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GHK-Cu (PEPTIDE) THERAPY

GHK-Cu plays numerous different roles within the human body, and helps to promote the activation of anti-inflammatory effects; it can trigger wound healing, prompt the release of immune cells and attract them to injury sites, and boasts a myriad of antioxidant effects.

GHK-CU: A COPPER-BASED POWERHOUSE
 
 
GHK-Cu For Use In Hair And Skin Treatments
 
GHK-Cu is a copper complex that occurs naturally, being first identified within human plasma and has been recently found in multiple other bodily fluid compounds such as urine and saliva. GHK-Cu plays numerous different roles within the human body, and helps to promote the activation of anti-inflammatory effects; it can trigger wound healing, prompt the release of immune cells and attract them to injury sites, and boasts a myriad of antioxidant effects. Additionally, it stimulates the production of collagen, promotes glycosaminoglycan synthesis in skin fibroblasts, and aids in the growth of blood vessels.

In clinical research environments, data shows that GHK-Cu acts as an important chemical signal which is triggered by injury to bodily tissues. Its behavior is somewhat in line with other cell protectors, with its anti-inflammatory properties mitigating the oxidative damage that occurs after tissue injury. Furthermore, it seems to play a major role as a catalyst, triggering cellular restructuring of surrounding tissues which serves to remove damaged and scarred cells while generating new, healthy tissue.

These beneficial effects have a tendency to decline with age due to the fact that the concentration of GHK-Cu within the body decreases as we grow older.

Why consider using GHK-Cu?

May potentially tighten loose skin and reverse the thinning of aging skin
Can repair the protective barrier of skin proteins
Improves the firmness, elasticity, and clarity of skin
Improves the structure of aged and aging skin; reduces fine lines and wrinkle depth
Smooths out skin that is rough with age or wear
Reduces the appearance of light exposure, hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and lesion scarring
Promotes the healing of wounds
May aid in the protection of skin cells from UV radiation
Reduces inflammation and mitigates the damage of free radicals
Promotes hair growth and follicle thickness; may assist in promoting fuller-looking hair

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GHK-Cu And Its Place In The Cosmetics Industry

Copper peptide GHK-Cu is widely used in anti-aging cosmetics; within the cosmetics industry it is more commonly found under the name Copper tripeptide-1. Several focused studies on facial skin health were able to demonstrate the anti-aging, firming and anti-wrinkle potential of this copper peptide.

In a separate 12-week skin study involving creams containing GHK-Cu, participants reported a notable and marked improvement of skin quality and appearance, along with the reduction of wrinkles and fine lines as well as their depth when compared to placebo compounds.

Eye creams containing GHK-Cu were reported to perform better than such products containing only vitamin K. An additional 12-week facial study on 67 women yielded results indicating that a peptide cream applied twice daily improved the appearance of aged skin appearance and increased the health of epidermal cells, as determined via histological analysis of biopsies. This study additionally found the copper peptide GHK-Cu to be non-irritating and safe for human use.



Further Ongoing Research Into GHK-Cu

Since GHK-Cu plays a vital role in dermatological studies, it is widely utilized in cosmetic fields and practices as a restorative and anti-aging ingredient. GHK prompts both the synthesis and breakdown of collagen and glycosaminoglycans, and it assists in modulating the activity of both certain enzymes and their inhibitors. It further stimulates the release of several compounds; among the most notable being collagen, sulfates, and the small proteoglycan decorin.

This peptide attracts immune cells to the site of an injury. It promotes healing of the skin, the quality of hair follicles, and gastrointestinal health. In cosmetic products, it has been found to tighten loose skin and improve its elasticity, increase skin density and firmness, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and even lessen the effects of damage caused by hyperpigmentation.

GHK-Cu has the potential to promote wound recovery, the efficacy of immune cells, mitigate anti-inflammatory and antioxidant damage, and promote the production of collagen. Copper peptide GHK-Cu and its analogs were additionally shown to stimulate hair growth. The efficacy of synthetic GHK-Cu was similar, when applied, to that of 5% minoxidil.

GHK-Cu is an accessible and extensively-studied compound that displays a wealth of positive and restorative effects in important tissues. To date, it has been widely used in luxury cosmetic products for humans with no deleterious effects for decades, and is easily integrated into a range of products including foams, subcutaneous injections, and topical creams.
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