Oxytocin: More Than A “Love Hormone”

Reading Time: 9 minutes Oxytocin is well known for its roles in childbirth and childrearing, and for “feeling the love” in various interpersonal relationships. However, its importance extends far beyond these popular benefits. As a hormone and neurotransmitter that is produced in many tissues and widely distributed, it impacts a diverse range of physiological systems. Research continues to emerge which shows that it is may influence mental health, cardiovascular health, weight, pain and cancer, among others. We explore just what we know about this compound, and how you can optimise your levels.

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