This design over the HeArt on your Shirt is local MKE Artist and Designer, Jennifer Espensheid's representation of the Oxytocin Molecule…the complex and wonderful chemical that is released when you HUG, when you touch, during labor, when a baby is nursing, when you cuddle and dance close….It is often described as the Love Chemical. When Beings Bond the harmonic hormone is created and released in our endocrine system.
These hand silk-screened shirts are designed Jennifer Espensheid (The Soma Show) & produced (Reaction GFX) right here in MKE! They are amazingly soft and socially-responsible / ethically made by Next Level
From the Artist:
Produced in the hypothalamus and then released into the blood via the magical pituitary gland to the nervous system then beautifully distributed to the oxytocin receptors on every cell. It looks so complicated and confusing yet we evolved with it perfectly and you know and adore the feeling… anxiety and fear seems to melt away, you have a sense of belonging and well being, you feel your body and spirit smile and you like those around you whole-heartedly.
This is a magnificent state of Being and just as importantly your body switches from living in the fear hormones of the sympathetic nervous response (fight, flight, or freeze) parasympathetic - a state of rest and repair. This allows your thalamus, the gland resting by your HeArt, to radically better produce immune boosting hormones. I imagine it as the nursery of our robust immune system. In the very time when social distancing and fear keep us apart and weaken us we can take control and with attention strengthen the system that protects our body and unites us as a people!
Oxytocin is responsible for muscle repair and our HeArt is our most amazing muscle of all, beating for us since our very beginnings and pumping nutrients and oxygen to every particle of our fantastic biological self.
Oxytocin is the elixir of the HeArt and Immune System.
As you become stronger and your HeArt more open you ‘infect’ those around you with the LoveBuzz. Its easy now to slide into a state of separation and pain - with intention we can unite and bask in the gorgeous feeling of L❤️VEBUZZ- one we evolved to to bask in! This design rests over our HeArt and thymus like a Hug….may it remind you of your power and spark conversation so you can spread the L❤️veBuzz, you are the L❤️veBug after all!
Wanna know more? I know you want to know more!….
- Oxytocin means "quick birth” in Greek. It is a mammalian hormone that also acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain.
- To induce labor a synthetic form of Oxytocin, Pitocin, is injected into pregnant others.
- Ok this gets intense….Oxytocin is a peptide of nine amino acids. It goes like this: cysteine - tyrosine - isoleucine - glutamine - asparagine - cysteine - proline - leucine - glycine (CYIQNCPLG).
-Oxytocin has a molecular mass of 1007 daltons. Im pretty sure daltons are ridiculously small.
-One international unit (IU) of oxytocin is the equivalent of about 2 micrograms of pure peptide….yep that’s super tiny
-Almost all mammals evolved with Oxytocin….its been around for at least 500 million years evidently…
-the Chemical Formula is a recipe of a bunch of our favorite elements….C43H66N12O12S2 stands for that many molecules each of S=Sulfur, N= Nitrogen, O=Oxygen, C=Carbon, H=Hydrogen!