The Most Powerful “Happy Pill” You Never Heard Of
Made in Abundance by Nature Herself
Ben Franklin said two things are certain in life: death and taxes. Well, I’d like to add a third for modern living: stress.
Our fast-paced, media-controlled lives are filled with mixed signals and mayhem, sometimes more than we can handle. Too much stress can lead to burn out, a form of depression.
What’s worse, depressed people are encouraged on TV to solve the problem with pills, which are factory-made “products” that turn drug companies into “dealers” for the millions who get hooked.
So why am I writing about another happy pill? Because this one contains a substance that’s abundant in nature, isn’t addictive, and is already in your body.
And I fully understand that taking any pill isn’t as important as factors like lifestyle, diet, exercise, meditation and spirituality. I write about those too… But sometimes, it’s nice to get a little “kick-start” from one of God’s factories (in this case, Earth).
I found a natural “kick-start,” a legal high for about 10 cents a pop.
This is not some foreign substance developed in a lab, in fact it’s already in every tissue of your body.
We’re talking about a lovely amino acid with a mysterious name: L-Tyrosine.
The main use of L-Tyrosine is to help the body produce hormones and build proteins. But we’re interested in how it seems to make thoughts “sexier.”
The magic of L-Tyrosine happens in its production of norepinephrine, and dopamine. These are feel-good chemicals that the body produces on its own, but are boosted by L-Tyrosine.
I’m also intrigued by how quickly I feel the effects. Normally, a supplement like an herb takes around 45 minutes to feel it. But these seem to kick in within 5 to 15 minutes.
Of course, everybody’s metabolism differs, but there’s something about this supplement that my body seems to lap up and enjoy.
Several studies conclude this brain-booster can treat mild to moderate depression.
Beyond alleviating depression, there’s even a bit of ecstasy. No, I don’t mean the drug ecstasy, I mean that L-Tyrosine can leave me feeling a bit ecstatic, especially if I’m in a flow-state and faithfully following my morning routine.
Word on the street says L-Tyrosine can also help with PMS and libido.
I can’t speak for PMS, but I can say this stuff does lift spirits.
The best part is that it’s non-addictive, so if I forget to take one in the morning, I don’t notice or “crave” it.
L-Tyrosine is considered safe in most dosages, but the supplements aren’t for everyone, for instance people who get migraines may not do well with this supplement. Others have reported a typical list of side effects.
But for me, when traveling along the mental traffic, L-Tyrosine can add an extra sparkle to the highway lines.
Of course, if you’re already on some anti-depressant program then you want to talk to your doctor.
My Actual Morning Cocktail:
Fresh lemon juice (in warm water) or pure carrot juice.
A mix of 2 chocolate protein shakes with spinach/banana.
1 X 500 mg L-Tyrosine (mood-booster).
1 X 500 mg Magnesium
2 X 500 mg capsules of Ashwagandha (with a dash of tumeric and cayenne)
3 X 500 mg caplets of L-Lysine
3 x 500 mg caplets of Vitamin C
3 X 50 mcg (2,000IU) softgels of Vitamin D
Ashwagandha and magnesium help with mood/energy/immunity and the last three are for immunity.
The brand I actually take each morning is here.
I’ve enjoyed the same brand for over a year, works every time … turns my pessimism into optimism. All other herbs and such are listed on my Lucky Finds Page. 🍀
Remember happiness is a choice! 🥳
Stay salty but sweet, Joe 🙏
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