Dopamine is the compound that fuels our drive and motivation. It increases attention, improves cognitive function, and stimulates our creativity. It makes us more social and extroverted and helps us form romantic and parental bonds. However, dopamine, when too high, can also have its drawbacks. Read on to discover 54 ways to increase dopamine and 12 factors that decrease it.
Glucocorticoid receptors are a type of receptors on the outside of our cells that transmit signals from glucocorticoids, such as cortisol. Poor glucocorticoid receptor function due to chronic stress and high CRH can lead to cortisol resistance, which explains why stress can worsen health problems and cause weight gain. Read this post to learn more about glucocorticoid receptors and how to optimize its function.
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is responsible for helping cell growth and response to outside factors that test the body’s immune system response. AhRs are necessary for cell differentiation and growth in various organ systems to keep homeostasis. AhRs are important and necessary in promoting a healthy lifestyle away from disease and infection due to outside forces. Keep reading to learn more about AhRs.
Optimizing Retinoic Acid Receptors (RARs) function can help you fix leaky gut, lose weight, fix insulin resistance and heal from autoimmune diseases. Read this post to learn about 13 positive and negative effects of RAR activation, and ways to improve them.
Retinoid X receptors (RXRs) promote genetic pathways that fight cancer and promote skin health when active. Read below to learn more.
Glutamate is needed for proper brain function, and helps the gut as well as increase longevity. However, it can also cause brain disorders and pain. Read more below to learn more about it.
The pregnane X receptor plays an important role in the body by helping the body handle foreign substances. While it decreases inflammation and helps liver function, it also has its cons. It’s important to try and figure out whether you are a high or low PXR producer – and we can figure that out by genes, symptoms and blood tests.
Read more below to learn about PXR.
The Farnesoid-X receptor is a nuclear receptor that plays a major role in carbohydrate and lipid metabolism.
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that is responsible for your happiness! Most anti-depressants focus on the production of serotonin.
Without dopamine, we wouldn’t be able to feel driven and motivated. Dopamine increases attention, improves cognitive function, and stimulates our creativity. It makes us more social and extroverted and helps us form romantic and parental bonds. However, dopamine, when too high, can also have its drawbacks. Many people seek out artificial sources of dopamine, which can lead to addiction. Dopamine can increase weight gain and aggression. Read this post to learn more about the pros and cons of dopamine and dopamine genetics.