Thymosin Alpha-1 is a major component of thymosin fraction 5 which is found in the thymus. Your thymus is responsible for regulating your immune system. Thymosin Alpha-1 augments T-cell function which helps your body fight off infection. The drug is administered as a daily subcutaneous injection.
Thymosin alpha 1 (Tα1) is a peptide, or small protein, produced naturally by the thymus gland. The thymus is where immune cells known as T cells mature and are released when prompted to do so by the Tα1 peptide. T cell production and action within the body is vital to adaptive immunity. This is the mode by which immune cells are able to recognize and kill foreign invaders. Specifically, Tα1 has been shown to enhance the function of certain immune cells called T and dendritic cells. These white blood cells play pivotal roles in the body’s defense process to anyone with a depressed immune system or suffering from an infection.
T cells, for example, come in two forms: killer and helper T cells. Killer T cells are responsible for hunting down and destroying our body’s own cells that are cancerous or infected with bacteria or viruses. Helper cells work with the other
cells of the immune system to orchestrate and carry out appropriate immune responses.
- Exhibit antibacterial properties
- Exhibit antiviral properties
- Exhibit anti fungal properties
- Increase vaccine effectiveness
- Suppresses tumor growth
- Enhance function of certain immune cells
- Helps eradicate unhealthy cells
- Stop infection or cancer growth
- Strengthens your immune system
- Improves symptoms associated with chronic fatigue