An acetylcholine deficiency?
The neurotransmitter acetylcholine is involved in memory, creativity and brain speed. If someone is less creative, slower to understand, less empathetic, curious or less able to remember than before, it may be that there is a deficiency of acetylcholine in the brain.
During the intake of trip therapy we test, among other things, acetylcholine
Supplementing the neurotransmitter acetylcholine can provide noticeable improvements. Creativity, faster thinking, better memory and faster reflexes. You may also be more inclined to do new things. In short, you are more flexible and the brain works faster when acetylcholine is at the right level.
Replenishing acetylcholine can be done through food, herbs, supplements and activities.
Nutrition and acetylcholine
Healthy food is the basis of a healthy brain. You can use the information from the next two blog posts as a basis.
Supplement your healthy diet with the following foods to increase acetylcholine.
- Leafy vegetables
- Beans and legumes
- Chocolate (As pure as possible)
- Goji berries
- Green tea
- Hemp seeds
- Pumpkin seeds
- Sesame seed
- Meat (grass fed)
- Fish (oily)
- 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 people taking certain medications, should exercise caution. Personal advice is recommended.
Ginkgo Biloba improves the production, release and effect of acetylcholine, GABA, serotonin and dopamine. You can buy Ginkgo as a supplement or you can make tea from this herb.
Another name for Salvia officinalis is sage. In addition to preventing the breakdown of acetylcholine, sage also works as an anti-inflammatory, painkiller and blood pressure lowering agent. Sage can be made into tea or used as an herb in cooking.
Bacopa Monnieri prevents acetylcholine breakdown 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 together with substances required for the conversion to acetylcholine.
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 about it too much.
A warning about too much acetylcholine
If there is an excess of acetylcholine compared to dopamine, shakiness may occur. Even Parkinson's disease is a result of this imbalance. Do you notice that increasing acetylcholine causes shakiness? Then reduce your intake a bit and ensure that dopamine should increase slightly compared to acetylcholine. Increasing dopamine can be done by lowering glutamate, which can be done by increasing GABA. In this way, all neurotransmitters have an effect on each other and everything must be in balance.
Would you like to read more about the other neurotransmitters? Here is a summary of the articles already written.
With trip therapy we provide personal advice to get the neurotransmitters in balance before a psychedelic session. A balance of neurotransmitters in itself often provides relief from complaints and makes a psychedelic session more pleasant and effective. Would you like to use our holistic services?