How to Regulate Dopamine Levels Naturally

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An individual’s dopamine levels play a very significant role in his or her balanced behavior. Do you find yourself feeling lonely, sad, stressed and depressed most of the time? Do you continuously seek thrills or have addictions such as shopping, gambling or self destruction? Then, there is a possibility that you already have a dopamine problem. You can take an immediate action to bring back your good health, happiness and self-confidence. Dopamine and Serotonin work in opposite of each other. Someone with bipolar disorder will generally want to raise serotonin and lower dopamine levels. Others may need the opposite.

You do not need to suffer from depression for a long period of time. The following are some of the best tips on how you can regulate your dopamine levels in a natural way.

Reduce your sugar intake. According to scientific research, sugar changes brain chemistry and affects your dopamine levels. Aside from drug and alcohol intake, too much sugar intake also affects your behavior and makes you feel depressed over a specific period of time.

Even though delicious sweets are truly irresistible, you must apply a high degree of discipline to control yourself. In the end, you can be happy as you want to be.



Take tyrosine. This essential amino acid helps in the synthesis some of your hormones. This important nutrient can be found in various foods. Some of these foods include meat, eggs, beans, watermelons, yogurt, cherries, apples and almonds.






Rather than taking dozens of individual supplements, there are some great combinations out there which include Citicoline and other natural ingredients I mention here.






Turmeric Curcumin– I don’t have enough great things to say about turmeric. It’s a key ingredient in your path to reducing inflammation and finding your best health.





Mucuna Pruriens

Bacopa monnieri

a traditional Indian Ayurvedic herb, helps regulate dopamine production up and down as needed.





Magnesium is crucial to your mental health. Signs of a deficiency include food cravings (salt or carbs), constipation, high blood pressure, rapid heartbeat or palpitations, muscle pains and spasms, fatigue, headaches, and depression symptoms such as mood swings, anxiety and irritability.

Set a regular daily routine. If you want to boost the level of your dopamine, you must set a well laid out plan of action in order to increase your health. In order for you to have a daily routine, it is recommended to divide 24 hours into 8 hours of work, 8 hours of sleep, as well as 8 hours of recreation, entertainment and socializing.

Engage in regular exercise. Exercise can help you to increase your blood circulation. In addition to this, it also influences the presence of various hormones on your brain which can improveyour dopamine levels.



Avoid too much stress. Take things easy. Always see things on the brighter side. Stress is caused by two major factors, chronic daily stressors and poor adrenal function. If you learn how to balance your life, you can avoid extreme depression that is detrimental to your health. To avoid too much stress and loneliness, you must take time to spend time with your family and friends. This can help you to be happy.

Oat straw, which is found in oatmeal, can also be used as a delicious tea.





Burdock root can be used in a tea or cooked and eaten.





Dandelion can also be used in tea, or cooked in food. It gives a general feeling of well being that will raise serotonin levels and lower dopamine levels.





Ginseng is sold by the root, and can be used as a tea, spice or supplement





Black cohosh is a plant that grows in the eastern and central parts of the United States. This herb can be used in a tea or in food preparation.

If you need to raise your dopamine levels instead of lower them, Omega-3 fish oils taken in high doses and L-thiamine found in green tea can help. Fava beans, grape seed, gingko biloba and pine bark also all have the ability to raise dopamine levels.


With the above mentioned tips, you can boost your dopamine levels and live happier and healthier.

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  1. Joshua June 20, 2017 5:33 am

    Thanks for this informative post Laurel. How does meditation stock up as a dopamine booster? I find that I always feel great after prayer and meditation so reading this got me wondering if there’s a connection.

    • Laurel June 27, 2017 1:24 am

      Meditation has been shown to increase dopamine, which is why it helps improve focus and concentration while making you relaxed!

  2. Clyde June 20, 2017 10:55 am

    Great Post!

    I had no idea that sugar levels had so much to do with depression.

    I am seriously going to look into the supplements that you recommend!

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