Oxytocin is considered the "love" hormone and rightly so! It is a very important neurotransmitter (aka brain chemical). This lovely hormone is what literally and biochemically bonds LOVER to LOVER and a mother to her baby.
Here's how it works:
We are all familiar with that feeling when your happy brain chemicals are in overdrive in a new relationship, right? It may not last forever, BUT ... in comes the oxytocin hormone that keeps couples bonded and strengthens the intimacy in relationships. It must be fertilized (with organic fertilizer of course!) Yes, love is just like a garden. Keep reading for how you can boost your oxytocin bonding in your relationship below.
The studies done on pregnant women prove that those who had high levels detected during the first and last trimester had stronger bonding with their babies. It also peaks at birth in the mother. This may be why moms instantly fall madly in love with their baby. Gotta love those brain chemicals!
Health Benefits of Oxytocin:
It has anti-anxiety affects, reduces stress hormones (mainly cortisol), promotes feelings of well-being, increases trusting behaviour, reduces blood pressure and promotes growth and healing.
How You Can Get More Oxytocin:
Foods That Promote Feel-Good Brain Chemicals (including serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, oxytocin):
Nature has an amazing way of working doesn't it? Happy oxytocin-producing!