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How to raise brain serotonin without drugs.
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Serotonin, or 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT), is a neurotransmitter involved in many brain and body functions and is commonly known as the substance of well-being and happiness.
Serotonin is produced in specialized neurons found mostly in the Raphe nuclei located along the midline of the brainstem. The axons of these neurons form extensive serotonergic pathways that reach almost every part of the central nervous system, including the cerebellum and the spinal cord. This is why it’s not surprising that serotonin is implicated in a vast array of brain functions, including sleep and wake cycle, appetite, mood regulation, memory and learning, temperature control, … among others.
Serotonin is synthesized from the amino acid tryptophan and is stored in small vesicles within the nerve terminal. When a serotonergic neuron is stimulated, serotonin is released into the synaptic cleft where it binds to and activates serotonin-receptors on the postsynaptic neuron. Serotonin action is then TERMINATED via removal of its molecules from the synaptic space. This is accomplished through a special protein called serotonin-transporter.
Low levels of serotonin in the brain have been associated with depressive disorders and current treatments for depression aim to increase these levels. The most commonly prescribed medications, called “selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors”, or SSRIs, act by blocking serotonin reuptake by the transmitting neurons. This results in elevated levels of serotonin in the synaptic space and its prolonged action on the receiving neuron. The SSRIs have developed into the drugs of choice because they produce fewer side effects thanks to their selective action on serotonin alone and no other neurotransmitters. Unfortunately, because serotonin is involved in a wide range of brain functions, the side effects remain significant and may progress to a potentially dangerous condition known as "serotonin syndrome". This syndrome is generally caused by a combination of two or more drugs used to raise the serotonin levels in the brain. If the medications are not discontinued, the condition may become fatal.
Nonpharmacologic methods of raising brain serotonin have shown promising results in recent studies. It has been suggested that positive mood induction, either self-induced or due to psychotherapy, correlates with INCREASED serotonin synthesis in the brain. The interaction between serotonin synthesis and mood may therefore be 2-way, with serotonin influencing mood and mood influencing serotonin.
Other methods include exposure to bright light and tryptophan-rich diets. To note, however, that serotonin-rich food such as bananas would NOT work because serotonin, unlike tryptophan, can NOT cross the blood brain barrier.
Finally, although it sounds like a cliché, physical exercise maybe the most effective and safest way of improving mood. Several studies suggest that serotonin levels are increased with vigorous physical activity and that these elevated levels are maintained for several days after the exercise.

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MsPattyRice 84
MsPattyRice 84:
My serotonin feels non existant. I'm experiencing that flat numbness😢😢😢...Deep brain fog😢😢😢
Νίκος Σουσώνης
Νίκος Σουσώνης:
Exercise is essential to keep depression away. Backed by Neuroscience. But if you can't exercise because of depression you need drugs to get moving.
When you say physical exercise does that included something simple as going for a walk? Cause I have noticed like a switch when I’m not doing something for a long period of time and when I work
Hanna W
Hanna W:
Ive been on SSRI for 6 years now. It has helped me A LOT. People are scared of antideppressants. But if you have the flu, high blood pressure and take meds, nobody cares.
Franca Perotti
Franca Perotti:
That explains my low serotonin levels because of my spina bifida and other birth defects I have.
Jorge Mongelos
Jorge Mongelos:
Thank you for explaining how SRIs work. I was prescribed SRIs recently, and I wanted to dig deeper on the effects.
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But now I have knowledge about it I take medicine to cope this problem
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Real Estate Projections LLC:
Thanks for the upload, it was quite informative.
nasra said
nasra said:
What cause left side head pain and sometimes to much dissness Doctor Eric
Linh Truong
Linh Truong:
Thank you for a good explanation ever!
Anna Mouse
Anna Mouse:
Thank you.
speaking English
speaking English:
I wish you guys do more vids about autonmic drugs 💓
Birha Sharma
Birha Sharma:
i have fatigue insomania how to excersice i.
nd how long to do to see the result please reply
Crystal Ss
Crystal Ss:
Thanks 🙏🏻
Simeon Hardy
Simeon Hardy:
I made an ORGANIC juice that will help people with depression, anxiety ADHD and many other mental health disorders.

No side effects.....cant wait to share with the world.
Best explanation I've seen of how SSRI's work. Thx.
Paul Zembal
Paul Zembal:
st johns wort is said to have a lot of research supporting it for increased serotonin levels.
lebanon 99
lebanon 99:
So how physical activity increases serotonin levels🤔
Nika Obolashvili
Nika Obolashvili:
What about meditation?
speaking English
speaking English:
It was so informative,but what else tryptophane rich food ?
Shruti Tambe
Shruti Tambe:
Thank you!
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I am suffering from previous 7 years
khan shakeel
khan shakeel:
what is permanent solution for depressants and not to take medicine after some period.
Tyler Mustard loooser
Tyler Mustard loooser:
I've tried every nonpharmalogical method to treat depression and my parents would never let me take antidepressants... what do I do?
Be careful when you take serotonin-related supplements. It can make you feel very dizzy like you’re going to die. Most online reviews don’t tell you that.
انتصار سعيد
انتصار سعيد:
Nice videos ..... The illustration is amazing ...... And i wish you make a video about the types of neurotransmitters ( excitatory , inhibitory) ..... And thanks
Herdi Poha
Herdi Poha:
Terjemahan bhs indonesia ada..?
Deepak Jena
Deepak Jena:
Does fish oil help in increasing serotonin level in brain
Smoke Curl
Smoke Curl:
Correction: Tryptophan can enter brain. Check it out
Is SSRI competitiv or allosteric?
John Rambo
John Rambo:
Psychiatric meds screw up this balance. Why are so many people fooled?
can ssri stimulate synaptic reactions??
Obaid Ullah Butt
Obaid Ullah Butt:
Plz make a video on labour with it stages
Debbie Natoli
Debbie Natoli:
I take 5htp from the vitamin store. cost 11 dollars and works!
Deva Kanna
Deva Kanna:
Thank you
Nurealam nur
Nurealam nur:
Thanks for information
Topofhill Top
Topofhill Top:
So helpful thank you
Great synopsis for lay people.
Wynnona Lesley Bersaluna
Wynnona Lesley Bersaluna:
Thanks for this informative video
alvin riehle
alvin riehle:
Extacy triggers serotonin to flood your brain, mining you feel like every Lilly thing you do feel amazing. The comedown though is draining and gives the user the effects of depression for a while depending on the user
John Smith
John Smith:
If God/Mother Nature ? was smarter, there'd be 5-HTP in bananas instead of serotonin..
😊😊you make me better understanding..thank u mam....
Ashley Tedders
Ashley Tedders:
Bake it!
Mohit Saxena
Mohit Saxena:
Who is the manufacturer of Sertonin 30ch or let me know the source of availability.
Lapiz Capè
Lapiz Capè:
My brain releases uncontrollable seratonin even during random times. And when I am sad, i get depressed like REALLY depressed. Explain?
Mel. S
Mel. S:
Alcohol raises Serotonin. It is why liquor stores are everywhere
Ebru A
Ebru A:
Why doesn't the serotonin in bananas pass through the blood brain barrier but passes through in medicine form? Is it because it's combined with tryptophan in medicines?
Great White7
Great White7:
Most serotonin is made in the gut. If you eat crap food, you will food crap.
You wouldnt put crap fuel in your car and expect it to run well.
Welaa Saydala
Welaa Saydala:
Islamic religion really gave me and my friends the true positive energy about the life