Serotonin is a neurotransmitter also called happiness hormone because it contributes to well-being and happiness.
Its chemical name is 5-hydroxytryptamine or 5-HT.
Serotonin is present in all organs of the human body, mainly in the central nervous system. intestinal activity, gastrointestinal tract, blood platelets.
What is the function of serotonin?
Serotonin plays an important role in regulating mood, body temperature, memory, emotions, sleep, and appetite, sexual desire.
Serotonin deficiency symptoms
-Low mood, anxiety, lack of sleep, Digestive problems
-Poor memory, Craving for sweet and carbohydrates foods
-Low self -esteem, Anger, Aggressiveness, decreased libido or sexual dysfunction.
what is the connection between serotonin and depression?
Several recognized experts in the field have pointed out that there is no solid evidence to support a connection between serotonin and depression
There have been Hypotheses that have generated a lot of hope in the 1980s when
SSRIS are used to treat depression by increasing serotonin levels.
The hypothesis of a serotonin deficiency transmitted between cells was one hypothesis among others upon which hopes could be based, but it no longer reflects current scientific knowledge.
Some believe that medications such as SSRIS relieve the symptoms of depression by increasing serotonin levels in the body, but the way it works has never been proven.
Several pharmaceutical companies use these hypotheses to establish a connection between serotonin low level and depression
For purely marketing reasons
How to boost serotonin levels naturally?
Exercises increase the brain function of serotonin.
High-protein foods, Fruits, Veggies
Salmon, Bananas Poultry, Cheese, Eggs, Spinach, Seeds, Soy products,
Nuts, Corn, broccoli, beans, Lentils etc.