Supplements and certain foods can not only help you with sleep, energy levels, drive and performance at work and in sports but also provide the raw material for neurotransmitters such as GABA, Serotonin, Acetylcholine and Dopamine.Here are our top 5 for supporting your neurotransmitters.
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These neurotransmitters play a huge role in your mindset, each having different benefits, and different deficiency signs to look out for.
Gaba is responsible for mental stability, your sense of balance and your ability to relax. A deficiency may result in excessive muscle tone, restlessness and muscle twitching.
You can naturally boost GABA by listening to calming music and going for walks in nature and greenery.
Often referred to as the ‘happiness hormone’, Serotonin helps with your overall sense of harmony and mental wellbeing. Serotonin is essential for the regeneration of mental strength and energy. A deficiency may result in a depressed mood, short-sighted actions, mood swings and disturbed sleep.
You can naturally boost serotonin levels by getting an early night, singing, dancing and listening to uplifting music.
Acetylcholine is a prerequisite for mental and physical speed. It regulates mental strength and energy and helps increase both the quality and speed of your thoughts. Signs of deficiency include lack of concentration, poor attention span, and loss of performance during training.
Dopamine is a source of mental strength and energy. It has an impact on movement, intelligence, your thoughts, your ability to make plans and your personality. It is crucial for drive and motivation and even affects your metabolism.
A dopamine deficiency can make you feel listless and unproductive and is an indicator of overtraining / under recovered.
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