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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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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 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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Is it possible to use ssris to increase serotonin and to stop hypersexuality?

Is it possible to use ssris to increase serotonin and to stop hypersexuality?

Possibly: The ssris often have as a side effect a reduction in sex drive and they could be used for reducing hypersexuality. Another way that ssris are used in sexual conditions is when ssris are used to reduce premature ejaculation. However, it is safest for someone struggling with hypersexuality to be properly evaluated psychiatrically because this symptom occurs in bipolar mania which ssris can worsen. ...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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How do you increase the production of dopamine?

How do you increase the production of dopamine?

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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Can zyprexa and antipsychotics withdrawal lead to an excess of dopamine? Will these dopamine levels go back down eventually?

Can zyprexa and antipsychotics withdrawal lead to an excess of dopamine? Will these dopamine levels go back down eventually?

Almost always: Yes, your dopamine will definitely be affected by the addition or withdrawal of such medications. However, from what we know dopamine levels will go back down to normal shortly. ...Read more

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What foods can u eat to increase seratonion levels to the brain?

What foods can u eat to increase seratonion levels to the brain?

Serotonins: Serotonin is a brain chemical involved in vital body functions and to regulate mood and sleep. These are the foods that increase serotonin from literature review- buckwheat, bananas, dark chocolate, sour cherries, whey protein, wild fish and seafood , flaxseed, free range turkey and beef. ...Read more

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I know that GABA inhibits release of dopamine, but what does glutamate do for dopamine? Precisely what would inhibition of NMDA do to dopamine?

I know that GABA inhibits release of dopamine, but what does glutamate do for dopamine? Precisely what would inhibition of NMDA do to dopamine?

Glutamate: Glutamate is an excitatory neurotransmitter so would turn things on. Gaba is an inhibitory neurotransmitter an therefore turns things off nmda are channels in the brain for glutamate. Blocking the channels can calm things down magnesium is a nmda blocker. ...Read more

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Which type of food i can eat to raise my serotonin and GABA level?

Which type of food i can eat to raise my serotonin and GABA level?

Gaba & Serotonin: If you have low GABA, you will have food cravings together with poor impulse control. To balance levels of GABA, you must eat meat especially beef liver, fish, brown rice, lentils, beans, oats, whole wheat, cantaloupe, oranges and mushrooms. Tryptophan is the chemical precursor of serotonin. Foods in the brain where it synthesizes serotonin. Foods with complex carbohydrates are pineappet tryptop ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) increase dopamine in brain? Can it cause tachycardia?

Can wellbutrin (bupropion) increase dopamine in brain? Can it cause tachycardia?

Yes, and yes: Yes, bupropion (Wellbutrin) has a strong effect on brain Dopamine levels. And yes, it can cause tachycardia. ...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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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 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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If told am clinically depressed but don't want to take antidepressants, is there something else I can do to increase dopamine & serotonin ?

Yes: Exercise, good nutrition, fish oil supplements [omega fatty acids], and s-adenosyl methionine supplements [sam] are all natural ways that can help mild to moderate depression. Psychotherapy is also affect for depression, and a discussion with a mental health professional can help guide you in this direction. Hope this answer helps. ...Read more

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Does ibuprofen raise or lower levels of serotonin dopamine or norepinephrine in the brain? Or something else?

Does ibuprofen raise or lower levels of serotonin dopamine or norepinephrine in the brain? Or something else?

There are no levels: There are no "levels" of neurotransmitters (NTs) in the brain. They don't just float around freely as if in blood. NTs are constantly being dynamically synthesized in neurons, being released into synaptic clefts, & within milliseconds undergoing reuptake either before or after the molecules have been destroyed & recycled into making more NTs. Furthermore, NTs differ depending on the brain region. ...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 ?

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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What do serotonin and dopamine have in common?

What do serotonin and dopamine have in common?

TwoNeurotransmitters: Serotonin is a neural transmitter primarily found in the gastrointestinal tract, platelets, and in the central nervous system. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain's reward and pleasure centers. Dopamine also helps regulate movement and emotional responses, and it enables us not only to see rewards, but to take action to move toward them. ...Read more

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What can I do if tired and low energy, with low serotonin and dopamine. Is there something.That can help me feel better?

Not sure how you: Know it's serotonin and dopamine, but yes, a number of medications could be helpfull. First see you doc about any medical issues, then see a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What causes OCD? Is it a lack of Dopamine and serotonin?

What causes OCD? Is it a lack of
Dopamine and serotonin?

Neurological: There is some evidence that OCD is a kind of glitch in brain circuitry that can be resolved with psychotherapy that include exposure, mindfulness, and compulsion response prevention. Certain medications such as SSRIs can also be helpful. ...Read more

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High serotonin and low dopamine levels indicate what?

Nothing: Don't waste your money on these kind of tests. It is how you feel, how you think, how you take care of yourself that matters. ...Read more

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Does latuda (lurasidone) block or create more dopamine and serotonin?

Does latuda (lurasidone) block or create more dopamine and serotonin?

Not exactly,...: Latuda (lurasidone) treats schizophrenia and bipolar depression, but its exact actions inside the brain is unknown. It may work by blocking certain dopamine and serotonin receptors in the brain. That means it prevents dopamine and serotonin from attaching to those receptors, which are locations on brain cells that dopamine and serotonin would attach to if Latuda (lurasidone) molecules were not blocking those locations. ...Read more

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After taking drugs like ecstasy 2 pills per month..how long does it take for your serotonin and dopamine to come back to normal?

Impossible to say: MDMA has shown some evidence of permanent damage to the dopamine system. It can take months to a year for temporary drug damage to heal in the brain. Also, multible drugs besides MDMA are currently being sold as ecstasy because of the high demand for MDMA, So impossible to more accurately answer your question. ...Read more

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How can I replenish dopamine and serotonin levels after a drug binge?

You Can't: Mutual support such as Narcotics Anonymous can be helpful and life-saving for many people. Also seek help from a physician and/or counselor with experience with addiction. ...Read more

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Which part of the brain uses serotonin and dopamine?

Which part of the brain uses serotonin and dopamine?

Everywhere: Both are found throughout the brain, but more common in the limbic or emotional part of the brain ...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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Dopamine (Definition)

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