Whether you care for a thoroughbred or a working horse, your animal’s health is a major concern. And horses require different levels of care and a unique approach to managing their well-being throughout the different stages of their life.
Joint damage or discomfort is extremely common among horses simply because of the basic design of their joints (specifically the stifle and hock joints).
Therefore, it’s no surprise that trainers that care for horses and even dogs are looking more closely at the benefits of peptides like TB 500 and BPC 157 for joint healing, repair, and recovery.
TB-500 and Thymosin Beta 4
TB-500 is the synthetic version of Thymosin Beta 4 (TB4), which is a naturally occurring wound-healing peptide in mammals. It was discovered in the 60’s by a researcher at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York named Allan Goldstein. It’s produced in the thymus gland and found in high concentrations in wound fluids. It has been shown to promote the repair of injured tissue, like wounds in the skin, cornea and heart.
In fact, in clinical studies with animal subjects, the following benefits have been associated with the use of TB4:
- Relaxes muscle spasms
- Improves muscle tone
- Encourages tissue repair
- Stretches connective tissue and helps maintain flexibility
- Enhances nutritional components in the animal
- Helps prevent the formation of adhesions and fibrous bands in muscles, tendons and ligaments
TB 500 is a synthetic version of TB4 and has been shown to possess the same joint healing and recovery properties.
How TB 500 Stimulates Injury Healing
TB 500 is a synthetically made version of Thymosin Beta 4 that promotes healing and recovery by helping build new blood vessels, muscle tissue fibers and blood cells.
One of the interesting things is that its unique molecular structure allows it to travel long distances in the animal's body. This allows it to seek out and help the areas suffering from injury. It has also been shown to reduce inflammation and improve flexibility, helping heal muscle and skin injuries as well.
Another positive effect that it has been associated with is enhanced recovery. For example, the peptide has been shown to speed up the healing process and aid the recovery of slow healing injuries to tendons and ligaments.
Equine and Canine Benefits
Stressful activities common to horses and even dogs, such as transport, competition, and exercise, have physiological impacts on their health and put them at greater risk of joint injury.
When horses or dogs are performance animals, the demands of intense training and competition can take their toll, and lead to joint overload and even injury. For example, thoroughbred horses are bred for slight, lightweight bones. The delicate bones in their legs make them vulnerable to bone fractures.
Recovery stimulating peptides can certainly benefit animals like these who are more susceptible to muscle tears or strains, tendon inflammation, broken bones, and injuries. These healing peptides are designed to promote joint repair and recovery.
Many clinical studies with animals have shown the powerful joint-healing properties of these peptides and how they can even speed up the recovery process.
Additionally, when used in combination, their complementary mechanisms of action further boost their healing effects. This was the driving idea behind Thymosin Labs’ creation of PROHEALIX, an optimal blend of both TB-500 and BPC-157 in one product.
Healing Peptides: Proven Recovery Benefits
In numerous clinical studies, regenerative peptides have been shown to provide unprecedented benefits for joint healing, repair and recovery as well as tendon, ligament and muscle repair.
Moreover, there have been no noted side effects.
Recovery peptides have been used consistently to help racehorses heal and recover from joint injuries inherently risky in training and competition.
As the use of these healing peptides becomes more and more prevalent in the equine training community, it’s clear that their full potential is just beginning to be unlocked.