serotonin molecule necklace
Serotonin impacts every part of your body, from your emotions to your motor skills. Serotonin is considered a natural mood stabilizer. It’s the chemical that helps with sleeping, eating, and digesting.
The pendant is a minimalistic, geometric representation of the serotonin molecule.
Pendants are available in 4 finishes:
- matte black steel
- polished nickel steel
- bronze steel
- polished brass
45 cm long black curb chain in iron based alloy. Closes with lobster clasp.
Pendant measures 61mm x 49mm x 3mm and weighs cca 4 grams.
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The substance - a.k.a. "happiness hormone"
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that is responsible for your happiness! Most anti-depressants focus on the production of serotonin. In humans, it is found primarily in the central nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, and blood platelets. It mediates several important physiological functions including neurotransmission, gastrointestinal motility, hemostasis, and cardiovascular integrity.
In 1935, Italian Vittorio Erspamer showed an extract from enterochromaffin cells made intestines contract. Some believed it contained adrenaline, but two years later, Erspamer was able to show it was a previously unknown amine, which he named "enteramine". In 1948, Maurice M. Rapport, Arda Green, and Irvine Page of the Cleveland Clinic discovered a vasoconstrictor substance in blood serum, and since it was a serum agent affecting vascular tone, they named it serotonin. In 1952, enteramine was shown to be the same substance as serotonin, and as the broad range of physiological roles was elucidated, the abbreviation 5-HT of the proper chemical name 5-hydroxytryptamine became the preferred name in the pharmacological field.
Serotonin, 5-HT, 5-hydroxytryptamine, Enteramine, Thrombocytin, 3-(β-Aminoethyl)-5-hydroxyindole, Thrombotonin.