SO WHAT ARE PEPTIDES ANYWAYS?
So what are peptides anyways? Peptides are short strings of amino acids, typically comprising 2–50 amino acids. Amino acids are also the building blocks of proteins, but proteins contain more. Peptides are easier for the body to absorb than proteins because they are smaller and more broken down than proteins. They can more easily penetrate the skin and intestines, which helps them to enter the bloodstream quickly. They are noted to expedite the healing process and may also be used as bio-regulators for building muscle, losing fat, improved wound healing and also anti-aging.
WHY WAS I INTRIGUED?
Well because of the potential affect on the mineral system, of course! I will say it time and time again, minerals are the underbelly of life and longevity. Without mineral balance, a host of symptoms, including the speeding up of the aging process will come to light. When we are stressed, this can cause significant autonomic reactions and hence a loss, or deficiency, of vital minerals. As soon as this happens the body starts scavenging for anything that can replace them to fill the void to survive, which might be toxic metals!
MY STORY ABOUT PEPTIDES.
As I mentioned, I am always biohacking to see if there is a breakthrough lurking in the dark that will help with mineral patterns and potentially break new ground at what some of the major contributors are biochemically for mineral patterns to change. So, I decided after research, and a long chat with Nat, to go for it and start with something super simple and well researched.
IN COMES BPC-157
So a little background; I have been working with one of the best in the alternative therapy business for high dose iodine therapy to upregulate my thyroid (please do not try this at home; ONLY under the supervision of an experienced professional). I did have some interesting symptoms which were amplified by training and other regimes, pushing forward, without taking the necessary breaks and self-care that I needed. So you can see here the patterns that were showing on my test results from January were a bit bleak with regards to adrenals (Na/Mg) and the thyroid was extremely sluggish (Ca/K), even though I was using T3 + Iodine and co-factors. I was dumping (and had dumped through 2020) a ton of heavy metals; as iodine is very detoxifying, and this was tough on the body. This caused those symptoms I mentioned which were manageable, but forced me to dial back my lifting significantly to recover, which ultimately; I should have probably done a long time ago. Let’s look at the comparison changes with doing not only a mineral balance protocol, supporting detoxification with NAC and Glutathione; but also combined with 20 days of 2 x 250mcg of injectable BPC-157.
SO WHAT’S NEXT?
My body had a lot of work to do with regards to metals and thyroid issues; it seems that maybe BPC-157 helped to expedite the process of healing. I will continue to experiment with peptides and bioregulators to monitor and document their changes. Next on my list is to implement a protocol for a client that would like to try BPC-157 for research purposes. We just sent off the Pre-BPC 157 hair sample for testing and will be starting the 20 day implementation, along with mineral balancing shortly. Watch for the results of that beta-test to see if there are consistencies with the changes based on peptide and mineral balancing combined. Stay tuned…..