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Balance Brain Chemistry for Better Mood, Deeper Sleep, and More

How Does Your Brain Chemistry Affect You?

Have you ever wondered about how your brain chemistry is affecting your mood and your well-being? Most of us have heard about the two major neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, but very few of us understand the role these and other major neurotransmitters play in symptoms of anxiety, insomnia, appetite, weight gain, low energy, low libido, attention issues, behavioral problems and more.

Major neurotransmitters are classified as either excitatory and inhibitory based on their function in the brain, and include:

  • Seratonin
  • GABA
  • Epinephrine
  • Norepinephrine
  • Dopamine
  • Glutamate

Healthy, balanced brain chemistry meets two basic criteria:

  1. Must have sufficient levels of neurotransmitters
  2. Excitatory and inhibitory systems must work together

A system that is not balanced may have low levels of some neurotransmitters, and an excess of others. Symptoms of an imbalance can include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain and difficulty losing weight
  • Sugar cravings

Factors including stress, poor diet and changes or imbalances in hormones may affect balanced brain chemistry. For some, prescription medication may be the answer for managing symptoms that are present. For others, a holistic approach may be more desirable. If you are ready to learn more about how your brain chemistry is affecting your well-being, check out Sanesco’s at-home test kits. The Sanesco HPA Profile will measure the six primary neurotransmitters discussed in this article, as well as your cortisol and 2 DHEAs. You’ll receive a full report that links your symptoms to imbalances in your brain chemistry and will be provided a treatment plan for restoring balance to your system.

Read more about neurotransmitters and learn more about Sanesco by visiting our website.

LNH Team

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