In 1982, M. T. the movement, conducting his experiments with monkeys, found that in the blood and the spinal fluid dominant of animals more serotonin than the subordinate monkeys.

Then he artificially deprived of the leader's leading role. He had his transplant and was not allowed to see him give signals of submission by subordinates, and noted that once the social role of the leader has changed serotonin levels fell.

Then, other scientists have repeated this experience with crickets, lobsters, and large apes. And found that "higher levels of serotonin correspond to higher rank in the hierarchy".

I am as a psychologist in this experiment interested in the fact that the serotonin levels were the result of rank in a hierarchy. That is, its level was changed depending on how the feel of the studied animal (we can assume that from the fact that it is about a thought).

it Turns out that high social status is encouraged by the body increase serotonin.

Also in positron emission tomographic studies it was noted that people passing through the positive, negative and neutral mood induction, respectively, and changed the levels of serotonin. That is, thoughts affect serotonin levels in the body.

in conclusion:
serotonin affects mood, and mood - serotonin.

Serotonin is a hormone good mood and also of the sociality of man, which is synthesized in the body from the essential amino acid tryptophan. He has a lot of functions in the body, but we mention those that we are interested from the standpoint of psychology.

  • good mood
  • high physical activity
  • satisfaction with life
  • social vysokorychlostni.

If a person has a decrease in serotonin levels in the blood or the level is normal, but the receptors don't get it (depression), a decrease in mood and critical thinking, increased anxiety, there is evil and sadness increased impulsivity in behavior.

In this article I want to analyze the regulation of serotonin levels in healthy people.

in order For the serotonin produced in the body, you need to:

  1. power, which is enough tryptophan;
  2. light, ideally sun;
  3. physical activity.

For the synthesis of serotonin is important dietary intake of tryptophan and glucose.
What products help to increase production of serotonin?

This is a complex carbohydrates: oatmeal, rice, buckwheat. Rye bread with bran. Nutritionists say that crunches more useful than fresh bread. Next, the tomatoes, dried apricots, figs, raisins, dates, plums, asparagus, celery, sesame seeds are rich in tryptophan and other nutrients involved in the synthesis of serotonin.

plant proteins - peanuts, soy, almonds, pine nuts.

From animal proteins are the richest in tryptophan cheese, fish and all seafood.

Light above 2500 suites stimulates the synthesis of serotonin, Sunny day, the number of suites by approximately 10 000, and with simple lighting in the room is approximately 1000. So quite often, people have seen a winter depression that affects about 25% of the population. My client, who went to study in the cloudy London, complained constantly, presenting all the signs of low serotonin. In those days, to be saved, moderately consuming dark chocolate containing glucose and tryptophan.

Also noted that in cloudy days is more suicides. No wonder the endocrinologists called serotonin "the hormone of control suicide". After all, no one person being in a good mood and with positive life position, I will not leave voluntarily out of life.

we would Like to note here that the sleep hormone melatonin is synthesized from serotonin by reducing the lighting. Because in cloudy days increased drowsiness. So you need to be awake in good light, and to sleep in the dark.

Physical activity to date is the safest way to adjust our neurotransmitters, including serotonin. Therefore, the motion is not only life, but also in a good mood.

to Sum up. br>in order to have a good mood, you need to eat well enough to move around to try to find something positive to stimulate the release of serotonin by using good lighting and sunlight.

Oberderfer Natalia
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