What are research peptides? A peptide is a molecule formed by joining two or more amino acids. Typically, when there are less than about 50 of these amino acids joined together, these molecules are named peptides. Larger sequences of joined amino acids are referred to as proteins.
Peptides play a crucial role in fundamental physiological and biochemical functions of life. Peptides (proteins) are present in every living cell and possess a variety of biochemical activities. They appear as enzymes, hormones, antibiotics, receptors, etc.
Peptide research has been a continuously growing topic of study in the field of science over the last few decades.
Peptides are created by joining the amino acids with a peptide bond, a special linkage in which the carboxyl carbon atom of a specific amino acid binds to the nitrogen atom of another amino acid.
Research peptides are synthesized by joining the carboxyl group or C-terminus of one amino acid to the amino group or N-terminus of another.
Examples of peptide hormones:
Growth hormone (GH) is a peptide hormone that stimulates growth, cell reproduction and regeneration in humans and other animals.
Because of its anabolic properties, HGH has been both used & abused by competitors in athletics and sports such as bodybuilding and even endurance type sports since the 1970s. It has been banned by the IOC and NCAA.
IGF-1 Long R3 is an example of a research peptide that has become very popular among athletes, including bodybuilders and strength competitors in recent years due to its ability to cause hyperplasia. Hyperplasia (or “hypergenesis”) means increase in number of cells/proliferation of cells.
Insulin-like Growth Factor LR3 (IGF-1 Long R3)
Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1 Long R3 ), an 83 amino acid analog of IGF-1 is a highly anabolic hormone released primarily in the liver with the stimulus of growth hormone (HGH).
The IGF-1 LR3 Molecule: IGF-1 is the most potent growth factor found in the body and causes muscle cell hyperplasisa.
As with insulin, it is possible to induce a state of hypoglycemia from IGF-1 supplementation. (Effect is dose dependent).