10 Curious Facts About Oxytocin That You’ll Love

10 Curious Facts About Oxytocin That You’ll Love

St. Valentine’s Day is here, we decided to prepare a special post for you, and dedicated to what is colloquially known as “the love hormone,”and “the cuddle hormone,” or “the trust hormone.” and All of these nicknames refer to 1 human peptide hormone scientifically known as oxytocin. And Some functions of this remarkable hormone are quite well-known, and there are many interesting facts are about oxytocin that you have probably never heard of. To find out more about the love hormone,And check out these 10 Curious Facts About Oxytocin That You’ll Love.

 

10. Hugging stimulates the cells to produce oxytocin which is why hugging feels very good.

Hugging stimulates

 

Oxytocin is also released during lovemaking and hugging plush toys, and even petting dogs or other pet animals.

hugging plush toys

 

Oxytocin is only found in mammals and but an oxytocin-like nonapeptide hormone that supports reproductive functions occurs in all vertebrates.

oxytocin like nonapeptide hormone

 

As oxytocin is released in skin-to-skin contact and massage is a great way to stimulate this amazing hormone.

oxytocin is released in skin to skin contact

 

Oxytocin released in the brain under stress-free a conditions naturally promotes sleep.

brain under stress free a conditions naturally promotes sleep

 

Oxytocin can also give us courage we need for nerve-wrecking situations such job interviews and important school exams etc. Therefore and a quick embrace from our partner can help a lot.

quick embrace from our partner can help a lot

 

Oxytocin increases generosity. In one study that required people to share money with a stranger,and infusions of oxytocin were shown to make some subjects as much as 85% more generous than those on a placebo.

share money with a stranger

 

Some studies indicate that oxytocin inhibits tolerance to addictive drugs and including opiates, cocaine, or alcohol. Plus, and it can also reduce withdrawal symptoms.

oxytocin inhibits tolerance to addictive drugs and including opiates cocaine or alcohol

The word oxytocin was coined from the term oxytocic that has its origin in Greek meaning “quick birth.”

term oxytocic that has its origin in Greek meaning quick birth

 

Because of its link to trust, empathy, or prosperity, oxytocin is sometimes also called “the moral molecule.”

trust empathy or prosperity oxytocin is sometimes also called “the moral molecule

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