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Sheep Placenta: For Hormone Imbalance

Writer: Wan SofaSyifa
Reviewed by: Fenny Lim, BSc. (Hons) Nutrition, UKM

Hormones are the chemicals produced by the glands in your endocrine system. They travel through your bloodstream to every tissue and organ in your body. These chemicals are the ones that help activate all the functions of your organs. Hormone imbalance happens when you either have too much or too little hormone. When this happens, your organs cannot function properly; in time, it can lead to organ failure.

Hormone Imbalance Symptoms

Depending on which hormones are out of balance, the symptoms can vary. There are about 25 different hormone imbalance symptoms, and some of the earliest signs you can see are;

  • Dizziness
  • Mood swings
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Weight gain or weight loss

Many things can cause hormone imbalance, but lifestyle changes are most prominent. Changing your diet, daily activities, body condition, and mood can cause hormone imbalances.

Your hormones can be imbalanced at the simplest things, so most of the time, a change in diet and lifestyle can help you naturally balance your hormones. However, leaving your hormone imbalance untreated can lead to conditions such as;

  • Diabetes - if your body produces too much insulin, you can damage the liver up to the point where your body can no longer process insulin, causing high blood sugar levels
  • Heart Disease - lack of estrogen can cause a rise in cholesterol, too much aldosterone may cause a spike in blood pressure, and both are conditions that may cause heart disease
  • Early Menopause - lack of estrogen can cause early menopause in women
  • Infertility - from the lack of estrogen and testosterone

Common Hormone Imbalance Treatment

If you are diagnosed with hormone imbalance, depending on your severity, there are three common ways to treat hormone imbalance;

  • Hormone Therapy – a therapeutic treatment that either inhibits, induces, or supplies certain hormones to the patient
  • Lifestyle Changes – changing your diet, starting an exercise routine, and fixing your sleep patterns can help balance hormones, especially in the early stages of hormone imbalance
  • Dietary Supplements – certain dietary supplements contain ingredients that may help balance hormones, such as red clover, soy isoflavone, and sheep placenta

How Does Sheep Placenta Naturally Balance Hormone?

Sheep placenta is one of the ingredients that may help naturally balance hormones. This is attributed to its rich nutrients and mechanism of action.

The Role of the Pituitary Gland and Mechanism of Action

The pituitary gland is an organ located in your brain that secretes hormones and acts as the “master gland” that signals other organs in the endocrine system to release hormones [1]. The pituitary gland becomes less active as we age, leading to hormonal imbalance. Hormone imbalance, as mentioned, can cause a number of diseases and is the main cause of aging.

Sheep placenta’s high bioavailability and small molecules can penetrate the blood-brain barrier to reach the pituitary gland. With this, nutrients in the sheep’s placenta can repair the malfunctioning pituitary gland. It promotes the natural production of HGH (Human growth hormone) by the pituitary gland and resets the balance of other hormones, which is important for cellular repair and regeneration.

Sheep Placenta’s Rich Nutrients

The sheep placenta is rich in nutrients such as [2];

  • Growth Factors
  • Amino Acids
  • Growth Factors
  • Nucleic Acids
  • Amino Acids
  • Extracellular Matrix (ECM) Components
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals

Two main nutrients in sheep placenta that directly help naturally balance your hormones are;

Growth Factors

The sheep placenta contains growth factors [3] that may help stimulate hormone production – particularly the Human Growth Hormone (HGH) and may assist existing hormones such as insulin with the insulin-like growth factor (IGF). 

Amino Acids

Amino acids are important protein building blocks that have different functions in your body, and one of them is stimulating hormone production. Sheep placenta contains various amino acids, and some amino acids that may help naturally balance your hormones are [4];

  • Histidine – helps make a neurotransmitter, histamine, that plays an important role in your sleep and sexual function
  • Leucine – helps your body make growth hormones that maintain normal body structure and play a role in metabolism
  • Lysine – helps with hormone production
  • Phenylalanine – helps produce neurotransmitters such as dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine
  • Tryptophan –  helps produce the neurotransmitter serotonin

Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers produced in the brain and are often fast-acting. They affect both voluntary and involuntary actions. The endocrine glands produce hormones and are more long-term. They affect mostly involuntary actions. Research suggests that many hormones work as neurotransmitters and vice-versa [5].

