Peptide therapy is known for its many health benefits. From stimulating weight loss to improving mood and boosting the immune system, peptides have numerous benefits for both the body and the mind. What’s more, the BPC-157 peptide, derived from human gastric juice and known for its many healing properties, has displayed numerous benefits for gut health.
Continue reading to learn more about BPC-157 peptide therapy and why you should consider it to improve your gut health.
The gut, or gastrointestinal tract, serves as the foundation of the human body. All of the food we consume is broken down into the gut, allowing it to enter the bloodstream so our bodies can absorb the key nutrients it needs to function properly.
However, the body is only able to properly absorb these nutrients if the gut microbiome is balanced. The gut microbiome is a collection of bacteria, archaea, viruses, and fungi that regulates the immune system, the central nervous system, and many other bodily processes. Therefore, gut health is truly the key to overall health.
The gut becomes unhealthy when the microbiome is imbalanced and there is a lack of beneficial microorganisms. Below you will find common signs and symptoms of poor gut health.
When the microbiome is off balance, the gut can have a hard time digesting food. This can lead to many negative symptoms, including bloating, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, nausea, and even stomach pain. Therefore, if you find yourself running to the bathroom too often (or not enough), poor gut health may be to blame for these digestive issues.
The body derives most of its energy from the carbohydrates, protein, and fats we consume. Meanwhile, vitamins and minerals play an essential role in helping the body utilize this energy. However, poor gut health can prevent the body from adequately absorbing these nutrients. As a result, the body cannot convert food into energy, and you may begin to feel sluggish and fatigued.
Further exacerbating the issue, an unhealthy gut can impact your sleep and lead to insomnia. This is due to the fact that serotonin, a hormone involved in the regulation of sleep, is produced in the gut. Consequently, an unhealthy gut can inhibit serotonin production, thus disrupting the body’s natural sleep cycle and making you feel even more tired throughout the day.
Gut health plays a major role in regulating weight. Since the gut helps the body absorb food, poor gut health could potentially lead to sudden weight loss. On the flip side, an unhealthy gut can also contribute to weight gain, as the gut microbiome supports a healthy metabolism. If you have noticed an unexplained change in your weight, gut health may be a contributing factor.
Often, people forget that our skin reflects what is happening inside our bodies. Thus, skin irritation, such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis, may be a symptom of poor gut health. This is because an unhealthy gut can trigger inflammation, which is often displayed on the skin.
Known as the gut-brain connection, scientists have discovered that the mind and gut are connected via the central nervous system and neurotransmitters. As a result, a poorly functioning gut can also influence your emotions and mental health, possibly leading to anxiety, depression, and other mood changes.
So, how does BPC-157 peptide therapy improve gut health? Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, the peptide is able to heal inflamed tissues and reduce swelling in the gut. Furthermore, BPC-157 improves blood flow to the intestines, thus accelerating healing.
Because of its gut-healing properties, BPC-157 has been used to improve digestion and treat conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), Chron’s disease, and leaky gut syndrome. By repairing the lining of the gut, BPC-157 can reduce the negative symptoms that are commonly associated with these conditions.
Moreover, the use of certain drugs can negatively impact gut health by causing inflammation and disrupting the microbiome. Luckily, BPC-157 also protects cells against the adverse effects alcohol and anti-inflammatory medications have on gut health, according to a recent scientific study. Therefore, if you commonly use drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or even alcohol, BPC-157 can help to protect your gut.
BPC-157 peptide therapy can be administered in several different ways, including via subcutaneous injections, oral capsules, and nasal sprays. When using BPC-157 to improve gut health specifically, oral capsules are primarily used to allow for the easiest absorption.
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