How to Increase Dopamine, the Motivation Molecule

Dopamine has been called our “motivation molecule.” It boosts our drive, focus, and concentration. It enables us to plan ahead and resist impulses so we can achieve our goals. It gives us that “I did it!” lift when we accomplish what we set out to do. It makes us competitive and provides the thrill of the chase in all aspects of life — business, sports, and love.

I am fascinated by these neurotransmitters and how they benefit our lives. When you finish reading this, check out my post on What is the Value of Hugging? to learn more about oxytocin.

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Our Better Health

By Deane Alban      Contributing Writer for Wake Up World      7th March 2015

Dopamine is a key neurotransmitter for motivation, focus and productivity. Learn the symptoms of dopamine deficiency and natural ways to increase dopamine levels …

There are about 100 billion neurons in the human brain — about as many stars as there are in the Milky Way. These cells communicate with each other via brain chemicals called neurotransmitters.

Dopamine is the neurotransmitter responsible for providing motivation, drive, and focus. It plays a role in many mental disorders including depression, addictions, ADHD, and schizophrenia.

Let’s take a closer look at dopamine — what it does, symptoms of deficiency, and how to increase it naturally.

Dopamine: The Motivation Molecule

Dopamine has been called our “motivation molecule.” It boosts our drive, focus, and concentration. It enables us to plan ahead and resist impulses so we can achieve our…

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3 responses to “How to Increase Dopamine, the Motivation Molecule

  1. Runner’s high…been there, wow…this stuff works! 🙂

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  2. This post really gets around! I was amused to see this excerpt of my article here which links to Our Better Health who republished it from Wake Up World who republished it from my site Be Brain Fit. I’d like to leave a link to my original article which has recently been updated and improved. You can find that here — https://bebrainfit.com/increase-dopamine/ Thanks!

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