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Caution: I hope you are not being sold snake-oil from one of the sensation / charismatic clinics / labs around the country that offer to find you special brain chemistry needs based on blood levels of neurotransmitters (NTs). If so, please know it is a scam. Blood levels of NTs are completely unrelated to brain levels. If you have other needs for a plasma DA level (Endocrine), check Mayo Clinic Lab. ...Read more
Most food sources: Dopamine by itself is not found in any food sources but there are two Amino Acids that are converted to Dopamine in the body. Look for foods with phenylananine and tyrosine in them, though this is not very difficult to find. Most meats, dairy, and grains are high in both of these amino acids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dopamine: Dopamine is a naturally produced compound synthesized in the adrenal medulla. It has many functions, including neurotransmission, cardiovascular maintenance, and it has effects on kidney blood flow. It is sometimes administered by a physician in situations where a person is critically ill and is needed for cardiovascular support. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pleasurable: Pleasurable activities, foods, exercises, images, drinks (careful, i don t mean necessarily "those"...), even sex. Those things you enjoy the most, increase your dopaminergic activity. Wherever your passion is, like my brother says. That is in general. Now, in presence of a disease (like parkinsons), the whole mechanism lacks enough neurotransmitter to make this ideas effective. Consult your dr. ...Read more
Low dopamine: In men, low Dopamine levels (like low testosterone) can decrease bone density, sex drive, physical endurance, & muscle mass. May also increase cholesterol levels & body fat. Low Dopamine levels may indicate onset of parkinson's or adhd. People with fibromyalgia & chronic fatigue syndrome generally have low Dopamine levels as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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