BAC vs Sterile Water

This article will briefly discuss the differences between BAC-water and Sterile water for the reconstitution of peptides. 

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BAC-water contains a small percentage of benzo alcohol which makes it better at reconstituting peptides (especially at higher doses) and preparing them for either intramuscular or subcutaneous injections. BAC-water is especially useful when reconstituting higher doses of peptides, such as 50mg and up. Compounds with lower concentrations, around the 5mg dose, will also benefit from BAC-water as the benzo alcohol dissolves these higher concentrated peptides. 

Although Sterile Water works well, it does not work as well as BAC-water. Sterile water is sufficient for significantly lower dosed compounds, in the range of 1-2mg. The benzo alcohol makes the solution more soluble but also protects the solution from any bacterial growth and the solution integrity. If stored at a cool temperature, the preparation may last even longer.

It is important to buy your BAC-water from a reputable source. Cheaply produced BAC-water, or Bac-water of inferior quality, may lead to post injection burning and even skin irritation.

In conclusion, sterile water is sufficient for reconstituting lower dosed peptides, but may not be as beneficial to solution integrity as BAC-water. Peptides dosed at 1-2mg may be mixed with sterile, but it is advisable to mix any other higher dosed compounds with BAC-water to increase solvability and compound integrity. It is also important to source from reputable and trustworthy sources, as inferior quality products may lead to infections, post injection pain, skin irritation and rashes.


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