Do you ever have a day that you just feel irritated and you aren’t sure why? Or you wake up anxious when there is no reason to be? You may be experiencing a change in your serotonin levels.
Serotonin is a chemical that nerve cells produce. It is primarily found in the digestive system, but is also a component of the central nervous system.
Serotonin is made from tryptophan. Tryptophan is an amino acid that is converted to serotonin in your brain. Our body does not produce tryptophan; therefore, we must get tryptophan through our diet or supplements. If our intake of tryptophan is low, then our serotonin levels will be low.
Serotonin aids in sleep, metabolism, and digestion. It also affects our mood. A normal level of serotonin makes us happier, calmer, more focused, and less anxious. However, decreased serotonin can cause irritability, anxiousness, or even lead to depression.
There are several nutrients that help our body utilize serotonin more efficiently leading to a healthy level of serotonin.1 These include:
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin C
Serotonin levels can have a wide-ranging affect on our physical, mental, and emotional state. Our diet provides the essential amino acid, tryptophan, for our body to make serotonin. Additional nutrients can then aid our body in utilizing serotonin efficiently.
Vitamindrip® "MOOD SUPPORT" is a functional IV Injection which replenishes fluids, vitamins, minerals and amino acids to boost the body's natural serotonin levels and help promote calmness. Call our medical team at Vitamin Drip NY to hear what infusion can do for you. 830-VITAMIN (848-2646)
Dr. Warren Spinner, Medical Director for Vitamin Drip NY, is certified by the American Board of Neurology (Neurology and Neurophysiology), Board of Headache Medicine (UCNS), National Board of Physicians and Surgeons (Internal Medicine), and the American Board of Sleep Medicine.