We focus on the six (6) most powerful mood- and mind-altering compounds or neurotransmitters, clinically proven to boost mental fitness, mood, and broader well-being. Learn more below.
Serotonin impacts every part of your body, from emotions to motor skills. Serotonin is considered a natural mood stabilizer, and exercises considerable influence over sleeping patterns, eating habits, and digestion. Serotonin is also proven to regulate anxiety, reduce incidence of depression, and heal wounds.
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Dopamine regulates a variety of brain and body functions, including blood flow through the arteries, cognition, creativity, decision-making, behavior reinforcement (sensations of pleasure and pain), and modulation of eating habits.
Endorphins are neurochemicals that have similar effects to Dopamine and Serotonin. As levels increase, Endorphins can help reduce perceptions of pain, increase sensations of happiness, and help counter the effects of stress. They can even, during vigorous exercise for instance, produce sensations of euphoria.
Acetylcholine (frequently abbreviated ACh) stimulates muscle contractions, influences the respiratory, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal systems, and assists in learning, memory, arousal, and neuroplasticity.
Gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA, is the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. Recent research suggests that GABA in the hippocampus is involved in the inhibition of unwanted thoughts. This has strong implications for depression, anxiety, and the sub-clinical threshold unhappiness.
Oxytocin, sometimes referred to as the bonding molecule or "love hormone," provides a range of positive physical and psychological effects. It regulates social interaction and sexual reproduction, and plays a major role in behaviors from orgasm to maternal-infant bonding and even the development of trust and empathy. It also has anti-depressant properties.