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What is Oxytocin?

Basically, oxytocin is a very important hormone which will be released by the body in almost every kind of situation. When someone is in fear, the oxytocin hormone will be automatically released. When someone sings and laughs, their body also releases the oxytocin. However, oxytocin acts as both empathy neurotransmitter in the brain and fostering calming climax love hormone in the body. It helps people to act according to their social environment. When people are sad, the released oxytocin hormone will block the impulse of the unpleasant feeling in the brain. That way the unpleasant feeling can be quickly gotten rid of from the memory. When someone feels extremely happy, the released oxytocin in their body helps the pleasant feeling to stay still in the memory. It also helps people to understand other people’s feeling so that they are able to act according to the real expectation of others. That is why this oxytocin hormone is called as the empathy neurotransmitter in the brain. It helps people to sense others’ pleasant and unpleasant feeling faster. When people make eye contact, the oxytocin is released to the retina. When people hug and touch, the oxytocin is released in the skin. It is released in those areas do that people are able to sense the impulse and the give response to the impulse accordingly. What is tough from oxytocin is that in spite of its high need for the body, it cannot be produced in such a mass. We need to add the amount of it from supplements.