What supplements support recovery of the dopamine system following long term cannabis use?


To support the recovery of the dopamine system after long-term cannabis use, has suggested options such as L-tyrosine, which is a precursor to dopamine, in doses of 500 to 750 milligrams. Another option is Mucuna pruriens, which contains L-dopa, the direct precursor to dopamine. However, advises that individuals may experience different responses to these supplements, with some tolerating them better than others. He emphasizes the importance of consulting a healthcare provider, especially those with bipolar, mania, or schizophrenia, as these supplements are not recommended for such individuals. Additionally, he notes that increasing dopamine can accelerate healing and the recovery from injury, highlighting the link between the dopamine system and a sense of the future, which is associated with health and well-being. Behavioral methods such as cold water exposure and breathing techniques can also enhance neurotransmitter levels, acting as non-supplemental options to potentially augment the dopamine system 1.

Turning Thoughts into Health

Andrew discusses how a sense of hope, which is associated with the dopamine system, can lead to faster recovery from illness and injury. He also explores how augmenting the dopamine system can increase the rate of healing and mentions potential ways to increase dopamine levels, including through cold water exposure and breathing techniques.

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