Oxytocin is a small protein like molecule called a neuropeptide that is produced in the
area of the brain responsible for hormone regulation called the hypothalamus and is
secreted by the pituitary gland. It is both a hormone and a brain neurotransmitter. In
women, it enhances feelings of intimacy In men, it has shown to increase their bond and
attraction to their partner. In women and men, it is a hormone that is released during sex and
contributes to emotional closeness as well as reproductive function.
Oxytocin levels have been shown to increase with food intake, physical touch such as hugs
and massage; viewing pictures of loved ones, music, singing, physical exercise, positive
environments, positive social contacts, living with others, partner and parental support and
love, warm climate, nipple stimulation, vaginal dissension, and orgasm.
Often called the "love molecule", Oxytocin is typically associated with helping couples
bond with a greater sense of intimacy and attachment. It can cause couples to gaze at
each other, creates sexual arousal and helps maintain an erection. In addition, Oxytocin
can help people feel empathetic towards others. Oxytocin has also been shown to
protect against obesity, heart disease and drug addiction.
Oxytocin Deficiency Has Been Linked To Increased Risk Of Developing:
What Risk Factors Contribute to Oxytocin Deficiency?
Studies have shown Oxytocin is effective in controlling the function of the reproductive system and in emotional and psychological functions. This may help your body:
Where Can I Get Oxytocin?
How Do I Take Oxytocin?