The changing hormone balance during menopause creates chain reactions that can contribute to mood swings, tension and a negative mood. One of the most important starting points is the lower production of estrogen.
Estrogen in turn stimulates the production of the 'happiness hormone' serotonin. Serotonin – which is not a hormone, but a neurotransmitter – is a substance that works in the brain and ensures that you have a good mood.
In addition to your mood, serotonin also has an effect on sleep quality, digestion, appetite and hunger. During the menopause, the estrogen level drops and therefore less serotonin is produced. Why is that important?
Serotonin deficiency can lead to:
- anxious, depressed or depressed feelings
- mood swings and irritability
- sleep problems and fatigue
- craving sugar and carbohydrate foods
- nausea and digestive problems
How do you keep your serotonin levels up?
Our body produces serotonin itself. That's good news because you can influence the production of serotonin in your body.
Production is also disrupted or slowed down by stress and/or sleep deprivation. Healthy food, sufficient exercise and sunlight, on the other hand, are essential to maintain your serotonin level. A pure, balanced and varied diet with lots of proteins, vitamin Bs, vitamin D3 and magnesium is an absolute must for a good serotonin balance.
Do you feel - despite these tips - that you are getting out of balance? Then supplements with natural plant extracts and vitamins can help boost your serotonin levels.
Natural Serotonin Boosters:
Studies have shown that the use of saffron is effective in improving overall mood. It promotes emotional balance and reduces anxious and depressed feelings. It is believed that saffron slows down the consumption of serotonin, so that serotonin stays in our brains longer. It is very important that the active ingredients in the saffron extract, namely safranal and crocin, are present in a sufficiently high percentage. Because saffron improves your mood and reduces anxiety, saffron can also help treat mild to moderate depression and burnout. Several studies have already confirmed the effectiveness of saffron as a natural anti-depressant. That is why we also call saffron a 'the mood booster'.
Ashwagandha is best known for its stress hormone lowering properties, especially in relation to cortisol. Cortisol is a stress hormone produced by the adrenal glands during stressful situations or when your blood sugar level is low. Ashwagandha will slow down the production of this hormone. This will regulate your stress system and keep your serotonin level in balance.
Stress is the biggest mood killer there is. Those who suffer from stress feel unhappy and are easily irritated. Ashwagandha calms you down and makes you more resilient to physical and mental stress. Research in chronically stressed adults shows that the use of ashwagandha significantly lowers cortisol compared to the control group. Those taking the highest dose even experienced a 30% reduction. That's why we call ashwagandha 'the stress reducer' !
Rhodiola rosea has been used for more than three thousand years in European and Asian traditional medicine against mental and physical stress, fatigue and lack of energy. This plant is therefore called an adaptogen. This means that the plant contains properties that make it easier for your body and mind to adapt to extreme situations of physical and mental stress. These properties have a positive impact on both your dopamine and your serotonin levels.
As a result, Rhodiola rosea fights fatigue and lethargy and stimulates your stamina so that you can perform well at work and during sports.
Discover the effect for yourself now.
With Mood Rise from Vitasonar you have access to a unique formula that combines these 3 serotonin boosters.
In addition, Mood Rise also contains high-quality magnesium, vitamin D3 and a vitamin B complex. Mood Rise uses standardized extracts. This ensures that the active substances of the plant extracts are present to a high degree and that you will feel a clear effect.