A strong, intact immune system is your best bet at warding-off foreign invaders that cause infection and illness. Thymosin Alpha-1 plays a vital role in the control of immunity, tolerance and inflammation. It manages an immune response via an initial action on the cells of the innate immune system. This 28 amino-acid peptide’s immunomodulatory activities are centered primarily on the augmentation of T-cell function.

Clinical studies have also shown that Thymosin Alpha-1 can be used to manage neoplasias since they upregulate cytotoxic T-cells which are involved in immune surveillance.

Key Benefits of Thymosin Alpha-1

  • Helps stop the spread of viruses and infections
  • Promotion of Natural Killer (NK) cell developkent and maturation
  • Regulates the immune system to maintain a healthy body response
  • Decreases infection incidence and duration

Is it Safe?

Thymosin Alpha-1 has been used since the late 1970s for helping patients with a wide variety of conditions such as autoimmune disorders, liver disease, kidney disease and those in good health looking to supplement immune function as a preventative boost. Hundreds of clinical evaluations have found no negative side effects from using this peptide other than injection side irritation.

How is Thymosin Alpha-1 Taken?

TA-1 is taken via subcutaneous injection (SQ). There are varying strategies from smaller daily doses to larger doses 2-3x/week. 

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Disclaimer

No two individuals will react the same when using Thymosin Alpha-1 injections as a treatment for different chronic conditions or deficiencies. Do not start taking TA-1 without discussing with your healthcare provider, especially if taking other medications. 

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