1. Product Basic Information
2. Product Introduction
SS-31 is a mitochondria-targeted peptide, which has been shown to be potentially highly effective in protecting and healing mitochondria damage. Most notably, it can potentially prevent issues like perioperative neurocognitive disorder or PND. PND is the term used to describe behavioral or cognitive changes that can potentially occur after surgery and anesthesia and is particularly common when it comes to older adults.
3. Product Benefits
There are many benefits to using SS-31. In this section, you can get a closer look at some of the different ways that SS-31 can benefit you.
LPS can create issues with your memory and learning. In a study with mice, mice were taught how to find their food in a maze. Some mice were exposed to LPS, and these mice ended up taking a long time to find their food. Once some mice received these peptides, they could go back to the same speed they had found their food before exposure to LPS.
Improves Mitochondria Function
SS-31 has been shown to be effective in protecting the brain from mitochondrial dysfunction. MMP (mitochondrial membrane potential) is used to indicate any mitochondrial activity. ATP (adenosine triphosphate) refers to the energy that the mitochondria create and is the fuel that the cells need to function. MMP allows not only cells to communicate with each other but also passes ATP back and forth. When there is low MMP, there can be wrong signals sent to the cells and a decrease in ATP function. SS-31 can help the body maintain proper MMP and ATP levels, which helps protect cell integrity.
Reduces Oxidative Stress and Inflammation
Oxidative stress is the result of an imbalance between ROS and cellular antioxidant defenses. If ROS is not appropriately kept in check, cell damage can take place. The brain uses a lot of energy, which is why it creates high levels of this ROS. Unfortunately, it also has a weak antioxidant defense, which is why it's so susceptible to oxidative damage. This causes oxidative stress, which is linked to inflammation and can aggravate cell damage. SS-31 inhibits ROS, which will then suppress the inflammatory response in the body.
Prevents Cell Death (Cell Apoptosis)
Cells that produce too much ROS will inhibit electron transport. This will potentially lead to depolarizing membranes and cause cell death. SS-31 can remove ROS, which will prevent the activation of the cell death pathways. By doing this, you can be protected from mitochondrial dysfunction.
Because SS-31 can improve and prevent mitochondrial dysfunction, this can help prevent a variety of different conditions, including:
- Slow the aging process
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Cardiovascular disease
- Muscular diseases
4. Product Side Effects
SS-31 is generally considered to be a safe medication, which has minimal but mild side effects. Many of the adverse effects that people experience tend to be at the site of injection. However, there hasn't been enough research on the long-term impact of using SS-31. This means usage beyond four weeks has not been as established.
Side effects of SS-31 includes:
- Itching and mild redness at the site of injection
Your doctor will have more information about any potential side effects you may suffer from when you take this product. If you are experiencing symptoms that you find concerning, you should contact your doctor right away. They can let you know whether or not the symptoms are a side effect of SS-31 and what your next steps should be.
You should also check with your doctor before taking this medication if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding to make sure that this product is safe for use.