The peptide vial is perhaps the most crucial aspect of preparing a peptide for injection. After all, while many people will spend endless time discussing the potential effects of a new compound, ultimately, you have to stop talking and get your hands dirty in order to actually inject the compound into yourself.
Hence, it’s vital that you understand how to use these vials in a safe and responsible manner. In this article, we’ll go over everything you need to know about peptide vials so that you can prepare and inject your peptide in the best way possible.
To begin, first remove the tops of the peptide and bacteriostatic water vials (note that the tops cannot be reattached after removal). Then, clean the surfaces of both of the vials using an alcohol prep pad. Once the surfaces are clean, use a syringe to extract the amount of water from the sterile water vial that is instructed on the label next to your name (again note that one insulin syringe holds 1mL of fluid so you may need to calibrate your syringe before proceeding).
Now, add this water to your peptide vial and gently swirl to ensure that the powder completely dissolves in the liquid. Then, once the peptide has dissolved, store it in a refrigerator for later use. Generally speaking, most peptides require storage in a refrigerator to preserve their shelf life. This will also prevent the peptide from becoming unstable due to temperature exposure.