Dopamine, Serotonin & Handling Stress

Written by Joe Cohen, BS | Last updated:


It’s been a while since our entire lives were collectively changed by the pandemic.

Stress, anxiety, and fear feel all too familiar these days, and inevitably, it’s become the norm to brace ourselves for the worst.

“But it’s normal to feel this way, right? Everyone must feel like this right now!”

Just because we’re all going through this together, doesn’t mean you need to let stress and anxiety take over your life.

The science behind stress

When we’re feeling stressed, it’s usually because of an external trigger (Hint, hint, the whole pandemic thing). Cortisol, the primary stress hormone, floods your bloodstream when you’re stressed, and decreases serotonin signaling in the process.

So, what can you do to combat the pandemic stress? Well, you can start by boosting your serotonin.

5HTP is an important amino acid that helps produce serotonin, and you can find it as a supplement in most drug stores.

But improving your overall mood to combat stress and anxiety is NOT as easy as just boosting your serotonin.

Your mood is affected by your hormone levels, neurotransmitters, inflammation, environment, and more.

So why would you only want to address one part of such a complex system?

All or nothing

There are A LOT of mood supplements out there.

The problem is, focusing on one thing at a time can result in an even worse mood. Here’s a good example: my DRD2 gene variant is associated with lower dopamine levels.

If I only focused on increasing my serotonin levels (Like with 5HTP), I might actually be lowering my dopamine levels even further in the process – causing an even bigger issue than the one I started with.

I ended up with a cabinet full of different supplements just to address everything – and I finally decided to formulate just ONE for both my sanity and yours.

Mood Daily has 17 mood-boosting ingredients that helped me cope with the pandemic stress and anxiety.

It has 5HTP to help improve serotonin production, Lithium Orotate to increase BDNF levels, L-Theanine to support dopamine levels, and so much more – because we’re not stopping at optimizing just ONE part of the complex system that makes up your mood – we’re focusing on ALL of it!

It’s seriously become my secret weapon in times like these, and I hope it will be for you, too.

Because we all deserve to look forward to more good days in light of all the craziness of this past year!

P.S. If you’ve had to deal with pandemic stress and anxiety, Mood Daily is a great way to boost your mood, improve brain fog, and more. Mood Daily is everything I need in ONE supplement, so I don’t need to worry about downing 8 different pills everyday anymore.

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About the Author

Joe Cohen, BS

Joe Cohen, BS

As a kid, Joe suffered from inflammation, brain fog, fatigue, digestive problems, mood and other issues that were poorly understood in both conventional and alternative medicine. Frustrated by the lack of good information and tools, Joe decided to embark on a journey of self-experimentation and self-learning to improve his health--something that has since become known as “biohacking”. With thousands of experiments and pubmed articles under his belt, Joe founded SelfHacked, the resource that was missing when he needed it. SelfHacked now gets millions of monthly readers. Joe is a thriving entrepreneur, author and speaker. He is the CEO and founder of SelfDecode. His mission is to help people gain access to the most up-to-date, unbiased, and science-based ways to optimize their health.


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