By Todd Lee M.D. IFBB Pro
Which Star Wars Movie was BPC-157 In Again?
A medication was developed which is derived from human gastric juices. This amazing protein, BPC-157, is perhaps one of the greatest advancements in modern medicine I have seen in my life. It was developed to help with gastric ulcers and inflammatory bowel disease. But it does so much more! It can increase the healing of intestinal resectioning and reattach tendon to muscle and bone.
It's so unbelievable I'm taking direct quotes from the achilles tendon article:
“Tendon to bone could not be healed spontaneously, but it was recovered by this peptide.
Thus, direct tendon-to-bone healing using stable nontoxic peptide BPC-157 without a carrier might successfully exchange the present reconstructive surgical methods”
That's right, this will help YOU recover from gym injuries in less time. Unlike Growth Hormone, Anavar or steroidal healing drugs, this actually reattaches tendon to bone in rats.
- BPC-157 has been shown in rat studies to heal torn quadriceps muscles, detached Achilles' tendon and muscles that have been damaged/crushed.
- Dramatic fast recovery from muscle tears
- Tendon to bone healing
- Increased ligament healing
- Has a variety of protective effects in the organs
- Human trials demonstrate healing and prevention of stomach ulcers
- No adverse reactions have been seen in human trials.
How BPC-157 works:
The main characteristics of healing are granulation tissue, angiogenesis, and production of collagen. BPC-157 facilitates angiogenesis. Angio (vessel) genesis (formation) is the formation of vessels. No, seriously it's that dumb. Take any 2 words, say them out of order in greek and/or Latin and you get the medical term.
BPC-157 acts by modulating Vaso Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) which is the growth factor that causes capillaries to grow into a new area to carry blood and nutrients. This is how healing happens through blood flow. This only occurred in actual tendon and muscle tissue though. In cell cultures, BPC-157 did not affect VEGF or healing.
Typically blood supply to an ulcer and a tendon is low, so ulcers don't heal and neither do tendons. But with a drug which can increase healing in tendons, athletes can break through new plateaus without the same trepidation that their body may fall apart if they lift too heavy.
Experiments saw results with oral, peritoneal, and site injections. 10 micrograms per kg was the dose in rats for these results which means oral ( for ulcer) or injection (for tendon). With a tiny bit of this healing becomes a whole lot easier.
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