Pure IGF™ Extreme can improve athletic performance by increasing strength, endurance (stamina), increasing oxygen carrying capacity of the blood, repairing minor tissue damage that occurs either during training or in a competitive event and boosting the immune system of athletes whose immune system has been compromised during extreme exertion. Pure IGF™ directly supplements the growth factors that are the key to recovery related symptoms. The actions of growth factors are the restoration of normal body processes and strengthening of the body, possibly leading to mental and physical performance increase, and enhancement of the immune system. Direct supplementation of these growth factors bypasses the need for human growth hormone supplementation.
Naturally Derived, Concentrated Growth Factors.
Aging occurs on a cellular level. When working properly, cellular proliferation is taking place at all times in the body to replace damaged and dysfunctional cells and keep all bodily systems running efficiently. With aging, our cell proliferation is slowed and dysfunctional cells begin to build up in our tissues. This buildup of compromised cells disrupts tissue structures and therefore organ function. As a result we feel lethargic and maintaining the same activity level becomes more and more difficult as the years go by.
Pure Solutions harnesses the power of velvet antler to deliver a full matrix of naturally derived growth factors in highly concentrated doses designed to repair and revitalize the body. Now, you can slow the aging process by supplying your body with the growth factors, amino acids, and fatty acids it needs to continue generating new, fully functional cells.
Pure IGF & Pure IGF Extreme
Diminished growth factor levels in our bodies can lead to impaired body functioning and consequently, unhealthy aging. Pure IGF velvet antler provides natural growth factors that promote regulation of body systems and regeneration to the parts of the body that have been damaged over time.
Many people may experience the following changes:
◦Improvements in muscular endurance
◦Improved memory, mood, and mental acuity
◦Fat loss and improved body composition
*Pure IGF Extreme delivers 47% more growth factors than Pure IGF can provide.
Just like Pure IGF, Pure Factors can support normal body processes, but offers the additional benefits of improved libido, mood, hormonal balance and increased energy. Velvet antler provide the key to naturally restoring the synergy between hormones and growth factors, providing the most complete anti-aging solution. Pure Factors offers three strengths to support hormones depending on needs and lifestyle.
Velvet Deer Antler
Serving Size: 60 drops
Servings Per Container: 60
Pure IGF 11 mg*
A Natural Matric Containing:
Insulin like Growth Factor I (IGF-1)
Insulin like Growth Factor II (IGF-2)
Transforming Growth Factor Alpha
Transforming Growth Factor Beta
Epidermal Growth Factor
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor
Nerve Growth Factor
Neurotrophin Growth Factor 3
Fibroblast Growth Factor (3 Types)
Bone Morphogenetic Protein 4
Other Ingredients:Purified water, 39% v/v USP alcohol.
Shake well before each use. As a dietary supplement: Hold 30 drops of Pure IGF Extreme Liquid sublingually for 90 seconds per dose.
If you are pregnant or lactating consult a health care practitioner before using this product. Keep out of reach of children.
Velvet Antler Information and Research
Velvet Antler History
Velvet antler has been used in Eastern medicine for over two thousand years and is second only to ginseng in importance for the mainstay of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Velvet antler is one of the world’s oldest raw super foods because of its incredible nutritional properties and lack of a caloric impact. Thousands of papers have been published on the manufacture, composition, and biochemical effects of velvet antler and its constituents. Research has consistently revealed a host of health benefits and is used by a wide variety of people including those who are looking for safe anti-aging solutions to the most elite athletes looking for natural performance enhancers.
Velvet antler provides a more extensive collection of nutritional components than any other single source used for dietary supplements. The biochemical matrix found in the live, growing velvet antler contains a complete range of beneficial growth factors, saturated fatty acid molecules, phospholipids, minerals, glycosaminoglycans, extracellular matrix components and the complete array of amino acids.
What is Velvet Antler Extract?
Velvet antler extract is made from concentrated velvet antler. Antlers grow on the heads of male deer and velvet refers to the velvet-like covering that grows over the antlers. Velvet antler extract is made from both the velvet covering and the antler itself.
