MGF (Mechano Growth Factor): Everything You Need to Know
MGF, also known as Mechano Growth Factor, is a growth factor released in response to muscle damage and promotes muscle growth, repair, and hypertrophy. It is a splice variant of the Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) gene and is activated through mechanical signalling in muscle tissue.
What is MGF?
MGF is a growth factor released in response to muscle damage through mechanical signalling in muscle tissue. It promotes muscle growth, repair, and hypertrophy by increasing protein synthesis and promoting satellite cell activation. MGF is a splice variant of the IGF-1 gene, which means it is a different form of the same gene that is activated in response to specific signals.
How does MGF work?
MGF works by binding to specific receptors on muscle cells, leading to an increase in protein synthesis and satellite cell activation. This promotes muscle growth and repair, as well as hypertrophy. MGF also has anti-inflammatory effects and can help to reduce muscle damage and soreness.
What are the potential benefits of MGF?
The potential benefits of MGF include increased muscle growth, repair, and hypertrophy, as well as reduced muscle damage and soreness. Additionally, MGF may help treat conditions such as muscle wasting diseases and age-related muscle loss.
What are the potential side effects of MGF?
MGF is generally considered to be safe and well-tolerated when used as directed. However, some people may experience side effects such as headaches, muscle pain, and water retention. Additionally, long-term use and high dosages of MGF may increase growth factor levels.
In human trials, the dosage of MGF has varied depending on the specific study and the research goals. The dosages used in human studies have ranged from 100mcg to 300mcg per administration.