Want a hug?
🧪 Researchers have been testing ways to deliver oxytocin into the bloodstream to help relieve anxiety in people.
💞 Oxytocin is known as the love hormone because of its release when people are socially bonding, helping you “feel good” about a situation.
🔮 After observing intravenous, nasal spray, and nebulizer methods, they found the pathways through which the human body delivers each method. Then, each were analyzed for their efficacy.
Tailored delivery methods
🥰 By tailoring delivery methods to individuals, oxytocin treatments should become more effective. Good thing, too – with everyone in isolation, it will be harder to get so many hugs. 💜
🌺 What do you think? How do you activate YOUR oxytocin? How are you bonding with others during isolation?
Original Research: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-14845-5