Green tea increases Dopamine levels in the brain.

Discussion in 'Fitness, Health & Nutrition' started by ismokegreen, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. I've always wondered why when I'm eating well and drinking a lot of green tea I felt so damn good... I've noted several times that I even felt almost a little high after drinking some green tea(not like a stoney high but just a very euphoric feeling throughout my body/mind) and now I think that I have part of the answer.

    Green Tea on the Brain | Psychology Today



    Now you know why you're so addicted to that cup of green tea you drink every morning ;)
     
  2. Really? This interests no one?
     
  3. It interests me!

    Green tea also has a good bit of l-theanine in it, which also contributes to the good feeling you get. L-theanine is anxiolytic, and actually helps to stem the negative effects one gets from caffeine, without ruining the stimulation. This is why many people find it easy to go to bed after some green tea, but not after some coffee.
     
  4. Does this mean they are going to make it illegal soon?:confused::(
     

  5. We'd better start hoarding as much as we can while it's still available :eek:
     
  6. is their a certain tea that has more dopamine in it?
     
  7. Fantastic, even more reason to drink this delicious brew!
     
  8. No? It doesn't "have" dopamine in it. The various constituents help to increase the manufacturing of dopamine in the brain. How much depends on your own body chemistry
     
  9. This is great to hear. I always drink green tea.
     
  10. Pretty sure thats the caffeine.

    And Ive never felt that "good feeling" you're talking about and I drink about 5 cups a day:confused:
     

  11. Yeah, I'm sure the caffeine has a lot to do with it, I was only partially serious about the "green tea addiction" aspect.


    Yeah the good feeling was/is a result of eating really well, like removing sugar, and wheat and most dairy from my diet as well as drinking apple cider vinegar in the mornings and eating a spoon full of coconut oil at least once a day... that along with the green tea results in a really suprizingly euphoric feeling that comes on suddenly throughout my week... sadly I haven't been eating well enough to experience this lately:(
     
  12. Green Tea is awesome, it's one of my favorite teas to drink but I don't have it as much as I'd like. Gonna go pick some up soon though, stockin up! :D
     
  13. I think most food and drink cause this, it doesn't really surprise me at all
     
  14. And tea does even more! :hello:

    Tea catechins' affinity for human cannabinoid receptors. (abst – 2010)
    Tea catechins' affinity for human cannabinoid rece... [Phytomedicine. 2010] - PubMed result


    And......

    Scientists Find New Sources of Plant Cannabinoids Other than Medical Marijuana? (news – 2010)
    [FONT=&quot]Scientists Find New Sources of Plant Cannabinoids Other than Medical Marijuana? « Montanabiotech's Blog[/FONT]



    I drink a lot of tea, incidentally. :D I'm having some iced Constant Comment at the moment, and some (natural) fruit-flavored green tea is steeping for the next pitcherful! :)


    Granny :wave:
     
  15. That's cool! According to the second article, I been getting high off fruits and vegetables :D Freaking awesome~!
     

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