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Why Oxytocin Is Incredible and How to Get More of It

Why Oxytocin Is Incredible and How to Get More of It

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... also called the "love hormone" makes people more social and communal. It's a neuropeptide and hormone that we naturally produce inside our brains. It has a wide range of functions, like:

  • Making us more emotionally open, trusting, and generous.
  • Making our memory suppress the negative stuff and highlight the positive stuff.
  • Relieving our pain or making the pain bearable. It also helps in lowering stress and depression.
  • It plays a big role in our daily activities like emotions, social interaction, relationships and even our sexual feelings.


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How To Produce More Oxytocin

How To Produce More Oxytocin

The hormone can be produced in the body by:

  • Positive and loving human interactions like hugging, cuddling and kissing.
  • Experience of loved-filled sexual encounters high on love produce the hormone.
  • Feeling sentimental, caring and empathetic in general. For Example, Watching an emotional movie(Titanic?) raises our love hormone.
  • Giving birth to a child, and breastfeeding is found to increase the level of oxytocin to forge the bond with the baby.


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