GHK-Cu is a naturally occurring copper complex that was first identified in human plasma, but has recently been found in multiple locations such as saliva and urine. Copper peptides are small, naturally occurring protein fragments that have high affinity for copper ions, which are critical to normal body function. GHK- Cu has a variety of roles in the human body including, promoting activation of wound healing, attracting immune cells, having anti- oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, stimulating collagen and glycosaminoglycan synthesis in skin fibroblasts, and promoting blood vessel growth.
Research has shown that it acts as a feedback signal that is generated after tissue injury. It seems to act as a potent protector of tissue and it is an anti-inflammatory agent that controls the oxidative damage that occurs after tissue injury. Further, it then plays a big role in signaling tissue remodeling which removes damaged/scarred tissue and generates new, healthy tissue. These positive effects decline with age because the concentration of GHK-Cu in the body decreases with age. Thus, there is an increase in inflammation, cancerous activity, and tissue destruction. In plasma, the level of GHK-Cu is about 200 ng/ml at age 20. By the age of 60, the level drops to 80 ng/ml.
Research has shown the following potential benefits of GHK-Cu:
- Stronger Bones.
- Increased Muscle Recovery.
- Tighten loose skin and reverse thinning of aged skin.
- Repair protective skin barrier proteins.
- Improve skin firmness, elasticity, and clarity.
Reduce fine lines, depth of wrinkles, and improve structure of aged skin.
- Smooth rough skin.
Reduce photodamage, mottled hyperpigmentation, skin spots and lesions.
- Improve overall skin appearance.
- Stimulate wound healing.
- Protect skin cells from UV radiation.
- Reduce inflammation and free radical damage.
- Increase hair growth and thickness, enlarge hair follicle size.
Purity, Formulation & Physical Appearance
iPharmix GHK-Cu has a peptide purity level that exceeds 99.0% as determined by HPLC. This peptide was synthesized with no additives and is supplied as a white lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.
Solubility & Storage
It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized GHK-Cu in bacteriostatic water, which can then be further diluted in other aqueous solutions. Lyophilized GHK-Cu although stable at room temperature for 90 days, should be stored between 2-8°C. Upon reconstitution, GHK-Cu should be stored between 2-8°C out of direct light for up to 14 days. For future use store below -18°C. Prevent repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
THIS PRODUCT IS INTENDED AS A RESEARCH CHEMICAL ONLY. This designation allows the use of research chemicals strictly for in vitro testing and laboratory experimentation only. This product is not a drug and has not been approved by the FDA to prevent or cure any medical condition or disease. Bodily introduction of any kind into humans or animals is strictly forbidden by law. This product should only be handled by licensed, qualified professionals.
Molecular Formula: C14H24N6O4
Molecular Weight: 340.38 g/mol
PubChem CID: 73587
CAS Number: 49557-75-7