What Are Neurotransmitters and How They Affect Your Life?
Just like hormones govern many chemical functions in the body, the brain's chemical functions are governed by "neurotransmitters."
A neurotransmitter is a chemical messenger used by neurons (nerve cells) to communicate in one direction with other neurons. Communication between neurons is accomplished by the recognition of a receptor for a specific chemical messenger; picture a ball (neurotransmitter) in a cup (receptor).
The human brain is very capable of automatically manufacturing the quantity of chemicals it needs IF it is given the raw materials (nutrients from foods) to do so.
However, normal diet does not supply enough of the raw materials the brain needs to manufacture enough neurotransmitters. Additionally, stress, worry, depression, emotional ups and downs, drugs, alcohol, poor nutrition, pollution and other factors of modern life are known to deplete neurotransmitter levels.
Neurotransmitter deficiency and/or imbalance can affect your stress condition, energy, appetite, cravings, sleep, mood, learning ability, focus, memory, sex drive, anger, irritability, temper, addictions and many other functions of daily life
With the amount of stress and diet inadequacy in our modern life we would have to consume approximately:
Several pounds of fish, multiple servings of whole milk, many platters of cheese and turkey every day just to keep our neurotransmitter levels normal.
Or, we could accomplish the same thing by taking Neu•Becalm’d™!