Super Foods Naturally Boost Serotonin

These Super Foods Can Help Naturally Boost Serotonin

Serotonin and depression are inextricably intertwined. Neuroscientists have long known that individuals who suffer from depression also have low serotonin levels, and that this neurotransmitter is critical in regulating moods. They do not know if depression causes serotonin level reductions, or if low serotonin levels cause depression. Boosting serotonin levels is a common strategy to…

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What Are Endorphins and How Can They Help?

Endorphins are a class of neurotransmitters that convey electrical signals between cells in your brain and nervous system. Other neurotransmitters in your brain that perform analogous functions are dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin. Your brain will release endorphins when you are under stress or are in pain, at which time the endorphins bind with opiate receptors…

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Can You Get Addicted to LSD?

LSD, which is the shorthand name for lysergic acid diethylamide, is an hallucinogen that can cause a broad range of effects on different users. It can also affect a regular user in different ways each time that user takes the drug. LSD is not considered to be an addictive substance in that LSD users do…

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The Role of Serotonin in Your Brain

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that carries signals between the nerve cells in your brain, as well as between nerve pathways and muscle tissue. The largest concentrations of serotonin in your body will be in your brain, your blood platelets and your digestive tract. For many years, physicians and biochemists have believed that serotonin plays a…

The Role Of Dopamine In Addiction

The Role Of Dopamine In Addiction

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter, one of the brain’s many messengers. A neurotransmitter is a chemical that delivers nerve impulses and electrical signals across the gaps between nerve cells. When it comes to dopamine in addiction, the relationship is extremely complicated. Dopamine and the Brain The main function of dopamine is generating motivation through behavior and…

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Wired for Addiction: How our Brains can be Exploited

Even those of us who are recovering addicts continue to have other areas of our lives where addiction continues to reign.  This is pretty natural, it turns out. All people are pre-programmed with certain traits and qualities that predispose us to addictive behavior.  The severity of these vices varies from person to person and between…