Resistant Starch, Peripheral Serotonin & Diabetes

Written by Joe Cohen, BS | Last updated:


I already told you about how resistant starch is a particularly good fiber source for people who have the ancestral variant of the TCF7L2 gene.

But it isn’t just about fiber!

It turns out that people with the ancestral variant of the TCF7L2 gene also often have issues with elevated peripheral serotonin levels (this is a different kind of serotonin than the one found in your brain).

And do you know what high peripheral levels of serotonin have been linked to?


In fact, peripheral serotonin is now thought to play a possible role in modulating the immune system and maybe autoimmune diseases.

There’s good news though.

Resistant starch has been shown to help decrease peripheral serotonin levels!

If you’ve got this ancestral variant of the TCF7L2 gene, you really need to take preventative measures when it comes to diabetes, like adding resistant starch to your diet.

Jo’s Resistant Starch is made of clean and simple ingredients. It’s made to give you all the benefits without extra fillers or additives. Just check out the nutrition facts.

Resistant starch and peripheral serotonin

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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