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How do nutrients affect neurotransmission?

Neurotransmission is a process which is dependent on having adequate "ingredients" to synthesize neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, acetylcholine, and glutamate. A partial list of nutrients required for synthesis of neurotransmitters includes amino acids (tryptophan, tyrosine, glutamine), minerals (zinc, copper, iron, magnesium), and B-vitamins (B6, B12, folic acid).

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