Happy Hormone Family

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Happy brain chemicals: Dopamine, Serotonin, Oxytocin and Endorphin
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How do you feel today? What are the reasons of the way you feel? The mood which you have or which you show, directly depends upon the hormones you produce. You can simply hack the production capacity of your happy hormones and make your mood happy. Read more to find how to hack the happy hormones and change your mood.

As explained by  Dr. Ananya Mandal, MD, clinical pharmacologist

Hormones are chemical messengers that are secreted directly into the blood, which carries them to organs and tissues of the body to exert their functions.

Mandal, Ananya. “What are Hormones?”. News-Medical. 01 November 2020. <https://www.news-medical.net/health/What-are-Hormones.aspx&gt;.

The family of happy hormones includes Dopamine, Serotonin, Endorphin, Oxytoxin.

DOPAMINE

A feel-good hormone, a neurotransmitter, an important part of brain’s reward system. It is the celebrity star among the other happy hormones. This creates pleasurable sensations and makes you come back for more. So, whenever you are happy, feeling good and feel accomplished, thank your brain for producing good amount of dopamine. The easy way to increase your dopamine level is to accomplish something ( Set and achieve any milestone).

SEROTONIN

A happiness hormone, a neurotransmitter. Responsible for regulating your mood, sleep, appetite, digestion, learning ability and memory too. So, whenever you have good sleeps, good digestion and happy learning you should know that your serotonin is doing great. So, for an instant increase in your Serotonin hormone ,a tip is to do meditation and pranayama.

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ENDORPHINS

A pain killer hormone( means it blocks Pain signals). This hormone acts as a natural Pain reliever. Acts against your stress and discomfort. By eating your favorite healthy food and working out, you can increase your Endorphin hormone production.

OXYTOCIN

A Love hormone. This hormone promotes trust and bonding in relationships. This also plays a very important role during child-birth and breastfeeding. Whenever you see your crush, your loved one or someone who attracts you, your oxytocin starts producing in an ample way. So, hugging, kissing and cuddling with your loved ones boosts the production of your oxytocin hormone.

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Hope you understood the basic natures of these happy brain chemicals. Interesting ideas of hacking these happy brain chemicals will be published in the next post.

Published by Ramya A R

Content writer, Married, I admire the proverb "What you sow so you reap" and live accordingly. My other interests are reading, yoga, gardening, travel, love nature.

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