Dopamine can be called the magic neuron, given the amount of processes it controls. There are many ways to control and stimulate this neuron and help many conditions starting from anxiety, depression, fear, Parkinsonâ€™s Â and so on.
Dopamine is the neuron behind the reward mechanism, which is what makes drugs addictive, say cocaine for example. What gives you the dopamine high is the binding of the opiate receptors in your brain which often leads to addiction, which says enough about the desirability of a dopamine high.
A regular human being gets his dopamine high in a smaller scale through activities like getting paid, having sex, winning a game and so on, but there are other ways to stimulate the bundle of these neurons in the brain that activates the high.
Having said all of this, one must also remember that dopamine does not have much to do with feeling happy or other feelings like that. It helps us gain focus and keeps depression and anxiety at bay and can really get us productive to get things done.
Physical movement activates the dopamine receptors in your brain and releases serotonin and endorphins. That helps you ward away feelings of depression and stress and helps us to be really focused and be the best version of ourselves. Walk, bike ride, yoga is great!
Your brain dumps huge amounts of dopamine every time you complete something. No matter how small the task is, it is the completion that really matters, so make a list of things you plan to do in a day and after completing each task, tick it off your list.
Tyrosine is the amino acid that is the precursor of dopamine. The following foods are rich in tyrosine:
â€“ Eggs, Green tea, Milk, Watermelon, Coffee, Almonds, Bananas, Dark Chocolate, Yogurt
It is an endotoxin that messes with your immune system and stunts the release of dopamine. Gut protecting foods, like yogurt or taking probiotics, will help you reduce the level of lipopolysaccharides and helps you release more dopamine. Reducing sugar helps your body work more efficiently too.
Leave the processed foods at the store. High animal protein diets work best if you really want to help your dopamine levels. Refrain from consuming fried foods to get rid of the toxins in your body and keep it fresh.
This is more effective than one might think. Listening to uplifting music causes peak emotional moments in a personâ€™s brain and makes their brain â€œsingâ€, making them feel truly uplifted and motivated. This feeling brings about a quite significant dopamine high.
The moment you start getting more creative, your dopamine levels increase. Creativity is not limited to just arts and crafts. It can be anything, starting from cooking, dancing, designing, writing and so on. Creativity gives you an unparalleled dopamine high.
When you actively adopt a positive behavior, eliminate extra toxicity and understand what you are putting into your body, your body regulates better and gets in sync. Mixing drugs or not knowing what the effects of your prescriptions is a key factor to reducing toxicity in your body and getting back to homeostasis.
Our dopamine levels can also be raised by taking supplements:
â€“ Gingko Biloba is known to help dopamine levels.
â€“ Curcumin in turmeric is pretty effective in raising the dopamine levels in your body
â€“ Acetyl-l-tyrosine is a building block of dopamine, so a healthy dose of it supports the production of dopamine in the brain
â€“ L-Theanine increases neurotransmitters in your brain, dopamine being one of them. Green tea is a rich source of this.
â€“ H- High bioavailabilty Hemp works the best because it gets directly into the bloodstream creating much higher efficacy also- increasing neurotransmitters in your brain, dopamine being one of them. The full spectrum of CBDâ€™s help. Â In addition, CBN, CBG, THC-A, CBD-A have largely been ignored although d-lemonene and a-pinene (amongst others) are known to have therapeutic effects. We have also been able to verify this through brain mapping using qEEG testing.
Yoga and meditation makes you feel good inside, calming you and helping you handle stress better. When all of this happens, the neurotransmitters in your brain are activated and there are huge dopamine dumps.
Recently, SCT has been utilized to assist patients with Parkinsonâ€™s via a direct and guided proprietary technique utilized by our consults at the Center. By directly sending pluri potential stem cells to the brain can create new growth and connectivity lost to mutation, cellular degeneration, age or other risk factors. New pluri potential cells can manifest into what the body requires or is lacking. To find out more, please contact one of our associates.