Perplexed by Peptides?

Bioregulatory Peptides are a novel class of medicine that hack our biology on the genetic level.

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I say because they are a relatively recent development and have been thus far not largely acknowledged and studied by the western medicinal establishment. For those looking for healing solutions outside the mainstream offerings of the pharmaceutical industrial complex these peptides are worth learning about.

This thorough article will explore 15 outstanding peptides of European or eastern origin. This flowchart visually breaks down over 70 peptides by effect and benefit…

What are Bioregulatory Peptides?

This article is about a specific kind of peptide, bioregulators, they are a bit different than the type of peptides that bodybuilders use to transform themselves into human monsters. The important distinction with bioregulators is that they target very specific genes to achieve very specific effects.

Chemically, A peptide is a short chain of amino acids, identified by the fact that it is shorter than a protein, and so can be absorbed easily via the digestive system. Each organ or bodily function has its own unique peptide bioregulator. Peptide bioregulators have been shown to shortcut the protein synthesis process by interacting directly with cell DNA — meaning that organs can build and repair tissues easier and quicker when peptide bioregulators are active.


There’s an interesting documentary about the history of bioregulatory peptides, they are a byproduct of the cold war. Soviet seamen working on nuclear submarines were the crucial yet they suffered from a dire premature aging syndrome that took a serious toll on military effectiveness. Thus soviet scientists developed bioregulatory peptides that made the Soviet seamen’s biology resilient to significant environment hazards they were submerged in.

This documentary calls peptides “smart drugs”, not because they are intended to make you smarter (like Nootropics) but because peptides target very specific genes, thus mitigating risk and undesirable side effects.

Another documentary focuses on the life, times and work of Vladimir Khavinson, an accomplished (and I might add ) Russian scientist who has invented numerous peptides.


I’ll express upfront my reservation about some of these peptides, for some of them I’m not finding much published research on Pubmed, the clinical trials done on them are often not published in full in English. And in some cases the only clinical trials done were sponsored by the manufacturer. These are kind of red flags, which is why you’ll find a lot of anecdotal accounts below, some of these were translated from Russian.
I’d be extremely skeptical of a product or medicine that was claimed to do something but had no clinical trials and nobody on the internet talking about if it actually worked as advertised. In the case of these peptides, we found a lot of people speaking frankly online confirming various effects they had.
Take other people’s anecdotal experiences with , they should not be the sole factor convincing you to use a drug or peptide but the lack of anecdotes testifying to an advertised effect is — it’s also a red flag. Thus these anecdotes should instil some confidence in these peptides, which is why we translated and organized them here.

A layperson first learning about peptides might have sense of guttural revulsion to learn that they are derived from animals, often they quite literally put some animal brains in a laboratory blender and hit Not knowing better you may have some concern with animal diseases or viruses from the peptides.

In researching this article I perused hundreds of user reports and watched all the videoblog testimonials about peptides that I could find. I came across virtually no notable reports of negative side effects and especially no cases reporting Prion disease or contracting animal viruses. That’s a good sign!

What are Cytamins?

Cytamins are

Essentially, they are a mixture of compounds such as nucleoproteins, vitamins, peptides and amino acids. The patented technology of cytamins manufacture includes alkaline hydrolysis from tissue cells, consecutive precipitation of nucleoprotein complexes, their purification from ballast substances, and manufacture of the ready form as enterosoluble tablets or capsules.


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This falls into the same pharmacological category as Cerebrolysin and Cortexin, similarly it’s a cocktail of nucleoproteins derived from animal brains.

  • Disappointingly there’s no scientific papers specifically about Cerebramin to be found on Pubmed, all that I came across was one 2007 Russian paper on cytamins.
  • Although this website mentions a clinical trial with 257 patients which measured

Some Redditors reported:


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This is a Nootropic peptide that works on disorders of the brain and central nervous system.

