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Doctor insights on: How To Increase Dopamine And Serotonin Levels

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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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Serotonin (Definition)

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


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How to increase dopamine level in brain naturally?

How to increase dopamine level in brain naturally?

Naturally means?: Do you mean WITHOUT use of typical pharmacological agents which are prescribed in the U.S. and elsewhere? Tyrosine is an amino acid which is a building block for dopamine. When taken in greater quantities than we get from ingestion dopamine levels will rise in the brain. However, at such necessarily high levels, significant side effects can occur. Needs to be monitored closely by physician. ...Read more

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How do you naturally increase dopamine levels in the brain?

How do you naturally increase dopamine levels in the brain?

Dopamine production: There is no proven way to increase dopamine. Ingested Dopamine is broken down in the stomach and small intesting (unless combined with a special medication...Carbidopa, for example in the medicine given to parkinson's patients carbidopa/levodopa). It can be given intravenously, which is done sometimes to help increase blood pressure. See also: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/dopamine. ...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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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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Can you tell me if morphine sulfate increases dopamine levels in the brain while decreasing serotonin levels 5-ht ?

Can you tell me if morphine sulfate increases dopamine levels in the brain while decreasing serotonin levels 5-ht ?

Timing: There is more than one answer depending on timing. Opiates initially increase bothe Dopamine and serotonin levels. However, long term abuse can lead to lower than normal levels as you deplete the body's reservoirs of these neurotransmitters. It also makes a difference WHERE in the CNS you are trying to measusre these things. Most of the work has been done on mice and extrapolated to humans! ...Read more

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Which foods help increase dopamine levels?

Which foods help increase dopamine levels?

Increase tyrosine: Here's a nice wikihow on this topic: http://www.Wikihow.Com/increase-dopamine. Some foods high in tyrosine are almonds, avocados, bananas, low-fat dairy, lima beans, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds. Limit refined carbohydrates - sugar and flour. Eat a diet high in antioxidants to prevent the degradation of dopamine. ...Read more

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Can rhodiola help increase dopamine levels?

Adaptogen: Classically considered an adaptogen, which means it supports many different appropriate reactions in a system that are protective or adaptive, it is thought to impact all the monoamines, of which Dopamine is one. It is claimed to increase impact of Dopamine responses possibly more than actually directly increasing levels, but that is controversial. ...Read more

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How can I raise serotonin levels naturally?

How can I raise serotonin levels naturally?

Depends....: You have serotonin in body and in brain. OTC serotonin products do NOT metabolize and cross over the blood brain barrier. Prescriptions anti-depressants do cross blood brain barrier and increase serotonergic activity in brain. ...Read more

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How will exercise affect serotonin levels?

How will exercise affect serotonin levels?

Increases it: It has been proven that 8 weeks of exercise is as effective as 8 weeks of antidepressants on reducing symptoms of depression. It is presumed that exercise does this by raising the amount of available serotonin in our brain. Precisely how it does it is still being worked out. ...Read more

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Can raising acetylcholine levels through supplements lead to insomnia? When acetylcholine is raised does that also raise dopamine too?

Can raising acetylcholine levels through supplements lead to insomnia? When acetylcholine is raised does that also raise dopamine too?

More info: Diarrhea, slow hear rate, nausea/vomiting, lethargy are common symptoms of too much "acetylcholine". As far as other questions, depends on what you are taking as a supplement? ...Read more

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What are natural ways to increase dopamine levels?

Dopamine production: There is no proven way to increase dopamine. Ingested Dopamine is broken down in the stomach and small intesting (unless combined with a special medication...Carbidopa, for example in the medicine given to parkinson's patients carbidopa/levodopa). It can be given intravenously, which is done sometimes to help increase blood pressure. See also: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/dopamine. ...Read more

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What specific exercises can increase serotonin levels in the brain.?

What specific exercises can increase serotonin levels in the brain.?

Aerobics: Any aerobic exercises will do it - you can pick ones that please you and if you can go to a gym, the staff can help you decide on those suited to your needs. This sounds like a really great idea for you to try - don't give up - if you don't like one type - try another! Good for you, feel proud and optimistic. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to increase testosterone level?

How to increase testosterone level?

Testosterone: The easiest way to increase your testosterone is to see a doctor who can check your testosterone level and then prescribe testosterone injectsble, cream, gel, or pellets that they can insert for you periodically. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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