Oxytocin Levels: Genetics of the Love Hormone

Oxytocin is a hormone produced in the hypothalamus region of the brain.  Often called the “love hormone”, it is involved in parents bonding with their baby, recognition of other’s emotions, and overall social involvement. What is Oxytocin? Oxytocin is produced at a high level…

COMT – A gene that affects your neurotransmitter levels

Having trouble with supplements containing methyl groups? Wondering why your neurotransmitters are out of balance? It could be due to your COMT genetic variants. What does the COMT gene do? The COMT gene codes for the enzyme catechol-O-methyltransferase which breaks down (metabolizes) the neurotransmitters dopamine, epinephrine,…