Saturday, April 26, 2008


L-GLUTAMINE- builds muscle * cerebral funtion * "brain fuel", can readily pass through the blood-brain barrier * ammonia scaveger, ammonia is harmful to the brain * GABA production * assist normal pH balance

GABA- brain * eyes * inhibitory neurotransmitter regulates brain & nerve cell activity by inhibiting the number of neurons firing in the brain. * calms, soothe nevous tension, relaxation & relief by inhibiting over-stimulation of the brain *

L-PHENYLALANINE- is a precursor to Tyrosine for natural production of the 'dopamine' & norepinephrine neurotransmitters * regulates nervous system, appetite & mood,

TRYOSINE- dopamine production * vital for overall metabolic process * mood * adrenal, thyroid, pituitary glands. (Depression seems to involve either 'underfocus' (excess serotonin) or 'overfocus' (excess dopamine)

5 HTP- serotonin from tryptophan * calm * well being * sooths nervous tension & anxiety * curbs carb cravings

SAMe- mood * lube joints * detox liver * repair myelin (temper) * methyl donor * brain detox * prevents homocystein damage * produce glutathione, bodies most effective antioxidant free radical * cognitive funtion * nervous system * serotonin & dopamine *

Vitamin B & C are precursors to mood altering Amino Acids (protein), Omega 3 (fish oil), & Enzymes (acidophilus). Especially B6 & B 100. These, with fish, soy, friends and a low glycemic life style effectively help prevent inflammatory disease like cancer, arthritis, diabetes, mental health & heart disease. These notes are for my children in particular. I might as well share with friends.

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