Antlers are the only mammalian appendages capable of continuous regeneration. They can grow at a rate of over two centimeters per day, representing the fastest rate of organ growth in the animal kingdom and are shed and grow back annually. Each year the antlers begin growth in a cartilaginous state and then calcify before falling off and regenerating. Antlers can grow to over six feet in diameter and weigh several hundred pounds. In the cartilaginous state, these antlers contain an abundance of growth factors and protein-based structures. Some scientists believe that the key to restoring damage and deterioration in humans may lie within the mechanisms of antler regeneration.
Wound Healing Abilities
Velvet antler contains high concentrations of growth factors like insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I), transforming growth factor (TGF), and epidermal growth factor (EGF) that are crucial for restoring damaged tissues. Velvet antler has a profound effect on tissue injuries, as demonstrated by numerous studies. Research has shown significantly increased expression of growth factors in skin treated with velvet antler versus the controls. Faster wound healing, thicker skin, stimulated hair growth, and enhanced fibroblast activity with the use of velvet antler.
Skeletal System Repair
Glycosaminoglycans such as chondroitin sulphate and glucosamine chondroitin, which have been established as natural remedies to reduce pain, stop joint narrowing, and even alter the pathology of osteoarthritis, can be found in great abundance in velvet antler. Studies have demonstrated the effects that velvet antler has on arthritic joints and other skeletal system disorders. Velvet antler supplementation has been shown to reduce or eliminate joint swelling and distortion, inhibit the development of arthritis, significantly increase fracture healing rates, increase bone mineral density, and even increase bone width and osteoblast cells.
The ability of velvet antler to inhibit microbial and fungal growth by enhancing immunological function and suppressing inflammatory cytokines has been demonstrated by recent research. Macrophage and splenocyte activity may be increased by velvet antler supplementation.
Performance Enhancing Effects
Explosiveness, muscle recovery time, endurance capacity, strength and body composition can all be improved with the use of velvet antler. Velvet antler supplementation has been shown to reduce body fat and resting creatine kinase levels and increase strength, time to exhaustion, anaerobic performance, and VO-2 max.
RNA Synthesizing Capabilities
For the past 25 years, Chinese scientists have been demonstrating that velvet antler can exert anti-aging actions by promoting the synthesis of protein and RNA. Supplementation with velvet antler has been shown to increase the weight of the liver, brain, and testis as well as enhancing the activity of RNA polymerase and protein synthesis in the lover and kidneys.
With Alzheimer’s disease affecting such a startling percentage of our aging population, products that have the ability to inhibit the decline of cognitive function are of great interest. A recent study was conducted using memory impaired mice in wish it was concluded that velvet antler supplementation may have the ability to increase the activity of antioxidant enzymes, ameliorate memory deficits, and improve long term memory.
One of the main components in Pure Solutions products is IGF-I, essentially the end result of growth hormone. There has been considerable adverse publicity and misnomers about the effects this polypeptide allegedly has on the human body. On the contrary, many studies show that natural IGF-I has a multitude of positive benefits for the treatment of several debilitating conditions. In fact, research actually concludes that increased natural IGF-I levels have a protective and stimulatory effect on the immune system. The negative side effects that can be attributed to IGF-I isolates and HGH come solely from the synthetic versions of the compound that are developed in laboratories.
Velvet antler provides a natural source of bio-available IGF-I. The IGF-I delivered in Pure Solutions products is provided as it naturally occurs with all of the bio-active constituents in balance. When other nutritional supplement companies add isolates to strengthen their products, they are causing the natural balance to be disturbed and the quality of their product to diminish.
Also, because the nutrients provided from Pure Solutions velvet antler extract products are naturally derived and balanced, the nutrients your body does not use are passed through your urine and sweat to prevent overdosing.
