What is Oxytocin?
Oxytocin which also goes by the name Oxt is a neuropeptide and peptide hormone. In the body, it is produced by the hypothalamus and then released by the posterior pituitary gland. Its structure is composed of nine amino acids and has a molecular mass of 1007.9.
It has a major role when it comes to sexual reproduction in males and females, social bonding & pro- social behaviors. It is released into the bloodstream during labour and breastfeeding.
How does Oxytocin Work
The axon terminals of the pituitary gland are known to control pro-social behaviors like fear, reinforcement and anxiety among others. Oxytocin is usually released into the bloodstream via these same axon terminals. As a result, people have come up with a speculation that the brain effects concerned with behavior are affected by these axons.
Another major fact is that once this peptide has been expressed from the brain by the hypothalamus, it can’t re-enter. This has led to the belief that the behavioral effects due to the presence of the peptide are caused by it being released by central projecting oxt neurons which tend to be different from the neurons that go into the pituitary gland.
As a result based on the scientific researches performed on animal subjects, oxytocin has been labelled as playing major and complex roles in the body apart from only emotional responses or arousal. Some of the major functions of oxytocin include the “let down” reflex during lactation (breast feeding) in female or the pro-social attachment behavior like bonding. It also affects the mood.
Oxytocin acts differently on females and males. Females respond faster to social stimuli under the effect of this peptide as compared to males.
The peptide’s comes in a unit size of 2mg per vial, unit quantity 1 vial. It is a white powder that is soluble in either water or 1% acetic acid. As for its storage, oxytocin that is lyophilised is stable at a room temperature for about 3 months. In cases of an extended period, it should be stored in a freezer with -8c. After it has been reconstituted, this peptide has to be refrigerated at a temperature of not more than 36F.
Suggested dosage for vile size of: 2mg
Suggested Frequency of use: Once a day before bed
Where to inject: Injected into the body fat around the stomach area. Suggested Injection Dosage per time: 20-50mcg
What Type of water to mix with? Bacteriostatic Water or sterile water
How much water to add: 2ml
Suggested How to Mix the water and peptide together: 2ml of water into the syringe and inject it into the vial with powder, never shake, gently rotate the vial between your fingers until all of the powder has dissolved.