In this article, we will look at one of the key topics in the site: the level of serotonin. You have come to the right place to read about axons, Axons are in effect the primary transmission lines of the nervous system, and as bundles, they help make up nerves and dendrites, which are branched extensions of the nerve cell body that receive signals from other nerve cells
We will consider different facets of these topics such as how to know if the level of serotonin is low (the symptoms), how to increase the level of serotonin, how to reduce the levels, and how to maintain it at good levels all the time.
If you’ve been reading some articles in this, then you know that we strongly advise using natural ways to deal with your deficiency or else see a specialist. We do not prescribe any drug at all, however, we do acknowledge the fact that some conditions require this. This is why we then recommend that you see a doctor.
To give a background review briefly, serotonin, which is also known as (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) is a neurotransmitter that facilitates communication between neurons or cells in the nervous system. If its levels are adequate in the body, then you generally feel all right – they help in controlling appetite, sleep, learning, memory, and a host of “feel good” activities including sex. A rise in serotonin in the brain can also lead to drowsiness, which is why some people may feel sleepy after a large meal of pasta.
If it happens that the levels drop, then you are most likely to fall into depression, terrible mood, or even anger. You simply become irritable and some people are known to become suicidal. Generally, low brain serotonin level is associated with increased risk-taking and being too aggressive.
Continual low levels of serotonin can lead to fatigue especially during the graveyard shift i.e. the afternoons. You may experience late afternoon bouts of depression and compulsive starchy or sugary food eating. This is especially true when your lunch is filled with food like ice cream, coffee, chocolates, or sweets.
Another wrong way of increasing the levels is by taking addictive substances, such as alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine.
Evidently, this is a very vital hormone in our bodies; tIt is important to ensure that it is always at proper levels. Note that when you become stressed for a long period, your brand-consumer serotonin at a much higher rate. This means the brain depletes more serotonin than it can generate. So after some time of this continuous trend, your neurochemical level of serotonin will drop and you will fall into a depression.
There are ways to raise serotonin levels. For example, there is a vitamin called HTP that is used to build up levels of serotonin almost naturally. This is said to replace the prescription antidepressants like Prozac or Zoloft.
This is not the best and cheapest way as you can do it using 100% natural ways – for one by changing your diet and eating healthy foods that have amino acids that help build up tryptophan – the precursor of serotonin. You can build the levels by eating carbohydrates rich food like wheat bread and potatoes.
So most often when you have continuous food cravings, it is not actually the food you are really craving, but the nutrients within the food that affects the levels of serotonin in the brain. Once you can realize what your brain is craving and lacking, then you can adapt your diet so that you give your body what it really needs and lives happy 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
On a partying note, it is possible that low levels of serotonin are due to genetic disorders. This is mostly possible when the receptors are too short causing a quick absorption of serotonin, which in turn causes a short supply of this feel-good hormone. To man, this short supply can even cause premature ejaculation.
One of the best ways to know the levels of this 5HTT hormone is to have your blood tested. Otherwise, just eat right, drink a lot of water, and do some daily body exercises. This way you are most likely to build or preserve your serotonin levels.