5 Brain Chemicals That Rely On Meditation To Make Your Life Better

Victor Mong
7 min readJan 19, 2023
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Certain important chemicals are required for our bodies to function properly.

These chemicals impact key aspects of our lives, such as our mood, learning, energy, and sleep.

As a result, changes to the level of these chemicals not only affect how productive and happy we can be but can also harm our well-being.

That’s why scientists have sought to find a natural and effective way to keep these chemicals at their optimal levels.

This article will look at five brain chemicals, how an ancient practice of meditation helps maintain the levels of these chemicals, and how they in turn improve mental and emotional well-being.

1. The Happy Neurotransmitter

If you’ve ever felt thrilled and relaxed, serotonin was partly at work.

Serotonin is the brain chemical that regulates our mood, learning, and social behavior.

It is called the feel-good chemical or ‘happy neurotransmitter' because the more of it your brain can produce, the higher the positive mood you’ll be in.

However, anxiety and stress can suppress serotonin levels, leaving you drained and unhappy. And it can be harder to focus, think clearly, and make better decisions when you’re stressed.

On the other hand, making sure you have adequate levels of serotonin can help to improve your mood and cognitive function, making it easier to focus and get things done.

Brain scientists have also explained that depression often sets in when less and less serotonin is created in the body.

Because of its direct link to our mood, scientists have sought to find out how to keep serotonin levels in the brain.

It turns out that the ancient practice of meditation can boost the brain's ability to produce more and more serotonin.

When you’re meditating, your brain gets flooded with the feel-good chemical. As serotonin levels rise, stress, anxiety, and depression melt away.

Studies have confirmed that after meditation, the breakdown products of serotonin in urine are significantly increased, suggesting an overall…

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Victor Mong

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