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Building a Case for Thymosin Alpha 1 During the Covid-19 Crisis

With the COVID-19 pandemic in full force, we’re all looking for ways to optimize our immune systems. Thymosin alpha 1 is one of the most powerful peptides to enhance immunity. Let’s take a brief look at thymosin alpha 1 and why it is so beneficial for our WHO, WHAT, WHY, WHEN, HOW series. 

-Molly Boudreault, ACNP

WHAT is Thymosin Alpha 1?

Thymosin alpha 1 is a naturally occurring peptide that is produced in the thymus, the immune system organ. 

HOW Does Thymosin Alpha 1 Modulate the Immune System?

The thymus works to produce and release T-cells into the body. T-cells are the cells that recognize and destroy foreign invaders. Studies have shown that thymosin alpha 1 enhances the function of T-cells. It’s also been shown to have significant antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. 

WHO Benefits from Supplementation?

Adults. As we age, our bodies produce less thymosin alpha 1. This is one of the reasons why our immune systems become compromised with advanced age. Studies have also shown that individuals who are fighting infection have lower levels of thymosin alpha 1 than healthy individuals.      

WHY Now?

Pandemic or no pandemic, thymosin alpha 1 injections are a great thing to add to your self-care routine. But with COVID-19 in full force, thymosin alpha 1 can be a power protector against the virus specifically. Thymosin alpha 1 was tested in 2009 during the first pandemic of the century – H1N1v. It was found to not only enhance immunity, but also potentiate the effect of viral vaccines, particularly in immunocompromised patients. It has since been used in the treatment of several cancers and viral infections because of its direct influence on infected cells.      

WHEN Do I Get Injected?

Thymosin alpha 1 can be injected in the comfort of your home twice a week. 

WHERE is Thymosin Alpha 1 Injected?

Thymosin alpha 1 can be injected into the subcutaneous tissue (fat) to increase the number of circulating t cells. It is approved in more than 37 countries for the treatment of hepatitis B, hepatitis C and as an adjunct to chemotherapy and various vaccines. Thymosin alpha 1 is not only effective, it’s safe. There are have been no serious documented side effects from administration of thymosin alpha 1.

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