Neurotransmitters

Neurotransmitters are endogenous chemicals that enable neurotransmission. Stored in synaptic vesicles, Neurotransmitters are the chemical messengers of the human body. There are many different ways to classify neurotransmitters. Dividing them into amino acids, peptides, and monoamines is sufficient for many classification purposes.

Some major neurotransmitters Include:

Acetylcholine

Made in the body from choline. A neurotransmitter that may effect long term planning, alertness, focus, mood, emotions, sex drive.

Dopamine

A neurotransmitter that may effect mood and drives, sex drive, locomotion, tissue growth and repair and the immune system.

Noradrenaline

Noradrenaline is the brains version of adrenaline. It is involved in primal drives like sex and appetite. Low levels of Noradrenaline may be linked to depression.

Serotonin

Known as the happy neurotransmitter, serotonin has an effect on mood, sleep and appetite. It is an ’inhibitory’ neurotransmitter because it reduces activity. MDMA (Ecstasy, Moly) use may lower Serotonin levels, especially if used often or abused. Low Serotonin levels are linked to depression. 5-HTP is the precursor to Serotonin and may be taken as a supplement to boost Serotonin levels. Many MDMA users take 5-HTP (along with co-factors vitamin B6 and C) before breakfast the morning after taking XTC. 5-HTP can also be taken nightly as a supplement, often 1 hour before sleep.

 

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