Ultima-Oxytocin 2 mg
Ultima-Oxytocin 5 mg
Oxytocin is a peptide hormone and neuropeptide. It is normally produced in the hypothalamus and released by the posterior pituitary. It plays a role in social bonding, sexual reproduction, childbirth, and the period after childbirth.
This important hormone plays a crucial role in the childbirth process and also helps with male reproduction. Understanding Oxytocin will help you take better care of your health and lead you toward a better understanding of how your body functions.
In women, oxytocin is responsible for signaling contractions of the womb during labor. The hormone stimulates the uterine muscles to contract, so labor begins. It also increases the production of prostaglandins, which move labor along and increases the contractions even more. Because of this effect, synthetic Oxytocin is sometimes used to induce a woman to start labor if she cannot start naturally, or it can be given to make contractions stronger if a woman's labor is slowing.
Once the baby is born, Oxytocin promotes lactation by moving the milk into the breast. When the baby sucks at the mother's breast, Oxytocin secretion causes the milk to release so the baby can feed. At the same time, oxytocin is released into the brain to stimulate further Oxytocin production. Once the baby stops feeding, the production of the hormone stops until the next feeding.
For men, Oxytocin function is less important, but it does have a role to play in moving sperm. It also appears to affect the production of testosterone in the testes.
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