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Is BPC 157 Legal?

BPC 157 is an exciting, new, and experimental treatment with the potential to accelerate the body’s healing and recovery process. As such, it’s a compelling treatment option for those involved in weight-lifting, body-building, and strength sports and athletics, as well as individuals recovering from wounds and injuries. But is it legal?

Today, we take a look at the current legal status of BPC 157.

Understanding BPC 157

BPC 157, which stands for Body Protective Compound 157, is a peptide derived from the gastric juices in your stomach and is comprised of 15 amino acids.

BPC 157 has gained attention due to its potential to speed up the healing and recovery process. It does this by increasing the flow of nutrients, blood, and oxygen, increasing the production of fibroblasts and growth hormones, and regenerating new tissue, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

The Legal Status of BPC 157

Currently, BPC 157 is an experimental drug that is not approved by the FDA due to the limited studies on human subjects.

Not enough is known about its potential short and long term side effects, interactions with drugs, and other factors. At the time of this writing, BPC 157 has been banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

It is possible to purchase BPC 157 for “research only” purposes. It is also possible to obtain BPC 157 for use as an alternative therapy as determined by a licensed physician where standard medical treatments are insufficient.

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Research and Evidence

Currently, most research about the potential risks and benefits of BPC 157 is from clinical studies conducted in animals.

With that said, results from these studies have shown promising potential in several areas, including:

Using BPC 157

BPC 157 typically comes in the form of a self-administered injection. This treatment may also be administered as a nasal spray or oral tablet.

The frequency of treatments depends on factors such as dosage, health goals, health status, and more.

Injectable BPC 157 may come with mild side effects such as nausea, diarrhea, and dizziness. Additionally, injections may cause redness, tenderness, or swelling at the administration site. These side effects typically resolve on their own.

Remember that studies on BPC 157 are still limited, so it’s important to seek treatment in consultation with your physician.

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They can help determine if this peptide is safe and can help you reach your health goals.

Final Thoughts

While there’s good reason for the hype and excitement surrounding BPC 157, this peptide is still being studied, and little is known about its long-term effects. It’s important to stay informed on the latest updates about BPC 157’s legal status, as it could change.

If you are interested in using BPC 157 to help support recovery and healing, it’s vital that you talk to your doctor before beginning a course of treatment.


[1] Antiinflammatory effect of BPC 157 on experimental periodontitis in rats. Keremi B.

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