The author says here in this sound bite piece that serotonin is the “happy hormone” and that serotonin is “something we all want more of for our kids, our partners and ourselves.”
It’s an obvious misguided reference to the popular serotonin-as-the-happiness-molecule theory launched and marketed by corporate medicine.
Because a sizable volume of sound research studies demonstrated that increasing serotonin and tryptophan either with drugs or supplements is linked to brain dysfunction, stress hormone release, cognitive deficits, inflammation, impaired blood circulation in the brain, hypertension, cancer, and other less than “happy” effects – google “Tryptophan Side Effects: L-Tryptophan Is Far From Harmless”
The “serotonin-happiness” mantra, just like the mechanistic simplistic “chemical imbalance” idea, seem to be almost entirely an all-too convenient invention of the medical-pharma business, which allowed them to sell their highly profitable antidepressant drugs, such as SSRIs.
Published 6th April 2020