COVID-19 : What Men Need to Know

Peptide Therapy with Thymosin Alpha 1 to Reduce Severe COVID-19 Symptoms

With the COVID-19 pandemic in full force, we’re all looking for ways to protect ourselves. One of the best ways to do that is to do everything we can to optimize our immune systems. Thymosin alpha 1 (TA1) is one of the most powerful peptides to enhance immunity. Let’s take a brief look at Thymosin alpha 1 recent research and understand more about peptide therapy.


According to recent studies, research has concluded: “Ta1 reverses T cell exhaustion and recovers immune reconstitution through promoting thymus output during SARS-CoV-2 infection.“* 

OK, what the heck does that mean in real person talk?

It means that Thymosin Alpha is able to augment T cell function. T cells are an important part of our adaptive immune system that helps to fight off infections.

Your thymus glad plays a critical role in regulating your immune system. It’s where individual T-cells are tailored to respond to the millions of bacteria, fungi, or viruses that could invade your body.

Unfortunately the thymus gland  tends to atrophy as we age, which makes us more susceptible to infections. But there are things you can do to improve your thymus function, and thus immune system. One immune-boosting tool is peptides such as Thymosin Alpha.


This particular peptide is in the Thymosin family and is an excellent immune modulator. Thymosin alpha is a peptide, or small protein, produced naturally by the thymus gland. It’s one of several polypeptide hormones secreted by the thymus that controls the maturation of T-cells, which actively participates in the immune response.

Thymosin alpha is most often given for chronic viral diseases, but has also been shown to increase innate immunity factors and help fight against harmful autoimmune processes. It’s given to help control inflammation associated with chronic diseases, which can cause excess fatigue.

Thymosin alpha is approved in more than 37 countries for the treatment of hepatitis B, hepatitis C and as an adjunct to chemotherapy and various vaccines. Thymosin alpha-1 is not only effective, it’s safe. There are have been no serious documented side effects from administration of thymosin alpha-1.

How Does Thymosin Alpha-1 Work?

T-cells come in two forms: killer and helper 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. TA-1 is thought to modulate the immune system by augmenting T-cell function. TA1 may affect thymocytes by stimulating their differentiation or by converting them to active T-cells. H

Why Would I Want to Use Thymosin Alpha-1?

Based on the literature, Thymosin Alpha 1 has been shown to:

  • Exhibit antibacterial properties
  • Exhibit antiviral properties
  • Exhibit antifungal properties
  • Increase vaccine effectiveness
  • Suppress tumor growth
  • Enhance function of certain immune cells
  • Help eradicate unhealthy cells
  • Stop infection or cancer growth
  • Strengthen your immune system
  • Improve symptoms of associated with chronic fatigue

Who Benefits from Peptide Therapy?

Virtually all adults. As we age, our bodies produce less thymosin alpha 1. This is one of the reasons why our immune systems become compromised with advanced age. Studies have also shown that individuals who are fighting infection have lower levels of thymosin alpha 1 than healthy individuals. David Sinclair, PhD believes and has studies and research to show “Aging is a disease, and that disease is treatable.”

*For more information on this research see: Liu Y, Pang Y, Hu Z, et al. Thymosin alpha 1 (Tα1) reduces the mortality of severe COVID-19 by restoration of lymphocytopenia and reversion of exhausted T cells. Clin Infect Dis. 2020;ciaa630. doi:10.1093/cid/ciaa630


If you’re interested in radically upgrading your health, you’ll want to keep a close eye on the power of peptides and consider adding peptide therapy to your immune boosting regimen. After all, when it comes to living a better life for a longer span of time, we’re looking at brand new ways to do just that – and the sky’s the limit.

Dr. Tracy Gapin at the Gapin Institute currently offers peptide therapy to boost immunity and upgrade all aspects of men’s health.  Schedule a consultation by calling (941) 444-1441.

Tracy Gapin, MD, FACS  is a board-certified Urologist,  world renowned Men’s Health & Performance Expert, Author, and Professional Speaker. Using state-of-the-art biometric monitoring, nutrition and lifestyle intervention, Dr. Gapin coaches Fortune 500 executives and evolutionary leaders of business, sports medicine, and high performance. He specializes in cutting-edge precision medicine with an emphasis on epigenetics, providing men with a personalized path to optimizing health & performance.

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