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A Novel Way to Lower Dopamine or Serotonin Levels

Updated: Oct 30, 2023

Based on a simple yet powerful concept in the paper referenced below here, i have found that supplementing between meals with an essential amino acid mix, minus the precursors to dopamine (Phenylaline) or serotonin (Tryptophan), helps clear excess neurotransmitters.


The simple formulae i have found helpful in lowering dopamine is a mix of : Leucine (3g), Iso-Leucine (1.5g), Valine (1.5g), Lysine (1.0-1.25 g), Histadine (1g), Threonine (1g), Methionine (0.5g), Tryptophan (0.5g).


The simple formulae i have found helpful in lowering dopamine is a mix of : Leucine (3g), Iso-Leucine (1.5g), Valine (1.5g), Lysine (1.0-1.25 g), Histadine (1g), Threonine (1g), Methionine (0.5g), Phenylalinine (1.0g).


The thesis is essentially that when the body is given all the Essential Amino Acids (9) except for 1 or 2, it will begin to scavenge the missing 1-2 amino acids from existing stores. I have found this effective for lowering any one of the 9 particular amino acids. The study referenced here, was focused on lowering neurotransmitter levels by reducing the pre-cursors: Phenylalinine, Tryptophan and Tyrosine - the results speak to its effectiveness and speed.


[1] A new method for rapidly and simultaneously decreasing serotonin and catecholamine synthesis in humans. Marco Leyton, PhD; Valerie Kwai Pun, BSc; Chawki Benkelfat, MD, DERBH; Simon N. Young, PhD Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montréal, Que. J Psychiatry Neurosci 2003;28(6):464-7. Submitted Oct. 23, 2002 Revised Jan. 15 2003; Mar. 6, 2003 Accepted Mar. 21, 2003. 2003 Canadian Medical Association.

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