Theanine – anti-anxiety, anti-glutamate, anti-cortisol and pro-GABA

Theanine is a non-protein amino acid and is similar in structure to glutamate, the most important excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain, which allows the compound to interact with glutamate receptors such as AMPA, kainate, and NMDA (at the glycine site). Which provides neuroprotection against glutamate toxicity. It's mainly found in tea in small concentrations. Black … Continue reading Theanine – anti-anxiety, anti-glutamate, anti-cortisol and pro-GABA

The High Serotonin Personality

Serotonin is a complicated neurotransmitter that, contrary to other neurotransmitters, has an influence on everything in the body. It's currently believed to aid in anxiety, depression, impatience, impulsiveness, anger, etc. One of the main reasons for this is that the metabolite of serotonin, 5-HIAA, is low in people with these symptoms. The research is thus … Continue reading The High Serotonin Personality

MCT oil, liquid rocket fuel

Medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil is commonly known for its potent ability to aid in fat loss. However, this oil contains much more benefits, which I will discuss in this article. First and foremost, fatty acids can be divided into four groups. These are short-chain- (SCFAs), medium chain- (MCFAs), long chain- (LCFAs) and very long chain … Continue reading MCT oil, liquid rocket fuel

Signs/symptoms of high GABA and the top 12 supplements to lower it

GABA is a major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the body, meaning, it is calming, anti-anxiety and helps you to relax. The feeling of high GABA is best described by you just wanting to sit or lay down and enjoy the day, getting ready to dose off, not having racing thoughts, not being able to be creative … Continue reading Signs/symptoms of high GABA and the top 12 supplements to lower it

Signs of low dopamine and the top 5 supplements to increase it

Dopamine is a very important neurotransmitter synthesized in the brain. It is synthesized from phenylalanine, tyrosine or L-DOPA. Tyrosine is converted into L-DOPA via the enzyme tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), which requires vitamin B6 as a cofactor, and then L-DOPA is converted to dopamine. Once dopamine is released from neurons, free dopamine is pumped out of the … Continue reading Signs of low dopamine and the top 5 supplements to increase it

Signs of high serotonin and the top 5 supplements to lower it

Serotonin is synthesized in both the brain as well as in the gut, but for this article, I'm just going to focus on the serotonin in the brain as it influences how you feel mentally and determines certain behaviors. Whereas gut serotonin doesn't have the same effect because it cannot cross the blood-brain barrier, meaning … Continue reading Signs of high serotonin and the top 5 supplements to lower it

Coffee, the manliest drink

Coffee is made from roasted coffee beans and can be enjoyed in many different ways, such as with cream or milk, sugar or sweetener, or just plain black. Coffee plants are cultivated in over 70 different countries worldwide. Green (unroasted) coffee beans are one of the most traded agricultural commodities in the world. The earliest credible evidence … Continue reading Coffee, the manliest drink

Boost Mental focus with these 8 supplements that work

You know that feeling where you need to get something done, yet can't find the focus or motivation to do it? The following stack is designed to clear your head, give you the necessary mental power and crystal clear focus you need in order to get that task done. The stack contains supplements that will … Continue reading Boost Mental focus with these 8 supplements that work