Halcyon Floats has paired with Inspired Brews, a local Kombucha brewery, which is good
news for your health! A new float-inspired Kombucha, FLOAT AWAY, is now available at Halcyon Floats. So you can both relax and enjoy a refreshing probiotic-rich beverage after your float!
Everybody knows de-stressing is an integral part of a person’s wellbeing. When you’re
stressed, serotonin levels can’t increase because the stress hormone, cortisol, inhibits it
from doing so. This is why you don’t feel stressed and happy at the same time.
Relaxation plus Gut Health
You can now pair your Halcyon float with an Inspired Brews Kombucha. Kombucha is a
fizzy, probiotic-rich fermented tea. It’s a great source of helpful bacteria and yeast that
are beneficial for many reasons. Probiotics increase the availability of vitamins and
enzymes, and even have anti-carcinogenic substances.
Happy Gut Happy Brain
It’s estimated that 95% of the body’s serotonin (the “happy neurotransmitter”) is found
in the GI tract (ie. in your gut!). This is significant because we think of serotonin as
something that’s in our brain rather than our gut. Since so much of it resides in the gut
(and from there enters the blood stream), we are beginning to understand that our gut
health plays a role in our mental health and wellbeing. Supporting your gut health with
probiotics, like those found in Kombucha, can help create an environment where
adequate amounts of serotonin are made in the gut.
If you’re interested in learning more about how relaxation and gut health affect
serotonin and the gut-brain connection, you can find out more by clicking on the links
Yu, Xinjun, et al. "Activation of the anterior prefontal cortex and serotonergic system is associated with improvements in mood and EEG changes induced by Zen meditation practice in novices." International Journal of Psychophysiology 80.2 (2011): 103-111.
Field, Tiffany, et al. "Cortisol Decreases and Serotonin and Dopamine Increase Following Massage Therapy." International Journal of Neuroscience 115.10 (2005): 1397-1413.
Kim, Doe-Young, and Michael Camilleri. "Serotonin: a mediator of the brain-gut connection." The American journal of gastroenterology 95.10 (2000): 2698.
Logan, Alan C., and Martin Katzman. "Major depressive disorder: probitics may be an adjuvant therapy." Medical hypotheses 64.3 (2005): 533-538.
Fallon, Sally "Nourishing Traditions." NewTrends Publishing, 2001.
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