Other “I’m in the Mood for Love” Ingredients

Q I read your article, “I’m in the Mood for Love,” in the November issue of Life Enhancement identifying alpha lipoic acid and acetyl L-carnitine as candidates for enhancing nerve growth factor and the feeling of new love. Are there any other nutrients that can add to that?

JB, Anaheim, CA

A In the January issue there is an article titled “Lithium Promotes Longevity, Mood, and Love,” which emphasizes the mineral lithium, because it also increases nerve growth factor. There are other materials that can have a benefit, such as oxytocin and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), which evoke brain systems implicated in attachment and pair-bonding. However, oxytocin and hCG are drugs. We are unaware of any other “new love” theses, such as Enzo Emanuele et al’s paper “Raised Plasma Nerve Growth Factor Levels Associated with Early-Stage Romantic Love.” The search goes on.

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