Raw Pituitary is a glandular extract, which provides a link between the nervous system and the endocrine system, and releases hormones effecting growth, sexual development, metabolism, reproduction, and bone growth. Raw tissue concentrates are made from toxin-free lyophilized glands imported from animals grazed on rangeland free of pesticides, growth hormones, antibiotics or chemical additives. Special sustained release formulation ensures maximum intestinal availability. Because the pituitary regulates the workings of the whole endocrine system, it is often referred to as "the master gland." The pituitary releases a great many hormones that promote or inhibit the releas.e of other endocrine hormones, indirectly controlling such basic processes as rate of growth, metabolic rate, water and electrolyte balance, blood pressure, kidney filtration, ovulation, and lactation. The pituitary itself responds to hormones released by the brain region koown as the hypothalamus, serving as the physiological link between the nervous and endocrine systems.
The pituitary gland is a small 1 centimeter long body that is attached to the hypothalmus at the base of the brain. This area of the brain controls almost all body functions through a network or hierarchy of releasing factors and hormones which control the rate of growth, metablic rate, electrolyte balance, ovulation and lactation. The hypothalamus secretes peptide hormones into the bloodstream to control the function of the entire endocrine system. The pituitary gland can be divided into two parts: The anterior and posterior which are physiologically and biochemically different. The anterior pituitary secretes thyrotropin which stimulates the thyroid, somatotropin or growth hormone which stimulates growth throughout the entire body, corticotropin which stimulates the adrenal gland, and FSH, LSH and prolatin which stimulate the ovaries, uterus and breasts respectively.
The posterior pituitary has been found to secrete the two hormones vaspopressin and oxytocin. Vasoporessin controls the rention of water in the body and it prevents the excess loss of electrolytes and water by causing their reabsorption in the kidneys. Oxytocin affects the uterus causing contractions both during labor and sexual orgasm. Because the pituitary gland affects the entire endocrine system, it is sometimes called the master gland. It is a logical candidate for use in endocrine insufficiency of any gland such as thyroid, adrenal or pancreas and for imbalances of the sex glands and poor maturation of secondary sex traits. Its use would also be indicated in high stress and in conditions of hypoglycemia.