The 4 Molecules Of Happiness

Having a good nutrition plan, exercising regularly on Green space and enjoying a good nap are the new keys to nourish your well-being and your brain.

¿Do you know we are perfectly designed to be happy? Your brain has big natural resources to provide you happiness. We list the four molecules that determined your well-being.


The principal function of endorphins is to inhibit the transmission of pain signals; they may also produce a feeling of euphoria very similar to that produced by other opioids. Endorphins are naturally produced in response to pain, but their production can also be triggered by various human activities. Endorphins improve mood, increase the immune system, balance blood pressure and has an anti-aging effect. They are up to 20 times more effective for pain relief than artificial drugs.

How to increase them: listening to music, walking, dancing, practicing yoga or laughing.


Dopamine is the molecule in charge of satisfaction and pleasure. It makes us feel curiosity, motivation and self-confidence. Also called the addiction molecule or love molecule, because it increases at the beginning of a relationship or doing pleasant activities.

How to increase them: with food, or anything that make us feel good.


Oxytocin is typically remembered for the effect it has on prosocial behaviors, such as its role in facilitating trust and attachment between individuals. Consequently, oxytocin is often referred to as the “love hormone”. Oxytocin also modulates fear and anxiety; that is, it does not directly elicit fear or anxiety.

How to increase them: Talking to Friends we love, hugging, watching a baby.


Nervousness, weakness, bad mood and anxiety for chocolate answer a chemical phenomenon that occurs in the body due to a decrease of serotonin. This substance is also known as the hormone of happiness because in high levels it produces a feeling of satisfaction and general wellness.

How to increase them: do exercises in green places, practice mindfulness, start a new project. Bananas, pineapple, avocado, plums and cocoa contain tryptophan that is a precursor to serotonin.