TA1: An Immune-Boosting Peptide and Anti-Covid-19 Solution?
What Are Research Chemicals?
Research chemicals are the collective name for all sorts of compounds that aren’t really FDA regulated.
For instance, compounds like SARMs and peptides are research chemicals. They are not meant for human consumption but only for research purposes.
All of these compounds are still in clinical test phases to determine whether or not they are useful for humans with the aspect of safety for human use.
We are sure you know what a SARM is by now but what about a peptide?
Peptides are short strings of amino acids, typically comprising 2–50 amino acids.
They are easier for the body to absorb than proteins because they are smaller and more broken down than proteins.
Therefore, they can more easily penetrate the skin and intestines, which helps them to enter the bloodstream more quickly.
Research peptides are any peptides that are used in scientific research.
In recent years, peptides have gained recognition as being highly selective and effective in therapeutic applications.
Even better, they all seem relatively safe and well-tolerated in subjects and patients.
Research peptides are those synthesized for study in the lab that can lead to new breakthroughs and future pharmaceuticals, but they become medicines only after undergoing rigorous study, clinical trial, and crucially, the FDA approval process.
SARMs We Know But What Is So Interesting About These Peptides?
Over 7,000 naturally occurring peptides have been discovered. These peptides can often play vital roles in the human body as hormones, growth factors, neurotransmitters, ion channel ligands, and anti-infectives. Generally, peptides are effective and selective signaling molecules that bind to specific cell surface receptors, triggering intracellular effects. Additionally, in clinical trials, peptides have shown exceptional safety and tolerability in study subjects, while maintaining high selectivity and potency as well as a predictable metabolism.
Consequently, peptides clearly present an enormous area of opportunity for therapeutic development.
How Peptides Work
There are many kinds of peptides, which work in different areas of the body.
Specifically, there are peptides that can increase our own body’s production of hormones and body processes.
For instance, GHRH from the Hypothalamus naturally releases more Human Growth Hormone (HGH).
They stimulate the body to function more efficiently. In a way you can compare them to a SARM: they make sure your body get’s better at certain processes.
So What About This Immune Booster That Could Protect Humans From Covid-19?
What is Thymosin Alpha 1 (TA1)?
Thymosin alpha 1 (TA1) is a peptide, or small protein, produced naturally by the thymus gland.
The thymus is where immune cells known as T cells mature and are released when prompted to do so by the TA1 peptide. T cell production and action within the body are vital to adaptive immunity.
This is the mode by which immune cells are able to recognize and kill foreign invaders.
Specifically, TA1 enhances the function of certain immune cells called T and dendritic cells. These white blood cells play pivotal roles in the body’s defense process to anyone with a depressed immune system or suffering from an infection.
In short, the benefits are:
- Enhances the function of certain immune cells called T and dendritic cells.
- Effective for acute and chronic infections.
- Help eradicate unhealthy cells and stop the infection or cancer growth.
- Exhibits antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties.
- Suppresses tumor growth.
- Increases vaccine effectiveness.
- Protects against oxidative damage.
How Does It Help Our Immune System?
Explore the dual function of T cells to understand better why TA1 is such an effective immunity booster.
There are two types of T cells, “killer” cells and “helper” cells.
Killer cells get on with the task of locating and destroying our cells that have become cancerous or infected with bacteria or viruses.
TA1 augments this process by affecting thymocytes and lymphocytes within T cells, helping to increase the activation and release of “killer” T cells.
So in short: this peptide helps to recruit and deploy more soldiers to your immune system’s front line so that it can defeat the invading foreign entity (for example, a virus).
The FDA approved TA1 for the treatment of malignant melanoma, Hepatitis B, C, and influenza.
So How Do We Use It To Protect Ourselves Against Covid-19?
There are already a lot of clinical studies with TA1. The most important thing we know by now is that a treatment of 10 subcutaneous mini-injections given over 30‑days triggers the release of “killer” T cells to attack and remove viral or bacterial infections.
But, TA1 is also suited for oral administration for immune system boosting purposes.
It is so efficient to protect ourselves against Covid-19 because one of the biggest problems is that our T cells are not ready to fight the virus. Since TA1 activates and augments our T cells, we have more and activated T cells to attack this virus from the moment it enters our body.
Also, it specifically makes our exhausted T cells strong again and increases our white blood cells!
We wish you good health and hope you stay safe in this weird Covid-19 period.
Be sure to boost your immune system and protect yourself even more against Covid-19!