Sheep Placenta vs. Common Hormone Imbalance Symptoms

Apart from the abovementioned nutrients, other nutrients in the sheep’s placenta might help manage several hormone imbalance symptoms. Below are several common hormone imbalance symptoms and how the nutrients in a sheep’s placenta can help manage them.

Irregular Weight Loss or Weight Gain

Weight loss or weight gain is directly related to your metabolism. The hormones in your metabolism are insulin, leptin, thyroid, cortisol, ghrelin, progesterone, testosterone, and estrogen. Too much or too little of these hormones can either slow or speed up your metabolism, causing weight gain and weight loss [6].

The growth factors and amino acids (leucine and lysine) in sheep placenta may help improve your body’s natural hormone production, which is helpful because your hormone production naturally decreases as you age. 

Frequent Fatigue

Cortisol, thyroid, testosterone, and estrogen are some of the hormones that may contribute to fatigue. This happens when the hormones cannot help properly convert your nutrients into energy because there is too little. A common condition is adrenal fatigue, when you experience multiple fatigue symptoms because of low cortisol levels.

Growth factors can help supplement these hormones by stimulating hormone production alongside the amino acids leucine and lysine.

 Additionally, poor sleep can also cause fatigue. The amino acid phenylalanine might help reduce fatigue by providing better sleep cycles. Dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine are the neurotransmitters directly linked to your sleep-wake cycle. 

Dopamine levels, especially, are linked to how well you transition into a deep and light sleep cycle better so you get quality sleep [7].

Irregular Menses and Early Menopause

Hormone imbalance is the notorious cause of irregular menses and early menopause. Symptoms of irregular menses and early menopause include;

  • Hot flashes
  • Vaginal atrophy
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Period Acne
  • Hair loss or excess body hair

Typically, three hormones are involved in your menses; estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. For women, your body will naturally produce less estrogen as you age, leading to menopause – a condition that marks the end of your reproduction period. 

Growth factors and amino acids in the sheep placenta might help your body produce more estrogen and delay menopause – it may also reduce symptoms of menopause if you have already experienced it.

Decreased Libido and Infertility

The hormones testosterone and estrogen are the main hormones for reproduction. Men with low testosterone may experience erectile dysfunction, enlarged breast tissue, loss of muscle mass, and decreased libido. Women with low estrogen may have fertility issues, irregular menses, and early menopause. 

Sheep placenta may help increase libido and fertility as the nutrients in it can help stimulate hormone production even as you age.

Should You Start Taking Sheep Placenta Supplements?

You should be informed that sheep placenta is a dietary supplement and should not be treated as an all-cure or alternative medication. If you experience some of the symptoms mentioned, you can take sheep placenta to supplement your diet. 

We advise you always to seek consultation from medical professionals if;

  • Your symptoms continue or worsen
  • You have a pre-existing medical condition
  • You have additional concerns

Sheep placenta supplements are meant to be long-term daily supplements. How fast you can feel the results and how effective it is to you depends on the following;

CellLabs® Sheep Placenta Line for Hormone Imbalance and General Wellness

Founded in 2004, CellLabs has been in the healthcare industry for nearly two decades. As an anti-aging specialist, we provide dietary supplements to help you live a healthy, fulfilling life as you age. Our sheep placenta line remains our signature out of the countless products we have released since then.

As an ingredient, sheep placenta is rich in nutrients that may help balance your hormones and provide anti-aging effects, especially on your appearance. The best product in our sheep placenta line is our premium CellLabs® CLASSaaNTA Sheep Placenta.

CellLabs® CLASSaaNTA Sheep Placenta has the highest permissable sheep placenta dosage (30,000mg) and extraction ratio (120:1). It is also our most varied formulation yet with seven synergistic ingredients such as marine collagen, silk amino acid, lycopene, astaxanthin, aloe vera, and avocado oil.

Based on our customers’ testimonies, you can expect better sleep quality and increased vitality as early as two weeks with consistent intake at optimal doses. We highly recommend our signature CellLabs® CLASSaaNTA Sheep Placenta for those aged 35 and above experiencing hormone imbalance symptoms or seeking a general wellness supplement.

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