MAOIs to Improve Mood & Protect Brain Function
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) are naturally occurring psychoactive drugs found in foods and plants (like coffee, tobacco, and chocolate), and synthesized pharmaceutically to treat depression, anxiety, and neurodegenerative diseases.
This deep-dive article reviews the scientific literature on the mechanisms behind their efficacy and their potential widespread use for various conditions.
Benefits of natural MAOIs in foods and herbal supplements are discussed as well as the pharmaceutical options for when a more potent MAOI is needed.
Topics covered include:
•The biochemistry of MAO & mood disorders
•Coffee, tobacco, & herbs
•Parnate, Nardil, & Selegiline
•BDNF & neurogenesis
•ADHD & OCD
•Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease
•GABA, cortisol, & stress
Inspired by the work of Dr. Ken Gillman and the countless stories of lives saved by treatment with monoamine oxidase inhibitors.
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