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The peptide Selank has been described and referred to as an “anti-anxiety” peptide and it has demonstrated improvement in cognitive areas such as learning, memory, depression, weakness, and overall energy.

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What is the Selank Peptide?
The peptide Selank is a synthetic peptide (a chain of amino acids) that has been described and referred to as an “anti-anxiety”  and "anti-depression" peptide and it has demonstrated improvement in cognitive areas such as learning, memory, depression, weakness, and overall energy. 
Selank belongs to a category of molecules known as synthetic peptides. Selank was made by combining sequences of a peptide called tuftsin alongside another sequence that improves its molecular stability. Tuftsin is a peptide closely related to the function of immune responses. It occurs naturally and makes up a single part of naturally-occurring antibody IgG. 

One of the main effects of Selank is that it appears to reduce anxiety. In animal studies, Selank has been shown to reduce anxiety-like behavior and improve the ability to cope with stress. It has also been found to have an antidepressant effect in some studies. The exact mechanism by which Selank works is not fully understood, but it is thought to affect the levels of certain neurotransmitters in the brain, including serotonin and dopamine. These neurotransmitters play a role in mood regulation and can be affected by stress and anxiety. The effects of Selank can be seen within a few hours of taking it, although the full effects may take a few days or even weeks to become apparent. The duration of treatment with Selank varies depending on the condition being treated and the individual's response to the medication.

There are several other peptides that are also used to treat anxiety and related conditions, including benzodiazepines (such as Valium) and SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). The best peptide for anxiety will depend on the individual's specific needs and the advice of a healthcare professional. 

In comparison to other naturally-occurring proteins, it is a relatively small peptide. Selank was developed at the Institute of Molecular Genetics in cooperation with the V.V. Zakusov Research Institute of Pharmacology (Russian Academy of Medical Sciences), along with the nootropic drug known as Semax, which is sometimes referred to as its cousin peptide. 
Selank has been approved in Russia for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and for its application as a recreational nootropic. When run through clinical trials, the drug has been shown to provide a consistent nootropic and anxiolytic effect which may serve to be useful in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder.

What we know about Selak from clinical trials 

Within clinical trials, the peptide Selank has been shown to provide a sustained nootropic and anti-anxiety effect, which may assist in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Selank has an advantage over traditional anxiety treatments, such as prescription medications for its ease of use, safety, and accessibility.

Although limited, some evidence suggests that Selank may potentially help curb anxiety and offer many other benefits. Research into peptides is relatively new, and we are constantly discovering more about the untapped potential of peptides.

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How Do You Administer Selank?

Selank is a peptide administered nasally via a spray. If taken orally, it would be digested in the stomach, rendering it useless. It is more effective as an inhalant for direct delivery to the bloodstream and, thus, into the brain. The typical dosage is one spray in each nostril daily.

Why choose Selank over other products?

While almost every prescription drug comes with the risk of unwanted side effects, studies have demonstrated that this peptide confers virtually zero negative side-effects or risk of addiction when used at standard dosages. Both Tuftsin and Selank have demonstrated an ability to reduce anxiety and increase serotonin levels in clinical studies on animal subjects.

Additionally, Selank May Be Able To:

Improve anxiety 

Improve learning

Enhance memory 

Help with recovery after traumatic brain injury; may also increase BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor), an important brain-growth compound

Help stabilize enkephalins in the blood: These counteract the stress response

Assist with alcohol withdrawal

Help prevent weight gain and reduce cholesterol

Selank has the potential to bolster immune function by increasing IL-6 in blood cells. IL-6 is an inflammatory protein that is believed to help stave off infections. Selank may also stimulate the release of interferons, which are molecules with antiviral properties. Request a free consultation.