Peptides Offered at The Johnson Center
GHK-Cu. This is a copper peptide that is naturally produced in many tissues in the body. It has a variety of roles but is best known for its skin care and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. GHK-Cu helps promote the activation of wound healing, attracts immune cells and reduces inflammation. It also stimulates collagen and hyaluronic acid which helps to tighten loose skin and improve elasticity, skin density and firmness, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and reduce photodamage and hyperpigmentation.
GHK-Cu has also been found in studies to strongly stimulate hair growth. This peptide works by enlarging hair follicles, increasing blood circulation which is crucial for the hair follicle and increases the growth stages of hair.
There are many factors that affect your immune system and produces an imbalance in your TH1 and TH2. These are usually in balance and need to remain balanced for health. But with chronic illness, inflammation and stress the TH1 is too low and the TH2 is too high. This increases inflammation and the risk of chronic complex disease such as: Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), biotoxin illness from chronic Lyme or mold, MAST cell activation or any other autoimmune or chronic inflammatory diseases.
The main peptide is Thymosin alpha 1. Also helpful is Thymosin Beta 2 and BPC-157.
Longevity & Regenerative
In 2013, a landmark paper was published that outlined the 9 hallmarks of aging. While the primary hallmarks are different there is much overlap and many have to do with cellular damage and our declining immune function. Our thymus gland is the primary site of T-cell production and is the key organ of our immune system. Unfortunately, this gland involutes around the age of 30 and this is when all of the diseases of aging start occurring. The CDC states that 80% of age-related diseases are due to thymic dysfunction.
Another strong component to aging is telomere length. Telomere’s are small protective caps at the end of your chromosomes and play an important role in making sure that your DNA copies correctly. As we age, stress and other factors shorten telomeres, making it more likely that cells will stop dividing. This accelerates human aging.
Epitalon. This peptide has shown promise in life extension and regenerative health. It has been shown to increase the telomeres in human cells, which shorten as we age. Also increases melatonin, DNA repair and restoration from chronic illness.
Thymosin alpha 1. Robustly studied to modulate the immune system. This peptide augments T-cell function which restores immune balance and overall health.
BPC-157. BPC-157 heals almost everything in the body from your brain to your muscles, tendons, gut, liver, inflammation, etc. Combining both BPC and Thymosin alpha 1 has shown significant results.
BPC-157 is probably the most well-known peptide for its tissue repair abilities and reducing inflammation. It reduces digestive inflammation, aids in the repair of the gut lining to combat leaky gut, IBS, & Crohn’s disease. It’s also helpful after an acute or systemic round of antibiotics or anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen.
BPC-157 has been used successful to treat reflux and to get patients off of their reflux medications.
Very important peptide that is used in any gut management protocol due to its healing of the mucosal lining, reduction of inflammation and repair of intestinal permeability.
Pain & Inflammation
Pain can be improved with a combination of BPC-157 and Thymosin Beta 4. These two peptides can help to accelerate healing. BPC-157 has shown to increase healing of wounds due to its ability to increase the activity of growth hormone receptors. Thymosin also plays a role in tissue repair and has effectiveness in the regeneration and remodeling of injured tissues and is also protective.
Athletes have been using BPC-157 for years to help reduce the inflammation from injuries and to increase healing. BPC-157 works by reducing the number of inflammatory cells in serum and inflamed tissues.