Does Drinking Beer Boost Your Mood?

Yes, drinking beer can boost your mood.


Do you feel depressed or unmotivated? Or, are you stressed by your boss for the past whole week? If yes, then a glass of beer can help.

Yes, drinking beer is helpful to reduce your stress.

A recent study found that drinking beer can alleviate a bad mood. This is due to the chemical found in the beer called the Hordenine.

This substance has the ability to stimulate the dopamine receptors in the brain.

Dopamine is a chemical or neurotransmitter that is responsible for making us feel good.

The dopamine is also responsible for making us drink more by delaying the satiation. As a result, most people often end up consuming a lot of alcohol before they stop drinking.

Dopamine is well-known of its ability to promote happy feelings or pleasure. It makes us enjoy various activities that define our meaning of life.

This neurotransmitter does not only boost mood but also makes us attentive, motivated, and sometimes, addicted to something.

The researchers in the previous study did not expect such finding. One of the study’s authors, Professor Pischetsrieder said:

“It came as a bit of surprise that a substance in beer activates the dopamine D2 receptor, especially as we were not specifically looking at stimulant foodstuffs.”

The finding may be a new brand of information that can potentially help people who have Parkinson’s and schizophrenia.

These conditions are generally treated with drugs that stimulate dopamine receptors in the brain.

Maybe, in the future, Hordenine can be an effective remedy to dopamine-related psychological illness.

But to date, there’s no evidence yet that points out beer as an alternative treatment for Parkinson’s and schizophrenia.

Although Hordenine was found to be helpful in regulating mood, the study does not promote too much alcohol drinking.

Too much of a good thing is a bad thing. So drink responsibly.