Rasagiline – A Dopaminergic Nootropic Drug

Rasagiline is dopaminergic drug prescribed for the treatment and management of symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. It was developed by Israeli researchers working for Teva and was presented to the FDA for approval as a drug in 2004. It was approved in 2006 and is now being sold under the brand name Azilect.  Rasagiline is […]

The Dopaminergic Qualities of L-Dopa

L-dopa, or levodopa, is an amino acid and a hormone that is produced naturally by some plants and animals. Humans can synthesize l-dopa using another amino acid, l-tyrosine. L-dopa is a precursor of several neuroendocrine transmitters and these are dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine. These three neuroendocrine transmitters are called catecholamines and their primary role is […]

Information on the Effectiveness of L-Tyrosine

Being one of the 22 muscle building amino acids, l-tyrosine is perhaps more recognizable as part of bodybuilding and performance enhancing supplements, than as a cognitive enhancer. More than just a muscle builder however, l-tyrosine is a very versatile amino acid that it is used for a wide range of supplemental and medical applications. L-tyrosine […]