Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that is integral to many processes in the body. It helps to improve mood and memory, regulate sleep, and is an important factor when treating a variety of disorders including depression, anxiety, bulimia nervosa, panic disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 1 In addition to improving mood, serotonin strengthens immunity and improves digestion, so those who are not experiencing mood issues also benefit from actively seeking out serotonin boosters. 2 3 There are a number of ways to naturally boost your serotonin levels in order to improve your mood, help your memory, reduce insomnia, increase immunity, and more.
Menopause is caused by the cessation in production of estrogen and progesterone in the ovaries, which results in the end of menstruation.1 Women who have undergone a hysterectomy with the removal of their ovaries will undergo immediate menopause. However, for most, this is a gradual process, and brings with it a variety of symptoms that can negatively impact daily life, including insomnia and other sleep issues, hot flashes, mood disorders, cognitive decline, weight gain, and sexual dysfunction. 2 Women going through menopause are also more susceptible to cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes, so taking care of your health during this time is crucial. 3