The GHK-Cu is a peptide which is a naturally occurring copper complex that has been first identified in the human plasma. It has also been found in different areas of the body, such as saliva and urine.

Copper peptides are usually small and are naturally occurring protein fragments. They have a high affinity for copper ions. Evidence even suggests that they are critical to normal body functions.

Clinical studies have shown that GHK-Cu has different roles and benefits in the human body, including:

  • Wound healing
  • Attracting immune cells
  • Gives antioxidants and anti-inflammatory effects
  • Stimulates collagen
  • Glycosaminoglycan synthesis in the skin fibroblasts
  • Promotes blood vessel growth

Clinical evidence has even shown that GHK-Cu also acts as a feedback signal for tissue injury. Also, GHK-Cu is known to act as a potent protector of tissue and as an anti-inflammatory agent which reduces oxidative damage in tissues.

Overall, GHK-Cu has been discovered to be involved in signaling tissue remodeling. This is through removing damaged or scarred tissue and generating healthy tissue.  Studies have shown that GHK concentration decreases with age because of its concentration in the body, which might cause tissue destruction, inflammation, or cancer.

GHK can stimulate both the synthesis and as well as the breakdown of collagen and glycosaminoglycans. It also helps modulate the activity of both metalloproteinases and inhibitors.

GHK can stimulate collagen, dermatan sulfate, chondroitin sulfate, and small proteoglycan and decorin. Researchers have also found that it can restore the replicative vitality to fibroblasts after radiation therapy. Studies have also seen that it accelerates wound healing of the skin, gastrointestinal tract, boney tissue, and even footpads of dogs.

In cosmetic products, it has been found out that GHK can tighten loose skin, and even:

  • Increase elasticity
  • Promote skin density
  • Improve skin firmness
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduce photodamage and hyperpigmentation
  • Increase keratinocyte proliferation

This also has been proposed to serve as a therapeutic agent for skin inflammation, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and even metastatic colon.

BPC 157

What is BPC 157? BPC 157 Peptides are made of 15 amino acids and are derived from human gastric juices. Experiments have shown how BPC 157 Peptides can heal different kinds of tissues. These include:

  • Tendons
  • Muscles
  • Nervous system
  • Ligaments

It’s safe to say that patients who suffer discomfort from those areas mentioned above can benefit from BPC 157’s healing work as this peptide can increase the blood flow going back to the areas of injuries. It can also protect organs, prevent stomach ulcers, and even heal skin burns.

BPC 157 Peptides or the Gastric Pentadecapeptide BPC 157 have also been found to have an effect when it comes to tendon healing involving:

  • Tendon outgrowth
  • Cell survival
  • Cell mitigation

BPC 157 is also known to be a partial sequence from the human gastric protein BPC. It does not need any carrier to be applied and has been found to heal wounds such as:

  • Gastric ulcer
  • Skin
  • Cornea
  • Muscle
  • Colon anastomosis
  • Colocutaneous fistula
  • Segmental Bone Defect

BPC 157 has also been found to speed up the healing process of transected rat Achilles tendon and the medial collateral ligament of knee.

As of the moment, it is being used for clinical trials to heal inflammatory bowel disease.

Although its healing process has not been fully and clearly understood yet since it is still undergoing clinical trials, it has been said that it may have a control function of collagen fragments.  Also, it has shown a connection with bone function proteins.

As it is derived from a specific protein found in the stomach, BPC 157 Peptides are often used to treat conditions and disorders in the intestine.  It is also able to help the medical field treat ulcers and those suffering from inflammatory conditions.

Other uses of BPC 157 include being able to help people lose a few pounds because of its therapeutic and aesthetic properties.