What is IGF-1/LR3? Anti-Aging Peptide Therapy

Americans are concerned about aging more now than ever. Yet, the advent of new technology means they won’t have to worry as much. In particular, IGF-1/LR3 studies show their effect on anti-aging. Their use in peptide therapy shows promising results.¬†

Peptide therapy in combination with other techniques can elevate the body and mind. Although its use in anti-aging methods is new, the results are overwhelmingly positive. They usher in a new era of healthy aging.


The Science Behind Peptide Therapy 

Beginning, peptides is a wide umbrella term to describe biological molecules found within the body. Peptides are chains of amino acids. The length and function of the peptide will determine what type it is. Also, the order of the amino acids will determine it as well. 

Peptide bonds link amino acids together. These molecules are known as the basic building blocks of life. Linking peptides together creates a protein, called polymers. Peptides make up the skin. Initially, only people with health issues used peptides. This would cure or at least, alleviate symptoms. For example, children with growth issues received peptide injections to help achieve a normal height. 

These are some examples of peptides: 

  • Collagen peptides¬†
  • Copper peptides¬†
  • Human Growth Hormone (HGH)¬†
  • Oxytocin¬†
  • Semax¬†
  • Selank

Those who know about makeup and skincare are likely familiar with some forms of peptides. Some peptides when applied topically or injected have physical benefits. Some peptides provide benefits ingested orally. The medical realm still uses them to this day. 

To continue, peptide therapy works by introducing the body to new peptides. These peptides then tell the body to perform a function. That function may be to increase the production of other peptides. These signals can include making more amino acids to help smooth out skin or help with its elasticity.

What Is the Role of IGF-1/LR3 in Peptide Therapy?

Further, to understand the role of IGF-1/LR3 in peptide therapy, it’s essential to know what it is exactly. IGF-1 is a polypeptide, which is a long chain of amino acids. It stands for: insulin-like growth factor.

It’s a long peptide, essentially. This particular chain of molecules is associated with the human growth hormone, or simply, growth hormone. IGF-1/LR3 is a chemically altered, more potent version of IGF-1. 

Moreover, HGH/GH maintains tissue health within the body. The main production of this peptide hormone is within the liver, made possible by the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is a tiny structure at the base of the brain. It has a large role in the endocrine system, aka the master of hormone production and secretion. 

The pituitary gland is responsible for the following functions: 

  • Helps regulate water levels in the body
  • Has a role in the regulation of bodily sodium¬†
  • Signals milk production in pregnant women¬†
  • Plays a part in sex hormone production (ie: testosterone)
  • Helps the body‚Äôs metabolism¬†
  • Has a role in energy levels¬†
  • An integral part of human growth¬†

Continuing, HGH is associated with IGF-1. This is because HGH production responds to the presence of IGF-1. So, how does IGF-1/LR3 help with peptide therapy? IGF-1 and its chemically altered sibling, IGF-1/LR3, cause the growth of new fibers and cells in the body. This includes skin cells. The production of new skin cells aids in anti-aging. 

Does Peptide Therapy for Anti-Aging Work? 

According to a clinical trial within the National Institutes of Health, peptide therapy can reduce the appearance of wrinkles up to 80%. The study had participants apply the peptide topically. One group had a placebo, while the other had a peptide-infused formula. Scientists measured the depth and intensity of the wrinkles to see if they improved. They also conducted volunteer questionnaires to back up their results. 

Additionally, the International Journal of Molecular Sciences developed new peptide derivatives to reduce the appearance of skin wrinkles. They used a spin-off of a growth hormone-releasing peptide (GHRP) to induce the production of IGF-1. To gather the results of their study, they used topographic skin measurements. This rendered an image of the appearance and depth of wrinkles in the volunteers. Ultimately, they confirmed this peptide complex works as an anti-wrinkle ingredient. 

What Are Other Benefits of Peptide Therapy? 

Also, peptide therapy and increased hormone production are good for more than anti-aging. The slew of benefits from it is almost endless, especially as new research develops. Peptide injections are particularly effective since they enter via the bloodstream. Although the effects take about three to six months, it’s worth the wait.¬†

These are the benefits of IGF-1/LR3 via peptide therapy: 

  • Reverses insulin sensitivity¬†
  • Reduces weight¬†
  • Boosts metabolism overall¬†
  • Improves energy level¬†
  • Accelerates muscle building¬†
  • Improves sex drive¬†
  • Helps with insomnia
  • Improves depression¬†
  • Enhances cognitive function

That said, doctors prescribe this form of peptide therapy to help multiple health issues. As aforementioned, it helps children with growth deficiencies. It also helps those who have difficulty with growth in other areas, as people with muscle atrophy. This is pertinent for people with HIV/AIDS because the disease causes severe muscle loss. Additionally, it can help people with low bone density. 

Who Should Consider Peptide Therapy?

Sadly, aging bodies produce less HGH. That is what leads to fine lines and wrinkles, despite external factors. After a certain age, both men and women should consider peptide therapy to reverse the aging process to some extent. The other benefits increase the population of those who would benefit from it. 

The following groups of people would benefit from it the most: 

  • Men in their mid-thirties¬†
  • Women in their early twenties¬†
  • People with a mood disorder¬†
  • Bodybuilders¬†
  • People with eating disorders¬†
  • Students¬†
  • People who suffer from obesity¬†
  • Insomniacs

Of course, different individuals may find a benefit in peptide therapy. However, some people shouldn’t consider it. Anyone with heart issues should consider a different form of therapy. Botox may offer a good alternative. 

Revive Proves Peptide Therapy Works

Revive offers cutting-edge therapies to help mold the body and mind. We offer peptide therapy through peptide injections. In our experience, this provides patients with the best results. Want to have the best body and mind you can have? Contact us now! 


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