banana peels contain a high level of dopamine so the site reccomends : "the research team said it believes consuming banana peel by boiling the peel and drinking the water or by putting it through a fruit juicer and drinking the juice can help ease depression. It suggested drinking banana peel water or juice in the evening, once a day or several times a week. "
wikki says : "Dopamine can be supplied as a medication that acts on the sympathetic nervous system, producing effects such as increased heart rate and blood pressure. ((However, because dopamine cannot cross the blood-brain barrier, dopamine given as a drug does not directly affect the central nervous system))."
Herein lies the important question : since dopamine by itself cannot cross the BBB to produce psychoactive results (ameliorating depression) but direct administration of dopamine by IV produces other physiological results such as hypertenion ,furthermore Selegiline and L-dopa augment or increase usage INDIRECTLY .
What could the possible mechanism be here in banana peel tea that helps depression?
im going to drink banana peel today and sleuth around for some answers myself.My updates and experience report by the end of the day.
Input would be greatly appreciated.