NeuroReplete Side Effects – Part 1 of 2

neurorepleteNeuroReplete is a product that is often used in amino acid therapy to help restore proper neurotransmitter function. It contains 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) and L-tyrosine along with the cofactors necessary to convert these amino acids into serotonin and dopamine, respectively. On occasion, a person taking NeuroReplete may experience some side effects. The most common are listed here along with the proper solution. Additional side effects are noted in Part 2 of this series. (more…)

D5 Mucuna Side Effects

cognitiveimpairmentD5 Mucuna 40% is a formula that is used in cases where additional dopamine support is needed. D5 Mucuna 40% provides a source of L-DOPA from the extract of a legume called mucuna pruriens, and provides an effective method to increase catecholamine (dopamine, norepinephrine and epinephrine) support in the system. (more…)

Cysreplete Side Effects

neurotransmitters CysReplete is a formula that it often used in the course of amino acid therapy. It’s a very simple formula (it contains only L-cysteine, selenium and folate) with a very important purpose: to keep enough sulfur in the system and provide methyl-donors. These functions are fundamental to addressing the root causes of neurotransmitter dysfunction and to promote the proper production of neurotransmitters. (more…)

Medications and Amino Acid Therapy

Many people are on medications that alter, mimic or in some way manipulate neurotransmitter levels in the body. These include stimulants, such as amphetamines (i.e., methamphetamine, “speed”, Adderall, Vyvanse, Dexedrine), ecstasy (MDMA), cocaine, and methylphenidate (i.e., Ritalin, Concerta); norepinephrine-reuptake inhibitors (i.e., Strattera, Edronax); norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitors (i.e., Wellbutrin, Zyman); selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (i.e., Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa, Lexapro and Luvox); triptans (i.e., Imitrex, Maxalt, Amerge, Zomig); sleep aids (i.e., Ambien, Lunesta); barbiturates (i.e., phenobarbital, Fioricet); benzodiazepines (i.e., Xanax, Klonopin, Valium, Lorazepam); MAO inhibitors (i.e., Azilect, selegiline, Nardil, Morplan); COMT inhibitors (i.e., Comtan, Tasmar); and carbidopa/levodopa (i.e., Sinamet, Rytary, Stalevo). While these medications may exacerbate or cause neurotransmitter imbalances in the body, most can be safely used along with amino acid therapy to achieve optimal neurotransmitter function. (more…)