Scientific Research

  • No studies are published on Pubmed although I found a human clinical trial of 48 patients done in 2003 described in a LinkedIN article. The study concludes:


  • Treats prophylaxis
  • Rapid fatigability
  • Headache
  • Sleep quality
  • Emotional instability
  • Absent mindedness
  • Improves memory

This gentleman reports that it’s really a cure for anxiety:

This user said it lives up to claims:

An American mom was happy to announce:


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Is perhaps the most notable peptides because it has been widely studied, it’s an effective medicine for normalizing the neuroendocrine system.

Scientific Research

  • There are over 100 pieces of published research on pubmed for this peptide and 6 human clinical trials.
  • The most recent study noted that So it could be very helpful to older people whose sleep quality and immune strength is bad.
  • In this 2003 Russian study scientists evaluated the geroprotective effects of thymic (Thymalin) and pineal (Epithalamin) peptide bioregulators. The participants were 266 elderly and older people and the trial lasted 6–8 years. Eventually, the researchers came to the conclusion that these peptides prolong human life, it’s a promising anti-aging medicine.


  • Treating Diabetes, Gastritis and Gastric Ulcers.
  • Cancer prevention.
  • Treating infertility in men and women.
  • Normalizing immune function.

It goes by a couple of different names and derivations, an English user explained:

There’s abundant anecdotal evidence for it…
A South African shared their personal experience:

It obviously has an effect on your entire system, as this guy from Austin,Texas stated last year:

Another elderly American shared the effect it had on him:

This Biohacker from Luxembourg seemed rather content with it:

Igor from Russia was really excited:

This English gentleman’s brief presentation about peptides shares some of their fascinating history and some amazing case studies of success with them.


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This is (pricey) mix of natural adrenal gland peptides that restores adrenal function.

  • Regulates the stress hormones Cortisol, Adrenaline and Noradrenaline.
  • It also supports endocrine system in the elderly.
  • No studies are published on Pubmed.

These users sound really excited about Glandokort:


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Is not exactly a breathing biohack but a bioregulator that actually modulates the DNA of your lungs to treat various pulmonary conditions or diseases, like

  • Respiratory failure
  • Pulmonary tuberculosis in remission
  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory distress syndrome
  • Chest injuries

So it’s another peptide that’s a good idea for former (or current) smokers.

Scientific research

No studies are published on Pubmed but on Sonexy Health’s LinkedIN blog I found a clinical trial done with athletes, it concluded:

Marina reported it’s helpful effect for healthy lungs:


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Another Nootropic peptide that empowers the mind, although it’s better for treating brain disorders than it is for healthy people to use as a .

A single 2012 study can be found on pubmed, interestingly they treated 150 Russian truck drivers with neurotic disorders (I can just imagine how grueling a job being a trucker in Russia must be!) with peptides. To quote the study:

So taking Pinealon maybe a great for those with jobs that really take a mental toll.

It’s also used to treat

  • Poor memory
  • Attention deficit
  • Brain injury and stroke
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinson’s
  • Atherosclerosis and multiple sclerosis

Along with curing neuralgia, neuritis and encephalopathy.

Anecdotally it’s described as a quintessential Nootropic
User on Reddit praised it:

A user reports:

The precocious biohacker found it euphoric:


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Semax is a neuroactive peptide derived from corticotropin — this is one of the best known Nootropic peptides.

It is particularly beneficial to ischemic stroke victims and individuals who have suffered other forms of head trauma but has also been used in the treatment of cognitive disorders, optic nerve disease and peptic ulcers.
My thorough podcast, , explains the relevant findings from the human studies.

One reviewer described it as a quintessential Nootropic:


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Selank is well described as considered to be heptapeptide and an accessory drug or substance which has anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) effects. This peptide is also considered to be immunomodulatory, or capable of improving and changing the immune system (for the better).

Some anecdotal reports from:
A scandinavian university student reported

Another biohacker reports that it gives them

Selank is well worth the attention of anyone struggling with Opioid addiction.

A 2015 study of 70 Russians found that it markedly decreased the negative side effects of an opioid, it could work to assuage withdrawals from Kratom or other Opioids.


