Many popular products are available in the market that claims to improve muscle growth and decrease body fat. However, nothing compares to the benefits of peptide therapy as they come with minimal side effects. While there are many peptides currently under research, selecting the right one for you becomes very crucial.
One form of peptide that shows promising results in helping us attain our health goals is PEG-MGF. Derived from IGF-1, this peptide stimulates the division of myoblasts that promotes the maturation and differentiation of new muscle cells.
MGF peptide is normally produced in the liver to stimulate anabolic activities in adults and promote development of muscle tissues in childhood. However, with a half-life of 5-7 minutes, it is a very unstable peptide. Hence, the addition of PEG compound to the peptide is necessary to increase its half-life.
Benefits of PEG-MGF
Pegylated Mechano-growth factor or PEG-MGF is mainly used to promote muscle growth and healing. The following benefits of the peptide have been observed during research studies:
1. Improves fat metabolism:
By stimulating the IGF-1 receptor, increases fat metabolism and also the production of lean muscle mass.
Thus, weight loss can be obtained with PEG-MGF peptide therapy.
2. Provides anti-aging effects:
IGF-1 receptor stimulation also results in slowing down of the aging process and sometimes also reverses some of its effects.
3. Skeletal muscle growth:
This is the primary benefit for which this peptide is studied.
By stimulating new muscle cell differentiation and growth, it increases your endurance levels too.
When it is directly administered into muscle tissue, it also reduces oxidative stress.
By stimulating muscle cell division, it allows the cells to merge and form adult muscle tissue.
4. Repair of heart muscles:
During prolonged states of hypoxia, our cardiac muscle cells go through a process called apoptosis.
MGF prevents apoptosis and hence, death of cardiac cells and can in healing those cells after a heart attack.
MGF can send cardiac stem cells to the hypoxic injury site to promote regeneration and healing of the cardiac muscle cells.
5. Better immunity:
It is shown in some studies that MGF can boost our immune system functioning.
6. Increased sensory perception:
Some increase in cognitive functioning has also been observed with the administration of PEG-MGF.
Some other benefits of PEG-MGF are a reduction in the levels of cholesterol, better skin tone, and bone health, and an increase in regeneration of injured tissues. It can also regenerate cartilage, bone tissue, and teeth. Some studies have also found the benefit of MGF in motor neuron degeneration which gets damaged in certain neurological conditions.
PEG-MGF – Potential side effects
Some of the unfavorable effects that are reported from research studies are:
– Sudden reduction in blood sugar levels can dangerous for people taking medications for diabetes.
– Swelling of feet and hands.
– Irregular cardiac activity can result in cardiac arrest in extreme cases.
– Nose bleeding.
– A tingling sensation at the tip of fingers.
– Itching and swelling at the injection site.
Lack of appropriate diet and administration of higher doses of PEG-MGF have reported more severe side effects which can be lowered by correctly dividing the doses and taking it well within the recommended range.
You cannot directly buy peg mgf from pharmacies as it is still under the research phase.
PEG-MGF dosage cycle
The peptide is injected in the bicep muscle groups at a dose of 100-200 mcg injected into the right and left biceps. The maximum recommended daily dose is 800 mcg. The injections are given on an alternate day basis for a maximum of 3 days a week.
It is recommended to consume simple carbohydrates with the injection of PEG-MGF to prevent hypoglycemia.