VIP (Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide):
VIP is the ‘champion’ peptide of Dr Shoemaker’s 12-step protocol for healing from mold and biotoxins.
Introducing VIP is the last step in Dr. Shoemaker’s protocol. This means that when you buy your bundle, you should only consider adding VIP once you have completed the proper treatment.
VIP is a neuroregulatory peptide found throughout the body.
The highest concentrations of VIP are typically found in the nervous system and gut. A common denominator found in people with Mold Illness is low levels of VIP. Low levels of VIP is seen in over 98% of patients.
Usage of VIP in biotoxin illness is crucial to getting well again and shows 100% efficacy in improving the quality of life for biotoxin patients.
VIP has been proven to correct inflammatory parameters C4a, TGF beta-1, VEGF, and MMP9 in Mold Illness and correct the unbalanced hormones (estradiol, testosterone and vitamin.
KPV is a tripeptide (consisting of 3 amino acids) snippet of the incredibly neuroregulatory peptide alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH).
α-MSH has multiple anti-inflammatory and neurohormonal regulatory functions, exerting regulatory control on peripheral cytokine release and on both anterior and posterior pituitary functions.
Just like VIP, MSH will be too low in Mould Illness in over 95% of patients.
Without MSH, bad things happen; chronic sleep disorders with non-restful sleep develop, and endorphin production is reduced, so chronic pain follows.
Lack of MSH can cause malabsorption or ‘leaky gut’, further weakening and deregulating the immune system. White blood cells eventually lose regulation of cytokine response so that opportunistic infections may occur or recovery from infections is slower.
By using KPV peptide as part of your road to recovery from Mold Illness, you are recorrecting low α-MSH.
BPC-157 (Body Protection Compound):
BPC-157 is a peptide comprising 15 amino acids in a sequence of Gly-Glu-Pro-Pro-Pro-Gly-Lys-Pro-Ala-Asp-Asp-Ala-Gly-Leu-Val.
BPC-157’s main benefit is enhancing your body’s natural healing processes and reducing systemic inflammation, an essential function in Mold Illness. BPC-157 upregulates anti-inflammatory factors while also reducing the production of reactive oxygen species.
BPC-157 also increases the upregulation of critical healing factors such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF).
Reduced VEGF is also commonly seen in biotoxin illness and is the primary cause of restricted blood flow and lower oxygen levels in the tissues (we call this capillary hypoperfusion). Reduced VEGF leads to fatigue, muscle cramps and shortness of breath.
BPC is also a neuroprotective compound, allowing for the regeneration of vital brain nerves and protecting neurons from damage. Structural brain abnormalities are often seen in those with inflammatory conditions such as Mold Illness.
BPC-157 is an excellent addition to this bundle for its synergistic ability to aid in healing.
Thymosin Alpha 1:
Thymosin alpha 1 is a peptide naturally occurring in the thymus gland. The thymus gland creates white blood cells called T lymphocytes (also called T cells), which are an essential part of the body’s immune system, which helps us fight infection.
Several inflammatory diseases, like Mould Illness, describe an imbalance between T helper cells (Th1 and Th2-like cytokines). This imbalance shows that the immune system isn’t functioning correctly.
This thymic peptide can prime dendritic cells and enhance T helper cells so that inflammation is balanced and an antifungal response is generated.
Thymosin Alpha 1 induces an immune response which leads to your body producing three important things: Specialised CD4+ and CD8+ cells that can kill the fungus.
Antibodies that help mark the mycotoxins for destruction.
Other molecules that help make the fungus easier to target and eliminate.
One of the biggest challenges facing the healthcare industry today is when once-effective drugs suddenly stop working against pathogens. This is especially common in Mold Illness and Toxicity.
Mold can become highly resistant to Itraconazole, Fluconazole and Nyastatin. But not LL-37.
LL-37 is the only known human cathelicidin, which is a large protein family with diverse functions. These peptides, primarily found in macrophages and polymorphonuclear leukocytes (both types of white blood cells), are essential for killing viruses, bacteria and other pathogens.
LL37 performs its fungicidal effect through membrane permeability as well as by affecting fungal structural integrity and altering cell wall composition. LL-37 has potent homeostatic effects, helping to balance the immune response and prevent it from becoming overactive in the setting of infection.
LL-37 is part of the innate immune system and, as such, is one of the first pieces of the immune system to be activated during infection.
Therefore, LL-37 is the perfect peptide as part of any Mold Illness and Toxicity programme to fight not only the inflammation caused by mold and a dysregulated immune system but the mold itself