The Production of Beneficial Hormones Through Brainwave Entrainment

Numerous experiments have been conducted to study the correlation between slow brain waves patterns and the production of body vital hormones: melatonin, dopamine, DHEA and cortisol.

The findings show that the amount of melatonin and DHEA is significant boosted in the brain during alpha and theta states. In certain cases, it was reported that the DHEA level could increase by at least 50% while melatonin a tremendous 300%, with an average increase of 100%. On the other hand, the production of cortisol (a stress hormone normally produced in high-beta brain waves), declined by nearly 50%! By using specific frequencies an individual can stimulate certain glands to produce desired hormones. Beta-endorphin has been modulated in studies using alpha-theta brain wave training, as has dopamine with binaural beats

Why are these hormones important to you?


Melatonin is the hormone that helps you to create restful sleep and restoring your physical energy during sleeping. When you are in deep sleep, the brain will produce numerous rejuvenating substances and perform self-healing. However, due to the aging process, we make less melatonin and thus, the inability to sleep soundly can dramatically decrease the quality of our life and greatly accelerate the aging process. New research has even revealed that melatonin is a powerful antioxidant.


DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) is a steroid hormone, a chemical cousin of testosterone and estrogen which is produced by the adrenal glands. DHEA is a precursor or the source ingredient for virtually every hormone that your body needs. News reports have even referred to DHEA as a “superhormone.” When DHEA levels are low in your body, you are more susceptible to aging and disease; and when they’re high, the body is at its peak – vibrant, healthy and able to combat disease effectively. It also acts as a buffer hormone to stress related hormones such as the cortisol. The total quality of your life is influenced by DHEA and again, DHEA declines as you age.


Cortisol is yet another vital hormone that is secreted by the adrenal glands. This hormone involves in the functions of proper glucose maintenance, inflammatory response, blood pressure regulation, insulin release for blood sugar maintenance and etc. However, higher and more prolonged levels of cortisol in the bloodstream could lead to negative effects such as chronic stress, impaired cognitive performance, increased of abdominal fat and etc. In fact, cortisol has even been termed as “the stress hormone.” For that reason, it is very important for the system to activate the ‘body’s relaxation response’ so that the body could return back to normal following a stressful event. DHEA is one of the hormones that act as a buffer to cortisol.


Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that has many functions in the brain, including important roles in behaviour and cognition, voluntary movement, motivation and reward, sleep, mood, attention, and learning. Dopamine production is heavily associated with reward and the learning of new behaviour. In nature, we learn to repeat behaviours that lead to maximize rewards. Dopamine is therefore believed to provide a teaching signal to parts of the brain responsible for acquiring new behaviour. It is also commonly associated with the pleasure system of the brain, providing feelings of enjoyment and reinforcement to motivate a person proactively to perform certain activities. Dopamine is released by naturally rewarding experiences such as food, sex, drugs, and neutral stimuli that become associated with them.


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