Trip therapy: The neurotransmitter acetylcholine

A shortage of acetylcholine?

The neurotransmitter acetylcholine is involved in memory, creativity and brain speed. If someone is less creative, slower of understanding, less empathetic, curious or less able to remember than before, it may be that there is a shortage of acetylcholine in the brain.

During the intake of trip therapy we test acetylcholine, among other things

Replenish Acetylcholine

Supplementing the neurotransmitter acetylcholine can give noticeable improvements. Creativity, faster thinking, better memory and faster reflexes. You may also be more inclined to do new things. In short, you are more flexible and the brain works faster when acetylcholine is up to standard.

Replenishing acetylcholine can be done through food, herbs, supplements and activities.

Nutrition and acetylcholine

Healthy food is the basis of a healthy brain. You can use the information from the following two blog posts as a basis.

Healthy diet | Anti-depression diet

Supplement your healthy diet with the following foods to increase acetylcholine.

  • Artichoke
  • Avocado
  • Leafy vegetables
  • Beans and legumes
  • Mushrooms
  • Chocolate (As pure as possible)
  • Eggs
  • Goji berries
  • Green tea
  • Oatmeal
  • Hemp seeds
  • Nuts
  • Dandelion
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sesame seed
  • Soybeans
  • Tofu
  • Meat (grass-fed)
  • Fish (oily)
  • Seeds
  • Sunflower seeds

Herbs and acetylcholine

Increasing acetylcholine with strong medicinal herbs is a possibility for many people. However, a small group of people, such as pregnant women and people taking certain medications, should be careful. Personal advice is recommended.

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba improves the production, release and functioning of acetylcholine, GABA, serotonin and dopamine. You can buy ginkgo as a supplement or you can make tea from this herb.

Salvia officinalis

Another name for Salvia officinalis is sage. In addition to preventing the breakdown of acetylcholine, sage also acts as an anti-inflammatory, pain reliever and blood pressure reducer. Sage can be made into tea or used as a spice in the kitchen.

Bacopa Monnieri

Bacopa Monnieri prevents acetylcholine breakdown by inhibiting the enzyme acetylcholinesterase. Bacopa Monnieri is also known as a brain tonic

Supplements and acetylcholine

To increase the level of acetylcholine in the brain, the precursors of acetylcholine can be taken together with substances that are necessary for the conversion to acetylcholine.

Precursors Acetylcholine:

Alpha GPC


B vitamins

What else you can do

Brain training, balance exercises, dancing, sports, strength training and meditation have a positive effect on the balance of the neurotransmitters, including acetylcholine. Challenge yourself more often and do new things without thinking about it too much.

A warning about too much acetylcholine

If there is an excess of acetylcholine compared to dopamine, trembling can occur. Even Parkinson's disease is a result of this imbalance. Do you notice that by increasing acetylcholine you get shaky? Then reduce the intake a bit and make sure that dopamine has to go up slightly compared to acetylcholine. Increasing dopamine can be done by decreasing glutamate which can be done by increasing GABA. For example, all neurotransmitters interact and everything must be in balance.

Other neurotransmitters

Do you want to read more about the other neurotransmitters? Here is a summary of the articles already written.

Neurotransmitters and nutrition | GABA| Glutamate | Dopamine | Serotonin

personal advice

With trip therapy we give personal advice to balance the neurotransmitters before a psychedelic session. A balance of the neurotransmitters in itself often provides relief from complaints and it ensures that a psychedelic session works more pleasantly and effectively. Do you want to use our holistic services?

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