A signalling protein that promotes the growth of new blood vessels. VEGF forms part of the mechanism that restores the blood supply to cells and tissues when they are deprived of oxygenated blood due to compromised blood circulation.
This protein also stimulates the growth of new blood vessels after injury and the growth of muscle after exercise has been performed. In cases where blood vessels are obstructed, VEGF also promotes the creation of new blood vessels to bypass the blocked vessels.
Studies have shown that VEGF acts as an anti-apoptotic factor, protecting hematopoietic cells from programmed cell death. VEGF plays a role in normal physiological functions such as bone formation, hematopoiesis, wound healing, and development.
IBP test can tells you the VEGF level in your blood and the strategy for enhancing it through the correct diet.