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Managing Digestive Upset With The Peptide BPC-157

You’ve tried everything to heal your gut. Some solutions work, but others make your gut health worse. No matter what you do, you can’t get rid of the pain, cramping, and gas.

If this sounds like you, it may be time to try peptides—in particular, a peptide called BPC-157.

In simple terms, peptides are smaller versions of proteins. People use them for many purposes, including anti-aging, muscle-building, and anti-inflammatory. BPC-157 is no different. It has many of those same benefits, but in this article, we’ll focus on how BPC-157 can help you finally get your gut health under control.

Whether you suffer from cramps or ulcers, BPC-157 can help you get back to enjoying life.

What Is BPC-157 And How Does It Improve Gut Health?

Peptides have gained a lot of interest in the last decade. Not only from the general public, but they also are discussed often by medical researchers. In fact, more than 60 peptide drugs have gone to market (with hundreds more in clinical development).

Why have peptides become so popular? Because they’re potent, effective for specific problems, and safe. In fact, many, including BPC-157, are free of side effects.

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BPC-157 (which stands for Body Protein Compound 157) is a chain of 15 amino acids known as a stable gastric peptide. Simply put, this means it’s derived from an already-existing protective protein in your stomach.

BPC-157 is known for accelerating the healing of many different wounds, including wounds to your tendons, ligaments, muscles, your nervous system, and your digestive tract. It acts systematically in your digestive tract to combat:

  • Leaky gut
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Intestinal cramps
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Gastric ulcers

It does this in several ways. First, BPC-157 aids in overall tissue repair by increasing blood flow to your damaged tissues. It is also an anti-inflammatory, meaning it aids in the production and healing of your inflamed intestinal tissues. 

Moreover, it is cytoprotective, which means it maintains the mucosal lining of your GI tract. It also increases the growth of your hormone receptors, which can promote gut healing and decrease pain in damaged areas of your intestines.

With IBS in particular, BPC-157 helps by reducing swelling in your gut and by improving sphincter dysfunction. It can also neutralize damage to your gut lining caused by NSAID drugs such as:

  • Aspirin
  • Ibuprofen
  • Celecoxib
  • Diclofenac
  • Diflunisal
  • Etodolac
  • Indomethacin
  • Oxaprozin
  • And more

These drugs can cause gut problems such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation. However, BCP-157 helps stave off those symptoms.

Although there is no proven optimal dosage for BPC-157, the typical dosage is 10 mcg per kilogram of weight. As such, we suggest a dose of about 600 mcg for a 132-pound adult. You can take it orally with a pill or with an injection––either way, the dosage stays roughly the same.

BPC-157 is widely hailed in the medical community for its remarkable effects in the lower and upper GI tracts. Overall, it maintains the integrity of the mucosal lining in your GI tract while improving digestive function. It can also protect your gut from ulcers as a result of chemotherapy drugs.

All of these traits make BPC-157 a fantastic solution for gut health. However, there are plenty of other benefits as well.

The Other Potential Benefits Of BPC-157

Because BPC-157 improves the Brain-Gut Axis, it also helps with a whole host of issues, including:

Tissue Healing— BPC-157 accelerates the healing of damaged ligaments and tendon-to-bone injuries. In these injuries, it works by increasing type 1 collagen production. It also accelerates the healing of:

  • Burns
  • Eye Injuries
  • Muscle damage
  • Scar tissue
  • Nerve damage

Toxic Damage—Alcohol and antibiotics damage the liver, but BPC-157 protects and promotes healing in your liver after its been damaged by toxins. It can also counteract negative effects in the opioid system, meaning it has the potential for addiction recovery as well as overdose treatment.

Brain Repair—BPC-157 acts as a neuroprotective by modulating serotonin and dopamine production in your brain. It can also help induce brain and nerve healing after a traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, and it can also protect against seizures (particularly hypoglycemic seizures induced by insulin overdose).

Heart Protection––It can protect the overall vascular system, including protecting cells from toxin-induced damage, protecting blood vessels from oxidative stress, normalizing blood pressure, and forming new blood.

Heal Your Gut with Peptides

With so many unique healing and protective benefits from BPC-157, it’s a fantastic solution for many patients experiencing gut health problems and more.    


At Matrix Age Management, we understand how difficult it is to wade through the world of peptides. With so much new terminology and technological advancements, it’s hard to know what the right solution is for you.

That’s why we take pride in explaining peptides in their simplest terms, so you can make the right decision for you and your health goals.

To learn more about BPC-157 and other peptide treatments, schedule a consultation today.

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Tags: Overall Health, Peptides

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