that your HGH levels drop or become unbalanced. In fact, HGH studies have shown that there is a direct correlation between HGH levels and individuals with chronic health conditions.
Because HGH levels fluctuate throughout the day, monitoring IGF-1 levels provides a stable biologic marker produced by the liver in response to average, daily HGH levels. There is excellent correlation between HGH release and IGF-1 measurements; therefore, IGF-1 measurements provide an indirect, but highly accurate method of assessing HGH levels.
An IGF-1 level outside the normal range will give you the awareness you need to begin correcting the HGH influences contributing to premature aging and HGH deficiency. Restoring your HGH balance and systematically reviewing an HGH supplementation program will help you move into healthy aging and quality of life.
Please note that because return postage is included with this test kit, there is an extra shipping charge of $10 for kits shipped in the USA. The extra shipping charges for kits shipped outside the USA will vary according to cost/location. (This extra charge is NOT added to the Canine Health Check Test Kit or Any of the Air Quality Test Kits.
Everything you need to collect your sample and return it to the lab is included. You should receive your results approximately 5 to 7 business days after the lab has received your sample. There are no additional lab or postage fees required after test purchase.
This is a safe, easy to use home blood spot test for men and women of any age.