What Is It Oxytocin

Generally known as the love hormone, oxytocin has also been dubbed the cuddle chemical, and the bliss hormone due to its effects on behavior. It is made in the brain and is transported to, and secreted by, the pituitary gland. When released into the bloodstream it affects the uterus and lactation, but its release into defined regions of the brain also affects emotional, cognitive, and social behaviors.