Dopamine - hormone formed brain cells and nerve cells, adrenal tissue (in small amounts). It is one of the components of the different organs and tissues. The unofficial name of the dopamine - the hormone of joy. Read about other hormones similar action.
Description and norm
The hormone controls the period of sleep and wakefulness is actively involved in the processes of human thought. Because of dopamine we enjoy the food, and even feel a sexual attraction to the opposite sex. Dopamine is synthesized during pleasure and in the period of his expectations. But there is a hormone and a negative effect - dopamine is responsible for the body's addiction to narcotic substances. Normal indicators of the hormone in the body: from 10 to 100 pg / m.
Dopamine and food
On hormone concentrations affect the amino acid tyrosine. The highest content of this substance - in fruits and vegetables and protein products. Eat bananas, avocados, almonds, beans, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds. Eat low-fat milk and yogurt, meat, poultry and fish. Eat asparagus, broccoli and beets. You can poprinimat vitamins purchased at a pharmacy, but first check with your doctor.
Consume more antioxidants. The hormone is easily oxidized, and that antioxidants can help reduce the damage to brain cells, which are responsible for production of dopamine. Add in the diet of foods that contain vitamin C (peppers Green sweet, strawberry, orange, lemon, kiwi) and vitamin E (almonds, carrots, hazelnuts, soy, peanuts, sunflower seeds). Use flaxseed and vegetable oil.
Increased hormone signals the myocardial infarction, the presence of stress, depression. Increasing also observed in diabetic acidosis (one of the complications of diabetes) and manic-depressive illness.
Reduced hormone levels suggests Parkinson's disease - a disease which is accompanied by the gradual dying off of the nerve cells involved in the development of dopamine. Disturbed regulation of movements and muscle tone, tremors and stiffness appears. Another disease caused by a decrease in the hormone - Addison's disease. It is a disease of the endocrine system associated with insufficient production of adrenal hormones needed by the body. Sometimes reduction of dopamine concentrations are diagnosed with diabetes.