The Science Behind The Breakup Supplement™
The Breakup Supplement™ was designed to supply your brain with the chemicals and hormones that it needs during a breakup.
Scott Edwards, a writer for the Harvard Mahoney Neuroscience Institute, reviewed the findings of biological anthropologist Helen Fisher and Harvard Medical School (HMS) professors and couples therapists Richard Schwartz and Jacqueline Olds. These scientists are known for studying how the human brain responds during the various stages of love and heartbreak.
During a positive relationship, our brains are flooded with positive chemicals, such as dopamine, norepinephrine, serotonin, vasopressin and oxytocin. In the initial stages of a relationship, dopamine makes you feel happiness and euphoria, and norepinephrine is responsible for the feelings of excitement – think adrenaline – getting your heart pumping and making your palms sweaty. Cortisol is released in response to the stress of the new relationship, which is responsible for lowering your levels of serotonin, the hormone responsible for mood stabilization and impulse control. Hence why when you are in love, you may find yourself acting irrationally.
Over time, the rush of euphoria may lessen, but by then, your brain has been flooded with vasopressin and oxytocin, which causes a sense of attachment and bond to your partner. Throughout all of this, your brain is rewiring itself, creating new connections and neural pathways associated with your partner. Hormonally and physiologically, you've essentially been brainwashed.
Now, when you're dumped, the pain and stress causes your brain to freak out and release cortisol again, lowering your levels of serotonin, thus lowering your impulse control and destabilizing your emotions.
Research such as Social Rejection Shares Somatosensory Representations with Physical Pain, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in 2011, and the Response of the μ-opioid System to Social Rejection and Acceptance, published in Molecular Psychiatry in 2013, have indicated that the same areas of the brain are activated by emotional pain.
Your brain still craves the euphoric hormone dopamine, but your partner isn't around anymore to supply it. Your brain goes into pleasure-seeking mode (social media or real-life stalking and other risky pleasure-seeking behavior), but because you can't find it, even more cortisol is released.
During a breakup, you're left in pain, stressed out, seeking your fix, with very little impulse control. The hormonal mess of a breakup can also make you feel nauseated, distracted, and restless, which may lead you to become obsessed with the need to find out what your ex is doing and eventually get back together – just to feel better when you can't find our way back to feeling good. Our brains become addicted to our partners, literally needing our partner to feel “normal.”
The Breakup Supplement™ supplies and balances the feel good chemicals and hormones in your brain so that you don't feel as addicted to your old partner, and so you can start feeling "normal" again and take back your heart and mind!