What is TB500?
TB-500, or Thymosin Beta 4, is a peptide that naturally occurs in animal bodies, and, since it is mostly sold for research purposes and veterinary use, is typically implemented in clinical trials in horses.
Thymosins were discovered in the mid 1960’s, when Allan Goldstein from the Laboratory of Abraham White at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York studied the role of the thymus in development of the vertebrate immune system. Since then, Dr.Goldstein founded a company that creates thymosin alpha 1 for the purpose of increasing immune cell activity, and thymosin beta 4 (TB-500) to promote wound repair and healing.
TB-500 has been used extensively for race horses to prevent adhesions from forming, although it is not a prescription veterinary drug. It’s an injectable peptide with limited human use. Mostly, it’s limited to humans who like to experiment, although reports of human use of thymosin dates back as far as 1974 – when a young girl became the first person to receive injections of thymosin because she was diagnosed without a functioning thymus gland.
-Increasing strength through muscle growth
-Speeding up the healing process for wounds
-Reducing acute/chronic pain and/or inflammation
-Increasing hair growth
As you learned in the previous article on BPC-157, peptides are two or more amino acids linked together in a chain, and TB-500 is a simply a short peptide fragment of an actual hormone – a hormone called “Thymosin Beta-4”.
TB-500 and Thymosin Beta-4 are not exactly the same, although you’ll often see the two names used interchangeably in the peptide world (AKA broscience bodybuilding forums). It’s much harder to get your hands on true Thymosin Beta-4, whether for research use, equine enhancement, athletic performance enhancement or bodybuilding. But TB-500’s peptide sequence shares most of the properties of Thymosin Beta-4, and it’s more economical to produce, thus easier to find.
Before reconstitution (lyophilized/lyophilized powder): refrigerated between 2 – 8 degrees Celsius (36 – 46 degrees Fahrenheit), can be stored for 24 months at room temperature (37 degrees Celsius or 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit), it can be used for more than 90 days Up to 45 degrees Celsius or 113 degrees Fahrenheit, can last for about a week.
After reconstitution (liquid): Liquid TB-500 should be refrigerated between 2 – 8 degrees Celsius (36 – 46 degrees Fahrenheit). Do not freeze it. Recombinant TB-500 should be used within 8 days.
Buy TB-500 peptide
You can find TB-500 (often sold under the name Thymosin Beta 4) on Giant Lab. This website can only legally sell the peptides for research purposes.This designation allows the use of research peptides strictly for in vitro testing and laboratory experimentation only. Bodily introduction of any kind into humans or animals is strictly forbidden by law.