The Peptide Key to Healing Soft TissueMar 01, 2021 09:43AM ● By Dr. David Daly
Peptide therapy is becoming more mainstream in the last few years due to its potential to help with a broad range of health conditions including balancing hormones, insomnia, autoimmune disorders, inflammatory diseases, osteoporosis, tissue repair and more.
Peptide therapies are designed to supplement the decreasing levels of essential amino acids and peptides in the body. Peptides play a key role in how your body responds to diet and exercise and can accelerate improvements for issues of fatigue, endurance, poor recovery, or injury and healing.
Peptide therapy is very safe and can either be injected or taken orally. The therapy uses different sequences or chains of amino acids to help facilitate the body to heal. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins which are essential in the anabolic (building) process of the body. Because peptides are mostly naturally occurring in the body, they are typically well-tolerated and very safe.
There is one specific peptide, BPC-157, that has been shown to have positive effect on healing soft tissue, i.e., tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints. In addition, it has a positive effect healing the gut. This peptide was discovered from studying human gastric juices and is a 15-chain amino acid that helps create the formation of new blood vessels (angio-genesis).
When tissue is broken down due to injury or aging process, it is the body’s job to regenerate that tissue and it does so, by bringing blood to the injured site. Blood carries all the important healing molecules. More blood circulation around an injured or stressed area will promote healing via increased oxygen, platelets, growth factors, cytokines, proteins, electrocytes, and red/white blood cells.
Increased oxygen means there will be an increase in the energy cells need to thrive and survive via ATP (adenosine triphosphate) production. ATP is what all our trillions of cells in our bodies use for energy and is required for healing. BPC-157 helps to increase ATP production and as a result, aids in healing the soft tissue.