Hormone balance is key to looking and feeling great, and to enjoying passionate intimacy. Out of balance hormones can affect your health, your zest for life, and your sexual drive can suffer.
Oxytocin, a hormone naturally produced in the body, acts like a neurotransmitter in the brain to influence social behavior and emotions. It is also known as the “bonding hormone” that bonds a mother to her newborn to help stimulate maternal behavior. Researchers are finding oxytocin may improve symptoms of libido, depression, stress, and fear, as well as aid cardiovascular function and weight management.
Are you experiencing any of the following?
- decreased sex drive
- resistance to intimacy
- feelings of social isolation
- loss of muscle -fatigue
- weight gain
- low self esteem
- thin lips
- excessive emotions
- poor sleep
- heavy periods
- mood swings
- sugar cravings
- night sweats
- hot flashes
PROTECT your hormone balance.
- Progesterone calms us, helps us sleep, and balances our moods.
- Oxytocin, the “cuddle hormone”, heightens sexual experience and helps us feel more loving, open, and engaged with life.
- Testosterone is the hormone of desire. It is the fuel that drives our libido giving us energy and a zest for life as well as the confidence to make things happen.
- Estrogen controls over 400 functions in our bodies: everything from our hearts to our brains and our sexuality.
- Cortisol is released in response to stress which causes the body to make adrenaline. Cortisol robs us of testosterone and progesterone.
- The mother hormones, DHEA & Pregnenolone, are responsible for creating every hormone in our bodies.
As a prescription drug, Oxytocin is most commonly used during pregnancy to stimulate uterine contractions. Yet, more studies are finding it may improve symptoms of depression, autism, stress, and fear, as well as aid cardiovascular health and weight management.
Feelings of Love
By stimulating oxytocin levels, people feel more love, empathy and connection to others. It was also found to increase sexual arousal.
Research has observed oxytocin reduces inflammation and provides greater protection in cardiovascular health. It is able to decrease inflammation related to atherosclerosis, by decreasing C-reactive protein and increasing glutathione levels. Getting hypertension, associated with high blood pressure, under control may be managed with Oxytocin injections, known to lower blood pressure.
Depression & Stress
Preliminary research suggests people with low oxytocin levels may be more prone to depression. Women that are depressed were found to have irregular oxytocin release within their body. Furthermore, women that may be vulnerable to the negative impact of stress have been given oxytocin, finding it can help cope with stress.
Fear & Trust
Oxytocin has been administered to subjects finding it increased levels of trust 44 times more in those taking the drug, when compared to the placebo group. Oxytocin reduced fear by possibly influencing amygdala function in the brain.
Researchers found oxytocin decreased anxiety and stress that is facilitated by social encounters. Amygdala function was measured through an MRI as subjects were exposed to different emotional faces (angry, happy, fearful). Subjects with social anxiety disorder taking oxytocin had less activation of amygdala activity to alleviate fear.
A few studies have examined the effects of oxytocin on weight management. For obesity and type 2 diabetes therapy, oxytocin may decrease glucose intolerance and insulin resistance and may also suppress hunger. Learn more about the HCG Diet Plan to help lose those extra pounds caused by hormonal imbalance.
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