The Top 5 Neurotransmitters that Drive Your Life Experience
Neurotransmitters impact mood and pain
Healthy habits can modify these pathways
Glutamate is the main excitatory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, which means it activates nearby nerve cells. Accumulating evidence suggests that it plays an integral role in communicating pain signals from the periphery to the brain. Lower levels of glutamate appear to be beneficial to reducing pain states.
5. Substance P
Substance P is a neuropeptide that plays an important role in the detection of pain. It co-exists with glutamate, an excitatory neurotransmitter involved in pain signaling. When a painful trigger is experienced, substance P excites or activates nearby nerves located in the spinal cord. Substance P is dysregulated in chronic pain states and increased in response to chronic stress.
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