The love drug.

Discussion in 'Chemistry' started by Counter, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. Counter Registered Senior Member

    Hello people.

    I was wondering if the drugs administered to the human body are active in themselves or if they stimulate parts of the brain to release natural drugs?

    Eating large amounts of chocolate is the same as being in love (so scientists say) but how is this possible? Does the chocolate itself make you feel love, or does it simply arouse the brain into producing chemicals allowing us to feel love?
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  3. timojin Valued Senior Member


    Not in my case , I love chocolate but it stimulate as a laxative.
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  5. origin Trump is the best argument against a democracy. Valued Senior Member

    It depends on the drug.

    It is not possible and scientist do not say that.

    No, just no.
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  7. timojin Valued Senior Member


    Tray Serotonin, and oxytocin.
  8. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

    Read up a little on endorphins - the body's "feel good" hormones, and the seat of the feeling of well-being.

    Things that make us feel good, like chocolate and love, tend to do so by indirectly increasing our endorphins.
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  9. Jamie Lee Registered Member

    Serontonin and dopamine are the two love chemicals you're referring to. And there are drugs that can both administer these chemicals externally or stimulate your body to "dump" or produce them. 5-htp is one such drug. You can also feel these chemicals in other ways, such as gambling - that's why it's addictive.
  10. Musika Registered Member

    When people say they love chocolate, they tend to be relying on a different usage than what they may bandy about in marriage ceremonies and the like (even though the divorce rate amongst chocolate lovers and the object of their affections may not be so widespread)

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