Sunday, 26 September 2010
FuFu Love Story 之苯氨基丙酸
FuFu Love Story - First Half
- The Love because of Phenylalanine -
Are you a thrill seeker? Do you have a difficult time staying in a committed romantic relationship? Do you seek out new lover because you are addicted to the feeling of falling in love, again and again and again? Recently FuFu is addicted to the feeling of falling in love. Seriously? Wait a second, he is a man too. He needs love. Definitely FuFu is not a hopeless jerk out there.
When we fall in love, it seems like our brain don't work in the usual way. We get sweaty palms, heavy breathing or feeling breathless, we can't think clearly, heart beating incredibly fast, and it feels like we have butterflies in our stomach. Nevertheless, this feeling is wonderful. It can be triggered by something as simple as the meeting of eyes, touching of hands, conversations or reading a book.
Addicted to love? A biochemical reaction may be the cause.
Let Professor FuFu explain what is phenylethylamine - 苯氨基丙酸.
Anyway according to Wikipedia and University of Maryland, there is a biochemical explanation how this love molecule works. for such galavanting to go about with members of the opposite sex. A specific chemical in our brains called molecule phenylethylamine (PEA) is responsible for granting us euphoria when we are newly in love. The effects of this chemical wear off within six months to three years. If you haven't fostered your new love into a committed relationship by that time, you will more than likely feel the need to scratch that itch of PEA withdrawal by seeking out new sexual conquests. This is very similar to substance addiction.
Indeed, there's a whole series of biochemical pathways that are triggered when two people meet and are attracted to each other. We are all familiar with the rush of falling head over heels in love. It's intoxicating. And when PEA levels are high, adrenaline is pumping overtime and love is blind.
"Hands up!" Arrested. FuFu is now manipulated by PEA.
PEA is a neurotransmitter released in the region of our brains known as the limbic system that speeds up the flow of information between nerve cells. The limbic system controls our basic needs, emotions, and desires such as hunger, thirst, sleep, joy, sadness, and sex. It is the most primal and animalistic part of our psyche. When that part of our brain kicks in, it is usually futile to disregard its directions.
A different set of molecules, known as endorphins, is called into action when we experience true love. Endorphins are our bodies natural pain killers, and they produce feelings of calmness, warmth, intimacy, and dependability. Endorphins, which have the most positive effect among any hormone produced in the brain, work to make our bodies healthier also.
PEA is being released and circulated in the body. In trouble!
Endorphins enhance our immune system. Under stress, our immunity is compromised remarkably. Endorphins block the lesion of blood vessels, kill defective cells, also have the ability to kill cancer cells. As the Endorphins are secreted more and more, shrunken blood vessels return to a normal state allowing blood to flow in a normal manner, improving the circulation of blood. Endorphins have anti-aging effects. Endorphins are even steadier and more addicting than PEA. In fact, the longer two people are in love, the stronger the endorphins become which makes all lovers happier. Now you know why those in relationships are happier than anyone.
Adrenaline-based love is all about ourselves. We like being in love. With endorphins, we like loving. Bottom line is "Learn to love yourself, the joy of loving will follow". And if all else fails, snort a line of cocoa powder since chocolate is jam packed with PEA that gives elated feeling in love effect.
One hand is off from the trap. How about right hand? Back up! SOS
So, the phenylethylamine (PEA) is now being released and circulated in my body. I just couldn't stop it from producing by the brain. In trouble now! I have been freezing my heart in nowhere with a very good security system. Somehow a hacker managed to find the location and hack for the password. The heart is started to melt now. The itch of love had successfully sweet talked my heart! What should i do now? I don't want to have a long distance relationship because it's just so hard to maintain. I used to be decisive but when it comes to love, things just can't be done correctly! I promised myself not to involve in any love affair until i have obtained my master degree. Sadly, the hacker is really powerful! What shall i do? Back off and enhance the security system are what i can only do now. Or just follow my heart? Stay tuned for the second half.
p.s. 1 : Source | Wikipedia & Medical Center, University of Maryland
p.s. 2 : Enlightened by HKTVB Series, The Mysteries Of Love
"FuFu can be a porn star probably!", said a friend of FuFu. LOL
注 1 : 還有下半場, 敬請守候富富的部落
注 2 : 資料 - 苯氨基丙酸, 百科-百度
注 3 : 啓發 - 2010 無綫節目巡禮劇集之談情說案