Human Neurotransmitters in Plants

A letter in the Journal of Neuropsychiatric and Clinical Neuroscience suggested fruit as a treatment for depression. Study suggests low levels of serotonin may be responsible, and we have plenty of drugs to boost serotonin levels, but these bring with them serious problems and side effects. Letter suggested using foods with high sources of serotonin, such as pineapples, bananas, kiwis, plums and tomatoes.

A university review states that animal neurotransmitters are found in plants. They have all the same stuff we do. They have adrenaline, dopamine, serotonin, melatonin.

Recent study researched which varieties of tomatoes and strawberries had the most neurotransmitters. Turns out there’s enough in one serving to increase levels in our bloodstream.

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