What is the Right BPC-157 Dosage?
Medically reviewed by Leann Poston, M.D. on 9/28/20
The peptide BPC-157 has been around for over 25 years but is unfamiliar to many people. However, more people are starting to talk about BPC-157 because of what it can do. Based on animal studies it may offer tremendous benefits in wound healing and recovery, gastrointestinal health, and other varied and diverse systems in the body. It’s also generally been seen as having few and mostly mild side effects, especially compared to many of the over-the-counter and prescription medications available for the same kinds of benefits. Still, people often have a lot of questions about this research medication they have never heard of before. One of the key questions many people have about BPC-157 is a very practical one: what is the right BPC-157 dosage?
In this article, we’ll take a closer look at this and related questions, and answer them as best we can. As always, we have to note in advance that every individual is different, and therefore BPC-157 dosage and other aspects of treatment may be different or varied from this general guidance. Always talk to your doctor, healthcare provider, or prescriber about your medical history, current medications and conditions, and any supplements or herbal remedies you may be taking before starting a new treatment regimen. With that said, let’s discuss some of the basics of BPC-157, its administration format, dosage and range, and the typical BPC-157 dosage for intramuscular injection. We’ll conclude by answering some frequently asked questions and explaining why the right dosage is only part of the equation – you need the right, high-quality supplier for your BPC-157 as well, such as Invigor Medical.
BPC-157 is a peptide – essentially, a short chain of 15 amino acids (amino acids make up proteins). In this specific sequence of peptides, it is derived from a protein found naturally in the body in the gastric juices and it is believed to help repair the lining of the stomach and intestines in its natural state. Synthesized for supplement purposes, it has been shown in numerous animal studies across decades to have many positive benefits, above and beyond stomach repair. Some of the systems and ways in which BPC-157 works that have been validated by animal studies include:
- Speeds and aids the repair of soft tissues in the body.
- Protects and repairs damage caused to the gut, liver, and other systems by NSAIDs and other medications.
- Improves serotonin transport and synthesis, which has been implicated in many psychological conditions such as depression, anxiety, and similar.
- Improves blood pressure and protects heart function from a myriad of problems.
- Can help reduce allergic responses to natural triggers as well as some anti-viral properties on certain viruses that have been studied.
- Shown to improve IBS and other bowel problems, likely through the same gut repair mechanism.
- Several other less-well-studies benefits to everything from neurotransmitters to brain activity to oral health and even treating urinary incontinence.
BPC-157 Administration Format
The specifics of the BPC-157 dosage will obviously depend on the administration format that is prescribed for you. BPC-157 is available and has been extensively studied in animal studies in several different administration formats. The most common include oral tablets, sublingual (under-the-tongue) patches, and intramuscular injections. Other methods of administration include topical patches or creams, rectal suppositories or enemas, and infusion or suspension in drinking water or other beverages. In each of these different formats, a different speed of administration, absorption level, and, therefore, dosage, are expected.
As BPC-157 that you’ll receive from Invigor Medical and other online telemedicine providers is most often the intramuscular injection form, our discussion below on the specifics of BPC-157 dosage will be based on that particular administration format. You should always do your research and discuss dosages and ranges with your prescriber if you have any particular concerns or want to know more than what we cover in this guide.
BPC-157 works systemically and is believed to be absorbed to work systemically, regardless of how it is administered. However, some evidence suggests that specifically when it comes to healing and wound repair, an intramuscular injection may be the most effective administration format. In particular, injection in muscle adjacent to a specific wound or injury site may accelerate healing above and beyond the overall systemic effects – though data on this point remains somewhat conflicted based on animal study results. Still, it is worth mentioning, as it may be an additional consideration when choosing a BPC-157 administration format and corresponding BPC-157 dosage and regimen.
BPC-157 Dosage and Range Set by Prescriber
Like most medications, the specific BPC-157 dosage or range that is meant for your use will be set by your prescriber. They may start you out on a lower dosage and increase it over time. Likewise, certain medical conditions, other medications you take, and similar factors may influence what they recommend as the right BPC-157 dosage for you.
In general terms, research based on animal studies has suggested that the typical dosage range for most people’s use is between 1 to 10 micrograms per kilogram of body weight, with the therapeutic use of injection-based BPC-157 tending to be on the lower end of that dosage range. Absorption through oral pills or tablets tends to require higher dosages, as less of the active medication makes it into the body to circulate when taken in this fashion. In those cases, BPC-157 dosage or pill strength tends more towards the high end of that range. These are all things that your prescriber or doctor will consider before writing you a prescription for BPC-157 and can form the basis of any questions or discussions you may have concerning your particular BPC-157 dosage or administration format.
Likewise, over time, if you are not seeing the results you and your prescriber expect from your current BPC-157 dosage, they may direct you to increase it slightly within that dosage range. You should never change your dosage on your own without supervision and instruction from your prescriber.
