SUPPLEMENTS THAT INCREASE DOPAMINE:
PHARMACEUTICALS THAT INCREASE DOPAMINE:
■ Nicotine (Nicorette gum)
■ Cabaser (Dostinex)
■ Bromocriptine (Parlodel)
Another precursor to dopamine is Levodopa, which is found in the tropical legume known as velvet bean. Drugs that increase dopamine levels are often prescribed for Parkinson’s disease and hyperprolactinemia. Dostinex and Bromocriptine are the two most popular choices for such ailments.
My personal favorite for raising dopamine is nicotine. I prefer chewing Nicorette gum in between meals for potent appetite suppression and for anti-aromatase properties. I only ingest nicotine during the final weeks before competing in a bodybuilding contest where body fat levels are extremely low. I have no problem ceasing the nicotine usage when my diet is over and have never had any form of withdrawal symptoms.
In summation, it appears that keeping dopamine levels elevated during prolonged periods of calorie deprivation promotes appetite regulation, increased mood, and the ability to endure what it takes to achieve very low body fat levels. - FLEX