By the way, I cancelled my order for that kit after doing more research. Though I can't confirm whether this is true, it appears that the product could be contaminated, counterfeit, or deadly.
From the site:
"Not intended for human use and can be harmful if injested....This product is not sterile and should not be injected."
I also found this online on a bodybuilding discussion group. It is a response from the one company who makes this product. He states of course, as he must from a legal standpoint, that the product is not safe for humans. But he also states that product supplies are carefully tracked, and therefore any product you buy online is likely a counterfeit product.
I heard the same thing from the president of the company who has a patented recombinant IGF-1 product that they market for short-stature children resistant to growth hormone. You just can't get it, and people who think they are taking IGF-1 are likely not doing so.
The other point made by the company rep is that the long acting form of IGF-1 might be dangerous to humans by it's very nature. Unless this has been tested in humans or even animals you have no idea about the toxicity issues related to an IGF-1 molecule that has an extraordinarily long half life. Since it seems that this product was developed specifically for cell culture I doubt it was ever tested in animals.
Thank you for your interest in GroPep and its products and for your honesty about your intentions. It is refreshing when someone is prepared to be honest on this issue. Appreciated. Seeing as you have been honest with us it is only fair I be honest with you. [b]Simply put, no-one in their right mind would use LONG[TM]RIGF-I in a human. LONG[TM]RIGF-I was specifically formulated for use in Industrial Cell Culture on individual cells. In this application it works brilliantly, being more potent than IGF-I.
However isolated cells are not the same as an intact animal as, for example, they do not have kidneys or an immune system. As a result, LONG[TM]RIGF-I should NEVER under ANY circumstances be used in humans as it may prove fatal.[/b] This has nothing to do with purity, rather it is the LONG[TM]RIGF-I molecule itself that is the potential problem. Illicit use is therefore a safety issue. Anything anyone tells you to the contrary is rubbish, irrespective of what evidence or experience they CLAIM to have.
The mistaken belief that IGF-I and particularly LONG[TM]RIGF-I are useful as performance enhancing agents has resulted in a high demand for LONG[TM]RIGF-I and a thriving trade in counterfeit GroPep vials, vials that do not contain what is claimed on the label.
Finally, the response I am required to give for all inquiries regarding human use:
We cannot supply or sanction the use of any GroPep Biotechnology Reagent in humans for any purpose. No GroPep Biotechnology Reagent is of Pharmaceutical Grade and are specifically marked "not for human use" for this reason. They are therefore unsafe and may be fatal if used inappropriately.
GroPep therefore accepts no responsibility whatever for any injury caused by the inappropriate use of its products.
GroPep only sells to bona fide Research Institutions or Biotechnology Companies, not to individuals. The same rules also apply to our Distributors.
All our shipments are via Courier and are traced to ensure correct use. No GENUINE GroPep product should therefore be accessible to anyone other than legitimate Researchers.
Dr. Stephen Hardy
Biotechnology Reagents Marketing Manager.[/i]