Oxytocin: the Cuddle Hormone or Love Hormone

Oxytocin Oxytocin is a powerful hormone secreted by the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland, a pea-sized structure at the base of the brain. Sometimes we refer to it as the cuddle hormone or the love hormone, because it’s released when people bond socially. Oxytocin acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain. As such, it … Read more