Friday, August 29, 2014

What is Serotonin?

“Serotonin is a naturally occurring chemical in the brain (a neurotransmitter) that is responsible, for regulating brain functions such as mood, appetite, sleep, and memory.

Low serotonin levels have been linked to mood disorders such as depression and to borderline personality disorder. Antidepressant medications that alter the availability of serotonin in the brain have been used to treat these conditions.” However there are now known natural remedies.

People with low serotonin are susceptible to anxiety and depression but doing the things like regularly raising your heart rate & eating fresh fish, meat, nuts, fruits, vegetables and even dark chocolate are all ways to increase serotonin – therefore helping relieve symptoms of depression, anxiety and other mood disorders. Regulating your serotonin levels helps control appetite and manage your weight.