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Doctor insights on: Endorphins And Serotonin

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Endorphins (Definition)

Endorphins are endogenous opioid peptides that function as neurotransmitters. They are produced by the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus in vertebrates during ...Read more


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What foods or supplements increase serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine?

What foods or supplements increase serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine?

St Johns wort: Is a very potent herb and should not be used with other anti-depressants. ...Read more

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How do I increase acetylcholine, dopamine and serotonin levels naturally?

How do I increase acetylcholine, dopamine and serotonin levels naturally?

Think yours are low?: This is about the nervous system. What makes you think your "levels" are low? Neurotransmitters don't HAVE "levels". They don't just float around or circulate in blood. They're made in the terminal boutons of neurons, released into the synaptic cleft, & immediately either recycled & replaced or taken back up. Neurochemistry isn't just a New Age fad. REAL knowledge is power. Go arm yourself. ...Read more

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What are the effects of prolonged anxiety and anger on acetylcholine, serotonin, dopamine levels?

What are the effects of prolonged anxiety and anger on acetylcholine, serotonin, dopamine levels?

Negative emotions: Strongly impact our biochemistry in general. They can eventually burn out our adrenal glands. For a lab analysis of neurotransmitters via urine your doc can use neuroscience lab, who specialize in this, along with supplemental formulas to balance things naurally. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What happens when serotonine, dopamine, and norepirephrina from reuptake in the brain?

What happens when serotonine, dopamine, and norepirephrina from reuptake in the brain?

Increased levels: I believe you are asking what happens when these neurotransmitters are chemically prevented from being metabolized 're-uptake'. This is often accomplished by drugs like anti-depressants. The levels of the neurotransmitters are increased and their physiologic effects are secondarily increased. An example would be subjective feeling of pleasure from increased dopamine. ...Read more

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Does exercise increase serotonin levels and reduce depression?

Does exercise increase serotonin levels and reduce depression?

Exercise is best: Exercise is the best biological treatment for depression and anxiety, followed by ect, then medications. Exercise increases the bdnf most. Brain derived neurotropic factors [bdnf] is what restores the hippocampus and other brain structures. Serotonin and other neurotransmitter balance is then naturally restored. Moderate exercise also helps rejuvenate almost every other organ system in the body. ...Read more

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Does coffee affects the levels of serotonin, noradrenaline and dopamine ?

Does coffee affects the levels of serotonin,  noradrenaline and dopamine ?

Yes: The caffeine in coffee blocks Adenosine receptors, which when activated make you tired and sleepy. This blockade also affects all major neurotransmitters, such as dopamine, acetylcholine, serotonin -- and in high doses, norepinephrine too. Dopamine effects are not in the exact same regions of the brain that other addictive substances affect, though. ...Read more

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Can you block opiate receptors and endorphins receptors through your diet?

Can you block opiate receptors and endorphins receptors through your  diet?

No: The receptors are specific for these chemicals. The only way you can block the receptors with diet is if you diet includes percocet. There is no food or nutritional supplement that will bind to the receptors. ...Read more

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What causes acceleration in reuptake or norepinephrine and dopamine?

What causes acceleration in reuptake or norepinephrine and dopamine?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Wellbutrin (bupropion) acts by enhancing the levels of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine at the site of each neurotransmitter. For this reason, it's an excellent medication choice for depression and executive functioning, such as conditions with attention and concentration impairments. However, due to its actions upon dopamine, it is relatively contraindicated in psychotic conditions. ...Read more

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How do "serotonin antagonist and reuptake inhibitors" ssris work?

How do "serotonin antagonist and reuptake inhibitors" ssris work?

Still unclear: We know what they do--block reuptake at the neuron. But, why that helps with depression and anxiety, among other disorders, remains unclear. Especially puzzling is why it typically takes weeks or even months to produce the effect, suggesting strongly that it is not the direct effect that causes improvement but some change that induces downstream. ...Read more

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Does exercise increase serotonin by stimulating the uptake of tryptophan by brain synaptosomes(sze py.1976)?

Does exercise increase serotonin by stimulating the uptake of tryptophan by brain synaptosomes(sze py.1976)?

Stress does: That paper describes increased uptake of tryptophan caused by glucocorticoids. If you stress yourself while exercising, you might get some increase in the uptake, however, direct connection between tryptophan uptake and exercise was not described. ...Read more

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How is serotonin released?

Complex: It is a neurotransmitter, mostly in the brain and the gi system. It is released when that neuron electrically achieves an action potential, based on its interactions with other neurons. Those interactions are complex. What is more complex is the many different kinds of receptors, which do many different things. ...Read more

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When was serotonin discovered?

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Serotonin: First discovery was in 1937 when it was named as Enteramine. The name Serotonin was given in 1948. Its discovery in the brain was in 1953. ...Read more

Serotonin (Definition)

Serotonin is a chemical derived from the Amino Acid tryptophan and acts as a neurotransmitter (communicating ...Read more