Dopamine 101

Everybody’s talking about dopamine. Most of us associate dopamine with pleasure – or the slump we experience when we don’t feel it. But dopamine is much more than the lift you get when you IG post gets another like, or your sweetie hugs you, or you get another hit of your addiction. What is dopamine? … Read more

GABA 101

GABA blocks impulses between nerve cells in the brain, slowing down activity.

There’s more and more talk about GABA these days. As we learn about the function of neurotransmitters in our brains – and bodies – it becomes very clear that GABA plays a major role in our health, overall. What is GABA? Gamma-aminobutyric acid is our chief inhibitory neurotransmitter. Its principal role is reducing neuronal excitability … Read more

Serotonin 101

Serotonin is considered a natural mood stabilizer and assists the body with multiple functions.

You’ve likely heard of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Sometimes referred to as the “calming chemical”, an increase in serotonin is thought to be the answer to many ailments; both mental and physical. But serotonin – and what it does – is a bit more complicated than we might think. What is serotonin? Serotonin is a compound, … Read more