Body Protective Compound is a protein sequence found in the stomach of humans that is released by the body’s gastric juices to help the body activate its innate healing processes against stress. BPC 157 is a 15 chain amino acid fragment of that protein. Researchers found that “this fragment retained practically all effects of the natural BPC protein” and was “most responsible for the biological activity of the entire protein.”
Nearly all of the BPC 157 sold online, except unless specifically stated as otherwise, is the acetate form. Nootroo has acquired the patented BPC 157 Stable Form (ARG-BPC, BPC 2x – L Arginine Salt) directly from the patent holder, Diagen. The problem with BPC 157 Acetate (and with many other peptides) is that they are not stable in the temperature of the human body and are especially unstable in the high pH environment of the stomach, meaning that the peptide is quickly destroyed. They can also be destroyed by UV light.
To counter these shortcomings the original developer and patent holders of BPC 157 made an improved version known as BPC 157 Stable Version which is BPC reacted with the amino acid L-arginine to form a salt. This salt form, BPC 157 Stable Version, is stable for longer at higher temperatures and in higher pH levels. It is also stable in UV light, as the data below from the patent demonstrates.