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Adrenalin and the Brain  



The brain's neurotransmitter system produces two extremely important neurotransmitters, Adrenalin (epinephrine) and serotonin.  Accumulation or depletion of either of these substances are thought to play a major role in virtually every psychological illness, including major depression and schizophrenia.  Accumulation of neurotransmitters can be caused by amino acids, and drugs like antidepressants and anticonvulsants.  Depletion of neurotransmitters can occur from stressful situations, med-ications, and organic disorders.  Their depletion is associated with the increased use of Valium, Benzodiazepin and alcohol.

Repletion of these neurotransmitters occurs at an increased rate when the body is provided with a diet high in amino acids, the substates, or fuel, of the brain's neurotransmitter system.


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