So I know that we recently got a new sponsor that sells a variety of peptides, so I thought now would be a pretty good time to make this post.
I’ve heard a lot of people say (or imply) that peptides are a safe® alternative or addition to gear, and while thats mostly true (things like TB500 and most ghrelin mimetics are pretty safe, though ghrelin mimetics can cause insulin resistance and gyno in rare cases) peptides can be just as dangerous and side effect prone as AAS.
A great example of this is perhaps the most well known peptide of all, insulin. As I’m sure we’re all aware, insulin carries with it both short term and long term dangers and is something most of you probably wouldn’t touch.
And even if you don’t touch any of the more dangerous ones like insulin or melanotan 1 or 2 (which increase your risk of melanoma) they still have side effects, which can actually stack and make the side effects of AAS worse.
Take follistatin for instance. Probably best known in this community as a myostatin inhibitor, it also inhibits follicle stimulating hormone, which is a hormone that works with luteinizing hormone to cause spermatogenesis, and is necessary for both male and female reproduction (especially important in females, as it controls menstruation and ovulation, so if you were thinking of giving to your wife as a safe alternative to AAS, especially don’t). Combine with any AAS and the factory is shut down completely.
This isn’t to say don’t use peptides. This is a forum for people discussing aas obviously I’m not entirely opposed to using compounds that have risks to gain an edge, but I am saying to treat peptides with the same respect you should treat AAS, and to do your research before taking any foreign substance, whether it’s in oil or water.