March 20 – International Day of Happiness. The main methods of increasing serotonin levels

March 20 is celebrated worldwide as the International Day of Happiness. To help increase your happiness quotient, we offer several effective methods to increase the level of serotonin in the body.

Get more tryptophan through food.

Tryptophan is an amino acid that the body needs to produce serotonin. Tryptophan is present in a number of foods, especially in dairy products, eggs, dark chocolate, bananas, and nuts. Try to incorporate these natural antidepressants into your diet more often.

Use vitamin B.

Each of the B vitamins is important for well-being, but it is vitamins B12 and B6 that are involved in the process of synthesizing serotonin.

Most people get around 50-100mg per day, but this dosage can be increased by consulting a doctor. In order to understand what vitamin is lacking in the body, it is necessary to undergo an appropriate blood test. Do not take vitamin supplements without a doctor’s supervision.

Go for a massage.

It’s no secret that a person’s mood improves immediately after a massage, but the reason for this is not only the relaxation of muscle tension. Serotonin levels increase after a massage, which is due to a 30% reduction in the body’s stress hormone, cortisol. Cortisol and serotonin levels are inversely related, with an increase in cortisol contributing to a decrease in serotonin.

Add magnesium to the diet.

Magnesium also plays a major role in maintaining adequate levels of serotonin. Stress and lack of magnesium in the body can be interconnected and influence each other to worsen the health condition. To avoid magnesium deficiency, add fish, greens and bananas to your menu.

Do sports.

Playing sports at every stage of life makes you more energetic and happy. During and after training, a large amount of endorphins are produced in the body, in addition, physical activity promotes the production of serotonin.

Develop optimistic thinking.

The production of neurotransmitters can be influenced not only by adding new foods to the diet, but also by changing habitual and depressing attitudes towards life.

It is necessary to understand what makes us truly happy and do it more often. Communicate more with loved ones, spend time doing things you enjoy and doing hobbies.

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