‘Experts’ from Yale university say that ‘joggers high’ will eventually be available in tablet form. The beneficial effects of exercise will likely be made available via popping a pill that will target a specific gene in the brain.
The write up in the journal Nature Medicine says that their research may lead to more effective drugs in future. The original research looks at the link between changing the actual structure of brain cells and enabling the lifting of depression.
By targeting an area of the brain called the hippocampus and a gene called VGF it has been possible to facilitate the lifting of depressive states of mind.The claim is that possible VGF ‘exercise’ related drugs could become more effective than current anti- depressants. Exercise is often recommended for sufferers of depression.