Like all mammals, when a sheep becomes pregnant, a placenta forms inside of her uterus. Thisplacenta helps to provide nutrients and oxygen to the unborn lamb, and is also responsible for helping to get rid of any waste that is produced. All of the nutrients in the sheep placenta help the unborn lamb to grow, but when the placenta is extracted, some believe that it can also provide numerous benefits to human health. Every placenta produced by pregnant mammals contains vitamins and nutrients, but sheep placentas tend to be more accessible and more nutrient-rich.
Some researchers have shown that sheep placenta contains certain nutrients, hormones, and growth factors. When consumed, the placenta extract can help improve an individual's immune system, regulate his or her hormones, or improve his or her general health. This extract may also be used to prevent allergic reactions and help with mental clarity. The placenta may also be used by women who wish to regulate their menstrual cycle.
This type of placenta extract comes in several different forms. To maintain young, healthy skin, creams are often used. Many people produce shiny and healthy hair by using shampoos that contain the placenta extract. Pills or soft gels that contain the extracted nutrients and vitamins of a sheep placenta may also be taken every day, to promote a healthy body and mind and to improve the look of skin and hair.