The hormone of joy: everything that you did not know about serotonin

The joy is different. There is the joy of calm and bright, giving us a clear happiness, but there is joy violent, unrestrained, overflowing pleasure and euphoria. So, these are two different joy doing two different hormone. Unrestrained joy and euphoria - a hormone dopamine. Joy light and quiet - a hormone serotonin


To clarify: serotonin initially - is not a hormone, a neurotransmitter in the brain, i.e. substance that transmits impulses between brain nerve cells. The hormone, he turns only when enters the bloodstream.

Where is contained serotonin? Serotonin is present in many internal organs (intestine, muscle, cardiovascular system, etc.), but contains a huge part of it in the brain, where it affects the cell performance and transfers information from one to another part of the brain. Serotonin regulates the cells that are responsible for mood, memory, social behavior, sexual desire, performance, concentration, etc. If a lack of serotonin in the brain, symptoms of this - a bad mood, increased anxiety, fatigue, distraction, lack of interest in the opposite sex, depression, including in the most serious forms. Lack of serotonin is also responsible for those cases where we can not get the object of adoration of his head, or, alternatively, we can not get rid of the obsessive thoughts or frightening.

Psychologists are very useful to know that not all psychological problems are solved by talking, sometimes you need the client to improve its internal chemistry ... In fact, if a person has to raise the level of serotonin, it disappears depression, it ceases cycles on unpleasant experiences, and to place the problems come quickly good mood, the joy of life, the burst of energy, activity, attraction to the opposite sex. Thus, we can say that serotonin - an antidepressant, to banish depression and makes human life a joyful and happy

. How to increase at the level of serotonin?
The most simple and affordable - to be more often in the light under the bright rays of the sun, or at least arrange the best coverage at home. If a couple of extra bright bulbs will be removed from your depressive thoughts - probably worth it

. The second, less expensive means - is to begin to monitor their posture. Bent back and slouching causes a decrease in the level of serotonin and almost automatically leads to someone feeling a sense of shame, who - guilt. But straight posture causes an increase in the level of serotonin, increases self-esteem and mood.

The third means to increase the level of serotonin - are those products that will generate you a serotonin. Curiously, serotonin is not as such products. The products contain different - the amino acid tryptophan, from which the body produces serotonin

. The champion on the content of tryptophan is a hard cheese. Slightly less tryptophan contained in the cream cheese. Next come the lean meat, eggs, lentils. Also, a large amount of tryptophan contained in oyster mushrooms, beans, cottage cheese, millet and buckwheat.

Also, if the body's low levels of serotonin, you need B vitamins They are found in the liver, buckwheat, oatmeal, beans and salad leaves. We need more foods that contain magnesium (it also promotes the production of serotonin). This rice, prunes, dried apricots, bran, seaweed. To raise the level of serotonin, also eat bananas, melon, figs, pumpkins, oranges.

In addition to nutrition, there are other sources of serotonin. Increase Serotonin helps physical activity. Spend at least 20 minutes a day to exercise or doing any kind of sports (running, swimming, dancing, etc.), and soon you will raise your spirits and feel much better. You can not engage in sports - if you walk

. Physical activity completed by the good dream: to produce serotonin is necessary to get enough sleep. Fresh air (and again - the sun), also help to increase serotonin levels. More communicate with friends, and pleasant to you people doing things you love, or a hobby, listen to your favorite music, deliver yourself more pleasant moments - it will definitely help

. Important! The causal relationship between the amount of serotonin in the body and mood "two-way": if rising level of this substance, creates a good mood, if there is a good mood - begins to produce serotonin.


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