Tissue healing


When it comes to tissue healing, discusses several aspects in the , emphasizing the role of peptides like BPC 157 and Thymosin Beta-4 (TB-500).

Key Points on Tissue Healing

  1. Cellular Turnover and Angiogenesis:

    • The gut lining frequently turns over cells, similar to wound healing. This turnover is crucial for repairing tissues like the skin and involves angiogenesis—the formation of new blood vessels, vital for supplying nutrients and aiding repair 1.
    • Increasing blood flow and enhancing the growth of new blood vessels and endothelial cells is fundamental for tissue repair. BPC 157 is noted to encourage these processes, aiding in the delivery of growth factors necessary for healing 2.
  2. Peptides for Tissue Repair:

    • BPC 157: This peptide promotes angiogenesis and wound repair by adding new vasculature to injury sites. It also encourages fibroblast migration, which helps in forming stronger tissue structures required for repairing tendons and ligaments 2 3.

      Gut Tissue Turnover

      Andrew explains the unique turnover process in the gut compared to the brain, emphasizing the importance of cellular rejuvenation and angiogenesis for tissue repair. The discussion sheds light on the role of BPC 157 in promoting cellular turnover and migration, along with facilitating new blood supply for tissue healing.

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    • Thymosin Beta-4 (TB-500): Unlike BPC 157, Thymosin Beta-4 boosts the proliferation of stem cells and the extracellular matrix, providing structural support and stability to tissues. It does not promote growth via the growth hormone pathway but focuses on repair and stability 3.
  3. Practical Applications:

    • For injury recovery, and Kelly Starrett highlight essentials such as getting adequate sleep (or at the very least, immobility) and ensuring minimal exercise like a 10-minute walk daily, provided it does not exacerbate the injury. These steps aid tissue rehabilitation by promoting clearance processes like Glymphatics 4.

These insights underscore the importance of maintaining proper blood supply, cellular turnover, and employing specific peptides to facilitate effective tissue repair and healing.