Du hast schon vom Serotoninmangel gehört?
  • Sometimes you don't recognize yourself?
  • Wonder why you of all people are in a bad mood, tired and listless?
  • Why the unpopular digestive problems are always bothering you?
  • Or do you wonder if your headaches are caused by insomnia?

Behind this could be a serotonin deficiency.

So that you are no longer plagued by uncertainty, we would like to inform you about this possible "solution" to your problems.

Serotonin is both a hormone and a neurotransmitter that regulates numerous processes in your body.

Effect of serotonin in the brain:

There, serotonin acts as a neurotransmitter and is an important messenger to excite your neurons.

  • Information processing and forwarding to your control centre (the brain)
  • Regulation of the information processes in the brain
  • Metabolism of feelings (emotions) and drives (yes, even the sex drive)
  • Provides for contentment and well-being (good basic mood)

If the hormone is present in too low a dose:

  • These processes become unbalanced
  • The mood is quickly in the basement

A well-regulated serotonin level is not only important for the brain and your mood. Serotonin is in principle also able to influence other areas of your physical well-being and, according to scientific findings, is also connected to your nervous system in the intestines. It also influences the cardiovascular system, for example the contraction of blood vessels. In both cases, serotonin attaches to specific receptors called "5-HT receptors."

Your brain or gut must makeserotonin itself, andto do so, it needs certain building blocks that serve as a foundation

Basis for this:

  • Amino acids
  • Vitamins or minerals

Since about 95% of serotonin is produced in the gut(only 5% in the brain - which, by the way, we would like to change with serotalin), it is very important that it is healthy in order to be able to produce the hormone.

Here's how you can help your gut do that:

  • Pre- and probiotics
  • Fermented foods (like sauerkraut and kimchi).

Further, a study in the Journal of Psychiatry&Neuroscience shows that vitamins and minerals are also extremely important as they participate in the production of serotonin. These are so-called "cofactors" such as vitamin B6 that your body needs to synthesize the hormone.

Since serotonin plays an important role in so many areas of your body, it should now be clear that a deficiency can have a negative effect on your organism and cause unpleasant symptoms.

A deficiency of this hormone is often associated with depression. (However, this should not be assumed as a general rule, as this symptom is currently being researched in greater detail).

Psychological symptoms of a lack of serotonin can also:

  • Neuroses and anxiety,
  • increased aggressiveness..,
  • mood swings, panic attacks
  • panic attacks, nervousness,
  • ...exhaustion and phobias.

A serotonin deficiency can also manifest itself on a physical level.

  • headaches or muscle aches,
  • ...a decreased sense of satiety..,
  • difficultyconcentrating and sleeping,
  • irritable bowel syndrome,
  • high blood pressure or cardiovascular disease...

If you notice one or the other symptom, a visit to the doctor would be advantageous. He or she will be able to determine whether you have a serotonin deficiency or are lacking in other nutrients.

If a serotonin deficiency is detected, it is possible to treat it with medication. However, their effect is controversial and not everyone responds to these so-called SSRIs.

We are more convinced to support the body and its functions in a natural, herbal way. Because basically our power engine can do everything on its own, just needs a little "jump start" now and then.

Here serotalin® helps you. It provides you with valuable amino acids, vitamins, minerals and trace elements together with Pyrodoxal 5'phosphate. Thus it supports your energy metabolism and your nervous system, contributes to normal psychological function and helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue. Thanks to this unique combination, we also manage to make our brain "get" more than just 5% serotonin.

On the other hand, you can incorporate more serotonin-rich foods into your diet to naturally raise your levels a bit.

  • Bananas, avocados
  • walnuts and chocolate

are rich in serotonin.

In addition, make sure to increase your intake of magnesium, vitamin B3, B6 and tryptophan . (Tryptophan = effective co-factor).

Tryptophan is found in, among other things:

  • Soybeans,
  • cashews, peanuts,
  • lentils (various legumes),

tryptophan incl. magnesium supplier

  • eggs,
  • oatmeal,
  • low-fat curd cheese,
  • whole grains,
  • berries,
  • green vegetables,
  • raw cacao

The main sources of vitamin B6 are also whole grains, but also legumes, bananas, nuts and seeds, potatoes, carrots and Brussels sprouts. Vitamin B3 You can get vitamin B6 from animal proteins, coffee, legumes, cashews, mushrooms and dried fruits.

In summary.

No matter what "aches and pains" plague you, never stop looking for a solution. Our bodies are so complex, but also smart. There is always a way to do yourself good.

Just be brave and motivated to try new things and be worth it!

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Contribution by Patricia Hainz
Nutritionist & Health Coach)