Serotonin the S in DOSE

In recent past posts we talked about the D and the O in DOSE. Today we’re going to talk about the “S”, serotonin. I started using these products that make up DOSE, Elevate Smart Coffee and XanthoMax in March of this year. The results I’ve received from stacking these 2 products is simply, amazing!

More energy, clarity in thinking, more focus and a sense of wellbeing to name a few. Experiencing these results has made me thirsty for more knowledge about nootropics and these happy hormones that the DOSE helps to activate.

So, what is Serotonin?

Serotonin is a chemical nerve cell product. It sends signals between you nerve cells. It is primarily in your digestive system but also is in your blood platelets and your central nerves system. It is made from the essential amino acid, tryptophan.

Serotonin impacts every part of our body including your emotions and motor skills. It id the brains natural mood stabilizer. It is also responsible for helping you sleep, eating, digesting, reducing depression, anxiety, healing wounds, maintaining bone health. Because it is mainly in the digestive system it also helps control bowel movements and function.

People that suffer from depression often have low levels. When your serotonin levels are normal you generally feel happier, calmer, more focused and more emotionally stable.

Good food sources for Serotonin

Complex carbohydrates like sweet potatoes, apples, blueberries, carrots, garbanzo beans, eggs, cheese, pineapple, salmon, nuts, seeds and turkey are all good sources to increase your levels.

Drinking coffee is also a great way to increase the receptors of serotonin (26- 30%).

Signs you might be deficient

If you feel anxious, have mental disorders, compulsiveness, depressed mood, sleeping issues, sweet and starchy food cravings, increased appetite, low libido and irritability.

So, serotonin obviously plays a major role in are overall happiness and wellbeing.

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