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Phenylethylamine is a nootropic stimulant that improves your memory recall, executive function, creative flow states, reduces stress and anxiety, lifts mood, and helps ADHD symptoms. It works by increasing the effects of neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine and acetylcholine. This makes you feel energetic, focused, and motivated.
What is Phenylethylamine?
Phenethylamine is found in the nervous system, where it plays a role in brain circuits that release “feel good” hormones. It improves motivation, problem-solving, and task completion by increasing the effects of other neurotransmitters and chemicals in the brain, including serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, and acetylcholine. Researchers believe that PEA can be a safe alternative to drugs such as amphetamine or methylphenidate when it comes to improving mental health.
It’s potent. Therefore, it’s essential to be mindful of and start with a low dosage – slowly increase if necessary to the ideal dosage that works best for you individually.
Based on recent research, it seems to defend against depression, poor attention span and even weight gain, especially when coupled with other lifestyle changes and treatments.
Benefits and Effects
- Enhances Focus and Attention
- Improves Moods and Reduces Anxiety and Depression
- Supports Athletic Performance / Workouts
Mechanisms of Action
How Does Phenylethylamine Work?
Stimulates dopamine, norepinephrine, and acetylcholine levels
- Modulates receptor sensitivity and reuptake processes
- Synthesized in the body from the amino acid phenylalanine
- The psychoactive ingredient in chocolate and blue, green algae
- Synergistic with MAO-B inhibitors like Hordenine
- Phenylethylamines are a category of empathogens and entheogens derived from PEA and that act mainly on its receptor sites
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