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IGF-2, 240 Capsules

Hormone Support Capsule To Promote Muscle Growth*
Support Muscle Density And Fullness While Supportin Recovery Time*
8.5 out of 10  (53 Reviews)

Product Overview



What is IGF-2 and
What Does it Do?

IGF-2® is a powerful anabolic blend of some of the strongest herbal anabolic compounds on the market;* precisely formulated and dosed to support muscle building goals!*. It supports natural growth hormone and testosterone production within normal levels.*

The basics of IGF-2

  • Stimulates natural growth hormone and testosterone production within normal levels.*
  • Supports testosterone levels to promote sexual health and muscle hardness*
  • Supports increases in HGH levels within a normal range.*
  • Supports healthy testosterone levels within a normal range.*

What makes IGF-2 one of the Most Effective

The ingredients in IGF-2®, precisely blended to optimal ratios together produce a powerful synergistic combination. Synergism of hormones occurs in situations where more than one hormone produces the same effects at the target cell, and their combined effects are amplified.


The two principle components of IGF-2®, Mucuna Pruriens and Safed Musli (Chlorophytum Borivillanum), are a potent testosterone and Growth Hormone (GH)-boosting combination.* Mucuna Pruriens may support natural testosterone production through inhibiting prolactin and thereby increasing luteinizing hormone (LH) levels.* Prolactin is a hormone that has a regulatory role over gonadotrophic hormone secretion, meaning that it can suppress the action and release of these important hormones. This is important because gonadotrophic hormones control the entire process of male testosterone production, and luteinizing hormone (a gonadotrophic hormone directly responsible for spermatogenesis and natural testosterone production) is a key factor in the control of endogenous male androgen production. Prolactin can directly suppress the secretion of luteinizing hormone, an action that can hinder natural testosterone production significantly, thus not allowing optimal levels of the hormone to be produced by the testes. By inhibiting prolactin, Mucuna Pruriens supports endogenous testosterone levels, promoting increased lean body mass gains and better recovery.*

Furthermore, the ethanolic and sapogenic extracts of Chlorophytum have been suggested in animal studies to support an increase in testosterone and body weight* Chlorophytum seems to act as a phytoandrogen (an herbal substance that acts on the androgen receptor), and anecdotal data from products containing this compound also point to supporting testosterone levels and lean body mass.* While the mechanism of action for Chlorophytum is poorly understood, and more research on the compound must be conducted, it seems to act in a manner very similar to testosterone, in both terms of strength and lean body composition.* (1,3,4-6,10,23-29)


Dodder Seed is another important component of IGF-2® as it also activates the second messenger system, and subsequently causes adenylate cyclase to generate cAMP from ATP. cAMP generation has a variety of effects on tissue and glandular activity, but the most notable is the stimulation of the thyroid to produce thyroxin (promoting elevated fat burning). Increased cAMP levels also activate the protein kinase enzyme, which in turn activates hormone-sensitive lipase (HSL) in targeted tissues and signals for the production of luteinizing hormone, which supports testosterone levels in males.* Elevations in these two hormones can cause a marked increase in fat as body fuel, as well as a strong correlation to decreased body fat and increased muscle mass, density and strength.*

The rosavin and salidroside content of Rhodiola Rosea has also been suggested to support a healthy stress response in humans by promoting healthy cortisol levels, while optimizing levels of key brain chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine that function together to maintain a healthy response to stress.* Supporting healthy cortisol is a very important effect, as cortisol breaks down muscle tissue and increases body fat, slowing the metabolism and lowering immune function. Rhodiola has been suggested to also have adaptogenic qualities, allowing the human body to work harder during stress, while at the same time maintaining higher energy reserves.* This is important to hard-training because intense stress and strain can cause significant increases in stress hormone levels like cortisol, thus diminishing results. (1-3,8-9,11-19,21-23)

For Maximum Results, What Does
IGF-2 Stack Best With?

Goals Products
Mass and Body Weight Gains NEOVAR® + IGF-2®
Cutting and Preserving DRIVE® + IGF-2®
• Cycle 12-16 weeks on
and 8 weeks off.
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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating
53 Ratings
Verified Buyer Rating
15 Ratings
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I was fortunate enough to picked to log this product. I really enjoyed IGF-2. While taking IGF-2 I have to say that I haven't slept that good in a really long time. Normally I wake up at around 2 a.m. and lay awake for at least an hour before I would nod off, but while taking IGF-2 I slept through the night, only waking up to use the bathroom and then it was right back to sleep. I also noticed and a few others have noticed as well, I was more vascular in and out of the gym. I would definitely recommend IGF-2.


Did absolutely nothing for me.

Verified Buyer

No Muscle Gain I Dont Recommend This

Verified Buyer

Bought this a few weeks back and it's really starting to kick in. I've been noticing an increase in size while my BF% has been dropping as well. I didn't do the recommended dosing of 5 caps am and 5 caps pm (would be way too expensive) rather I use 3 caps am and 2 pm (with ZMA) and still am getting good results. I figure once this bottle runs out I'll do recommended serving size with my next one. Regardless, I'd recommend to anyone that works hard and needs an extra push.

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What's in Applied Nutriceuticals IGF-2

240 Capsules
Serving Size: 5 Capsules
Servings Per Container:48
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Proprietary Blend 2,376 mg *
Chlorophytum Chlorophytum Borivillanum (As 50% Saponis)       
Velvet Bean (Mucuna pruriens)(seed)(75% L-Dopa)       
Chinese Dodder (Cuscuta chinensis) (seed) (20:1 Extract)       
Rhodiola Rosea (Rhodiola rosea) (root) (3% Rosavins)       
Bioperine® (Piper Nigrum) (fruit) (95% Piperine)**       
† daily value based on U.S. referenced daily intake
* Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients:
Gelatin, USP Talc, Carnauba Wax, Silicon Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Titanium Dioxide, Fd&C Blue #1

Directions For IGF-2: Take on an empty stomach first thing in the morning and the last dose at bedtime.

Suggested Dosage
Bodyweight (lbs.) Dose 1 Dose 2
Up to 150 3 Capsules 3 Capsules
151 to 250 4 Capsules 4 Capsules
251 and Over 5 Capsules 5 Capsules

Warnings: This product is only intended to be consumed by healthy adults 18 years of age or older. Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing. Before using product, seek advice from a physician if you are unaware of your current health condition or have any pre-existing medical contrition including by not limited to kidney disease or if you are taking any prescription or over the counter medication. Do not use if you are pregnant, nursing, prone to dehydration of exposed to excessive heat. Discontinue use and consult your health care professional if you experience any adverse reaction to this product. Before beginning any weight loss program, consult your health care providers. Store at room temperature and avoid excessive heat. Do not use if inner safety seal is broken or missing. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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