Anxiety, Mood, & Good Ol’ Serotonin

Written by Joe Cohen, BS | Last updated:


We all have days where we’re feeling “off”.

Honestly, our world has normalized feeling this way so much that we’ve been convinced it’s just a part of life.

“Everyone gets anxiety, it doesn’t mean you have a mood problem. It’s just a part of life.”

Not so fast.

In fact, the whole world could be in a much better mood if we just recognized the connections between our feelings and the biological processes going on in our bodies.

It’s actually not normal to feel anxious all the time.

Happy became my normal when I got to the root cause of my anxiety

Did you know there are actually genes that can make you more likely to get anxious than the average person?

For example, the HTR1A gene. This gene codes for a type of serotonin receptor – and as you may know, good ol’ serotonin is what regulates your mood and helps you feel happier.

Well, my HTR1A gene variants are associated with poor functioning of this gene, meaning that it could be one of the reasons why I was experiencing chronic low moods and anxiety. Just my luck, right? Trust me, I say it all the time, but it’s still true – I won the genetic lottery of bad genes.

But understanding my DNA meant I could finally address the problem.

I knew I needed to help my HTR1A gene out a little bit, so I started taking rhodiola rosea, which helps increase the expression of 5HT1A receptors throughout the brain – meaning more serotonin for me, and improved mood and anxiety overall.

We’ve come a long way since starting SelfDecode, and now we’re not stopping at giving you recommendations – we’re now building a repertoire of supplements that I used on my own health journey with Jo Supplements.

Our mission is to give you the tools needed to make your own decisions about how to improve your health – so if you haven’t already, start the journey to understanding your own DNA by checking out your Wellness Reports on Mood and Anxiety with SelfDecode. If you need Rhodiola Rosea like me, then Mood Daily might be able to help.

It has 17 mood-boosting ingredients that support:

✅ Serotonin levels

✅ Dopamine levels

✅ Norepinephrine levels

✅ BDNF levels

And more! Because mood and anxiety is complex – it’s affected by your hormones, neurotransmitters, and other functions that your body goes through every single day.

By just implementing one supplement, you may only be addressing one part of the problem at any given time.

Taking control of your health starts small. Like, microscopic small. Your DNA is the story you need to understand first, but once you do, taking action on your health will be the easiest and most rewarding part of the journey!

P.S. If you’ve experienced mood issues and anxiety too, Mood Daily can be a great addition to your supplement regimen. It can help reduce brain fog, improve cognitive function, help with adrenal fatigue, and more. Mood Daily has helped me improve my mood AND feel less anxious, making it a staple in my own health routine on a daily basis.

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About the Author

Joe Cohen, BS

Joe Cohen, BS

Joe Cohen flipped the script on conventional and alternative medicine…and it worked. Growing up, he suffered from inflammation, brain fog, fatigue, digestive problems, insomnia, anxiety, and other issues that were poorly understood in traditional healthcare. Frustrated by the lack of good information and tools, Joe decided to embark on a learning journey to decode his DNA and track his biomarkers in search of better health. Through this personalized approach, he discovered his genetic weaknesses and was able to optimize his health 10X better than he ever thought was possible. Based on his own health success, he went on to found SelfDecode, the world’s first direct-to-consumer DNA analyzer & precision health tool that utilizes AI-driven polygenic risk scoring to produce accurate insights and health recommendations. Today, SelfDecode has helped over 100,000 people understand how to get healthier using their DNA and labs.
Joe is a thriving entrepreneur, with a mission of empowering people to take advantage of the precision health revolution and uncover insights from their DNA and biomarkers so that we can all feel great all of the time.


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