How does Phentermine Work?
Phentermine works by increasing the level of 3 specific neurotransmitters: Norepinephrine, Serotonin, and Dopamine. All these naturally occur in the body, but for some people (for whatever reason) the flow levels could be lower than normal. They seem to gain weight faster than others. Phentermine tends to solve those problems. Following are the specific descriptions of what they do to the body:
- Norepinephrine or Epinephrine: People know it as Adrenalin or Epi. It is a metabolizer. An increase in the level of Epi tells the brain to request more energy. It is actually a stress hormone and prepares the body for a ‘fight-or-flight’ response. The body then reacts to it by burning fatty cells to release energy.
- Serotonin: Serotonin is a versatile hormone. Of its many functions, one is the control of the digestive tract. It signals the brain when we are full. We’d continuously eat if it wasn’t for Serotonin. This is the appetite suppressant.
- Dopamine: It’s the reward hormone. A huge amount of Dopamine is released after sex. It tells the brain to relax and gives us a happy feeling. The release of this neurotransmitter is necessary for two reasons. Firstly, the release of Adrenalin can stress the body, and people might have anxiety or panic attacks due to the ‘fight-or-flight’ response. Dopamine is there to tell the brain that ‘Everything is fine’. Secondly, a short-term stress response is good so that our body releases energy. Long-term stress has the opposite effect. Our body has a built-in defense mechanism that conserves energy to be used later. If the stress lasts long, the body starts to conserve energy instead of releasing it. That means that you can even gain more weight in the long run. That’s the reason people eat more while under stress. Dopamine controls it so that Serotonin and Norepinephrine can do their jobs.