Many people have opinions on the stress of technology and its effects, and its far-reaching implications. Technology is very popular and pervasive, and this stress, added to already well-known problems caused by the digital age, will no doubt put it at the center of the health debate.
The age of information technology is like a silver cloud with a gray lining. We could not accomplish parallel levels of work product and efficiency by any other means, but there have been many health implications. Our ability to acquire information in an instant is believed to be making disorders like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) worse than ever before.
In general, levels of social anxiety are expected to rise as a result of our technological advances. World events, our social lives and our friends’ social lives are in our thoughts more than ever before, leaving those who are more susceptible to anxiety on a knife edge. The information era has exploded, and we are being bombarded with high levels of information that we would have never thought possible (or even useful) just a decade ago. It is all very complicated, and with this comes anxiety quite naturally (1).
So what about oxytocin?
Oxytocin is a hormone produced in our brains, and is released in the body during positive social interaction, such as confiding in a friend, talking to peers, or talking to a lover over the phone. The normal release of oxytocin causes feelings of contentment, trust, empathy and general well-being. As such, it is a very important hormone for combating anxiety and stress.
Conversely, the important thing about oxytocin is that its production is slowed by unusually high levels of stress. So, in a world where stress and anxiety are on the rise, reductions in oxytocin are apparent, and, without oxytocin, there is little to prevent emotional burnout and depression. Six million American adults suffer from depression, and this number looks to increase in the future.
Oxytocin as a solution
Oxytocin has powerful effects over these negative psychological problems when administered into the body, helping to alleviate stress, anxiety, sadness, and promote feelings of calmness and wellbeing (2). It is also being studied for the treatment of behavioral and psychological disorders such as autism and schizophrenia.
Oxytocin can be a safe and beneficial remedy to modern social anxiety, so why not see how it works for you? Non-prescription supplements of this hormone with many potential benefits, such as Oxytocin Factor, are available and affordable.
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