Many people that are dopamine dominant require rather large amounts of mucuna 40% powder and/or tyrosine powder to optimize neurotransmitter function; this can be difficult for many people, as the powders often do not mix well. However, we have several tried-and-true methods that can help make this process much easier.
Almost every week I receive inquiries from people asking if they can use a mucuna product they found on the internet that claims to be standardized to 98% L-dopa. The easy answer is “NO”, as there are numerous issues with these products that makes them unacceptable substitutes during amino acid therapy. (more…)
Essential tremor is a nervous system (neurological) disorder that causes involuntary and rhythmic shaking that can resemble the symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. There is much debate about whether essential tremor is related to Parkinson’s disease and whether one can lead to or is a sign of the other. (more…)
Some people find that prescription SSRI medications, such as Lexapro, Celexa or Paxil, do not help them in the management of depression. Generally when this happens, one of three states is occurring, and each requires a different solution. (more…)
Dyskinesias are abnormal, uncontrolled, involuntary movements that are often associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and therapies used to manage Parkinson’s disease. Many people assume dyskinesias are due to too much L-dopa/dopamine in the system. However, there are many known types of dyskinesias that require very different corrections. (more…)
Many people suffer from histamine-induced allergies. This represents a collapse of the catecholamine cascade which results in the person’s system being overwhelmed with histamine. Amino acid therapy may present a novel approach to rebuilding the catecholamine system and restoring balance that can lessen and even eliminate histamine-induced allergies. (more…)