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      Thymosin Alpha-1

      THYMOSIN ALPHA-1

      What is Thymosin Alpha-1

      Thymosin Alpha-1 is a major component of Thymosin Fraction 5 found in the thymus. The thymus is responsible for regulating the immune system. Thymosin Alpha-1 is prescribed to optimize the performance of your immune health and improve general wellness by preventing infections such as the common cold or the flu. It acts to augment T-cell function; T-cells are a part of the adaptive immune system which fights off infection. It is best prescribed to be taken once daily until vial is empty.

      How does Thymosin Alpha-1 work?

      T-cells come in two forms: killer and helper cells. Killer T-cells are responsible for hunting down and destroying our body’s own cells that are cancerous or infected with bacteria or viruses. TA1 is thought to modulate the immune system by augmenting T-cell function. TA1 may affect thymocytes by stimulating their differentiation or by converting them to active T-cells.

      What forms of Thymosin Alpha-1 are available?

      Thymosin Alpha-1 is available reconstituted for subcutaneous injection.

      What You Need to Know

      Thymosin Alpha-1 appears to be well tolerated. No adverse drug interaction has been observed. No side effects, other than some irritation or burning sensation at the site of injection, have been reported.

      Patient Benefits

      Thymosin Alpha-1 has been shown to:

      • Exhibit antibacterial properties
      • Exhibit antiviral properties
      • Exhibit antifungal properties
      • Increase vaccine effectiveness
      • Suppress tumor growth
      • Enhance the function of certain immune cells
      • Help eradicate unhealthy cells
      • Stop infection or cancer growth
      • Strengthen your immune system
      • Improve symptoms of associated with chronic fatigue
      THYMOSIN ALPHA-1

      Frequently Asked Questions

      What is a Peptide?

      A peptide is a short chain of amino acids. The amino acids in a peptide are connected to one another in a sequence by bonds called peptide bonds. Typically, peptides are distinguished from proteins by their shorter length, although the cut-off number of amino acids for defining a peptide and protein can be arbitrary. Peptides are naturally occurring biological molecules. Peptides are found in all living organisms and play a key role in all manner of biological activity. Many health and cosmetic products contain different peptides for many uses, such as their potential anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and musclebuilding properties.

      What is thymosin alpha-1?

      Thymosin Alpha-1 is a major component of Thymosin Fraction 5 found in the thymus. The thymus is responsible for regulating the immune system. Thymosin Alpha-1 is prescribed to optimize the performance of your immune health and improve general wellness by preventing infections such as the common cold or the flu. It acts to augment T-cell function; T-cells are a part of the adaptive immune system which fights off infection. It is best prescribed to be taken once daily until vial is empty.

      Thymosin Alpha-1 is a major component of Thymosin Fraction 5 found in the thymus. The thymus is responsible for regulating the immune system.

      What can thymosin alpha-1 help with?

      Thymosin Alpha-1 was approved as an orphan drug to help treat viral conditions like Hepatitis B and C through its ability to stimulate the immune system. It also has FDA approval for certain types of cancer treatment because it can help the immune system find and kill cancerous cells. Based on the literature, many physicians also use it’s immune boosting benefit to help fight viral infections such as influenza and Coronaviruses. It has also been used for helping correct autoimmune conditions and to help many patients by helping prevent them from getting sick in the first place.

      Thymosin Alpha-1 can enhance T cells, dendritic cells, and antibody responses. It has also been shown to modulate cytokine and chemokine production. Thymosin Alpha-1 blocks steroid- induced apoptosis to increase effectiveness, anti-tumor effects and protection against oxidative damage.

      What is the recommended dosing schedule?

      Most doctors will prescribe this product as an injection of 1.5mg twice weekly via subcutaneous injection into the abdomen.

      Are there any side effects?

      Thymosin Alpha-1 appears to be well tolerated. No adverse drug interaction has been observed. No side effects, other than some irritation or burning sensation at the site of injection, have been reported.

      Since 1979, Thymosin Alpha-1 has been evaluated in more than 30,000 patients in over 70 clinical studies. Administration has been in daily doses ranging from 0.6 to 9.6 mg/m² and 1 mg to 16 mg, primarily administered subcutaneously on a biweekly schedule, for treatment periods ranging from 1 day to 18 months. No serious adverse experiences have been observed. Thymosin Alpha-1 has been shown to be well tolerated even in patients with poor performance status, including those with decompensated liver disease, renal disease requiring hemodialysis, primary immunodeficient individuals, and elderly patients as old as 101 years.

      Where is this product made/manufactured?

      All medications are compounded in house at Tailor Made Compounding in the United States. Tailor Made Compounding is a 503A compounding pharmacy outfitted with two USP 795 Non-Sterile compounding facilities, three USP 797 Sterile compounding facilities, and one USP 800 Hazardous Sterile compounding facility.

      Can this product be taken by pregnant women or women who are nursing?

      Although the body produces this in higher levels naturally when women are pregnant, It is not recommended that this product be taken by those who are pregnant or nursing without consulting with a medical professional first.

      Can men and women take this medication?

      Thymosin Alpha-1 poses no issues that would be sex dependent and has been shown to be successful in both men and women.

      Can children take this medication?

      It is not recommended that this product be taken by children without consulting with a medical professional first.

      Can I drink alcohol while taking Thymosin Alpha-1?

      Thymosin Alpha-1 does not exhibit any chemical properties that would require any kind of food or dietary restrictions while taking.

      Does Thymosin Alpha-1 require refrigeration?

      Injectable peptides should be stored in the refrigerator but are safe outside of refrigeration for up to 7 days.

      Is it safe to travel with this product?

      As a 503A pharmacy, we require patient specific prescriptions for all items. As a prescribed medication each product is safe to travel with and should not be seized. All products are stable for up to 7 days outside of refrigeration but should be limited if possible during travel. Stability data also indicates that this medication is not damaged or compromised when exposed to x-rays during standard security checks.

      How do I inject myself?

      It is recommended to consult a medical professional prior to the first injection to learn the proper technique via demonstration. The majority of the medications are administered via subcutaneous injection with a short needle used into the fatty tissue layer between the skin and the muscle.


      ‡ These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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