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A peptide bioregulator for the liver; the organ that we! More accurately, we put so much through it, this vital organ has to filter everything we eat and drink along with any supplements or drugs consumed.
That’s just what Svetinorm does!

Scientific Research

No studies are published on Pubmed although I found a 2003 clinical study summarized by Khavinson of 47 patients with chronic liver diseases. To quote from it

Anecdotally it has a notable pain relief effect. Irina reported:

Mildred agreed and left a 5 star review:


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Another peptide for treating dysfunction of the male reproductive system, most notably infertility.

No studies are published on Pubmed but summarizes a study done with 76 patients

Anecdotally, this Russian wife spoke about her experience:


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This is a peptide bioregulator for the gentleman; it’s a male reproductive health hack that…

  • Boosts testosterone
  • Increases production of semen and quality of sperm
  • Improves male libido and just might

Scientific Research

  • No studies are published on Pubmed.
  • summarizes some clinical studies done that I could not find online in English:

An American man:


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Timusamin is recommended for the rapid recovery of the immune system after infectious diseases, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, the effects of various extreme factors on the body (including ionizing and microwave radiation). Timusamin is recommended for old people to maintain a strong immune system, especially during the fall and spring season. It is suitable for all categories of the population, for the systematic intake of Timusamin in fall and winter (October-November) and in the spring (February-March), in order to prevent colds and viral diseases.

Timusamin is indicated for all people of all age groups during the adverse climatic conditions as a means of preventing infectious diseases. As the main agent, Timusamin is recommended for treatment of any disease along with immunodeficiency. The reported method of taking Timusamine in combination with the treatment of the underlying disease significantly increases its effectiveness and promotes a more favorable course of the disease.

Scientific Research

No studies are published on Pubmed however I found a clinical trial of 117 patients described on, it concluded:

A Spanish user on reported an interesting effect:

A Russian shared her experience:


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Beauty maybe, but the eyes maybe biohacked with this bioregulator. It’s capable of restoring the retina which makes it an effective preventative measure or treatment of

  • Glaucoma
  • Retinal diseases
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Macular degeneration
  • Optic Atrophy
  • Cataracts

Scientific Research

  • No studies are published on Pubmed.

Anecdotally, the evidence for Visoluten is strong! A man who bought from reported:

These users:

Here’s a few more happy buyers:


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An immune bioregulator that works via the thymus gland. It’s recommended for people who are recovering from severe adverse immune events, like

  • Recovery from cancer
  • Infectious diseases
  • Recovering from stroke or heart attack
  • Chronic immunodeficiency

Scientific Research

No studies are published on Pubmed but I did find a clinical trial of 42 patients done at the Saint Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology described on, the clinical study concluded

Moving onto some of the anecdotes
This lady sounds really glad about the peptide:

Here, Irina spoke about using it for her uncle’s condition:

She described another using it on another occasion:

Lara talked about her experience with the peptide:

Elmira reported that it helped her recover from some of the various lingering effects of smoking:

Gulya shared:


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A peptide to make your (or your ) very happy and functional! It’s a biohack for optimal female health that…

  • Treats ovarian dysfunction, enabling women to become pregnant who want to.
  • Preventing and treating various unpleasant menopausal disorders and symptoms.
  • Fires up female libido.

Scientific research

  • mentions a clinical study done on the function of the female reproductive system but I couldn’t find it online.
  • No studies are published on Pubmed.

Irina in Lithuania has a great story:

Elena also praised the product for relieving unpleasant symptoms of menopause:

Smart Peptides

This fascinating class of medicine was discovered about 40 years ago by Khavinson behind the in the soviet union. If bioregulating peptides were discovered today, I suspect that a more person would name them something a little different, like .

This is because peptides work very by targeting specific genes, they differ from a lot of other drugs and medicines that flood our entire body and have hundreds of different effects (not all good) on our different organs and biological systems.
They are affordable, effective and very safe solutions to a myriad of diseases and tragic conditions which really sapp vigor and joy from life that I hope you’re now a bit less perplexed by.

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