TB-500 (Thymosin Beta-4) is a potent recovery agent with a tremendous ability to enhance up injury repair and recovery, however, its many benefits also include growth of muscle mass and improved performance. TB-500 is naturally produced in the body, in higher concentration at the site of tissue damage and supports the production of new blood and muscle cells.
It also has incredibly powerful anti-inflammatory effects which can oftentimes offer instant pain relief. Its powerful healing effects have been identified specifically in the tendons, ligaments, muscle, skin, heart and eyes.
Before you read any further you should know that this peptide is banned in almost all competitive sports and events. Also, while it is readily available, Thymosin Beta-4 (also known as TB-500) is sold for research purposes only, not for human consumption.
Benefits of TB-500
- Increases muscle growth
- Increases endurance and stamina levels
- Decreases inflammation in joints
- Promotes hair growth
- Rapid healing of wounds
- Repair of tendons and ligaments
- Improved flexibility of joints
- Promotes the regeneration of blood vessels
- Repairs damaged heart tissue following a heart attack
- Heals ulcers and lesions (including stomach and intestinal ulcers)
- Protects and restores neurons after brain injury
What is TB-500?
TB-500 is a synthesised peptide, essentially a short-chain version of the naturally occurring Thymosin Beta-4. It has not been used to treat humans in any tangible method but although it is not considered a veterinary-specific drug, it is often used in the treatment of horses and occasionally dogs.
As there’s little research on human trials we can only go on what we’ve heard and data compiled from various veterinary trials. Its properties are similar to those of HGH and results also appear similar.
Users report increased strength, muscle growth, enhanced recovery and relief from chronic and severe pain as well as improved endurance. There are also reports of increased hair growth, better condition hair and even a lessening of grey hair.
How does TB-500 Work?
In simple terms, TB-500 boosts your body’s protein efficiency. This means that the functions of those proteins are dramatically improved. It increases red blood cell production and improves metabolism and essentially supercharges your body’s ability to grow new cells.
Additionally, thanks to its molecular composition TB-500 is remarkably light and can, therefore, race your system finding areas to improve. It is this that makes it particularly good when it comes to targeting inflammation and pain.
How to Use TB-500
TB-500 is taken as any other peptides; you’ll need to reconstitute it before injecting the solution either subcutaneously or intramuscularly. To take SubQ, find an area of fatty tissue, the abdomen is good but avoid the navel vicinity.
Next, simply clean your hands, wipe the area with a sterile swab, pinch the area with your fingers and then inject your prepared syringe. To take intramuscularly, locate an area of muscular tissue, usually one where you are experiencing pain, and jab the syringe deep into the muscle tissue. It can be a difficult and painful process, but the rewards should outweigh the trouble.
The dosage depends on the purpose you are using it for, and/or the type of injury or damage that you need to treat. A general guideline would be between 4-8mg of TB-500 per week for the initial loading phase of 4 to 6 weeks, followed by 2-6mg every 2 weeks to maintain its effects. The effects wear off within 2-3 weeks of injection.
- Duration: 4-6 weeks
- Dosage: 4-8mg of TB-500 per week
- Frequency: 2mg per injection, between 2-4 times per week (depending on the total dosage you choose)
- Duration: as long as you need
- Dosage: 2-6mg of TB-500 every 2 weeks
- Frequency: 2mg per injection, between 2-3 times every 2 weeks (depending on the total 2-week dosage you choose)
The most common side-effect that has been reported by bodybuilders who use this peptide is that of lethargy and possible headaches. Some report experiencing a head rush immediately after injecting it, although this shouldn’t last longer than a minute.
We lack a lot of data on TB-500 but we do know that the medical community is divided over whether or not it has been linked to cancer; some say it increased the rate at which cancer cells grow, while others suggest it may actually promote white blood cells with which to fight it.