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How to support dopamine naturally

You've heard of dopamine, yes? It's a neurotransmitter in the brain that is responsible for feelings of pleasure, motivation, and reward.

Although some people believe that increasing dopamine levels is entirely beneficial, it may not be the case.

There are certain activities that can help increase dopamine levels, such as meditating, listening to music, or spending time outdoors in sunli


There are certain ways of triggering dopamine release that can be harmful, such as drinking alcohol, gambling, or binge eating. Continuous engagement in addictive behaviors may eventually lead to changes in how your brain responds to dopamine.

So how beneficial or detrimental are supplements?

Let’s look at the potential advantages and disadvantages.

Supplements that can increase dopamine levels in the body may also have a positive effect on:

  • Energy

  • Focus

  • Learning

  • Mood

  • Libido

However, excessive levels of dopamine can also have potential risks:

  • Impulsivity

  • Thrill Seeking

  • Tolerance (less response to dopamine over time)

Overusing or taking excessive amounts of dopamine-supporting supplements for a prolonged period might exacerbate the issue instead of solving it.

Macuna pruriens is a supplement often referred to as the "dopa bean." It's a traditional Ayurvedic remedy that has been used for centuries. However, it contains l-dopa, a precursor to dopamine.

Always, always consult with a health practitioner who understands natural supplements before choosing new supplements on your own. While most supplements are safe, it is important to be cautious and aware! In the meantime, see how meditating, listening to music, or spending time outdoors in sunlight affects your mood!


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