Can you actually ‘boost’ serotonin?

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Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, or chemical passed between nerve cells, that’s responsible for numerous functions in the body. Serotonin has been nicknamed the “feel-good” hormone in part because it seems to play a role in regulating mood, and specifically, in elevating mood. But this chemical messenger plays a role in everything from digestion, to sleep to bone health.

Theoretically, the concept of “boosting” serotonin might sound appealing, especially if it could help banish a low mood. But is it actually possible to boost serotonin, and what effect would this have on the body? Tausi Insider spoke with experts to find out.

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