BPC-157 is a pentadecapeptide made up of 15 amino acids that is derived from human gastric juice. It has a molecular weight of 2212 daltons and its sequence is: Gly-Glu-Pro-Pro-Pro-Gly-Lys-Pro-Ala-Asp-Asp-Ala-Gly-Leu-Val. BPC-157 is also known as the “Wolverine” peptide, for its ability to help support repair and recovery, many have also found that it’s helped support gut issues, gastric reflux, depression, performance, and more.
BPC-157 has been studied for a variety of topics and has shown to be helpful in many areas such as: tendinopathy, gastric ulcers, general inflammation, and even neuroprotection. BPC-157 seems to work by interacting with our cells’ systems that are responsible for growth and repair, thus helping the body to heal itself.
One of the most exciting potential benefits of BPC-157 is its ability to help with tendon repair. Tendons are the tough, fibrous tissues that connect our muscles to our bones and are essential for movement. However, tendons are also susceptible to injury and can often be slow to heal. This is where BPC-157 comes in; by aiding in the repair and regeneration of damaged tendons, BPC-157 could potentially help reduce recovery time and improve outcomes following an injury.
BPC-157 has also been shown to be beneficial in supporting the healing of gastric ulcers. Gastric ulcers are a type of peptic ulcer that develops in the lining of the stomach. They are a common and often painful condition that can be difficult to treat. However, BPC-157 has been shown to promote healing of gastric ulcers and improve symptoms.
There is also some evidence to suggest that BPC-157 may be helpful in supporting inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBD is a chronic condition that causes inflammation of the digestive tract. Symptoms can include abdominal pain, diarrhea, and weight loss. BPC-157 has been shown to reduce inflammation and improve symptoms in animal models of IBD. Overall, BPC-157 appears to be a promising compound with the potential to support a variety of gastrointestinal disorders.
One of the best things about BPC-157 is that it is orally bioavailable, particularly the arginate salt we use, is extremely stable. We wanted to make sure that oral bioavailability was maximized which is why we included a molecule called SNAC in our formulation.
Salcaprozate sodium, or SNAC, is one of the most advanced intestinal permeation enhancers that have been tested in clinical trials for oral delivery of macromolecules. It was originally designed for the oral delivery of insulin. In one study, SNAC increased the absorption of a peptide (a short chain of amino acids) by nine-fold without affecting tight junctions.
There are two main ways that peptide BPC-157 can be delivered:
- Capsule: The oral form of BPC-157 is best suited for stomach and intestinal issues.
- Injection: BPC-157 injections are the preferred route of administration for inflammation, muscle sprains, ligament damage, and pain management.
When it comes to the proper administration, injections should always be done on an empty stomach and spread out at least three hours apart—if more than one dose is needed per day.
When will I see BPC-157 results?
The results of using BPC-157 vary from one person to another but are often seen soon after a dosage cycle begins. Typically, dosage cycles run from 6 to 12 weeks, and higher dosages often lead to near immediate results in terms of muscle development. Some benefits may be seen in a few days while others might become noticeable over two weeks or longer. The immediacy of results differs with every person.