What are neurotransmitters?
Neurotransmitters are chemicals used by our brain to communicate with the rest of the body. To use an analogy, our nervous system is similar to a long stretch of roads and highways. Along various roads we come to a traffic light. These ‘intersections’ or junctions use neurotransmitters to allow nerve communication to continue on down the road, similar to the way a green light allows traffic through, and red tells it to stop. If there aren’t enough ‘green light’ neurotransmitters, the brain cannot effectively communicate with the rest of the body,
thus contributing to neurological symptoms.