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What Is Serotonin and How Does It Regulate Bodily Functions?

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What Serotonin Is

Serotonin (also known as 5-hydroxytryptamine or 5-HT) is a naturally occurring substance that functions as a neurotransmitte to carry signals between nerve cells (called neurons) throughout your body.

Most commonly, people are aware of serotonin's role in the central nervous system (CNS).

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What Serotonin Regulates

  • Mood - Serotonin is often called the body's natural "feel-good" chemical. It's also why it's often a target of medications that are used to treat depression, anxiety, etc.
  • Digestion - Serotonin contributes to normal bowel function and reduces your ...

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Causes of Low Serotonin

There's no single cause of low serotonin levels, but it typically occurs for one of two reasons:

  • Not having enough serotonin - Your body might not be able to produce enough serotonin because of other factors, such as nutritional and vitamin deficiencies.
  • Inefficient use o...

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