11c-preferred-nutrition-happysense-blLow moods in wintertime may be the result of reduced sunlight which can cause a drop in serotonin levels.


As summer turns into fall and fall turns into winter the days get shorter and some people may find their moods lower. Low moods and Canadian winters often go hand in hand. One reason for this may be that reduced sunlight may cause a drop in serotonin, which in turn can trigger low moods or other symptoms of low serotonin. This occurs more commonly among people who live far south or far north of the equator – as in Canada.

Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter that can affect mood and social behavior, appetite, memory, and sleep, as well as sexual desire.

Low serotonin levels are often associated with sleeping disorders, however, low serotonin levels can also cause many other symptoms including:

  • Fatigue
  • Moodiness
  • Chronic pain
  • Cravings
  • Disrupted sleep cycles
  • Poor concentration


When serotonin levels are raised we feel well-balanced emotionally and sleep more soundly. 5-HTP, as found in HappySense, naturally enhances serotonin, which in turn improves mood, reduces cravings, promotes sounder sleep and reduces the severity of migraines. 5-HTP, the key ingredient in HappySense®, has been clinically shown to be of benefit for migraine headaches, binge eating associated with obesity, and insomnia.

With regards to binge eating and cravings, 5-HTP raises serotonin, which signals your brain that you are full and should stop eating. 5-HTP has been shown in several studies to effectively help with weight loss.

5-HTP has also been extensively researched for the treatment of mood, and other sleep disorders. Supplementing with 5-HTP is an effective way to increase serotonin levels and has been found effective in the treatment of mood disorders.

Healthy levels of serotonin help to deal with stressors leaving a feeling of relaxation and calm. HappySense, with 5-HTP, allows for natural sleep without feeling groggy in the morning. HappySense is also effective in the relief of fibromyalgia symptoms.

If you find the shorter days affecting your mood, or you are suffering from poor sleep, fatigue, cravings and more…ask about HappySense with 5-HTP.