Serotonin: Brain’s Feel Good Neurotransmitter
Builds self-esteem, confidence, optimism and a positive outlook
Serotonin is the brain’s feel-good neurotransmitter. It is involved in mood, sleep, pain, appetite control, sexual desire, and endocrine regulation.
Adequate brain serotonin levels are associated with feelings of security, social ease, confidence, optimism and well-being. It is essential for optimal brain function.
Serotonin is naturally made in the brain and body from 5-HTP (also an ingredient in Mood TuneUp).
Serotonin is involved in both learning and memory. Accumulating research suggests that serotonin plays an important role in synaptic plasticity, brain development and function.
Serotonin levels decline as we age.
- Serotonin affects much more than mood. Serotonin deficiency symptoms may include:
- Mood disorders
- Pessimism – see the glass as half-empty rather than half-full
- Difficulty concentrating
- Sleep disturbances
- Low self-esteem – lack confidence
- Carbohydrate & sugar cravings – weight gain
- Repetitive thoughts and obsessive thinking
- Shyness, fears, phobias or panic attacks
- Irritable bowel syndrome