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    Low Dopamine Levels ==> How to Increase?


    Got the remainder of my most recent blood test results. Dopamine level is really, really low. I don't have the paperwork in front of me, but my recollection is the range went up to 150 and my level was less than 10.

    Vitamin B and D were deficient as well. I'm now taking supplements that will hopefully fix those issues. Plus slight increases in thyroid medication and HCG to bring numbers up a bit.

    What have folks done to increase dopamine levels?

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    L-dopa with Egcg
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    Herbal mucuna pruriens (velvet bean) contains L-dopa
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    L-dopa from unique nutrition in addition to an mao-b inhibitor is what I do
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    Thanks for the info. Hopefully my dopamine level will go up after I fix various vitamin deficiencies (B, D, iron). I have a prescription for Cabergoline, but might try L-dopa before that.
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    You have a script for caber? Talk to your doc about deprenyl, it's better for long term increase of dopamine, and has other benefits too. You can get a patch (time released)..

    I'm not a doctor though so do what they say first
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    Quote Originally Posted by Imeniaan View Post
    L-dopa with Egcg

    How does EGCG potentiate or effect the l-dopa?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gutterpump View Post
    L-dopa from unique nutrition in addition to an mao-b inhibitor is what I do
    Does this brand of L-DOPA feel any different than mucuna or 1-carboxy?
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    I've never really tried mucuna or 1-carboxy.

    But reading up on it, I think UN's is a more pure/potent form of l-dopa

    What is it that you feel from mucuna or powerful/1-carboxy? How well does it work for you and what do you notice from it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gutterpump View Post
    What is it that you feel from mucuna or powerful/1-carboxy? How well does it work for you and what do you notice from it?
    Maybe I didn't take enough, but I don't really notice anything except feeling a little sedated. I was looking for the libido enhancing effects. I think I'll try the L-DOPA since its only $14 for the powder.
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    You have a script for caber? Talk to your doc about deprenyl, it's better for long term increase of dopamine, and has other benefits too. You can get a patch (time released)..

    I'm not a doctor though so do what they say first
    Is there something unusual about having a prescription for Cabergoline?
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    Did you have an orgasim close to the time before having your bloodwork?

    Try taking 100-200mg Vitamin B-6. Will probably straighten you out, and it's cheap.
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    guys i tried mucuna pruriens powder, no extract, from an ayurveda site and this **** was really good stuff

    took some half a teaspoon to a teaspoon before bed and woke up with a boner every morning after

    also combined this with 5-htp at night

    last years i have been okay, but never was motivated or anything for whatsoever except work, but the house never gets clean and **** like that

    when i took this i had this feeling i could take on the world

    when dosed too high i felt anxiety, or if not taken with 5-htp

    then afterwards i tried another mucuna pruriens and this hadn't the same potency as the other

    never tried an extract, but l-dopa from mucuna should be good stuff in my opinion

    b6 never really did much for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by cumkwakka View Post
    when dosed too high i felt anxiety, or if not taken with 5-htp
    That is because dopamine reduces serotonin. How much 5-htp do you take?
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve999 View Post
    Is there something unusual about having a prescription for Cabergoline?
    No not at all. Was it prescribed specifically to raise dopamine levels for you?

    I was told by a doctor on another board that Deprenyl may be a safer method for long term prolactin control, I think caber is much stronger and works much differently (caber is a receptor agonist - deprenyl on the other hand prevents breakdown of dopamine, as well as PEA).
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    what are the symptoms of low dopamine levels
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    I think high prolactin, low libido, low motivation, etc... probably similar in some ways to low test but not completely. Just a guess..worth getting checked for though.
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    Isnt low dopamine liked to alzheimers?
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    try 200mg B-6 for 2 weeks. Then get back to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeanGuy View Post
    That is because dopamine reduces serotonin. How much 5-htp do you take?
    yep i knew this

    i guess a full teaspoon of mucuna and 100 mg of 5-htp is dosed slightly off

    i think a good combo is 100 mg 5-htp with 500 mg mucuna
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    Isnt low dopamine liked to alzheimers?
    I think so. And maybe Parkinson's disease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve999 View Post
    What have folks done to increase dopamine levels?
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