BPC-157 is a synthetic 15 amino acid peptide as it does not exist in nature, but it is derived from a peptide that is involved in protecting the stomach and many people use it to help recover myotendinous injuries. BPC-157 promotes muscle and tendon regeneration by triggering the formation of new blood vessels, a process called angiogenesis. This explains its regenerative potential and why it could also help heal wounds, cuts, and other types of damage.
By increasing the number of new blood vessels, this could help with IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Diseases), in which the healing of the intestinal lining is slowed down by inflammatory processes. In addition, BPC-157 may promote wound and tendon healing by blocking the growth-inhibitory effects of a specific molecule called 4?hydroxynonenal.
It may also help tendons heal by causing tendon cells to produce more receptors for certain growth factors. This, in turn, allows the cells of the tendon to grow during the repair of the injury, thus speeding up the process. It can also reduce inflammation, a process which is likely involved in its effects on wounds, ulcers, and tissue protection.
BPC-157 can also influence the activity of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine, which may help treat depressive disorders and chronic pain.
It can increase the production of nitric oxide (NO), which lowers blood pressure.
Lastly BPC-157 also appears to allow fibroblasts, which are a specific type of connective tissue cell found in skin, tendons, and other hard tissues in the body, to grow and spread faster, which may be useful in injuries related to joints.
HOW TO USE:
It can be administered either orally or by injection (although based on user experience, injectable is often preferred for muscle injuries and oral for stomach health) and the human equivalent dose is approximately 1.6mcg/kg body weight per day, although a dose of 5.4mcg/kg per day is usually recommended, for a period of at least 2 weeks.