Seretonergics are a class of compounds which relate to the neurotransmitter serotonin and enhance its natural effects in the body. This category includes serotonin pre-cursors such as 5-HTP, serotonin receptor agonists, serotonin reuptake inhibitors, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOi), serotonergic enzymes, tricyclic antidepressants, and noradrenergic antidepressants.
Each compound works to either boost or suppress serotonin activity in order to achieve its effects. Serotonin is the neurotransmitter which is related to proper nerve impulse, mood, pleasure, and the ability to handle stress. Seretonergics can balance emotions, fight depression, and promote general feelings of well-being.