BPC 157 is a small peptide made up of 15 amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins. The peptide is derived from a portion of body protection compound (BPC) that is produced naturally by cells found in the stomach . The discovery that the peptide demonstrated strong organ protective and direct cell protection lead to it being developed further. Additional studies later revealed that treating with BPC 157 results in the healing of many different tissues, including skin, muscle, tendon, ligament and bone in animal studies . Studies also show that the effect of BPC 157 is long lasting due to the stability of the pentadecapeptide. BPC 157 will enhance the effects of human growth hormone by increasing the availability of the human growth hormone receptor. Therefore, using BPC 157 in combination with other peptides that increase the availability of human growth hormone will potentiate these effects.
The reported half-life of BPC 157 is around 4 hours; therefore, the peptide can be dosed daily. Both oral and subcutaneous administration of BPC 157 have benefits since the peptide is highly stable through the digestive tract. However, if buying BPC 157 for muscle and tendon repair, local subcutaneous or intramuscular injection is recommended for optimal results.
BPC 157 peptide side effects are minimal when used at the correct dose, although headaches have been reported in a small number of individuals.
Peptides although stable at room temperature for 3 months, should be stored dessicated below -18 degrees Celsius. Upon reconstitution of the peptide it should be stored at 4 degrees celsius between 2-21 days and for future use below -18 degrees celsius.