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Can You Really “Boost” Serotonin?

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter or chemical carried between nerve cells that is responsible for a number of functions in the body. Serotonin has been dubbed the “feel-good” hormone in part because it appears to play a role in mood regulation, and specifically in elevating mood. But this chemical messenger plays a role in everything from digestion to sleep to bone health.

In theory, the concept of “boosting” serotonin might sound appealing, especially if it could help ward off bad moods. But is it really possible to increase serotonin and what effect would it have on the body? Live Science spoke to experts to find out.

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