I recently placed an order with Life Extension Foundation for some supplements. When I received the supplements there was a special promotional advertisement included in the package. It was a brightly colored glossy advertisement on a 7 by 5 inch card promoting "Pure IGF the natural anti-aging growth factor supplement", which is made by a company called "Pure Solutions, Inc."
The advertisement went on to say "As we age, our Human Growth Hormone production decreases, and thus so does our production of vitality promoting Growth Factors. Now, thanks to a revolutionary discovery, these Growth Factors are available in a pure form."
The LifeExtension logo is printed right on the card along with their telephone number to order anytime. Next to that is the statement "Pure IGF is the most important supplement you should be taking. Everyday!" Wow, I have never known the Life Extension Foundation to endorse any product so emphatically. They actually call it "the most important supplement you should be taking." I wonder if those are Bill Faloon's own words?
I have seen this product for sale in stores also. The label says that it is an extract of velvet deer antler which contains IGF-1 and several other growth factors. However the amount of IGF-1 or any of the other growth factors is not listed. It just says that there is 5mg of the antler extract in each dose and that includes some of those growth factors. They cleverly avoid listing how much, or how little, of those growth factors are actually included in 5mg of the extract. I guess if there was at least 1/10 of a microgram of IGF-1 in the bottle, they could claim that it was not falsely labeled.
But the revolutionary discovery is "deer antler" extract? Hasn't that stuff been promoted by direct marketers for decades? And it is known that caloric restriction diets that increase longevity actually decrease IGF-1 levels, not increase them.
Tell me if I am missing something, but in my opinion this stuff looks about as close to worthless as you can get. I am suprised that LifeExtension Foundation is calling it the most important supplement you can take, and it makes me wonder if I should be buying any supplements at all from them. How can you trust a company that could promote something like this?
Does anyone else have any opinions on this product, "Pure IGF"?