Oxytocin – The Cuddle Hormone

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Oxytocin, a neurohormone produced in both men and women, is also called the “cuddle hormone” because it aids the ability to bond through physical touch. As we age and our bodies stop producing testosterone, the natural production of this neurohormone decreases as well, taking with it our desire for physical contact with others. But, in most cases, with proper replacement of testosterone through pellet insertion, oxytocin levels return to normal and we again desire healthy touch and human interaction throughout our lives.