Injected Intramuscular BPC-157 Dosage and Regimen
The typical BPC-157 dosage for intramuscular injection is 200 to 300 micrograms per day in a single daily injection. According to most experts, this should be given consistently at around the same time every day on an empty stomach, with the evening being the best. For a typical adult of around 80 kg of weight, this works out to around 2.5 to 3.75 micrograms per kilogram of body weight, so it’s a fairly standard BPC-157 dosage on the lower end of the range spectrum. You may be started on a slightly lower dosage, and/or may increase to a higher dosage over time depending on the results you achieve and any side effects that you may experience.
Depending on why you are taking BPC-157, this dosage may be suitable for a short-term regimen of one month in length or long-term use. In other cases, your prescriber may recommend a lower dosage for ongoing or continuous use, using a dosage in the 200 to 300 micrograms range for specific wound healing or treatment of certain conditions. As with almost all medications and supplements that exist, it’s always best to take the least effective amount – that is, the lowest BPC-157 dosage that delivers the beneficial or therapeutic effects as possible. This minimizes the potential for side effects.
Important Considerations for BPC-157 Use
It is worth noting that almost all of the BPC-157 testing that has been completed is the result of animal studies. Long-term or widespread human studies, such as those that would be conducted for a new drug before it is placed on the market, have not been conducted. Human research studies have been conducted, but again, not in the context of a broad clinical pre-marketing trial and have not been completed or reported results in the literature. While BPC-157 dosage is fairly consistent based on those human and animal trials, within the range discussed above, your individual experience or prescriber suggestion may differ.
In addition, BPC-157 exists in a bit of a grey area (see our first FAQ answer below) between medication and supplements. As such, there is a limited amount of regulation over this space. It is imperative that you choose a high-quality, reputable supplier for your BPC-157 dosage, as it is very easy to be scammed or lured by low prices into a questionable, contaminated, or counterfeit products.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is BPC-157 a medication or a supplement?
BPC-157 is most often referred to as a supplement, mostly because it exists in a grey area within the US’s regulatory framework and most other countries at present. Many peptides are in this same kind of situation at present. It is regulated, however, inasmuch as you need a prescription to obtain it legally in the US. Regardless of its classification, if you start taking it, you should include it on any list of medications or supplements when you fill out forms for your doctor or discuss what medications you may be on.
Is it legal to use BPC-157?
While there is conflicting information when you look online, yes, BPC-157 is labeled as a research chemical and is legal for you to use when prescribed by a health care provider. The main thing you need to know is that most studies have not been done in humans, and, as mentioned earlier, it isn’t regulated in the same way a drug is at this time. Therefore, it falls into a big grey area. But, at present, reputable, licensed pharmacies and prescribers can prescribe it for individual use. It may, however, be restricted for use in competitive sports or similar activities, so you’ll have to do your research for your relevant sport and governing body if that is a concern relevant to you.
Why do I need a telemedicine consultation and prescription for BPC-157?
Like most of the medications and supplements we offer, a prescription is required to dispense BPC-157. As discussed above, the telemedicine consultation with a doctor also helps establish the correct BPC-157 dosage, range, administration format, and other considerations for your BPC-157 regimen. This allows the doctor to review your current medications, medical history, current conditions, and any other considerations, to ensure that BPC-157 is a safe choice for your needs. Telemedicine consultations are quick and easy, especially compared to traditional doctor’s visits, and are integrated seamlessly with your BPC-157 ordering at Invigor Medical.
The Right BPC-157 Dosage Needs the Right, High-Quality Medication from Invigor Medical
As with most injectable medications, it’s imperative that you get the right, high-quality medication from a reputable source. You don’t want to be injecting contaminated or questionable products into your body. There are many sites on the Internet claiming to offer BPC-157, with rock-bottom prices that are simply unbelievable. As the old adage goes, if it’s too good to be true, it probably is. That definitely applies in the case of BPC-157.
Don’t be fooled by these low-cost alternatives – you’ll likely get only saline, and possibly something much worse or more dangerous. Invigor Medical is your trusted source for BPC-157 and many other peptide treatments, erectile dysfunction medications, and more. We work with a regulated, fully licensed US pharmacy to fulfill our orders. All our prescribers are accredited, certified, and trained medical professionals in the US. Rest assured, when you get your BPC-157 dosage and supply from Invigor Medical, you’re getting 100% pure, legitimate peptides, so that you can realize all the benefits that they offer.
While we strive to always provide accurate, current, and safe advice in all of our articles and guides, it’s important to stress that they are no substitute for medical advice from a doctor or healthcare provider. You should always consult a practicing professional who can diagnose your specific case. The content we’ve included in this guide is merely meant to be informational and does not constitute medical advice.