How can I increase dopamine transporters?

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Answer by Connie b. Dellobuono:

The dopamine transporter (also dopamine active transporter, DAT, SLC6A3) is a membrane-spanning protein that pumps the neurotransmitter dopamine out of the synapse back into cytosol, from which other transporters sequester DA and NE into vesicles for storage and later release. Dopamine reuptake via DAT provides the primary mechanism through which dopamine is cleared from synapses, although there may be an exception in the prefrontal cortex, where evidence points to a possibly larger role of the norepinephrine transporter.

DAT is implicated in a number of dopamine-related disorders, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, clinical depression, and alcoholism. The gene that encodes the DAT protein is located on human chromosome 5, consists of 15 coding exons, and is roughly 64 kbp long. Evidence for the associations between DAT and dopamine related disorders has come from a type of genetic polymorphism, known as a VNTR, in the DAT gene (DAT1), which influences the amount of protein expressed.

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To have a strong membrane, eat whole foods rich in Vitamin C, E and B complex. Eat a low carbs, low calorie ketogenic diet. Add probiotics or pickled greens to have a healthy gut microbiome.

Sleep more and exercise 30min a day. Walk in nature to get sunshine. Avoid toxins such as sugar and prescribed meds (long term use of narcotics,OTCs, anti-depressants, neuro meds).

Learn more to stimulate your brain.

Avoid stress, get a massage and always have a happy disposition.

How can I increase dopamine transporters?

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