It always feels like Christmas morning when Ceretropic releases new peptides and we have two new presents today – GHK-Cu and Thymalin. Both of these are a bit pricey, so be sure to read our overview below to see if it’s worth the cost. If you are planning on subcutaneously injecting a peptide, you should read more in our injection how-to guide.
Both of these peptides, along with Epitalon and a few others, have shown great promise in extending human lifespans as well as reducing mortality and speeding up injury repair. Although these peptides have a number of studies showing incredible effects on the human body, much of the research suffers from small sample sizes and limited multi-year longitudinal data. It’s too early to know anything for certain.
This peptide holds a lot of promise in areas of wound regeneration and anti-inflammation. It has been shown to possibly repair damaged skin faster, reverse damaged genes, and even fix age-related cognitive decline.
GHK possesses a plethora of other regenerative and protective actions including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and wound healing properties. Recent studies revealed its ability to up- and downregulate a large number of human genes including those that are critical for neuronal development and maintenance. We propose GHK tripeptide as a possible therapeutic agent against age-associated neurodegeneration and cognitive decline.
It stimulates collagen, dermatan sulfate, chondroitin sulfate, and the small proteoglycan, decorin. It also restores replicative vitality to fibroblasts after radiation therapy. The molecule attracts immune and endothelial cells to the site of an injury. It accelerates wound-healing of the skin, hair follicles, gastrointestinal tract, boney tissue, and foot pads of dogs. It also induces systemic wound healing in rats, mice, and pigs. In cosmetic products, it has been found to tighten loose skin and improve elasticity, skin density, and firmness, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, reduce photodamage, and hyperpigmentation, and increase keratinocyte proliferation.
It improves wound healing and tissue regeneration (skin, hair follicles, stomach and intestinal linings, and boney tissue), increases collagen and glycosaminoglycans, stimulates synthesis of decorin, increases angiogenesis, and nerve outgrowth, possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, and increases cellular stemness and the secretion of trophic factors by mesenchymal stem cells. Recently, GHK has been found to reset genes of diseased cells from patients with cancer or COPD to a more healthy state.
Early reports from reddit, so please take with a grain of salt. From user EhOhEl:
OK so GHK-Cu is weird. Yesterday I injected 2mg subQ, can’t really say if I noticed much, but this morning I injected 4mg subQ and like all my inflammation disappeared. This 4mg was stronger than the highest ibuprofen dose I’ve ever taken regarding inflammation reduction. (like 1.2grams ibuprofen). About an hour later I worked out and I’ve had the strongest pump/soreness I’ve ever had regarding lifting. Also I’m in a ridiculously good mood and don’t feel sluggish mentally (probably because of CNS inflammation reduction?)
Thymalin has shown great promise in numerous studies in treating a number of conditions and reversing damage to the body’s functions.
The obtained results convincingly showed the ability of the bioregulators to normalize the basic functions of the human organism, i.e. to improve the indices of cardiovascular, endocrine, immune and nervous systems, homeostasis and metabolism. Homeostasis restoration was accompanied by a 2.0-2.4-fold decrease in acute respiratory disease incidence, reduced incidence of the clinical manifestations of ischemic heart disease, hypertension disease, deforming osteoarthrosis and osteoporosis as compared to the control. Such a significant improvement in the health state of the peptide-treated patients correlated with decreased mortality rate during observation: 2.0-2.1-fold in the Thymalin-treated group; 1.6-1.8-fold in the Epithalamin-treated group; 2.5-fold in the patients treated with Thymalin plus Epithalamin as compared to the control. A separate group of patients was treated with Thymalin in combination with Epithalamin annually for 6 years and their mortality rate decreased 4.1 times as compared to the control.
In summary, thymus extracts have been shown to be extremely versatile in treating a wide variety of illnesses and clinical conditions ranging from mild to life threatening. They appear to primarily affect the cellular branch of immunity but other areas of influence are probable. Some of the most severe clinical conditions showed the most profound recovery.
Thymus extracts were beneficial in nearly all studies with a degree of efficiency varying from symptomatic relief to curative. The overall clinical impact was extremely positive with no reports of undesirable side effects and only 2 toxicities. The favorable clinical response combined with the lack of side effects or toxicity makes the use of thymus extracts a potential treatment and research option that has yet to be recognized on this continent.
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