Physically, hormones that affect our sex drive decline as we age, including testosterone for men and estrogen and progesterone for women. But one hormone we rarely hear about affects the sex drive in multiple ways: oxytocin. Oxytocin levels affect the sex drive, but not in the way you might think. It’s also the “love” hormone, affecting physical sensitivity, bonding, trust, emotion and even mental processes.
The hormone Oxytocin is distributed via nasal spray, allowing for a quicker and more potent response from the body. Administering Oxytocin Nasal Spray is the only method known to break the “blood brain barrier”. Using the nasal spray guarantees that the hormone will not be dissipated in the blood stream before reaching the brain.
Oxytocin Nasal Spray Benefits
Increase Sex Drive
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Relieve Pain such as chronic headaches – Learn More
Most people associate oxytocin with pregnancy, indeed, it is released by the pituitary gland when a woman gives birth and breast feeds. But it’s multifunctional in that it increases testosterone, a key element in sex drive in both men and women. In addition, testosterone also affects bone density, muscle mass, and sleep cycles – other factors that affect your youthfulness and energy.
Oxytocin is also called the “touch” hormone, in that it is secreted when you touch someone or receive touch. It is also released during orgasm. However, when a woman’s estrogen is low, touching does not always do the job – as estrogen levels directly affect oxytocin release. So it might be more of a challenge to get a women’s interest in sex to happen. More touching is a possible way, but supplements are a more efficient way to a successful outcome.
Oxytocin is also important on other levels –mentally and emotionally. It gives you a bit of a brain fog – interfering with short term memory. This is one reason why touch and sexual relations help cure an argument. It also can increase bonding (remember – the mother and child bond during breastfeeding). It might even save your marriage. In an article by Kathleen Doheny, WebMD Health News, she quotes Paul Zak, PhD, a researcher at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, Calif.: “Those [women] with higher oxytocin had more sex with fewer partners,” he says, reflecting more long-lasting relationships. They were likely to be liked by other people.” They tended to be happier overall too.
So, oxytocin can be the “happy” hormone as well? Researchers are looking into the possible effects this hormone can have on social cues – making it a potential treatment in children with autism. See MSNBC Article.
Supplementing with oxytocin for both men and women can benefit not only your love life, but your health as well. In addition to raising sex drive and aiding bonding, it can also lower blood pressure and cortisol levels. High cortisol levels negatively affect ALL of the sex hormones, something we definitely don’t want to happen. Stress raises cortisol levels, and oxytocin has been associated with lowering anxiety, another benefit of this multi-functional hormone. It can also be administered via nasal spray, one of the easiest and quickest route to results.