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

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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