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Next in our Peptide Series, we take a look at a new peptide: Thymosin Beta-4. Like other peptides, it can provide a novel remedy to health issues. Thymosin Beta-4 is especially good for wounds, tissue repair and regeneration. Please read on for the details!
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A peptide is a small protein, made up of a chain of amino acids. They can be used therapeutically to help with different health conditions. We have recently written many blogs about peptides. Click on the links to see our articles on peptide therapy, HGH, CJC 1295/Ipamorelin, BPC 157, PT 141, Ta1 and VIP.
What Is Thymosin Beta-4?
TB4 is involved in tissue repair and regeneration, wound healing, inflammation and fibrosis (the formation of scar tissue) (Goldstein AL K. H., 2015) and (Renga, 2018). It can be used to treat eye injuries, skin wounds, heart repair after a heart attack and heal the brain following stroke, trauma or neurological diseases (Goldstein AL, 2015).
What are the Benefits & Applications of Thymosin Beta-4?
Wound Healing & Fibrosis
- Wound healing
- Sports Injury Recovery
- Skin & Eye
Reduces Oxidative Stress
Boosts Immune System
CNS (Central Nervous System) Diseases
Hair Growth & Restoration
- Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)
- Alcoholic Liver Disease
TB4 treatment has been safely used in patients and animals to treat traumatic brain injury, corneal injuries, lung inflammation and fibrosis (Jiang Y, 2017). It is thought to be safe in clinical applications (Jiang Y, 2017).
The most common side effects of Thymosin Beta-4 are reddening, pain and discomfort at the injection site. Temporary tiredness or lethargy can occur.
It should definitely not be used in people with cancer. Thymosin B4 is involved not only in normal cell migration, but also in tumor metastasis and has been linked to increased risk of metastasis (Sribenja S, 2013). It is contraindicated for anyone with cancer.
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Also, potential interactions with other medications can trigger adverse reactions. It is very important to work with an experienced Functional Medicine practitioner when taking Thymosin Beta 4 or any other peptides. Our clinic has extensive experience with peptides and can help you with Thymosin Beta-4 or other peptides.
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