In this article we will talk about the happiness hormone serotonin:
Serotonin (Serotonin) is naturally present in the brain and is also found in the digestive system and platelets of some animals and humans as well. There are many plants that are a source of this hormone, such as vegetables, fruits, and mushrooms.
This hormone is considered a neurotransmitter and is very important in transmitting nerve impulses. It is also a vasoconstrictor and its formation is due to the presence of the amino acid tryptophan.
Researchers have found that the hormone is 90% present in the intestinal cell in the digestive tract, where it regulates bowel movement, and the rest forms neurons in the central nervous system (CNS) so that it provides many benefits, such as improving mood, improving appetite, regulating sleep, and is also involved in memory and learning.
Effect of low levels of serotonin in the blood:
The researchers found that the low level of serotonin in the blood of experimental mice led to disturbances in the functioning of the heart, and some of them died
As for humans, a lack of serotonin leads to mood disturbances and sometimes leads to depression and significant weight gain, affects memory and the ability to learn, and also leads to decreased rates of insulin secretion.
Ways to maintain serotonin levels in the blood:
1. There are some foods that help maintain serotonin, such as proteins, some carbohydrates, and fats. Fish are also a good source for producing serotonin in the body.
2. Exercise helps create serotonin and make you feel energetic
3. Good sleep
4. To feel in a good mood, you must maintain the balance of the hormones we mentioned before