The information in this article explains the freeze-dry manufacture method of peptides. It is applicable to all of the following peptides as the production procedure (lyophilization) is very similar for each: GHRP Peptides, CJC-1295 Peptides, HGH Frag 176-191 and IGF-1 Peptides.
The intention of this article is to disprove incorrect information on the internet about peptide vials with a “large” appearance, containing additives or fillers.
Peptide Production Process
Note: bodybuilding Peptides made for human use are produced and capped in completely sterile laboratory environments where exhaust fans clean the air and prevent contaminants from ever entering the vials.
•An amount (eg. 1500mg/1.5g) of GHRP-6 peptide in its raw synthetic form is diluted (until completely dissolved) in 75ml of sterile water, giving a concentration of 20mg/ml.
•0.25ml of water is then distributed into 300 vials, meaning each vial contains 5mg of reconstituted (mixed) GHRP-6 solution.
•Rubber stoppers are inserted into the vials then they are placed in a freeze chamber for 4-5 hours at -50 degrees Celsius.
•Once the vials are frozen they are then removed from the freeze chamber and placed into the drying machine for approximately 24 hours where the solid substance will be isolated from the solution (i.e. the water will be evaporated leaving the freeze-dried peptide where the solution previously was).
•Once the freeze-dry process is complete, the vials are removed from the machine and the flip-top caps are attached manually or by machine.
Important Point: The process of freeze-drying is used in many industries for different types of perishable goods. It results in a final product which is more stable during transport and able to be stored for longer without degrading. You should therefore only ever buy peptides from a supplier which sells freeze-dried vials.
Important Warning: Weighing out peptide powder into vials individually is extremely time consuming and not used during the production/packaging of peptides by well-respected manufacturing laboratories. Even with high-analytical scales, it is nearly impossible to accurately weigh out 5mg or less. If you receive vials which contain a tiny/grainy appearance where there is only a light dusting of raw peptide at the bottom of the vial, this indicates you have purchased from a re-seller of peptides, and not directly from the manufacturer. Any such vials are to be considered unsterile and not for human consumption.
Vacuum seals can be created by sealing (pushing the rubber stoppers completely into the vial) whilst they remain in the vacuum drying chamber at the end of the freeze-dry process. Vacuum seals are NOT recommended for “bodybuilding” peptides as their sale to the general population for human usage means they have to undergo lengthy transits via aircraft to various warehouses/countries around the world. Due to the high temperatures and pressures which sometimes occur during transit, contaminated air from outside the vial is more likely to be “sucked in” to the vial when there is a vacuum seal present and possibly causing the freeze-dry peptide to melt or degrade.
Instead of the vials being vacuum pressurized inside the freeze-dry machine they are instead taken out and sealed under GMP (good manufacturing practice) conditions with pure air/nitrogen being used to fill the remaining space in the vial