Be More than Just “All Smiles” with Serotonin
You may have heard of serotonin before in relation to its affect on mood, but did you know it actually helps the body with so much more? Don’t worry your QOL health guru is here to give you a quick rundown on all you need to know about this awesome hormone.
Commonly referred to as the “happy chemical,” serotonin is a neurotransmitter that helps to regulate our mood, serving as a natural mood stabilizer. Low serotonin levels are often associated with mood disorders, but they could also affect our sleep, appetite, digestion, bone health, and sexual function. In fact, serotonin can affect our bodies in many ways – from our cravings to our emotions.
Although you cannot find serotonin in food, tryptophan, an essential amino acid that is vital to serotonin production, can be found in eggs, nuts, cheese, and turkey. However, instead some people turn to dietary supplements for help with a serotonin imbalance.
A common ingredient utilized in such supplements is 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) – a naturally occurring amino acid that serves as the raw material the body uses to make serotonin. Research has shown that when levels of 5-HTP rise, so do levels of serotonin. Several double-blind, placebo-controlled human trials have found 5-HTP can help support a positive mood, reduce appetite, and enhance weight loss.*
In order to address these common health concerns, QOL formulated PureBalance™ Serotonin with 5-HTP and other ingredients clinically shown to help with weight control, stress management, mood and sleep.* Together these ingredients work to:
- Reduce stress and stress related eating*
- Promote a positive outlook*
- Balance serotonin and cortisol levels for the body’s stress response*
- Encourage the body’s transition from mental arousal to relaxation*
Combined with a healthy diet and plenty of exercise, PureBalance Serotonin gives you the support you need to cheer up and slim down.*
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