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Circadian Health Glossary

What Is Serotonin?

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter crucial for regulating bodily functions like mood, appetite, sleep, and memory. It is primarily located in the gastrointestinal tract, central nervous system, and blood platelets.

What Is the Role of Serotonin?

Serotonin plays a key role in supporting overall well-being and mental health. Low levels of serotonin have been associated with depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders. It is also involved in controlling hunger and satiety signals, thus playing a role in weight regulation. It also helps in the formation of long-term memories and plays a part in regulating sleep patterns.

What Causes Low Levels of Serotonin?

Low levels of serotonin can be caused by a variety of factors, but there are 2 main ones:

• Your body isn’t producing enough serotonin.

• Your body isn’t using serotonin effectively. This usually happens if your serotonin receptors aren’t working accordingly.

How Does Light Affect Serotonin?

Natural light can help increase serotonin levels. Sunlight releases high levels of serotonin in the brain, enhancing happiness and energy. Insufficient sunlight can lower serotonin production, which is linked to seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Light therapy, helps treat SAD. The neurotransmitter is vital for physical and emotional well-being, and its understanding aids in maintaining a healthy balance.

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