Daily Habits for Neurotransmitter Health

Daily Habits for Neurotransmitter Health

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How to keep your neurotransmitters healthy and why

Most of us do a lot to stay physically healthy. We exercise, eat certain foods, and cut out other ones to keep our physique in prime condition. Have you ever thought about doing the same for your brain?

Like your body, your brain needs to stay healthy to function at its most optimal level. When it comes to brain health some of the most important factors to consider are neurotransmitters. 

What are neurotransmitters?

Inside all of our brains live billions of neurons. Neurotransmitters are the chemical messengers between our neurons; they transmit signals between our cells that allow our bodies to regulate some of their most necessary functions like digesting food, sleeping, concentrating, and even breathing. 

There are many different types of neurotransmitters in the human brain, all with unique functions. Over 60 neurotransmitters have been identified, but scientists say there are still plenty more to be discovered. Dopamine, serotonin, and glutamate are some of the commonly-discussed neurotransmitters you’ve likely heard of before. 

When the levels of certain neurotransmitters are too high or too low, you may feel symptoms such as sadness, restlessness, overeating or loss of appetite, irritability, anxiousness, and more. While you can’t fix a chemical imbalance in your brain overnight, you can start incorporating some practices that promote neurotransmitter health and improve your brain fitness. 

4 things you can do every day for your neurotransmitter health

1. Stay Active

We know that exercise is great for the health of the body, but it really is great for the brain too. Have you ever woken up feeling sad, but decided to go for a run and feel your mood improve? When you move your body, there are complex chemical reactions that occur in your brain and ultimately bring about a positive effect. 

Exercise promotes the release of multiple neurotransmitters including dopamine, endorphins, and endocannabinoids. If your levels of these neurotransmitters are low, exercise is a safe and healthy way to increase them. 

2. Meditate

The benefits of meditation for brain health are plentiful. Studies have found that those who meditate frequently see an increase in dopamine production after their practice. If you have never meditated before, start small. Try doing a guided practice every morning. Even if five minutes is all you have time for, this is a great way to center yourself, look inward, and let your feelings be felt without judgment. Hopefully, when you open your eyes, you’ll have those feel-good-feels and be able to maintain a more positive mood for the rest of the day. 

3. Use supplements

If your neurotransmitters are imbalanced, incorporating supplements is an easy way to restore that balance. In order to create all of the neurotransmitters we need to function, our bodies need plenty of vitamins and minerals. If you have any nutrient deficiencies, taking a supplement is a great way to bring your levels back up. When your body has everything it needs, your brain can function better. 

4. Have a PYM

PYM chews feature GABA (scientifically known as gamma-aminobutyric acid), a neurotransmitter that occurs naturally in our bodies. It helps inhibit neuron activity, which helps slow down our minds a little and provides a calming effect. If your natural levels of GABA are high you’ll likely feel less depressed, less stressed, less anxious, and get better sleep. On the other hand, if your GABA levels are low, you can guess what that looks like: anxiousness, stress, overthinking, and the overwhelming feeling that your brain is on overdrive. 

The role of GABA in your brain can be powerful as it functions as the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. Luckily for all of us, it’s easy to supplement your brain’s GABA levels. There are pure GABA supplements, GABA teas, or our personal favorite, PYM Chews. Each chew has 125 mg of GABA.

Supplementing amino acids like GABA for a few days may be a way to reset your mood, reduce stress levels, and increase your ability to get restful sleep.

Ready to balance your brain?

The unique brain chemistry we all have is what makes us who we are; it impacts how we function, think, and act. But, making sure we prioritize our neurotransmitter health is important to making sure we always feel like the best version of ourselves – because we all deserve that! What’s your favorite way to boost your brain health.

PYM has put together an easy Daily Habits Challenge so you can get a reset to kick off Mental Health Awareness Month (May). Opt-in for 7 days of tips to help you prioritize your mental health every day!

Text DAILYHABITS to +1 (844) 249-4868 to get a daily mental health reminder from PYM!

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