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What's In Your Placenta?

Currently known hormones, vitamins and minerals found in placental tissue:

  • Corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH) and Cortisol

  • Progesterone

  • Estrogens (estrone, estradiol and estriol)

  • Endorphins

  • Thyroid-Releasing hormone (TRH),

  • thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulines and ultimately Thyroxine (T4)

  • Oxytocin

  • Prolactin and Human Placental Lactagon (hPL)

  • Leuteinizing hormone (LH)

  • Human Chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)

Other relevant components:

  • Placental Opioid-Enhancing Factor (POEF)

  • Iron

  • Vitamin B6

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