TB-500 is a peptide fragment hormone that is primarily used in the treatment of various muscle injuries or pain caused by inflammation. TB-500, although synthetic, serves to act as a synthetic form of Thymosin Beta-4 (TB-4). TB-500 is not TB-4; although very commonly confused as TB-4, it is designed to provide the benefits of the naturally occurring thymus produced hormone.
The thymus gland as well as in various localized cells in the human body produces thymosin Beta-4 (TB-4). TB-4 is found in cytoplasm in high levels of concentration as well as in wound fluid. TB-500 is designed to promote the actionable area – the part of TB-4 that promotes healing. More importantly, manufacturing TB-500 is possible, while manufacturing TB-4 is extremely difficult.
The primary purpose of TB-500 lies in its ability to promote the upregulation of cells in the body. Upregulation increases the cell’s sensitivity to action, specifically in proteins such as actin. This action helps to regulate inflammation in injured areas of the body as well as provide new blood vessel pathways. Of interesting note – TB-500 possesses a very low molecular weight allowing it to carry a high level of mobility in the body. Simply put, TB-500 can travel long distances through the body, virtually to all locations. TB-500 does not have to be administered to the injured area but will find its way to all injured areas regardless of administrated location.