Responsible for motivation, memory, and creativity, dopamine is a key neurotransmitter that also increases alertness and assertiveness.
HELPS YOU STAY ALERT AND FOCUSED
IMPROVED ASSERTIVENESS AND CONFIDENCE
INCREASED MOTIVATION AND CREATIVITY
INCREASES ATHLETIC ABILITY AND BALANCE
Dopamine improves your balance and motor function, and is associated with increased learning capacity in both mental and physical pursuits.
L-Phenylalanine & L-Tyrosine
L-Phenylalanine and L-Tyrosine are amino acid precursors to dopamine - both must be present in order for dopamine to be synthesized. L-Phenylalanine is present in many foods (such as meat and dairy), and is converted into L-Tyrosine in the body. In turn, L-Tyrosine is converted into L-Dopa, the direct precursor to dopamine.
Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, & Selenium
Each of these essential vitamins play a key role in the optimal production of dopamine. Vitamin B6 helps convert L-Dopa into dopamine, Vitamin C helps convert dopamine into norepinephrine (increasing alertness and attention), and selenium protects brain cells while regulating the amount of dopamine-producing enzymes in the brain. Each of these also have important antioxidant properties that protect cells from damage during the production and metabolism of dopamine.
Folate, Vitamin B12, & Trimethylglycine
The methylation cycle in the body is involved in virtually all cellular reactions, including the smooth operation of your neurotransmitters. SAM-E (S-adenosyl methionine) is a critical part of this process, ensuring that methylation is not disrupted by any chemical imbalances in the body. SAM-E also helps convert norepinephrine to epinephrine for use in attention based activities. Folate, Vitamin B-12 and Trimethylglycine convert homocysteine into SAME, maintaining an optimal level of this crucial precursor.