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Where can you get Alpha-1 antitrypsin online?

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Alpha-1 Antitrypsin is available online at rpeptide.com, as of 2015, at a cost of $60 for a 1.0 milligram dosage. A buyer can receive a custom quote for larger quantities via email.

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The Alpha-1 Antitrypsin that rPeptide sells online is sourced from human plasma and must be stored at minus 20 degree Celsius, according to the company���s website. The company also advises that this protease inhibitor be utilized solely for research, not in humans. WebMD details that Alpha-1 Antitrypsin is a protein found in the lungs and bloodstream that helps protect against emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Although rare, a deficiency in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin can increase the likelihood of developing emphysema and at a much younger age, from 30 to 40 years old. This deficiency is caused by a mutation of the gene that tells the body how much Alpha-1 Antitrypsin to make. The good news is that most mutations of this gene do not cause problems and to have a serious Alpha-1 Antitrypsin deficiency, an individual must inherit the mutated gene from both parents.

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