Acetylcholine deficiency?

The neurotransmitter acetylcholine is involved in memory, creativity and the speed of the brain. If a person is less creative, slower of understanding, less empathetic, curious or less able to remember than before, there may be an acetylcholine deficiency in the brain.

During the intake of trip therapy we test acetylcholine, among other things.

Acetylcholine replenishment

Replenishing the neurotransmitter acetylcholine can give noticeable improvements. Creativity, faster thinking, better memory and faster reflexes. You may also be more inclined to undertake new things. In short, you are more flexible and the brain works faster when acetylcholine is up to par.

Replenishing acetylcholine can be done through food, herbs, supplements and occupations.

Nutrition and acetylcholine

Healthy nutrition is the basis of a healthy brain. As a basis, you can use the information from the following two blog posts.

Healthy diet | Anti-depression diet

Supplement your healthy diet with the following foods to increase acetylcholine.

  • Artichoke
  • Eggplant
  • Avocado
  • Leafy vegetables
  • Beans and legumes
  • Mushrooms
  • Chocolate (As pure as possible)
  • Eggs
  • Goji berries
  • Green tea
  • Oatmeal
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Nuts
  • Dandelion
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sesame seeds
  • Soybeans
  • Tofu
  • Meat (grass-fed)
  • Fish (oily)
  • Seeds
  • Sunflower seeds

Herbs and acetylcholine

Increasing acetylcholine with strong medicinal herbs is an option for many people. However, a small group of people, such as pregnant women and those taking certain medications, should be cautious. A personal consultation is recommended.

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba improves the production, release and action of acetylcholine, GABA, serotonin and dopamine. Ginkgo can be purchased as a supplement or you can draw tea from this herb.

Salvia officinalis

Another name for Salvia officinalis is sage. Besides preventing the breakdown of acetylcholine, sage also acts as an anti-inflammatory, pain reliever and blood pressure reducer. Sage can be made into tea or used as an herb in cooking.

Bacopa monnieri

Bacopa Monnieri prevents acetylcholine degradation by inhibiting the enzyme acetylcholine esterase. Bacopa Monnieri is also called brain tonic

Supplements and acetylcholine

To increase the level of acetylcholine in the brain, the precursors of acetylcholine can be taken along with substances required for conversion to acetylcholine.

Precursors Acetylcholine:



B vitamins

What else you can do

Brain training, balance exercises, dancing, sports, strength training and meditation have a positive effect on the balance of neurotransmitters including acetylcholine. Challenge yourself more often and do new things without thinking too much about it.

A warning about too much acetylcholine

If there is an excess of acetylcholine over dopamine, then tremor can occur. Even Parkinson's disease is a result of this imbalance. Do you notice that increasing acetylcholine causes you to experience tremor? Then decrease the intake a little and make sure that dopamine should go up slightly compared to acetylcholine. Increasing dopamine can be done by decreasing glutamate which in turn can be done by increasing GABA. Thus, all neurotransmitters have an effect on each other and everything should be balanced.

Other neurotransmitters

Want to read more about the other neurotransmitters? Here is a list about the articles already written.

Neurotransmitters and nutrition | GABA| Glutamate | Dopamine | Serotonin

Personal advice

In trip therapy, we provide personalized advice to balance the neurotransmitters even before a psychedelic session. Balancing the neurotransmitters in itself often provides relief from symptoms and it makes a psychedelic session more enjoyable and effective. Would you like to take advantage of our holistic services?