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Norepinephrine

-excitatory, happy, alert, motivated
-appetite control, energy, sexual arousal

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Acetylcholine

-Alertness, memory, appetite control
-Release of growth hormone
-Sexual Performance
-Muscle and Motor Movement
-Motivation and sleep

3

Phenylethylmine

-Feelings of bliss
-Involved in feelings of infatuation

4

Serotonin

-Improves self esteem prevents depression
-Decreases worrying
-Improves sleep, diminishes cravings

5

Melatonin

-Rest and Recuperation
-Anti-aging hormone Regulates body clock

6

Oxytocin

-Promotes sexual arousal
-Feelings of emotional attachment
-Desire to cuddle

7

Endorphins

-Controls pain and pleasure
-Keeps you calm and happy
-Inhibits things that stress you

8

Dopamine

-Pleasure seeking and bliss tied to reward
-Excitement and decision making

9

GABA

-Stops anxiety, panic and pain
-Relaxation and control
-Concentration and focus

10

Glutamate

-Memory

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Enkephalins

-Blocks transmission of pain
-Reduce appetite cravings