Some of the Characteristics of IGF-I Deficiency Include:
◦Reduced exercise performance
◦Reduced heart output and sweating
◦Reduced sex drive and functions
◦Reduced skeletal muscle strength and size
◦Increased abdominal and visceral fat
◦Increased body fat percentage
◦Insulin resistance, which can lead to type II diabetes
◦Decreased hair and nail growth
◦Decreased HDL cholesterol
◦Elevated LDL cholesterol
◦Reduced thyroid function
Building Muscle Mass
There is a tremendous amount of focus in the training of athletes today to get bigger, stronger and faster by any and all means possible. Unfortunately, this often involves the use of synthetic anabolic agents that have devastating long-term ramifications on the human body. Human growth hormone injections, steroids and other harmful agents have destructive effects on muscle tissues, the endocrine system, exocrine systems and even DNA.
Natural IGF-I is a far safer alternative for building muscle mass and is more effective than growth hormone supplementation itself. In fact, the majority of increases in strength and muscle as well as the anti-aging effects of growth hormone are due to its ability to raise IGF- I levels in the body. IGF-I also acts as an anti-catabolic and plays a role in preventing muscle atrophy, increasing muscle growth and increasing protein synthesis. Our formulas include an all-natural version of IGF-I and growth hormone. It will not cause any of the negative side effects that are often experienced with synthetic formulas.
One of the major issues with losing weight and restricting calorie intake is the accompanying loss in muscle mass. Muscle mass has been directly proven to stimulate an increased metabolism and fat loss. Studies have shown that individuals receiving human growth hormone experience a significant lipolysis effect. Growth hormone increases the fat burning mechanism intrinsic to IGF-I, therefore, preserving and increasing lean body mass. IGF-I also reduces cortisol levels and improves and regulates hormonal levels, which can be affected by calorie-restricted diets. Improving the preservation of muscle mass when fat loss is experienced may also benefit the health of an individual during weight loss procedures.
Slowing the Aging Process
Growth hormone is the primary hormone of the endocrine system. As it pulsates out from the pituitary gland, it is quickly converted by the liver into IGF-I, the metabolite form of the hormone that is ready to use by the body. Growth hormone and IGF-I levels significantly decrease as humans get older, especially after the age of 40. The decline in growth hormone is directly associated with certain aging signs like wrinkling skin, graying hair, decreased energy and sexual function, increased body fat, heart disease, and weak and brittle bones. All of these symptoms of aging may be slowed down and even reversed with administering natural IGF-I to counteract the biological aging process. In addition, research has shown that IGF-I reverses the shrinking of the thymus, which is one of the most important immune modulation organs in the body. This research shows exciting benefits of IGF-I for those looking to halt and reverse the aging process.
IGF-I has the potential to increase lifespan. The blueprint of life that determines age is DNA. Dr. Vincent Giampapa, Director of Clinical Research at the Longevity Institute International has studied how natural sources of IGF-I may soon be able to turn old cells into new ones. IGF-I can help produce new healthy cells and keep them in a healthy state for as long as possible. The cells ability to function relies on the genetic material of DNA. This resides in the nucleus of the cell that codes for all proteins, hormones and enzymes that make the cell run. Oxygen radicals and other factors such as UV light are constantly damaging DNA. It has the ability to repair itself but this ability is dramatically reduced within the aging process. Certain antioxidants can reduce the damage to DNA, but none have been shown to be as effective as IGF-I in doing so.
Improving Immune System Responses
There is an interesting relationship between IGF-I and the immune system. The activity between all major immune cell types such as T-cells, B-cells, natural killer cells and macrophages is altered with increased IGF-I levels. This is because increased IGF-I levels are involved in the production of lymphocytes, and in turn, can actually produce more IGF-I. This provides an alternate source of IGF-I production other than the liver and a baseline for cellular communication between the immune system and the neuro-endocrine system.
Additional Growth Factor Benefits
Cosmetic and Topical Applications of Growth Factors
Photo damaged skin is the consequence of life long exposure to the sun. In fact most changes in are skin as we get older are accelerated by the sun’s rays. These changes come in forms of wrinkles, dark spots, skin cancer, broken vessels, yellowing of skin tone, droopy and leathery skin. Researches have noticed that photo damaged skin correlates with certain aspects of acute and chronic wound healing. Growth factors have demonstrated positive cosmetic and clinical outcomes of topical applications for photo damaged skin. Growth factors can initiate wound healing, promote new skin cell proliferation, increase collagen formation, stimulate formation of capillaries under the skin to deliver oxygen to the skin and participate in tissue rejuvenation on multiple levels. Growth factors may hold the key to reducing signs of skin aging and repairing photo damaged skin.
