The Chemical of Love

Is chemistry important in love? Yes…well at least in biochemistry behind love. And we all know what what that hormone is…oxytocin! Oooo la, la! We’ve all known how love makes us feel, but not much has known about about it affects biologically…

Did you know that…

  • Five minutes of rhythmic stroking releases oxytocin, and can lead to a 3 hour reduction
  • The release of oxytocin can block production. Individuals benefit from this process as stresses and anxiety are temporarily alleviated.
  • The release of oxytocin can generate sentiments of comfort and security which enables ‘trust’ amongst social scenarios leads to people to being very trusting of one another

So  you wanna know more how this little molecule affects you in a big way when you’re in love? Just read the infograph below:

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Reference:

Oxytocin: The Love Molecule [infograph]. (2010) Retrieved from URL http://visual.ly/oxytocin-love-molecule

 

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