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BPC-157 Peptide

Improve Gut Health and Enhance Injury Recovery with This Novel Peptide

With a long-standing interest in peptide therapy, internal medicine specialist Dr. Diane Brzezinski, D.O., is especially intrigued by the multi-faceted health benefits of BPC-157. Not only does it address many gastrointestinal issues affecting her Naples, Florida-area patients, but it also enhances injury recovery and helps treat inflammatory-related conditions. Dr. B has previously used this blog to tout the overall health benefits of peptides and specific weight-loss-related peptides and is pleased to introduce you to BPC-157 with this posting.

Peptide Therapy and BPC-157

Similar in structure to proteins, peptides help maintain cellular function and regulate autoimmune responses. Our bodies naturally make more than 7,000 different peptides by combining amino acids and can absorb and utilize some peptides produced by plants, meat, and fish. Potential peptide health benefits depend on the amino acid sequence, which is how researchers identify and categorize the different peptide types. Peptides identified with known health benefits are called bioactive peptides, and there is a concerted effort in the medical field to adopt such peptides for therapeutic use.

BPC-157 is the short-form name of “Body Protection Compound 157,” a synthetic formulation derived from 15 amino acids derived from the stomach’s gastric juices. The peptide works its therapeutic magic by activating our body’s growth hormone receptors and increasing blood flows that enhance healing.

BPC-157 Gastrointestinal Benefits

Researchers believe that BPC-157 helps repair the intestinal lining, enhances the gut’s microbiome, and promotes greater balance between the gastrointestinal area, nervous system, and immune system. Dr. B prescribes BPC-157 to many of her Naples-area patients suffering from the following conditions:

  • Inflammatory bowel syndrome
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Leaky gut syndrome
  • Acid reflux
  • Ulcers
  • Fistulas
  • Malabsorption syndrome
  • Chronic constipation or diarrhea

Other BPC-157 Benefits

With its growth hormone receptor activation and blood flow stimulation properties, researchers believe that BPC-157 helps accelerate the body’s ability to heal from injuries and decrease inflammation. In particular, studies have shown that the peptide is effectively accelerates the healing of injuries affecting the skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The improved blood flow stimulated by BPC-157 can also help:

  • Decrease blood pressure.
  • Increase cellular regeneration.
  • Enhance muscular development.
  • Improve brain cognition.
  • Boost serotonin production to improve mood.

BPC-157 has shown promise in treating numerous other conditions, and researchers are calling for additional studies to assess its efficacy in treating the following ones:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Ocular dysfunction
  • Seizures
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Alcoholism and drug addiction
  • Drug withdrawal
  • Allergies
  • Viruses

How Quickly You Might Notice Results

BPC-157 therapeutic results differ among people and depending on the condition being treated. That said, most people start to notice results soon after beginning the dosing cycle, which is typically prescribed for between six to 12 weeks.

Potential BPC-157 Side Effects

Potential BPC-157 side effects typically emerge in patients who use the peptide for an extended period and in some patients with certain pre-existing conditions. The most common side effects reported by patients include:

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Hot flashes
  • Blood pressure fluctuations
  • Liver and kidney complications

To reduce the risk of an adverse side effect, make sure you advise your doctor about all medical conditions you might be experiencing and any drugs you are taking to treat them.

Learn Whether BPC-157 is Right for You at Dr. B’s Naples, Florida Practice

To learn more about BPC-157, Dr. B would be happy to assess your health concerns and determine whether BPC-157 can address them. With her holistic approach to treating the whole patient rather than specific conditions, Dr. B will determine whether BPC-157 can benefit your overall health as it targets your primary health concern. To schedule your appointment, contact Dr. B’s Naples-based Internal Medicine practice today by calling (239) 261-9990.