Do you experience anxiety?
Do you feel that your brain is constantly going and cannot shut off?
Do you feel "down in the dumps" at times and not sure why?
Has motivation been lacking for you lately?
Do you feel like you fall apart every time you are stressed out?
Do you experince low libido and hormones feel off?
If you said yes to any of these questions it is likely that you are have a problem with making neutrotransmitters in your body that help with your overall mood. The top 3 neurotransmitters that can help with everything above are Dopamine, Serotonin, and GABA.
Here are a list of symptoms that you may experience if you are low in either dopamine, serotonin, or GABA.
Signs of Low Dopamine:
Lack of motivation
Cannot handle stress well
Feels hopeless at times
Loses temper very easily
Signs of Low Serotonin:
"Down in the dumps" feeling
Loss on interest to do activities you once enjoyed
Signs of Low GABA:
Mind constantly going and cannot shut off
Have to fall asleep with the tv left on
Feeling overwhelmed often
To make each of these neurotransmitters there are 3 nutrients that can help to increase production and help relieve some of the symptoms you may be experiencing. I suggest consulting with a functional medicine practitioner to help decide which of these nutrients may be right for you and what you have going on. Listed below are the 3 nutrients thatcan help to product your "feel good" neurotransmitters.
B6 (make sure to supplement with the form called P-5-P)
In addition to these nutrients listed above I always advise seeking further help from a functional medicine practitioner like myself because there may be more to it than just taking B6, magnesium, and zinc. Improving overall wellness with improving gut health, addressing adrenal fatigue, and managing an imbalanced blood sugar are other ways that can help get you feeling better and taking back your health in a natural way!