Thymosin Beta-4 is a naturally occurring peptide present in almost all animal and human cells. TB500 is a synthetic peptide that has been directly linked to recovery as it is plays a vital role in building new blood vessels, new small muscle tissue fibers, cell migration and blood cell reproduction. If you are an injured athlete, all of these properties are something that becomes very desirable when looking to speed up the recovery process.
Mechanism in Action
The main functionality of TB500 hinges on the ability to up-regulate cell building proteins like Actin. Up-regulation of Actin allows TB500 to promote cell migration and proliferation. This not only helps build new blood vessel pathways but also regulates inflammation directly correlated with wound healing. Its versatility even extends to its molecular structure and low molecular weight, which lends to its mobility and ability to travel long distances through tissues. This means when targeting injured areas (chronic or acute), TB500 has the ability to circulate the body and find those areas of injury in order to take corrective action. Added benefits of improved flexibility, reduced inflammation in tendons have been noticed, and some users report some re-grown lost hair (also reports of grayed hair darkening).
In fact, studies are being done which correlate TB500 with healing of the heart, in some cases repairing ventricular hypertrophy.
Dosage and Usage
TB500 is distributed as a lyophilized powder that should be kept out of the light and in a cool dry place. Reconstitution is done with bacteriostatic water or sodium chloride meant for injection. Doses range from 2-2.5mg twice weekly for 4-6 weeks (some user have reported success in dosing higher up to 8mg a week but how much more effective this is yet to be seen). Beyond that, one to two monthly injections of 2-2.5mg of TB500 can be further utilized to maintain rapid recovery and flexibility in strained areas.
The positive attributes of TB500 include blood vessel and cell differentiation, growth of new blood cells from pre-existing vessels in dermal tissue, decreased inflammation and increase in flexibility. The flu like symptoms or lethargy/head rush associated with most peptides does not seem to be widely reported with TB500. Everybody is different, so always follow the suggested dosing protocols and practice sterile injection techniques. This will cut down on environmental side effects associated with injections.
Tb500 may not have you back the next day blasting the weights, but when things tear or you experience inflammation and pain TB500 can quicken your recovery time. It does this by specifically using actions directly corresponding with wound healing. When TB stacked with other GHRH and GHRP protocols there is no question that your recovery times should be closely cut in half. For the bodybuilder and athlete longing to reach their desired goals, this is a serious peptide and should be strongly considered in the event injury arise.