Archive for November, 2009

Nov 25th, 2009

Dan’s Amino Lecture: Empowerplus

Nov 25th, 2009

New Wellness Lecture

Go to the Resource section of our website and look under brain wellness for Dr. Dan’s most recent blog on wellness.

Nov 15th, 2009

Amino trivia.

(Dara Torres, Olympic Gold Medalist and Mother of 2)

Torres said the only things she puts in her body are “Protein, amino acids, and vitamins.”

Nov 15th, 2009

Amino trivia.

“We have harvested the vitamins and minerals as healing nutrients, and are just beginning to harvest the amino acids, which are even more important.”

Eric Braverman, MD, PhD; The Healing Ingredients Within

Nov 13th, 2009

Neurotransmitters and Your Health

Neurotransmitters (NTs) are essential chemical messengers that regulate brain, muscle, nerve and organ function. The most common NTs are serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine. 

Low levels of these important chemicals are extremely common in the general public and is due to innumerable lifestyle, environmental, and dietary factors.  People with low levels may suffer from one or more of the following conditions: obesity, depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, insomnia, attention deficit, learning disorders, panic attacks, migraines, pms, menopausal symptoms, digestive complaints and many more. Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and other drugs working on the neurotransmitter biochemistry such as Prozac, Zoloft, Effexor, Celexa, Wellbutrin, etc. are currently some of the most commonly prescribed drugs. 

They work by artificially increasing the amount of serotonin in the synapse of the nerve which allows a temporary improvement in the chemical messaging system. The problem with this approach is that these drugs DO NOT increase serotonin levels and in fact deplete reserves of the NT.  

It is also common for people to experience only temporary improvement due to this effect. 

One effective treatment for optimizing the neurotransmitter levels is to provide the basic amino acid precursors or building blocks so the body can replenish the inadequate levels. 

 

Nov 12th, 2009

Why are amino acids important to my health?

Next to water, protein makes up the greatest portion of your body’s weight.  Amino acids are the essential building blocks of protein and form the basis of life itself.  They are the raw materials for the growth and reproduction of every cell in the body.  Amino acids are the materials that build the neurotransmitters in your brain, digestive enzymes and enzymes that work in all metabolic pathways, immune system, and even the adult stem cells are constructed mostly of amino acids.  Every bone, organ, muscle, and almost all hormones are made from combinations of amino acids with the help of vitamins, minerals, and other co-factors.

Nov 12th, 2009

How many different types of amino acids are there?

There are 22 amino acids, 10 of which are considered “essential.”  Combined in different ways, there are hundreds of amino acids intermediates performing tasks throughout your body which are commonly known as “metabolic pathways.”  These pathways are  multiple and are essential for maintaining a healthy body.  Some of the important roles of the amino acid complex system are the production of enzymes needed for metabolism to neurotransmitters in the brain which stabilize your mood, muscle growth, tissue repair, and immune system responses.  The value (more…)

Nov 11th, 2009

The Truth About the Drug Companies

Volume 51, Number 12 · July 15, 2004

By Marcia Angell

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Every day Americans are subjected to a barrage of advertising by the pharmaceutical industry. Mixed in with the pitches for a particular drug—usually featuring beautiful people enjoying themselves in the great outdoors—is a more general message. Boiled down to its essentials, it is this: “Yes, prescription drugs are expensive, but that shows how valuable they are. Besides, our research and development costs are enormous, and we need to cover them somehow. As ‘research-based’ companies, we turn out a steady stream of innovative medicines that lengthen life, enhance its quality, and avert more expensive medical care. You are the beneficiaries of this ongoing achievement of the American free enterprise system, so be grateful, quit whining, and pay up.” More prosaically, what the industry is saying is that you get what you pay for.

Is any of this true? Well, the first part certainly is. (more…)

Nov 9th, 2009

Vitamin K: The Unknown Vitamin

Vitamin insufficiency may accelerate age-related diseases
By Stephen Daniells, 18-Sep-2009
Related topics: Research, Minerals, Vitamins & premixes, Bone & joint health, Cancer risk reduction, Cardiovascular health, Cognitive and mental function, Diabetes

Current recommendations for vitamin K are not being met, placing people at increased risk of age-related diseases such as cancer and heart disease, says a new analysis. (more…)

Nov 9th, 2009

Introducing… The Complete Amino Solution™

We are excited to announce that Genesa is currently working on an advanced version of our flagship product, Total Amino Solution™.  More information will follow in the spring.