Using BPC-157 To Recover After Surgery
Although it sounds like a mysterious compound, BPC-157 is simply a research peptide. What is a peptide? Peptides are a chain of amino acids. So, how does this amino acid aid in recovery from surgery?
In more complex terminology, a peptide is a compound that is made up of at least two amino acids that are linked together. The carboxyl group from each amino acid is joined with the amino group of the next amino acid. As a result, a bond is formed that resembles this: OC-NH.
With BPC-157, the compound is a chain of amino acids that has the following molecular formula:
- – 62 carbons
- – 98 hydrogens
- – 16 nitrogen
- – 22 oxygen atoms
The bond that is formed looks like this: C62-H98-N16-O22.
If you want to go delve even deeper, BPC-157 is made up of a fifteen amino acid sequence that includes amino acids such as L-Valine and L-alpha-glutamyl.
BPC is an acronym for Body Protecting Compound. The human body already makes its own gastric juices, although they are made in very small amounts. These juices help to protect the gut while also healing it. However, if you inject or consume a very concentrated version of these juices, the concentrate has the ability to allow for very high levels of healing activity anywhere in the body.
And, if the two amino acids mentioned above look familiar to you, there is a good reason why. These amino acids are often taken orally by athletes and bodybuilders who want to heal from their injuries quickly. These amino acids can also help the body remain in an anabolic state during and after a workout.
They can also be taken in order to prevent the central nervous system from getting tired during long workouts.
How Does BPC-157 Help?
Surprisingly, when taking BPC-157, users do not experience any nasty side effects. And, it has been used since the early 1990s to repair and heal different structures of the body such as:
- The teeth
Studies conducted through test tubes and in-vitro in both rodent and human test subjects have concluded that when BPC-157 is taken orally or injected intramuscularly or subcutaneously, it has been able to repair and heal damaged tissue in the body.
Further studies have shown that BPC-157 has been able to promote the healing of tendons and ligaments by cell migration, tendon outgrowth and cell survival in rodents that had a rupture in their Achilles tendon. It has also shown promise of healing when added to drinking water given to rodents such as rats that had damage to their medial collateral ligaments.
BPC-157 has also shown to be effective in tendon-to-bone recovery that is so successful that it may replace current reconstructive surgical methods.
BPC-157 has also been shown to heal the gut lining from the effects of damage caused by NSAIDs like Motrin and Advil. In fact, it has been able to counter the effects that NSAIDs have on the gut lining so well that it has been nicknamed by many medical researchers as the ‘antidote to NSAIDs’.
BPC-157 is also credited with being able to repair the damage caused by IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) in a few days when taken orally. This study was conducted on rodents with IBD.
The peptide has also shown that it is a candidate in the treatment of periodontal disease when it was given to a rodent test subject that had periodontitis.
It is often referred to as ‘stable gastric pentadecapeptide’ because it is similar in composition to the gastric juices found in the human digestive system. BPC-157 has an anabolic healing effect on the upper and lower GI tracts, and this causes an antiulcer effect on the body as well.
As demonstrated in the referenced studies above, BPC-157 is able to speed up wound healing. When it interacts with Nitric Oxide, it coats the endothelial tissue with a protective lining that offers a wound-healing effect.
In a 2016 study that was published by Current Neuropharmacology, it showed just how remarkably strong and far-reaching the healing effects of BPC-157 truly are.
It is well-known that there is a brain-gut axis in the human body that plays an integral role in peptidergic growth factors. As a result, medical researchers sought to determine whether this peptide could positively and indirectly heal disorders that affect the central nervous system.
Recovery Of Alcohol-Induced Lesions In The GI Tract
As previously mentioned, the peptide has shown potential in healing the GI tract from a plethora of illnesses and other health issues. However, studies conducted in 2011 delved further on the other findings by examining BPC-157’s ability to be used as a therapeutic treatment for scars in the digestive system caused by alcohol. Studies conducted on animal subjects specifically looked at the following areas of the GI tract:
The findings from this study only further proved to support the original findings of past research. Researchers observed that the peptide has beneficial effects on the dysfunction related to the 5-HT and dopamine systems.
During this study, BPC-157 also exhibited properties for hunting and destroying free radicals in the body and also strong neuroprotective properties.
Healing Of Surgical Wounds
A study conducted in 2007 delved deeper into the peptide’s ability to repair wounds. This was done by examining the effects of BPC-157 on healing rodents that had intestinal anastomosis dehiscence.
Also known as rupturing, this type of wound is extremely severe. It is often the cause of after surgery deaths.
By noticing that the peptide did not show evidence of the ability to become lethal and was not toxic, researchers begin to look for ways that it could have a healing effect on rodent test subjects that had ileoileal anastomosis.
Incredibly, this compound was found to have helped improve each aspect of the wound repair and healing process.
The performance of the compound was assessed at the cellular level as well as macroscopically. It was even assessed biomechanically. In all instances, it was found to have helped reduce the amount of swelling and well as decrease the speed of necrosis.
As you can see, BPC-157 has strong potential to aid in surgery recovery. It is an all-natural compound with no side effects and can accelerate healing and recovery in the body.