This shirt is so soft that it will make you super happy.
- Short-Sleeve Lightweight T-Shirt
- 65% Polyester / 35% Ring-Spun Cotton
- Fabric weight: 4.5 oz (153 g/m2)
- Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
- Double-stitched sleeves and bottom hem
Serotonin is often referred to as the happy drug. Its official name is 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT). An important chemical in the body, Serotonin transmits messages between nerve cells. It’s also a precursor for melatonin, so it regulates one’s sleep-wake cycles and is in-charge of mood balance.
As a transmitter, Serotonin relays signals between neurons. It helps regulate different bodily functions including digestion. When you eat something irritating or toxic, the intestines produce Serotonin to help move the affected food along and expel it from the body.
But what Serotonin excels at is in improving moods. It is a natural “feel-good” chemical that lets your body feel happiness. Studies have correlated that low serotonin levels lead to anxiety and depression.
Meanwhile, high-levels of Serotonin can cause shivering, diarrhea, muscle rigidity, and seizures. Manmade drugs such as Ecstacy and LSD are known to trigger the release of Serotonin, which gives people the “lightheaded and happy feeling” when taken.
The molecule was discovered in 1935 by an Italian scientist named Vittorio Erspamer. He was able to extract it from the intestine. By 1948, it was identified in the blood serum, and by 1953 it was found in the Central Nervous System.
How can you trigger the release of Serotonin in your brain without medication? Well, you can get it from eating high-protein foods and dark chocolates, exercising, getting a massage, and hugging someone you care for!
Here’s a 2-minute video explaining everything about the Serotonin. If you’re in a hurry, here’s a 1-minute video. If you’re looking for a way to release Serotonin for your body, you can also listen to this video of binaural beats that help release serotonin and endorphins.
Launched on: April 7, 2020