Synonyms: GHK-Cu, Copper Peptide

Properties of GHK-Cu:

  • GHK-Cu is a copper-peptide complex found naturally in body fluids (plasma, saliva, urine). The phrase “GHK” is the abbreviation of 3 peptides named glycine, histidine, lysine, Cu (copper) is one of the essential elements for human. This combination makes the complex GHK-Cu.
  • It has unique wound healing properties by stimulating the breakdown of unhealthy or too large collagen in scar tissue, then stimulating healthy collagen production.
  • It stimulates the production of several important ingredients (collagen, elastin and glycosaminoglycans). With collagen production stimulation, GHK-Cu archives promising results which is higher than vitamin C and tretinoin.
  • It has significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, stimulates the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase and prevents the release of oxidation-promoting iron.
  • There are a few promising studies showing GHK-Cu can improve skin elasticity, clarity, firmness and reduce lines or wrinkles.
  • It can improve hair growth by enlarging hair follicles (bigger follicles produce longer, thicker hair).

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