Growth Factor delivers a formula that is clinically proven to stimulate growth in a way that is natural and non-suppressive, via the use of Safed Musli & Mucuna Pruriens (1). This article will explain how optimising hormonal interactions can accelerate muscle gains and size, and how Growth Factor can support this without the associated side effects.
What Is Growth & How To Stimulate It?
Growth is largely regulated by peptides that stimulate cell development and the production of IGF-1 (2). Growth peptides are affected by many factors, such as diet and stress, and tends to decrease as we reach adulthood, hence the growth we experience during puberty (3). Growth related interactions can be stimulated by many things, such as fasting, deep sleep, Ghrelin and GHRH, such as L-Dopa (4). Growth Factor delivers a standardised dose of L-Dopa, and more information about this can be found in the following sections.
How Growth Factor Works?
Growth Factor contains two researched ingredients that are supported by science to increase growth, libido and performance. These natural compounds are named; Chlorophytum Borivilianum (Safed Musli) and Velvet bean (Mucuna Pruriens).
A clinical controlled trial found supplementing these compounds simultaneously to increase circulating growth related peptides in exercise-trained men (1), which directly demonstrates that Growth Factor is an effective growth formula. This study also adds that supplementation should be considered safe, as the compounds are well tolerated with no toxicity or adverse outcomes. Below you can find the benefits of each ingredient.
Safed Musli Benefits
This rare Indian herb, also known as Chlorophytum Borivilianum, has traditionally been used in Ayurvedic practices for multiple ailments. It may be effective for supporting;
- Muscle growth (1)
- Libido & sexual performance (5)
- Male fertility & sperm quality (6)
- Exercise performance (7)
- Regulating stress levels due to having adaptogenic properties (8)
- Anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic properties (9)
Mucuna Pruriens Benefits
Mucuna Pruriens is also referred to as ‘velvet bean’ as it has a velvety texture. This texture is formed due to its potent bioactive properties, including serotonin. Mucuna Pruriens also contains L-Dopa, which is the precursor to dopamine. L-Dopa has many functions and benefits, and is suggested to;
- Stimulate growth (1, 13)
- Enhance cognitive function (10)
- Regulate mood swings
- Improve sperm count and motility (11)
Side Effects Of German Pharma Growth Factor
Growth Factor is an entirely natural product that will not augment interactions above and beyond the natural realm. For this reason, it will not cause suppression or liver damage. Many compounds that accelerate muscle growth have severe side effects, however as Growth Factor stimulates growth via upregulating GHRH, these adverse implications are not experienced.
Safed Musli Side Effects
There do not appear to be any side effects associated with Safed Musli. High doses appear to be associated with weight gain, however, this can be expected with increases in growth. Those with poor digestion should consult a doctor before supplementing Safed Musli due to its greasy nature (12).
Mucuna Pruriens Side Effects
Those sensitive to Levodopa (L-Dopa) may experience nausea and cramping when using Mucuna Pruriens. Also, Mucuna Pruriens may negatively interact with some medications, such as dialysis and diabetic treatments. It is advised to consult with your doctor before supplementing Mucuna Pruriens.
How to take Growth Factor
Growth Factor delivers 350mg of both Safed Musli and Mucuna Pruriens per capsule. For an effective dose, we recommend taking three capsules daily to deliver 1050mg of each compound. Due to the fast-acting benefits of the L-Dopa in Growth Factor, it can be taken before exercise or performance. Additionally, Growth Factor can help with sleep quality and works effectively throughout the night so it can be taken before bed. We recommend supplementing for 60 days to unleash Growths Factors' benefits.
FAQ Growth Factor
Is Growth Factor Good for Bodybuilding?
Yes, Growth Factor upregulates numerous processes in the body in relation to growth. Combined with an appropriate exercise regime and good nutrition, Growth Factor will promote increased muscle mass.
What Separates Growth Factor From Other Muscle-Building Supplements?
Growth Factor is different to other muscle-building supplements as opposed to supporting very few and select pathways to promote muscle growth, this product helps stimulate the release of the growth related peptides, which will support growth in via multiple pathways. Additionally, the ingredients in Growth Factor are supported by research be effective for this, unlike many supplements on the market.
Can You Take Growth Factor Before Bed?
Taking Safed Musli and Mucuna Pruriens before bed is advised, as it may help with sleep quality and may have greater effects. Mucuna extracts are often used in sleep-promoting supplements.
Is Long-Term Use of Growth Factor Safe?
The only side effect of long-term use of Mucuna Pruriens and Safed Musli is weight gain, which can be expected with growth. There aren’t any reported adverse effects of taking Mucuna Pruriens and Safed Musli every day.