Serotonin is a monoamine neurotransmitter that is produced from an amino acid called tryptophan that is stored within the gastrointestinal track, platelets, and the central nervous system. Ninety percent of it is found in the gut regulating intestinal movements. It is associated with your moods, how well you sleep, depression, anxiety, how you view things, body temperature, energy, muscle contraction, whether your platelets clot or not, and your ability to make decisions.

Serotonin is the "happiness hormone."

That makes it kind of important to your sense of well-being, don't you think?

Brainwave entrainment stimulates the brain using the alpha wave frequency (10 Hz) which allows for an increased release of serotonin. Alpha brainwaves ward off sad and depressed feelings. This powerful technology introduces a repeated, rhythmic frequency pattern to the brain with the intention of changing its dominant brainwave pattern to match it. The brain naturally follows and mimics this induced pattern and changes its state of consciousness. Different entrainment sessions do different things. Recordings that put the brain into alpha state help the brain release serotonin and maintain well-being.

What Lowers Your Serotonin Levels

Low exposure to sunlight.

Chronic stress and the overproduction of stress hormones like cortisol.

Genetics-some people have genetically lower levels of serotonin.

Lack of exercise.

An unbalanced diet and too much caffeine, soda, coffee, fake sugars, and processed foods.

Ecstacy - just thought I'd throw that in even though it's probably not the most common reason.

Drugs, alcohol, carbs and sugar can temporarily increase serotonin but will eventually deplete serotonin levels over time. Crash and burn.
What Happens When Serotonin Is Low


Mood swings


Premenstrual syndrome

Food cravings-sugar, alcohol


Obsessive-compulsive behaviour-like being a hoarder

Eating disorders-like anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating







Fat tummy
How To Release Serotonin

Vigorous exercise. Exercise has long been used as a good treatment for cases of mild depression when medication may not be needed. Regular exercise has a calming effect on the mind and ensures the release of serotonin for a few days after.

Eat protein.

Eat essential fats that are found in foods like salmon, flaxseed, walnuts, and avocados.

Sleep well. Make sure you have REM and deep, dreamless sleep.

Release oxytocin, the love hormone by engaging the feelings of trust, love and comfort, so that serotonin is naturally activated.

Sit in bright light.

Listen to a brainwave entrainment recording that stimulates your brain to produce alpha brainwaves that release serotonin in great amounts.
Brainwave entrainment is a fast, efficient way to reduce stress hormones and release large quantities of serotonin. It's amazing how much the "happiness hormone" can make a difference in your stressed out life.

There is relief.

Author's Bio: 

Wanina Petlock works in the medical field, specializing in end of life care. She is a reiki master and a birth and death doula, and is very acquainted with energy work, both present and distance. Over twenty years ago, Wanina started using a clinically proven audio technology called brainwave entrainment to help her meditate because she didn't have the time to devote to a rigourous practice. She has investigated all the different applications for this powerful therapy and found it easy, fast, and effective . Brainwave entrainment has been scientifically proven to be one of the better therapies for panic anxiety disorder, substance abuse, ulcers, colitis, chronic pain, psoriasis, hypertension, prevention of heart attack, prevention of hardening of the arteries, arthritis, fibromyalgia, cancer, insomnia, migraine, the prevention of stroke, allergies, asthma, Parkinson's disease, fatigue, chronic pain, and multiple sclerosis. It has also been found to expand your state of consciousness and awaken latent psychic abilities. You can benefit from brainwave entrainment by clicking on