Peptides are essentially short chain amino acids and since amino acids are the building blocks of protein, peptides can be considered microproteins.

They are useful for all sorts of cycles, but for fat burning and muscle building peptides are superb.

Out of Fashion

Peptides came and went in a sense because there were so many fakes flooding the market. Because of this, they have fallen from grace somewhat, but if you can find the real deal, peptides prove to be a powerful weapon to add to your supplement arsenal.

Clenbuterol, for example, is the nuts when it comes to burning fat and building muscle.

The way peptides operate varies but for bodybuilding purposes, those that promote muscle gain (such as IGF1-LR3) and fat loss (such as CJC-1295 and GHRP-6) are of the most interest.

What are Peptides

Peptide Labels

Our bodies create peptides all the time like insulin and natural growth hormone, but it's possible to create synthetic protein peptide hormones too.

These are all substances that are used by athletes and bodybuilders, and there are others too.

Some burn fat, others enhance performance and they can even affect your skin tone.

In the bodybuilding world, peptides that enhance your muscle mass and shed fat are clearly the most important but most will also have a noticeable anti-inflammatory effect. This is great for post workout recovery and helpful for strains and pains.

How to use Peptides

Having sourced your peptides you’ll want to keep them in cold storage. The most effective way to take peptides is by subcutaneous injection. If you're unsure about how to do this then it's best you do some research on the subject before attempting the procedure. That said, it's not as complicated as you might think.

You'll need a clean syringe (insulin syringes work best) and some bacteriostatic water. You can get all of this from any pharmacy.

When you're ready to proceed. Take the syringe and withdraw 2ml of bacteriostatic water. Next, insert the syringe into the peptide vial and slowly release the water into the vial. Let it rest for about 10 minutes.

If necessary, you can gently encourage the solution to mix but never stir or shake it - this may damage the peptides and they will not be effective.

How to Inject Peptides Subcutaneous

The ideal place to inject is the fatty area around the abdomen but steer clear of your belly button. Make sure your hands are clean and use a sterilised swab to clean the skin, pinch the area that you will inject and firmly press the needle into the fatty tissue. Be careful to avoid blood vessels and make sure there are no air bubbles in your syringe.

The ideal time for a peptide injection is before you go to bed or just after your evening workout.

Caution

As mentioned earlier, there are a lot of fake peptides or fake websites out there so be careful where you source your supply.