Of all the hormones we have in our body’s this one may be linked to more feel-good emotions and health benefits than any other. So good it has multiple names; trust hormone, cuddle hormone, the love hormone. So what makes oxytocin so amazing and how do we get more of it in our bodies?
Oxytocin is a chemical compound in our bodies produced by two specialized areas of our brain and does much more than simply make us feel good after having sex. Research is showing oxytocin not only can help improve our levels of happiness, but it can also help fine-tune our communication skills, reduce anxiety and stress, reduce depression and even help protect our heart.
With the many health benefits available to us, it should become a priority for us to continuously be using natural ways to increase the levels of oxytocin in our bodies. Thankfully this hormone is relatively easy to get and there are many ways to increase the levels in our body.
Oxytocin levels are known to rise after sex, but there are many other ways you and your partner can increase these levels when sex is not an option. Research has shown an increase in the hormone simply from holding your partner’s hand for 10 minutes. Even the simple act of texting each other show slight increases in oxytocin. Furthermore, it is not limited to just you and your partner.
Most forms of physical contact with others help to improve levels. Hugs, handshakes even eye contact all have a positive effect on both the levels of oxytocin and our level of feeling good. So with this in mind, let’s explore 10 Amazing Facts about Oxytocin.
Understanding how oxytocin helps you to feel better and improve your quality of life is a win-win for you and your relationships. The better you feel about yourself and them, the stronger all of you will be.
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