October 24, 2011 2:39 am at 2:39 am #600125
So we’re sitting at the yontiff table, and someone mentions how eating chocolate releases serotonin.
I said, “Big deal, so do SSRI’s.”
Right?October 24, 2011 2:40 am at 2:40 am #819510yossi z.Member
what’s SSRI’s?October 24, 2011 2:43 am at 2:43 am #819511
SSRI’s inhibit the reuptake of seretonin. They don’t release or produce seretonin, they just enhance the effect of endogenous seretoninOctober 24, 2011 2:44 am at 2:44 am #819512matziv chapperMember
whats serotonin and SSRI’s ?October 24, 2011 2:51 am at 2:51 am #819513
SSRI’s inhibit the reuptake of seretonin. They don’t release or produce seretonin, they just enhance the effect of endogenous seretonin
MAOI’s?October 24, 2011 2:54 am at 2:54 am #819514
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (or s/t like that). MAOI’s inhibit the degredation of different hormones. They don’t produce them eitherOctober 24, 2011 2:55 am at 2:55 am #819515JotharMember
Chocolate is much cheaper than SSRI’s, unless you have a sweet Rx plan.October 24, 2011 3:02 am at 3:02 am #819516
Yes yes, whatever. I don’t care how it works. The point is still true.October 24, 2011 3:08 am at 3:08 am #819517HealthParticipant
taking a break – What? Are you in nursing school?
Sounds like you’re taking Pharm 101.October 24, 2011 3:08 am at 3:08 am #819518
No it not. There is a big difference between releasing ( as chocolate does) and inhibiting reuptake ( such as SSRI’s and MAOI’s).October 24, 2011 3:10 am at 3:10 am #819519
No it not. There is a big difference between releasing ( as chocolate does) and inhibiting reuptake ( such as SSRI’s and MAOI’s).
There is a big difference in how it works, but not in relevant effect. If you are trying to create artificial happiness, it is not less artificial because you happened to use a household food item, than a household toiletry, than a household liquor, than a household drug.October 24, 2011 3:11 am at 3:11 am #819520
Sorry. Not telling you what I’m studying. But it’s in the medical field.
OK OK I concede. The effect is similar you forgot to mention the health benefits of chocolate and the potential SE of those drugs. I’d take chocolate if you’re offering 🙂October 24, 2011 3:11 am at 3:11 am #819521HealthParticipant
PBA -“how eating chocolate releases serotonin.”
By me – it’s like – goes straight into the opiate receptors.
Nothing is like Cholov Stam chocolate!
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