Semax: Need a Brain Boost?

by | Jul 21, 2021 | Brain Boost, General

Health Blog: Brain Boost | General
July 21, 2021

We hand-select each of the peptides, protocols, and supplements that we sell at Elite Health Online. Sometimes we dive so deep into our research that we come up with products that you may not be familiar with yet. One of those products is probably Semax.

Semax is a synthetic peptide. Hold it right there! We know that even though peptides have become popular and are moving into the mainstream, not everyone is familiar with what they are and how they work. So, let’s start there.


Peppin’ Up with Peptides

Your body naturally produces peptides. They contain short strings of amino acids that are the building blocks for proteins. These strings contain anywhere from 2–50 amino acids. Because they are so short, researchers think that peptides may be easier for your body to absorb than proteins.

There are many different peptides. Each performs a different role in your body.

For example, studies have found that certain types of peptides can benefit your skin, support muscle growth, have anti-aging properties, improve the skin barrier, and support weight loss.

Peptides can also be made in the lab. These are called synthetic peptides. Synthetic peptides mimic those found in your body. Furthermore, they are commonly used in medications for diabetes and multiple sclerosis and can be found in supplements and skincare products.


Now Let’s Get Back to Semax

Remember what we said about synthetic peptides being based on naturally occurring ones? For example, the molecular structure of Semax is based on ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone).

It was first developed in Russia as a medication used for the prevention and treatment of circulatory disorders. Although it has not been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, Semax was reviewed and approved by the Russian government and listed on the Russian List of Vital & Essential Drugs[1, 2].


Stimulated by Semax

There’s more than one part of your body that reacts well to stimulation. Your brain also needs to be stimulated to perform any of its essential functions.

Semax has the capacity to chemically stimulate these parts of your brain: The limbic reticular complex. This system regulates multiple complex behavioral responses, regulation of sleep, and the internal organs. It is considered the most important integrative system in your body.

The hippocampus. This complex brain structure is embedded deep in your temporal lobe is responsible for learning and memory. Unfortunately, studies have shown that it is vulnerable and can be damaged by stimuli, neurological disorders, and psychiatric disorders.

Receptors. Receptors convert energy from external and internal environments into electrical impulses. Whether they are scattered or massed together to form a sensory organ liken an eye or an ear, they are connected to the central nervous system by nerve fibers.


How Does That Translate into Benefits?


Semax’s Boosting Benefits

Semax is known as a potential nootropic (cognitive-enhancing) drug. Because of how Semax stimulates certain areas in the brain, it may have the ability to:


  • Regulate glucose metabolism
  • Maintain blood pressure
  • Support behavioral changes
  • Improve memory performance


Can You Benefit from Using Semax?

Take a quick look at the following questions to see if Semax can support you in reaching your life goals.


Are You Struggling with ADHD?

Studies have shown that none only can Semax improve memory, but it can also increase low neurotransmitter levels that affect people who have ADHD. As a result, Semax is used in Russia as a common alternative for drug therapy for children with ADHD.


Are Your Free Radicals Overdoing It?

You may have heard that mild oxidative stress from physical exercise can support the regulation of tissue growth, but long-term oxidative stress can take your body downhill fast.

Oxidation is a normal process that takes place in your body. However, when there is an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants, oxidative damage can occur.

When functioning correctly, free radicals help fight off infection-causing pathogens, but when there are more free radicals than antioxidants, the free radicals can start damaging fatty tissue, DNA, and proteins in your body. This damage can lead to a variety of conditions diseases over time. These include:


Semax can boost oxidative protection. In addition, studies have found that including Semax in the treatment of stroke victims influenced the restoration rate of damaged neurological functions. This helped patients avoid focal, cerebral, and motor disorders.


Are Your Brain and Your Body Stressed Out?

Stress comes in all forms. Big life changes, lack of sleep, illness, issues in your family or workplace, and physical injury are just a few factors that can cause stress. One of the ways that your body responds to stress is to increase the production of liver enzymes. Animal studies have shown that Semax can prevent liver enzyme production and normalize changes that occur from stress following a physical injury.


Are You Anxious or Depressed?

Semax can increase BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor). What’s that?BDNF is a chemical that is crucial for your neurons, the plasticity of synapses, and cognitive development.

Studies have shown that low levels of BDNF can cause or worsen anxiety and depression.

Semax can increase BDNF levels, which can help alleviate depression and anxiety. Since Semax stimulates the receptors in the limbic system responsible for producing serotonin, dopamine, histamine, and adenosine, it can help alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, and ADHD. Boosting these feel-good neurotransmitters helps boost motivation, which can improve focus and productivity.


Are You in Chronic Pain?

When your body feels pain, the brain releases neurotransmitters called enkephalins to dull the sensation of pain. Enkephalins can also change your perception of pain by reducing the feelings of panic that can occur when you feel pain. The effects of enkephalins are short-term and pass quickly.

Semax can prevent the breakdown of enkephalins and increase enkephalin production, which helps reduce how severe you perceive pain.


Are You Frustrated with Crappy Concentration and Memory Loss?

Neurotransmitters like enkephalins influence perception. An increase in these neurotransmitters can support the formation of your memories and the regulation of your mood. Furthermore, a Russian study found that Semax improved memory retention and attention of men in good health.

Researchers think that memory improvement comes from oxidative protection and the promotion of better blood circulation in the brain. They also believe that the increase of BDNF in the hippocampus leads to improved memory. BDNF also helps with recall and the ability to learn new things and retain further information.

Can Semax turn you into Super (wo)man? Find out! Check out our protocols today.

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