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How the gut changes the functionality of our brain

How the gut changes the functionality of our brain

Our microbiota (the bacteria in our gut) produce a lot of metabolites which are important for the functionality of our brain. These metabolites are: serotine, gammamino acid (GABA), dopamine, noradrenalin, acetylcholine,  histamine short chain fatty acids  ( including propionic acid). What about it? – you may ask.

Let’s have a look at how serotonin influences our body

The deficiency of serotonin and its receptor causes:

  1. aggression
  2. violence
  3. depression
  4. suicidal thoughts
  5. risky behaviour
  6. chronical tiredness
  7. anorexia
  8. apathy
  9. a low level of libido

The excess of serotonin and its receptor causes:

  1. fever
  2. sweating
  3. mania
  4. anxiety