BPC (Body Protection Compound) 157 is a peptide composed of a 15-chain sequence of amino acids and is a partial sequence of body protecting compounds that was discovered and isolated from human gastric (stomach) juice.
BPC works by accelerating the rate of repair of damaged blood vessels while also promoting the development of new blood vessels (angiogenesis). The creation of new blood vessel networks is a key process for wound healing.
BPC 157 is also strongly associated with the protection of the gastrointestinal tract, especially from certain medications such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAID) that can cause gastric ulcers. It has also been found to be helpful in the management of other gastrointestinal inflammatory diseases such as Ulcerative colitis and Chron’s disease.
For optimum results, BPC 157 is most likely to be effective therapeutically if injected either by intramuscular (IM) or subcutaneous (SQ) injection. Most synthetic peptides are not absorbed well by the body if taken orally.
Improvement in joint health
BPC 157 promotes healthy tendon and ligament healing by accelerating the growth and spread of fibroblasts, which are cells found in connective tissues that are involved in the creation of collagen.
Mends muscles and tendons
BPC 157 has muscle and tendon mending properties, which can help repair sports related injuries where the tissues need to be rejuvenated.
With its well-known fracture and wound healing aspects, BPC 157 injection therapy is known to promote bone repair and improve overall bone health.
Protects against intestinal and gut damage
BPC 157 can help overcome problems related to short gut (short bowel syndrome: SBS) and can help repair damaged tissues caused by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It can also act as an anti-ulcer agent and a NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) antidote. NSAIDs can be toxic to the gut and frequent use can lead to ulcers and an irritation of the bowels. BPC 157 is able to counteract symptoms associated with taking aspirin, such as bleeding.