With more people nowadays looking for ways to build broad shoulders and healthy fat with muscle bulk, primarily abs and biceps, the use of peptides, for that matter, has increased significantly.
While many peptides are clinically proven to offer bodybuilding and fitness benefits, most people still find it difficult to know exactly the ways to administer peptides.
To make it easier for people considering using the peptides, this guide will help you all the way!
Benefits of Peptides
Peptides cover all the basis of biological functioning. They boost metabolism and stimulate fat breakdown, hence increasing fat burn.
If you are a bodybuilder or an athlete, peptides will work best in helping you increase muscle mass.
Along with increasing muscle mass, peptides also stimulate bone healing, thus improving overall musculoskeletal health.
Evidence shows that anti-aging is also a known property of peptides. They improve the skin barrier and reduce wrinkles by promoting the formation of elastin and collagen.
Forms of Peptide
Most commonly, peptides exist in powdered form, but you would also find tablets or capsules in the market.
You may choose the second option if you are a fan of oral intake.
How To Use Peptides
Because most peptides exist in powdered form, the lyophilized form of peptide must be reconstituted per your requirement.
Once you have reconstituted the powdered form into a liquid form, the preferable method is to inject peptides into your body either intramuscularly, intravenously, or subcutaneously.
Now I know that the process of injecting peptides can get a bit complicated sometimes, and that is where this comprehensive guide will help you make it an easier journey for you.
In this article, I will focus specifically on how to inject peptides intramuscularly and the key things you should definitely care about.
How to Administer Peptides Intramuscularly
Once you have the peptide of your choice delivered to your doorstep, follow these next steps to know exactly what to do.
Read the label.
Before using any product, you should thoroughly read the instructions about the recommended dosage, possible side effects, and safety considerations.
For intramuscular injection, the ideal needle size is 22-25 gauge. You should be able to find it at your nearest pharmacy. Ensure the gauge needle and the syringe are sealed at the time of purchase.
According to the recommended dosage guidelines, you will have to reconstitute the peptide.
Learn more about how to reconstitute the peptides by following the link.
Whether a peptide can be saved for later use depends on the type of peptide you use.
You must dispose of the vial immediately if it can’t be stored.
Pick an injection site. Administering an injection intramuscularly would require picking a muscular site to inject.
The primary sites used for IM injections are the gluteal (buttocks), deltoid (upper arm), and vastus lateralis (lateral thigh) muscles.
Once you have decided on a location, rub it with an alcohol swab.
Using the new syringe, pinch the needle at 90° to prevent the perforation of blood vessels.
Evidence suggests that holding the needle at this angle is comforting for patients.
Press gently on the injection site with an alcohol swab.
Dispose of the syringe with the cap on. Never throw a needle and syringe into the trash without a protective cover.
Once you have carefully administered the injection intramuscularly, you are good to go.
In case of any possible complications after self-administration, such as pain, redness, or swelling, you don’t need to worry. But if the symptoms worsen, see your nearest physician.