What is a Peptide?
Similar to proteins, a peptide is a short chain of amino acids. Peptides are formed when two or more amino acids are joined together by peptide bonds. They can range in length from just a few amino acids to several dozen, but no more than 50. Once there’s 50 or more amino acids bonded together, that is now a protein.
Peptides have shown to have pro-aging support, anti-inflammatory, or muscle-building properties. They play a crucial role in many biological processes and functions within the human body. They can have signaling roles for hormones, neurotransmitters, growth factors, and also serve structural roles in tissues and organs. This structural role is where peptides, like BPC-157, have found its healing capabilities.
The Benefits of BPC-157
Body Protection Compound 157 ( BPC-157) is a peptide that many have described as the “Wolverine” compound because of its amazing healing capabilities. That reference is a nod to the marvel superhero, Wolverine, who was known to have the supernatural ability to heal from most wounds and injury. I’m sure we all would like to have that ability sometimes, right? Well, the wait is over (for the most part).
BPC-157 is made in our gut and has given us the magic formula for healing. Now, don’t get this wrong, it will not create supernatural powers, like a superhero, but our natural ability to heal can be accelerated using this amazing peptide!
Here are some of the reported Benefits of BPC 157:
1. Promotes Soft Tissue Healing:
Whether suffering from normal wear and tear or dealing with acute or chronic soft tissue injuries, BPC 157 has been shown to to accelerate the healing process. It has shown to help repair damage to muscles, tendons, ligaments, and even the digestive system. It may help with wound healing, reduce inflammation, and improve overall tissue regeneration.
2. Potent Anti-Inflammatory:
Many of the most common health care diseases have an inflammatory component as the root cause. BPC 157 has shown to have strong anti-inflammatory properties by inhibiting specific pathways involved in the inflammatory response. It may help alleviate conditions, such as arthritis, gastrointestinal disorders, and musculoskeletal injuries.
3. Protects the Digestive System:
As mentioned earlier, BPC-157 is made from the gastric juices in the gut. It has been heavily researched and known for its protective effects on the gastrointestinal system. It may aid in healing of stomach ulcers, reducing gut inflammation, help with leaky gut syndrome and improving overall digestive health.
4. Improves Blood Flow:
BPC-157 has been shown to improve blood flow, using what’s called angiogenesis. Angiogenesis is the process where the body forms new blood vessels from pre-existing ones. This process is crucial for various physiological and pathological conditions, in order to properly heal and function.
5. Improves Growth Hormone Receptor Expression:
By improving the body’s Growth Hormone Receptors and increasing blood flow, BPC-157 has the ability to promote rapid healing for several body areas such as the skin, bones, ligaments, and tendons. This improved receptor expression has provided the ability to the recovery process from exercise, athletic injuries, and other soft tissue stressors.
6. Improves Insulin Receptor Expression:
Insulin is a peptide hormone, produced by the pancreas, that plays a crucial role in regulating blood sugar levels. When we eat, our body breaks down carbohydrates into glucose, which enters our bloodstream. In response, the pancreas releases insulin to help transport glucose from the bloodstream to the cells throughout the body, where it is used as a source for energy production. In conditions like Diabetes, our body loses the ability to properly use insulin. BPC-157 has shown to improve the receptor sites for Insulin, thus making it easier for the cells of our body to use Insulin. This may result in a more balanced blood sugar expression in the body.
Additional Benefits seen with BPC- 157:
- Possesses Neuro-Protective properties, specifically modulating the serotonergic and dopaminergic systems
- Promotes Cell Survival while under Stress
- Maintains GI Mucosal Integrity
- Protects and prevents Gastric Ulcers
- Improves Digestive function (IBS)
- Used in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) exacerbations/flare ups
- Protects Liver from Toxic Insults (alcohol, antibiotics, etc) and promotes healing
- Repairs Tissue; such as tendons, ligaments, brain, bone, etc
- Effective treatment for Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Protects and heals Inflamed Intestinal Epithelium (Leaky Gut Syndrome)
Conditions BPC 157 has Improved or Helped with:
- Lyme’s disease
- Chronic viral or intracellular infections
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome /Fibromyalgia
- Autoimmune Disease
- Inflammatory conditions
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Post-surgical repair
- Muscle Strains
- Ligament Sprains
Some of the information shared in this post was referenced from our manufacturer Tavo Health. Tavo Health, is a Florida-based company that was created to empower individuals on their journey to optimal well-being. They believe that true healing comes from within, and their commitment is to provide high-quality supplements, crafted with care and backed by science.
PLEASE NOTE: Even though initial research has demonstrated promising results, it is important to note that further clinical studies are needed to fully understand the safety, efficacy, and recommended dosage for BPC 157. It is always advisable to consult your doctor before considering any peptide therapy or treatment.