Acetylcholine is the neurotransmitter, a chemical messenger in the nervous system that is essential for speed—mental and physical speed—and crucial for muscle contraction. Acetylcholine regulates mental power & energy, allowing energy & information to flow easily through every system in the brain.
As the building block for myelin (insulation), which insulates and separates nerves so that information gets to its destination without getting lost, acetylcholine increases the quality and speed of thought and determines the biological age of the brain.
Acetylcholine is also the only neurotransmitter at the neuromuscular junction and thus the only neurotransmitter that can initiate muscle contraction - in strength and speed.
Basically like a lubricant, acetylcholine keeps the brain moist and therefore conductive, so that modulated electric fields can spread better. A skill that is essential to be fast and strong.
Acetylcholine deficiency can manifest itself in life as a lack of concentration and attention, as well as a loss of performance during training.
Any speed sport can be used to increase acetylcholine. Writing a letter or a book is also an option.
Supplements and certain foods can not only help you with sleep, energy levels, drive and performance at work and in sports, but also provide the raw material for neurotransmitters.
Acetylcholine is one of four neurotransmitters that play a major role in training, performance and recovery. You can find out more about the other three key neurotransmitters, dopamine , GABA and serotonin , by clicking on the links.
In order to guarantee maximum progress and optimal performance, it is therefore crucial to include the field of neurotransmitters in one's work as a trainer.
In July, the YPSI Functional Nutrition for Neurotransmitters will take place as part of the English week, which will give an in-depth look at the practical application of the interplay between nutrition, nutrients and neurotransmitters from the perspective of the personal trainer.
Image: The chemical structural formula of acetylcholine.