Posted by linkadge on December 4, 2009, at 22:11:44
In reply to Re: at least most brain meds hit the target » manic666, posted by Phillipa on December 4, 2009, at 14:03:26
That logic doesn't really make a whole lot of sense. Anything you ingest has the potential to affect the workings of the human body.
You could say, I take zoloft, so how does it know to work its way, all the way up to the brain and to affect the serotonin there?
The truth is that nothing you ingest knows where to go, but the body does know how to utilize nutrients, or how to react to synthetic chemicals.
For instance, when you ingest omega-3 it circulates to every area of the body; the heart, brain, skin etc. When it reaches the brain it interacts with neurotransmitter receptors, ion channels, kinases, etc. etc.
Some herbs (such as say SJW) have similar effects to pharmacudicals in there interaction with monoamine reuptake systems.