Optimizing Neurotransmitter Production with Nutrients
Just about everyone knows that nutrition affects our risk of heart disease and many other health problems. But it’s easy to miss the connection between food, certain nutrients, and brain health. Quite simply, nutrients form the foundation of our brain chemistry and, specifically, the neurotransmitters and other compounds that govern our moods.
Neurotransmitters are the chemicals that keep our moods on an even keel. They also help us adapt to changing situations. For example, experiences from sex to grief affect neurotransmitter levels. However, if our neurotransmitters are out of balance, they can lead to depression, anxiety, or addictions.
Most of the major neurotransmitters—serotonin is perhaps the...
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