Episode 7: What are Neurotransmitters?


Episode 7: What are Neurotransmitters?

In my blogs and articles, you’ll commonly hear me refer to Neurotransmitters. Since most people have no clue what these are and how important they are, I encourage you to check out this article by Mr. Poliquin discussing the 4 most important Neurotransmitters and why everyone should be aware of them! Check it out here.


In short, neurotransmitters and very similiar to hormones, but they are produced by neurons and ellict unique responses for each one. For example, when your neuros are stimulated to increase dopamine because you ate red meat, nuts or another food high in tyrosine, you will have good focus and drive for the next few hours. When you are upset, your serotonin levels are probably low. If you have poor focus, your acetylcholine and dopamine levels are sub par.


There is much to learn about the big 4, Dopamine, Acetylcholine, GABA and Serotonin. Start by checking out the article above! To get a better understanding of your hormones, check out my previous post, Episode 3: Hormones.

Ultimately, learning how to minipulate these will ensure you have great mental and physical energy. When you add training, you will reach low body fat levels. When people say food is the most important drug, this is what they are talking about.



About the Author: Marshall Ray

Marshall Ray is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Level 2 Poliquin International Certified Strength Coach (PICP), Biosignature Practitioner and a certified Precision Nutrition Coach (Pn1). He is the founder of Faster Fitness and co-founder of Femme Fit. He's passionate about building a community of people who love fitness and taking control of their health.