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You may be low in dopamine.
It’s your zest for life.[i]
If you feel like you’re missing out on life, low dopamine may be the reason.
The good news is, once you are aware of it, you can easily boost dopamine levels in your brain. Which I’ll share with you in a minute.
And yet it seems everybody is talking about dopamine. It’s even a popular research topic in the neuroscience community.
But what people often blame on dopamine, it could be something else entirely that is going wrong in your brain.[iii]
Now, assuming you got it right, dopamine is one of three catecholamine neurotransmitters.
Epinephrine and norepinephrine act to increase alertness and attention.[v]
If you are low in dopamine, everything is dull.
And you will have very little enthusiasm for life.
You find yourself reaching for caffeine, sugar, or stimulants because it’s the only way you can get through your day.
Dopamine deficiency symptoms include apathy, fatigue, feeling hopeless, can’t complete tasks, can’t concentrate, or can’t connect with others.
If any of this rings true for you, consider using a nootropic supplement to increase dopamine levels in your brain.
Best nootropics to increase dopamine
You can also increase dopamine by using L-DOPA (from Mucuna Pruriens) but I don’t recommend it. Not at the start. Because L-DOPA immediately makes dopamine.
There is no wiggle room. And if you don’t get the dosage right you’ll soon know what happens when dopamine is high.
You can also get L-Tyrosine and L-Phenylalanine from high-protein foods such as poultry, fish, dairy, nuts, soy products, lima beans, avocados, and bananas.
But you may be low in dopamine because you suffer from one of 18 known disorders of tyrosine metabolism.[vi]
Or you don’t eat enough food containing these amino acids.
You could also be missing one or more of the cofactors or enzymes needed to convert L-Phenylalanine and/or L-Tyrosine into dopamine.
Whatever the reason. If you suspect you are low in dopamine, the easiest and quickest way to boost levels of these critical neurotransmitters is to use a nootropic supplement.
L-Tyrosine recommended dosage for increasing dopamine is 500 mg – 2 or 3-times per day.
You may find your body responds better to smaller doses. Or you may need to double your dose if you’re stacking it with ADHD stimulant meds. Listen to your body and see how you react.
Or you can try N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine (NALT) which is simply L-Tyrosine with an acetyl group added. Which breaks down in your kidneys back into L-Tyrosine.
I’ve tried both and use whichever one I have on hand. I find they both L-Tyrosine and NALT are equally as effective for me. Try each for a month and see which one works better for you.
You can also get N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine in what many believe to be the best pre-formulated nootropic stack on the planet (over 1 million bottles sold), and my favorite pre-made nootropic stack – Mind Lab Pro® v4.0.
Mind Lab Pro® is considered a “universal” nootropic because it can stand on its own. And is effective with just 2-capsules per day.
Because Mind Lab Pro® also contains Citicoline, Bacopa Monnieri (24% bacosides), organic Lion’s Mane Mushroom (full spectrum including the fruiting body and mycelium), Phosphatidylserine (from sunflower lecithin), L-Theanine, Rhodiola Rosea (3% rosavins, 1% salidrosides), Maritime Pine Bark Extract (95% proanthocyanidins), and Vitamins B6, B9 and B12 (as NutriGenesis®).
Get: Mind Lab Pro® v4.0
Or you can get Ajipure® L-Tyrosine in Performance Lab® Mind. This nootropic stack is effective with just 1-capsule per day.
Performance Lab® Mind is best is taken with a multi like Performance Lab NutriGenesis® Multi for men or women.
If you feel like you’re dragging your feet more days than not. Mood swings make life unpleasant for those around you.
If your get up and go feels like it has got up and gone. You have no motivation and cannot remember a thing.
You may be dopamine deficient. And the easiest way to know for sure is to try supplementing with L-Tyrosine 500 mg twice per day for 2 or 3 days.
See if L-Tyrosine or NALT makes a difference. If you feel a positive change then you know for sure you were dopamine deficient. And now you know how to fix a dopamine deficiency and start enjoying life once again.