Friday, June 15, 2012

Serotonin in Your Gut

Did you know that a big part of your emotions are probably influenced by the neurons, neurotransmitters, other chemicals, and nerves in your gastrointestinal system? Serotonin, for example. Estimates are that about 95% of your body’s Serotonin is found in the gastrointestinal system or gut. Serotonin is an extremely important neurotransmitter, a well-known contributor towards feelings of well being. Sometimes it is also called a “happiness hormone”. Part of how well you feel emotionally on any given day partially reflects what is going on in your gut. And, of course, how your gut is feeling based on what you have eaten or not eaten . . .

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