Yes, it is possible to increase your serotonin levels naturally! If for some reason you don’t want to take conventional medication or simply cannot afford it these alternatives could benefit you greatly.

For those who may not know, serotonin is the chemical in our brains that makes us ‘happy.’ It improves our moods and reduces depression and anxiety. Without it, you will become severely unhappy and things will get dreadful quickly.

Some of the symptoms of lack of serotonin are as follows:

Depression

Anxiety

Insomnia

Chronic pain

Migraine headaches

Muscle pain

Panic attacks

Hormone dysfunction

These symptoms can range from mild to severe depending on how bad your serotonin deficiency really is. Below is a list of natural ways that you can use to naturally increase your serotonin levels. Once you begin doing these things I can guarantee you will notice a dramatic increase in your mood within little time.

1. Make sure you are getting plenty of B6

This promotes the production of serotonin and can be found in the following foods:

Turkey breast

Sunflower seeds

Pistachios

Avocado

Pinto beans

Chicken breast

Spinach

Cauliflower

Garlic

2. Get more exercise

Making sure you get the right amount of exercise is important. Researchers have found that exercise is able to boost serotonin levels as well as immunity.

3. Spend more time in the sunlight

The sunlight can be very useful when it comes to increasing your levels of serotonin. As you may know, sunlight is necessary for good health, and this is because UV light (the sun) helps us to get the vitamin D we need which stimulates the production of serotonin.

4. Cut as much stress as you can from your life

This is one of those things that is easier said than done, but if someone or something is causing you unnecessary stress, GET RID OF IT/THEM. I promise it will feel as if a weight has been lifted off of your shoulders.

5. Focus on yourself

Relax, spend more time thinking about your own well-being. Engage in positive thinking and really change your life for the better. The better place you are in the better you will feel.

6. Get the right amount of omega 3 fatty acids

Omega 3 fatty acids are able to affect the efficiency of serotonin in the brain. If you have low serotonin you most likely also have low DHA which is the acid that is part of the basic structure of the brain. This must be supplemented through food or medications.

The following foods are rich in omega 3 acids:

Salmon

Chia seeds

Herring

Tuna

Walnuts

Flaxseeds

Hemp seeds

Anchovies

Egg yolks

Natto

If you really want to be happier changing your lifestyle for the better is a wonderful option that will allow you to go far in life. For more information on serotonin check out the video below. Don’t go through life thinking that you have to be unhappy, you can find happiness if you try hard enough and stay focused.

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