Tendon, Ligament, Bone and Connective Tissue Healing
Growth factors (bone morphogenetic protein, transforming growth factor β, fibroblast growth factor, vascular endothelial, platelet derived growth factor, epidermal growth factor and insulin like growth factor) can enhance fracture-healing rates in bones, ligaments, tendons and open wounds. Many of these growth factors in velvet antler initiate the tissue rebuilding process, while reducing inflammation and stimulating collagen production. Many of these growth factors are present in multiple stages of the healing process and play a role in shortening and improving the recovery from tissue laceration, ruptures, tears and inflammation.
Questions about Pure IGF and Pure Factors
Do you have to kill the deer for its antlers?
No, we do not kill the deer for its antlers; it is a renewable food source. The antler actually hardens, falls off naturally, and regrows every year. The animals are humanely treated and kept in an optimal state of health so that we are always producing high quality velvet antler extract. The process for the animal is about as painful and stressful as clipping a human fingernail.
Can I overdose on this product?
No, velvet antler is 90% proteins or amino acids. These amino acids bind together in large sequences to create growth factors. For instance the IGF-1 molecule is a 70-chain amino acid sequence. Since the supplements are primarily proteins whatever your body is not absorbing you will just excrete through urine or sweat.
Is this like HGH?
No, our products are not like HGH because HGH is synthetically derived. IGF-1 is the metabolite or end result of natural growth hormone (GH), deer antler also contains a balanced matrix of growth factors, including the master growth factor, which is IGF-1. In total there are over 100 active constituents found in velvet antler extract.
Is this like synthetic IGF-1?
No, this is not a synthetic product or version of IGF-1. It is also not an isolated version of IGF-1. Whenever you take an isolate you create some imbalance in your body. The IGF-1 in velvet antler is derived and delivered as it was intended in nature, which is in a balanced matrix. The IGF-1 found in velvet antler is a 70-chain amino acid sequence, which is what your body naturally produces on its own.
Are there side effects with this product?
No, this is a 100% natural raw super food supplement.
How and when was velvet antler discovered?
Velvet antler has been used for over 2,000 years and falls only second in use in Asia to ginseng. It has been used in Eastern medicine and is still used and continuously researched to this day. Domestically the United States is the fourth largest consumer of velvet antler extract in the world.
What makes Pure Solutions velvet antler so special?
Pure Solutions is a vertically integrated velvet antler company, meaning we have full control from the conception of the animal to the end bottling of the product. Since we start with a superior raw material we have a great advantage against the competition. We also have an exclusive 43:1 extract, meaning that it takes 43 pounds of raw antler to make 1 pound of freeze dried extract, we then extract it twice more into water and organic grape alcohol.
How do I know which strength to take?
There are 3 different dosage ranges that can be utilized by those who are active to mildly active, moderately active and extremely active.
Will I become dependent on any of the velvet antler extract products?
Our products are not drugs and are naturally derived and therefore will not cause dependency. Our products are super foods and provide nutrition crucial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Many people who temporarily stop taking our products chose to begin supplementation again because they can feel the difference.
Is it okay to take more than the recommended daily dosage?
Yes. We actually encourage double dosing for your first two weeks of supplementation to jumpstart the effects of these products. Take one dose in the morning and one in the evening on an empty stomach.
When is the best time to take it?
Pure IGF and Pure Factors are best taken in the morning on an empty stomach. When double dosing, the second dose should be taken later in the day on an empty stomach.
I've been taking this product for a couple of weeks now, why have I not felt all of the benefits?
Velvet antler extract works on a cellular level to identify areas of the body where repair and regeneration are necessary. Certain effects like focus, mental clarity, and improved sleep are often experienced within the first two weeks of supplementation while it may take 30-60 days to promote hormone support, muscle recovery, and strength gains.