Boost Serotonin naturally

Hello friends! Have ever observed about your mood that sometimes it twists like anything. Many times we feel joyful and happy while sometimes we feel stressed and irritated without reason.

Why does this happen? What logic is there behind mood swings? what exact source is behind this? There is a surprising answer behind this. People may assume it a myth, but the reason behind all this arbitrary behavior of mood is a magic happy chemical within us.

Yes, my friends, root of our mood swings is these happy chemicals within us. One more startle about these chemicals is, It has a deep connection with our gut health. We will know about it step by step

First of all, let’s discuss one of the happiness chemicals named Serotonin. Let’s know about this magical chemical in brief.

How does Serotonin swings our mood?

Serotonin is the hormone which keeps you happy and healthy. Of course, over is bad, but a sufficient amount of it keeps you happy.

sometimes I think about my mood which makes me confused. why do I feel angry, depressed, anxious without any reason?

one day one of my friends posted something about GI and mood which made me surprise. until that moment I was thinking that the source of my different moods is Mind.

when I feel angry or anxious I tried meditation, yes, of course, it helped me but, meditation was not enough to overcome my anxiety or depression.

Yes! I need something which keeps me happy. and positive. so, what was that precious thing? I discussed the same thing with my friend, and he told me about serotonin.

first time in my life, I heard the word. That discussion between me and my friend gave me a different direction, and I decided to know more about this magical chemical.

Feelings and emotions

What is Serotonin?

It is 5-hydroxytryptamine or in short 5-HT and it is one kind of neurotransmitter which is mainly found in our gastrointestinal tract(GI), and in a central nervous system.

Mostly serotonin produced in GI around 90%

This can be the reason, we feel angry, irritated or uncomfortable when our stomach is not ok, so it proves that when we feel happy or feel good we must thank for the magical chemical.

where Serotonin is exactly stored in the gastrointestinal tract?

It is produced in the enterochromaffin cell called  EC which plays a major role in the good functioning of our GI.

serotonin not only keeps you happy but also plays a more crucial role in our life.

Serotonin is the chemical which is essential for deep sleep and as we know, deep sleep helps in the functioning of all systems of a body.

so if you are not getting deep sleep, Check serotonin level.


why low Serotonin is bad for your mental health?

people who suffer from any kind of gastrointestinal disorder can better tell about the negative effects of low serotonin level.

If you always observe sudden mood swings, check your serotonin level

effects of serotonin

  • depression,
  • anxiety
  • lack of sleep
  • Sleep apnea
  • memory loss
  • lack of concentration
  • Forgetfulness

Apart from this, you may face stomach or gastrointestinal disorders because of the low serotonin level.

If you are often suffering from constipation or if you have irritable bowel syndrome with constipation then you must check your serotonin level because low serotonin causes constipation and it also can cause Diverticulitis.

diverticulitis means when you feel constipated you have to apply more pressure to pass the stool.

because of that more pressure on the colon, it develops diverticula.

so please check your serotonin level. it is easy to check with blood and urine sample.

How to Boost Serotonin naturally?

if you are willing to improve serotonin level, nature is always ready to help you. There are some food and ways that certainly helps you to Boost Serotonin naturally. Let’s boost serotonin with these simple techniques

  • Exercise: It is the simplest and easy way to improve your happy hormone level. any physical activity like Long walk, Pushups, weightlifting or sun salutation or any other kind of yoga and asana (Pose) improves your serotonin level, I prefer Sun salutation, you may try something another you like. weight lifting is also a good option if you don’t have more time.
  • Protein: protein is a good source of increasing serotonin level.

dairy products, fish, chicken are the rich source of protein and helps to improve Serotonin

  • B6 & B12: it is an important source for improving the serotonin level. food like Fish, poultry, eggs is a good source of vitamin B6.
  • If you are vegetarian then try potatoes, Peanuts, Soya bean you can get more information about vitamins and minerals through vitamin and minerals, banana is also the good source of B6.

for B12 you can try banana, Peanuts, sunflower seeds. dairy products also contain a good amount of B12. but if you are lactose intolerant then try other options. for more information about B6 and B12

  • Try to get up a bit early because you are missing the most natural source of serotonin which helps you to Boost Serotonin naturally

Get enough Sunlight

Do you feel fresh in the morning? if yes, you must be thankful to the sun who boosts your serotonin. This is the reason, our old folks advise for morning walks or morning exercise in an open space. enjoy mild sunlight and feel the freshness.

Happy morning with mild Sun rays

Dark chocolate

my friends,  I am suggesting you another sweet, popular option to Boost Serotonin naturally. Dark chocolate is a good source for improving our serotonin level. why? because it has a high amount of cocoa than milk chocolate.

cocoa has some contents which help to stimulate this happy hormone so prefer dark chocolates instead of milk chocolate.

Dark Chocolate

We all strive to get a calm mind and a super cool mind. we all love to enjoy, rather celebrate each day like a festival. So, boost this magical chemical in you to boost your level of happiness. After all,

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions


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10 thoughts on “How dark chocolate helps to boost serotonin”

  1. Excellent post and something I am really interested in as a mental health blogger. Thank you for sharing this! I can’t wait to share it with my following 😀

    – Nyxie

    1. Thanks a lot for your appreciation. Yes me too like dark chocolate. when I was doing research about the treatment of IBS I heard about serotonin. first time I tasted the dark chocolate and I loved it 🙂

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