Nice thread surferjoe!
Looking myself how to increase this too, so I appreciate this thread. Will look into the DHEA soon!
It is IGF-1 we are talking about here, there are different kinds of IGF's.
Deer velvet value's of IGF-1 are rather low
It also depends on the quality of course, top section has the most, followed by the middle section, and the bottom of the deer velvet contains the least amount.
At the very best, when you get the top part, you can get about 52.91 ng/g according to this study page 41
Nanogram (ng) is very little!
The conclusion of the study is also that deer velvet does not seem to be a risk for an increase in the possibility of developing cancer.
I looked at other things that contain IGF-1
And saw that Colostrum (first milk from cow that is for the baby cow), contains lots of IGF-1
If I read this one right, colostrum extract contains about 2.5 to 5 ug/mg (microgram per milligram).
The amount of deer velvet to ug/mg would be: 0.00005291 ug/mg
That is just a lot less :p
I do think that maybe you could buy higher concentrations of deer velvet say 100.000, but you would be paying $200 for even less IGF-1 than in colostrum
So I think I might want to add
Bovine colostrum extract to my nipples and alternate with the BO on my nipples with a silicone nipple cover.
After removing the keratin plug (with a quick swipe of alcohol 70%), nipple uptake seems to very high (at least for estradiol), and continues to uptake in high concentrations 48 hours after substance was removed.
I think applying it locally might save some money and decreases your chances of getting negative side effects in the rest of your body of an increase of IGF-1.
I do suggest not using this longer than one year to minimise breast cancer risk.
Also I would not use it if you have the breast cancer gene, or have genetically related relatives who have had breast cancer in the past.
Nor when you are pregnant or breastfeeding.