by Jason Duke - Owner/Artisan
Fresh Content: December 17, 2020 21:48
Growth factors are peptide-hormone-like substances found in the tissues of humans and animals that stimulate the process of healing, growth, and regeneration of cells and tissues. They are also part of the morphogenic process of developing the shape of organs, glands, and tissues.
A common growth factor found within animal and human tissues is a somatomedin called insulin-like growth factor (IGF). IGF works with the pituitary gland to stimulate growth hormone.
Deer Antler Velvet is a Concentrated Growth Factor Source
IGF-1 is distributed throughout deer antler velvet which contains an internal enviroment filled with growth and regeneration supporting nutrients, including a broad range of collagen types and various trace minerals, such as copper, selenium, and zinc.
Pearls Grow in a Nutrient Dense Growth Factor Promoting Environment
Mollusks, such as mussels and oysters, contain IGF and grow pearls which contain IGF.
Male Silk Moth Contains Peptides Related to Growth Factors
The prothoracicotropic hormones, a.k.a. insect hormones, have amino acid sequences similar to IGF.
Lion's Mane Promotes Nerve Growth Factor
The mycelium from lion's mane mushroom is known to promote nerve growth and regeneration through nerve growth factor (NGF) inducing activity.