Serotonin, the happiness hormone

The serotonin level in the body and in the brain can influence personal mood. This hormone is said to play an important role in connection with personal well-being. This kind of well-being is -for example- similar to the feeling one experiences after extensive sunbathing.

Serotonin is both a hormone and a neurotransmitter (messenger substances that transmit excitation from one nerve cell to other cells at the synapses), which regulates numerous body processes. Probably best known is the effect of serotonin in the brain. In your "control center", serotonin acts as a neurotransmitter and is thus a messenger substance for the excitation of your nerve cells.

This is -above all- important for information processing and forwarding in the thinking apparatus. To a certain extent, serotonin ensures that all information processes in the brain run correctly. If the hormone is present in too low a dose, these processes can become unbalanced, potentially affecting your body and your mood.

The latest studies also show that serotonin is particularly needed for creative ideas; due to the fact that a normal serotonin level can help you to develop creative and smart ideas.

A well regulated serotonin level is of great importance not only for the brain and your mood; Serotonin is also able to influence other areas of your physical well-being.

According to scientific findings, serotonin is also connected to your nervous system in the intestine. It also influences the cardiovascular system. An extremely important hormone!


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