This relatively newer peptide is an alpha melanocyte-stimulating hormone. New research on hormones in this class have show immunomodulating and anti-inflammatory effects of these peptides. KPV has a multitude of uses on the auto-immune side as well as the anti-inflammatory side. The peptide comes as a cream, injectable, and oral product. Depending on what the area that needs to be targeted, the route administered plays a large role. KPV works very well as a topical cream for things such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. In an oral form, it can help with ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and Crohn's disease. The injectable is for an overall anti-inflammatory effect (Luger).

Helps with:
-       Cystic acne
-       Acne in general
-       Crohn's disease
-       Ulcerative colitis
-       Irritable bowel syndrome
-       Eczema
-       Psoriasis
-       Mold
-       Lyme
-       Potential help with multiple sclerosis
-        inflammatory skin and eye conditions
-        allergic asthma
-        arthritis.

1.     Dalmasso, G., et al. (2008). PepT1-Mediated Tripeptide KPV Uptake Reduces Intestinal Inflammation. Gastroenterology, 134(1), 166–178. DOI: 10.1053/j.gastro.2007.10.026
2.     Luger, T. A., & Brzoska, T. (2007).α-MSH Related Peptides: A New Class of Anti-inflammatory and Immunomodulating Drugs. Ann Rheum Dis, 66(Suppl 3), iii52–iii55. DOI: 10.1136/ard.2007.079780
3.     Xiao, B., et al. (2017). Orally Targeted Delivery of Tripeptide KPV via Hyaluronic Acid-Functionalized Nanoparticles Efficiently Alleviates Ulcerative Colitis. Mol Ther, 25(7), 1628–1640. DOI: 10.1016/j.ymthe.2016.11.020