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BPC-157, or Body Protection Compound 157, is a naturally occurring peptide made in the body, originally isolated from human gastric juice. Pentadecapeptide BPC-157, composed of 15 amino acids, is a partial sequence of body protection compound (BPC) and is well known for its healing, as well as gut health management abilities. Experimentally BPC has been demonstrated to accelerate the healing of many different wounds, including tendon-to-bone healing and superior healing of damaged ligaments.

The use of BPC-157 is thought to speed up the growth and spread of fibroblasts and to increase rates of oxidative resistance. Fibroblasts are a specialized type of cell found in connective tissues. These cells are involved in the creation of collagen. In addition to its effects on fibroblast production. BPC also affects F-actin formation (which is involved in the spreading of fibroblasts).

Additionally, BPC has been successfully used to increase the rate of collagen reformation following surgery and has become a well-researched fracture and wound healing agent due to its association with improved bone health. BPC-157 has been shown to accelerate wound healing; including tendon-to-bone, ligament damage (soft tissue injuries/sprains/strains), deep burns, and even corneal injuries.

Beyond muscles and ligaments, BPC-157, particularly in its oral form, provides gastric protection as an antiulcer peptide, is cytoprotective, neuroprotective, improves NO (nitric oxide), and has even been shown to decrease pain in damaged areas of the stomach. It is one of the few peptides that can be taken orally for its GI effects, but it best achieves systemic effects with subcutaneous injections either daily or even weekly depending on treatment goals.