Foods that will elevate your levels naturally
The B vitamins and zinc are important as they help the brain to manufacture neuro-chemicals out of amino acids (protein foods). B3 is very important and is found in a B complex supplement. Do not take B3 on its own, however you can take a B complex and add an extra B3 supplement if you wanted to. The reason to do this is that all the vitamin Bs work together in harmony, having a synergistic affect on each other. So why is B3 so important for elevating moods? If you are short of B3 your body will have to make it from tryptophan. You want to reserve your store of tryptophan for the production serotonin and not for making B3.
Eating foods that contain a good amount of tryptophan will ensure better levels of serotonin.
Seeds – pumpkin, sunflower, sesame
Nuts – hazelnuts and almonds
Foods rich in B vitamins
Whole-grains like brown rice and oats
Green leafy vegetables
Legumes like such as lentils
The body will use up a lot of its resources and reserves like vitamins – if you smoke, drink alcohol on a regular basis, regularly eat junk, sugary things, and white flour products.