Thursday, February 09, 2012

Juice up your Valentine's day!

I've done numerous posts on oxytocin effects on us humans (enter oxytocin in the search box in the left column). Generally, it makes us nicer and more affiliative. A recent email from a colleague who diligently sends me results of his wide ranging web scans for enhancers of vitality, longevity, etc. makes me aware that getting a nip of oxytocin for yourself is like falling off a log (if you are also willing to part with ~50-60 dollars for nasal or sublingual versions). He has tried the sub-lingual spray and says it does work "although the subjective results are highly-dependent upon my physiological/mental state and/or the time of day. There are also quite likely different genetic predispositions as reported in Deric's mind blog." I would be curious to try the stuff, but don't want to threaten the curmudgeonly behavior that I normally enjoy.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The manufacturer's website has "homeopathy" all over it. I'll bet the subjective results vary!

nul said...

Now, that's cheesy. "Oxytocin 12C" means 0.018 probability that there's ONE MOLECULE of oxytocin in 1 oz bottle! I'd rather trust one of the illegal pharmacies that are spamming my inbox. Some are selling oxytocin for labor induction.

jim birch said...

True, but it might be a wildly potent oxytocin molecule.

Irma Walter said...

Oxytocin makes you care about others far more than you would normally do, and you feel great about it. It's the glue of social life. We think we need others and they need us, but really we're out for our daily o-rush.

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