Hordenine and PEA (Phenylethylamine) Supplements

Falling in love or having a crush on someone can be a very powerful feeling. The exhilarating rush makes everything else seem insignificant.

An often overlooked part of the whole idea, especially when you’re in the middle of the emotions, is that the rush is all a result of a chemical cocktail mixed by the brain.

Even though it’s more fun to get the chemicals flowing naturally, two supplements, the PEA Hordenine combo, can help mimic the same euphoria felt with that kind of intense happiness while improving brain function, boosting physical performance, and also helping you burn fat.

PEA Phenylethylamine Supplement Benefits

Phenylethylamine (also known by the much easier to pronounce acronym ‘PEA’) is a natural alkaloid found throughout nature in animals and plants. It is a neuromodulator and neurotransmitter.  Individuals often use PEA as a dietary supplement to boost mood and energy. When metabolized, PEA acts similarly to an amphetamine by releasing a special mix of the endorphins norepinephrine and dopamine and speeding up the flow between nerve cells.

Due to this, it’s come to be known as the “love molecule” or an infatuation inducing stimulant and creates the high or euphoria felt when in love. There seems to be an optimal range of PEA within the body as people who have problems focusing their attention often have low levels of PEA, while people with certain psychological issues often have abnormally high levels.

If PEA sounds like it’s too good to be true, that’s because it is. When used alone, PEA is quickly made inactive by monoamine oxidase (MAO). This means very little reaches the brain and even if it does, the effects don’t last very long.

Phenylethylamine Hordenine Benefits

This is where hordenine comes in. Hordenine is an alkaloid extracted from specific type of cactus and in the class of PEA-related chemicals. It also affects levels of norepinephrine within the body and is used as a stand alone supplement for energy, weight loss, body composition, and improved cognitive function.

But when it relates to PEA, the most sought after effects of hordenine are for it acting as an MAO inhibitor. Since MAO quickly breaks down PEA when it’s metabolized, the effects are short lasting. But when combined with the MAOI-like effects of a supplement like hordenine, the positive feelings from PEA can carry on much longer and possibly be amplified.

While the chemical effects of stacking hordenine phenylethylamine are the same, they benefit users in a variety of ways from a planned euphoria during social events on the weekends to energetic, focused workouts. The main uses of PEA/Hordenine are:

  • Induce a positive mood
  • General euphoric feelings
  • Focus and concentration
  • Energy before a workout
  • Fat loss (Stimulant)

If you are interested in testing out a combo of hordenine phenylethylamine, especially if you’re mixing bulk powders, you will likely have to experiment to find the dosage that works best for you. Some users like to take 15-30mg of Hordenine with 300-500mg PEA.

As always, it’s best to start on the lower end of the dosage spectrum and slowly work up from there.

Hordenine and PEA (Phenylethylamine) Sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hordenine

http://xray.bmc.uu.se/Courses/Bke1/1998/Projects/Lovechem/projekt.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phenethylamine

Lessening the Severity of Brain Damage with Nootropics

Brain damage is something that most people hope to never deal with, and is a terrifying thought for most. Brain damage is also something that most people think nothing can be done about, and may even think that the damage is completely unmanageable. This is where nootropics come in to play, as they are supplements that are not only capable of lessening the severity of brain damage, but they can even help keep brain damage from becoming out of control.

The Romanian Dr. Corneliu E. Giurgea coined the word nootropic in 1972. It is derived from the Greek words nous, or “mind,” and trepein meaning “to bend/turn.” Nootropics work by simply altering the availability of the brain’s supply of neurotransmitters, enzymes, and hormones and also works by improving the brain’s oxygen supply. Sometimes nootropics can even stimulate nerve growth.

How do Nootropics Help with Brain Damage?

Nootropics tend to improve systems that are already functioning. For example, the nootropic Piracetam increases communication between the left and right hemispheres of the brain, which helps protect the brain from becoming oxygen-deprived. This causes the user who bought the nootropics to become more alert, and have a reduced reaction time.

But the abilities of nootropics don’t end with just improved alertness, they can even allow someone to recover from brain damage, such as the damage brought on by extreme temperatures.

An average person may think that they wouldn’t be exposed to such extreme temperatures, but all it takes is a cold day in winter or hot day in summer for a person to be overexposed to the elements, which can lead to heat exhaustion, or even a stroke. Nootropics like Cerebrolysin can help the body recover from damage caused by whole body hypethermia if used soon after the patient has been exposed to the temperature. Extremely hot conditions tend to induce various neurological problems, such as impaired motor functions. The neurotransmitters glutamate and aspartate were elevated in test subjects exposed to extreme heat, where as glycine and GABA were reduced. Further research revealed a breakdown of the blood-brain barrier. With the blood-brain barrier weakened, the test subject had high chances of permeation of blood borne toxins into neural tissue. The immediate administration of Cerebrolysin reversed these symptoms.

So the use of nootropics shouldn’t be something that you overlook, as the effects leave a person boosted, alert, and ready to move on with their day no matter what extreme they may face.

Sources

  1. http://brainblogger.com
  2. http://voices.yahoo.com