There is so much research now on IGF-1 and its ability to help the heart it is simply amazing. There are more than 650 muscles in the human body,
including your heart. Indeed, the heart is like any other muscle, requiring blood to supply oxygen and nutrients to function. The heart’s needs are provided by the coronary arteries, which begin at the base of the aorta and spread across the surface of the heart, branching out to all areas of the heart muscle.
Unfortunately, coronary heart disease is the most common cause of death in the United States. As with any health challenge, “prevention” is
the key. Although genetics play a role, you can significantly decrease the chance of developing heart disease by making lifestyle changes and having regular checkups with your physician. Supplementing with colostrum can also help maintain heart health.
Insulin-like growth factor 1, the same IGF-1 found in true six-hour colostrum, has the ability to regenerate (or regrow) muscle tissue. This is not
limited to just the muscles in our arms or legs but also includes the heart. A recent study in the February 2012 issue of Cardiovascular Research demonstrates the cardioprotective actions of IGF-1 found in colostrum. The researchers found that IGF-1 was benefi cial in mitigating damage induced by excessive nutrient-related stress and ischemic heart disease (IHD), which is caused by a reduced blood supply to the heart muscle. The study also found that IGF-1 could actually help reduce cell death and degradation in blood vessels, preventing the deterioration that contributes to cardiovascular disease.
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