The amino acid approach to brain supplementation should be called the “common sense approach,” and you don’t need to be a doctor to understand why medical professionals claim it works how our brains were intended to rebuild themselves – “feeding the brain.” Chances are you already know your brain’s neurotransmitters naturally demand essential amino acids (amino acids your body cannot manufacture) and conditional amino acids (amino acids your body cannot manufacture at certain times) everyday from whole foods in your diet. …show more
Our depleted farming soils and sterile manufacturing processes result in a modern diet that often insufficiently lacks these essential protein amino acids.
Without a proper supply of these essential amino acids in your diet, most people need to turn to supplementation of these key amino acids which are commonly found in whole food proteins.
The key point here: amino acid supplements contribute in a natural way to your diet. It’s not a formulation of “forced ingredients” like you see in many of the multi-vitamin and herbal remedy approach supplements which we have reviewed here.
In short, an amino acid approach works to mimic or copy the exact formulation where these amino acids are found in actual whole-food proteins. This is important for four reasons:
- This approach can allow the amino acids to actually get into your brain. In order to do that, your brain has to recognize the exact amino-acid formulation like it would naturally find itself in food. Only then will the amino-acids be allowed to pass through your sensitive BBB (blood brain barrier) and start to nourish your brain. This nucleus often includes other vitamins and minerals which can aid these amino acids in penetrating the BBB. Studies have proven that if you just take large quantities of these amino acids by themselves, little to none actually can get through your BBB and into your brain.
- At this point, these amino acids can then rebuild the dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine, enkephalin, serotonin, GABA and other crucial neurotransmitters responsible for making you feel calm, centered, and feeling positive every day.
- Additionally, these amino acids can help to re-balance your serotonin and melatonin sleep hormone levels naturally instead of in an artificial manner. Unfortunately, the very common synthetic melatonin supplements artificially raise your melatonin levels and can often leave you feeling groggy the entire next day.
- Most importantly, these amino acids can correctly nourish the hypothalamus, the master over your entire hormonal system, with the only amino acid that actually feeds it – phenylalanine.
Amino acids help you feel stronger, healthier and they keep you in good working order. Eat plenty of amino-acid proteins and take an amino acid supplement to boost the effects.
As you know, there are many amino-acid supplements on the market and manufacturers that stand by there formulations, but choose wisely. Medical professionals know that these amino acids act as a management system in your brain and that they’re essential to life, especially when you know you aren’t getting the amounts you need currently in your diet. …show less