Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 21, 2014
“Tales of reducing hot flashes and insomnia?” opened political scientist Bryan W. Brickner. “No, not today’s solstice ~ serotonin is the answer.”
Serotonin (5-HT, 5-hydroxytryptamine) is a ubiquitous biochemical found in animals and plants. Mammals use it as a neurotransmitter in the central and peripheral nervous systems and also as a local hormone in other systems ~ such as the digestive, heart and immune.
“Like the solar system,” noted Brickner, an Ew Publishing publisher, “the serotonin system modulates our life.”
In Solstice Serotonin (5HTP) Science Stories: New on the Bryan William Brickner Blog, the healthy role of the serotonin precursor 5-HTP is highlighted. The post cites established and new research from the National Institutes of Health (PubMed) to tell four (short) science stories. Using PubMed quotes, Brickner finds: a role for therapeutic 5-HTP, serotonin reducing hot flashes and breast cancer, 5-HTP helping irritable bowel syndrome, and how serotonin-mediates morphine’s efficacy.
“Serotonin modulates both the central and peripheral nervous systems,” Brickner added, “and as a hormone, serotonin is vital to such things as our gut, heart and immune cells.”
“Serotonin also regulates sleep,” closed Brickner “… just like the sun does.”
Brickner has a 1997 political science doctorate from Purdue University and is the author of several books, to include: The Promise Keepers (1999), the novella thereafter (2013), and The Book of the Is (2013). The Bryan William Brickner Blog is a collection of published works and press coverage and an ongoing resource for the political science of constitutions and the biological science of receptors.