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This non-essential amino acid is released by nearly half of all the brains synaptic agents. But its a more local neurotransmitter that never leaves the blood-brain barrier (which is the wall designed to protect the brain). It is specifically associated with our ability to remember and learn, making it a major player in the development of the brain. Increased presence of glutamate in the human body has been linked with various ailments, like multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson;s Disease, while low levels can be associated with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Schizophrenia and Autism.
This hormone is a variant of adrenaline, and is also known as noradrenaline. Much like its counterpart, it is heavily linked with the “fight or flight” instinct of the human body. This type of neurotransmitter sends messages to the skeletal muscles of the body to increase the force of contractions, as well as contractions of the heart. It effectively prepares our body to react to a threatening situation, whatever that reaction may be.
Natural Remedies For Keeping Your Brain Chemistry Balanced
Now that we know what really goes on in our brains, and how it affects our happiness, sadness, physical behavior, energy levels, focus and so many other aspects of living and feeling, what are some of the natural remedies available that can help you self-regulate the production of these hormones in your brain?
Regularly exercising is fantastic for the body and the brain. It increases the production of endorphin in the body, making you happy and euphoric, a mood-changer right there, and gets adrenaline pumping through your bloodstream. The increased muscle movement will strengthen you physically and mentally.
2.Appreciate the Sun
Well, even if you don’t appreciate it, just make sure you get a little of it every day. It can improve your state of mind drastically. Sunlight, when absorbed through the skin, results in an increased production of serotonin by the brain. Just fifteen minutes a day in the sun, and you’ll understand why it’s called the “feel-good” hormone.
3.Let go of Stress
Easier said than done, yes. But definitely worth working towards, because stress is closely linked to low levels of GABA and increased amounts of norepinephrine and oxytocin. Don’t worry, there are numerous great ways to cope with stress.