The Biochemistry Behind Amino Acid Therapy – Part 1

Neurotransmitter dysfunction is the root cause of a whole host of disorders, including depression, anxiety, insomnia, OCD, ADD/ADHD, migraines, trichotillomania, RLS and Parkinson’s disease. Every disorder that has been linked to centrally acting monoamines (i.e., serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine and/or epinephrine) occurs because inadequate amounts of serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine and/or epinephrine exists. In order to optimize neurotransmitter function, the total number of these neurotransmitters needs to be increased in the system, the synapse or both. (more…)

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…)

How to Order Amino Acid Therapy Supplements

We get requests everyday to order amino acid therapy supplements, including NeuroReplete, CysReplete, D5 Mucuna 40%, TyrosineReplete and RepleteExtra. However, the general public cannot just order these products (that’s why you can’t see prices or place these items in your shopping cart in our store). The reason for this is that working with a provider that is skilled in the use of these amino acid therapy products is critical to a person’s long term success and to avoid any negative side effects. (more…)