Did you know that there are many different types of happiness? Scientifically, none of them involve rainbows, unicorns, or puppies, though these things do have the ability to trigger the chemicals to make you feel happy, at least for some. If you’re looking to spread cheer this holiday season, stick to the real reasons for happiness. We’ve got a whole line of happy molecules that you can give to your scientifically-minded friends and family.
If happiness is sitting in a soft chair, cuddled up with a book (or puppy… or unicorn… or unicorn puppy), and having no anxiety or worries in the world, then our serotonin series is for you and other like-minded people you’re shopping for. This neurotransmitter is found in both the brain and the gut and a shortage of serotonin leads to… well, the opposite of happy relaxation.
Dopamine is the neurotransmitter of addiction, at least in excess. In moderation, dopamine is what gets you up in the morning and makes you want to do whatever it is that you love doing, like training that unicorn to jump over rainbows on cue. Without dopamine, there wouldn’t be much you would like to do, and that’s not a happy situation at all.
You love unicorns and you love puppies but when you put them together, you get double the happiness. The same thing goes for dopamine and serotonin. Working together in your brain, they create a fuller feeling of what it means to be happy and worry free.
Note: All our serotonin and dopamine jewelry come in a variety of styles - necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings – as well as a variety of precious metals. Same goes for the dopamine-serotonin combination. We encourage you to mix and match these lines, just like you would mix and match the source of happiness in your life!
Humans are social creatures and we need that other-living-thing connection in order to be truly happy. Oxytocin is the bonding hormone. Whether you bond with your family, your dog, a pack of dogs, or your own mix n’ match herd of animals and people, oxytocin is the glue that keeps you all together. Every hug, every laugh, every ear scratch sends oxytocin surging through both your veins and leaves everyone feeling warm and fuzzy.
They say you can’t buy happiness, but they didn’t have access to a 3D printer that can literally just print happiness and send them, free of charge, around the world. That’s all thanks for Science. This year, give the gift of happiness, on the molecular level. Our happiness line makes the perfect present for psychologists, psychiatrists, someone you’ve bonded with, and those starry-eyed pre-med students who are happily waiting to crack open the spine of a thick anatomy book.
written by Science with Evie