Whether it is to increase muscle mass, improve sex drive or reduce body fat, many men and women turn to peptide therapy as a way to achieve their health goals. This form of therapy can be incredibly effective, and it may help to reverse certain signs of aging and improve moods. But a successful peptide regimen requires care and attention to detail. Specifically, proper handling of the vials that are used for peptide reconstitution is crucial.
Peptide vials should be clean, chemically inert, optically clear and strong enough to withstand varying temperatures and solvents. Glass and polypropylene are common materials for use in peptide manipulation. The ideal vial should also be capable of a quick manual emptying to allow for rapid cycle times.
To prevent contamination, peptide vials should be stored in a refrigerator until required for use. When the time comes to use them, they should be emptied and cleaned thoroughly with an alcohol prep pad. Ideally, the vials should then be re-sealed with a sterile rubber stopper and returned to a refrigerator for storage.
The peptide reconstitution process starts by allowing the peptide and bacteriostatic water vials to reach room temperature for 30 minutes. Using an alcohol prep pad, the rubber stoppers on both vials are disinfected. The syringe is then filled with the appropriate amount of bacteriostatic water or sterile water for the specific peptide.
The dry peptide powder is added to the solution, and the mixture is swirled to allow the peptide to dissolve. The resulting peptide solution is then ready to be injected into the desired location.