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Does Oxy elite pro and SSRIs effect the same way on serotonin levels ?

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I understand how SSRIs work by slowing the reuptake of serotonin. How does Oxy Elite Pro affect serotonin levels? Other posts have said that Oxy Elite Pro works in a competing way to SSRIs. What is the scientific explanation for this?
Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2012 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Jasvinder Singh 1 hour later
Hello Jesus,

Thanks for posting your query.

Oxyelite pro increases the serotonin levels in the body. Oxylite pro contains Bauhinia purpurea extract, a herbal ingredient which is thought to cause a natural adjustment in thyroid hormone levels T3 and T4 and T3 hormone is partly responsible for your metabolic rate and some believe it helps break down glycogen and glucose in addition to possibly upping serotonin levels. The manufacturers claim that the plant extract in oxyelite pro has also been proven to breakdown the bad type of levels of cholesterol and can help raise serotonin levels which is accountable for making you feel better.

This could be possible explanation or equal to the scientific basis of the mechanism of action of Oxylite pro being similar to SSRI's.

SSRI's also increase the extracellular level of the neurotransmitter serotonin by inhibiting its reuptake into the presynaptic cell. So it also increases the level of serotonin in the synaptic cleft.

These kind of supplements do not cut the ice with the medical fraternity though.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

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