Neurotransmitter Testing – How Many Tests Will I Need?

First things first – many labs can measure serotonin and dopamine in the urine (and/or metabolites of these neurotransmitters), but we have only found one lab – DBS Labs – that does so in a manner that allows us to fine tune amino acid dosing. Even though this test is often referred to as a “neurotransmitter test” the proper name for it is Monoamine Transporter Optimization (MTO) or Organic Cation Transporter Assay (OCT Assay). (more…)

Amino Acid Therapy Overview – How/Why Amino Acid Therapy Works

amino acid therapy improves neurotransmitter functionAmino acid therapy is the process of supplying each person the exact balance of amino acids and cofactors they need to reestablish proper neurotransmitter function. Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that allow your nervous system to function properly by providing communication channels throughout the body. If you do not have an adequate amount of neurotransmitters and/or proper neurotransmitter function, communication throughout the body breaks down, which can result in any number of symptoms. (more…)

Amino Acid Therapy and Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal fatigue presents an interesting dilemma for clients and health care providers alike because there is so much (mis)information out there. With regards to main stream medicine, adrenal fatigue is not a recognized medical condition and therefore, there are no universally recognized diagnostic criteria for adrenal fatigue. From a clinical perspective however, adrenal fatigue is very real and very widespread. The real question is – what can we do about it? (more…)