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Apr 1st, 2015

How Important are Amino Acids for Optimal Brain Health?

Optimal brain health is critical for living healthier as we live longer.  Modern science is making dramatic new discoveries about the health of the brain and the nervous system.  These breakthroughs include discovering how naturally occurring chemicals renew and repair the brain and the nervous system.  This is especially important as the human lifespan continues to increase.

Many people are accustomed to the terms “menopause” and “andropause”, Dr Dan has coined a new term, “cerebralpause”, to help focus attention on the need for maintaining the health of the brain and nervous system – the core systems of the body – as we age.  It is also known that the earlier in our lives we begin taking preventative measures to protect our vital systems, the greater our chances are for cognitive health as we age.

Total Amino Solutiontm is a powerhouse of naturally occurring chemicals designed to assist you in maintain a healthy brain and nervous system throughout your life.

Mar 24th, 2015

A Personal Experience

I’ve always suffered from high anxiety and panic attacks ever since I was a kid. I have been diagnosed with a panic disorder and agoraphobia on top of being bipolar while suffering from disassociation. All of these things I never thought I would find any sort of relief and would have to either go on pharmaceutical medication or just ‘live with it’ as many doctors and therapists told me. I have been in therapy since I was 10 years old and found little to no relief with all the techniques for combating anxiety. After years of listening to people who had studied anxiety and panic attacks, but had no idea what it was actually like my mom found this Total Amino Solution and I was hesitant at first because part of me felt like it was too good to be true. After years of trying to find something that helped, this was the thing. My first day taking it, I started with six a day. Within 20 minutes I felt my mind calming down, and my physical symptoms of anxiety started subsiding. I had to move up to 12 a day, but since I’ve started in the summer of 2014 I have been getting better. I’ve started leaving the house again, I’m having less panic attacks, and my disassociation isn’t causing nearly as many problems. I recommend this to a lot of people I know who suffer from high anxiety, and no one has told me anything negative about it. From my own personal experience, it’s nice to have some control over my life again.

 -Scott

Mar 10th, 2015

Supplementing Your Diet with Amino Acids

When we encounter disease, nutritional problems, or environmental toxins, amino acids can become very important.

There are an estimated 100,000+ proteins found in the human body.  Structural proteins build and renew every cell, organ, and system in the body.  Functional proteins, including enzymes, carry out the metabolic functions of life itself.  They are all made from combinations of essential and nonessential amino acids.

Supplementing a diet with amino acids, combined with healthy eating and adequate water intake, provides the nutritional support needed to maintain metabolic balance, build muscle, and repair damaged cells.  Additionally, they improve and stabilize mood, support and protect nerve function, balance your immune system, aid in chronic fatigue, keep your heart healthy and more.  Unlike amino acids derived from food sources, free form, pharmaceutical-grade amino acids require no digestion.  Absorption is rapid and complete.

The value of using a complete amino acid supplement ensures all of the amino acids are available when they are needed.  When you experience emotional or physical stress, including injury, inflammation or infection, your body requires an increased supply of amino acids for support, defense and repair.  Having these nutrients readily available in a form requiring no digestion for assimilation provides broad-based amino acid nutrients to prevent or improve conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, hypoglycemia, depression, and more.

Feb 24th, 2015

Individual Amino Acids and/or the Complete Blend of Amino Acids

A question Dr Dan often hears is, “what is the difference between taking single doses of amino acids versus taking a complete blend?” Certain individual amino acids can be successful in treating very specific symptoms. For example, the amino acid Taurine can be critical in the prevention of seizures. Studies have shown that Taurine provides aid for defects in nerve blood flow, motor nerve conductivity velocity and nerve sensory thresholds.

Certainly, when dealing with certain chronic and acute conditions in his private practice, Dr Dan may combine single, high doses of amino acids with other micronutrients to establish immediate reduction in symptoms. However, he has found that leaning toward integration of a complete blend into a patient’s diet offers, in most cases, a successful outcome to the widest array of symptoms and patients. Oftentimes illness causes a chain reaction of deficiencies where one symptom can be addressed with an individual amino acid, but the stress of the illness itself on the overall system may need a complete blend of amino acids to assist in the necessary repairs towards optimal health.

Jan 5th, 2015

Customers: Be aware of fraudulent USPS package delivery messages sent by phone or email!

 

CUSTOMERS: Here is the link provided by the Postmaster as well as additional information regarding the recent warning posted on USPS website about the spam emails coming to customers:

https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/radDocs/consumer/SpamAlert.pdf

From the Postmaster:

BOGUS E-MAILS SENT TO POSTAL CUSTOMERS
Some postal customers are receiving bogus e-mails about a package delivery or online postage charges. The e-mails contain a link or attachment that, when opened, installs a malicious virus that can steal personal information from your PC.

The e-mails claim to be from the U.S. Postal Service and contain fraudulent information about an attempted or intercepted package delivery or online postage charges. You are instructed to click on a link, open the attachment, or print the label.

But Postal Inspectors warn: Don’t do it!

Like most viruses sent by e-mail, clicking on the link or opening the attachment will activate a virus that can steal information—such as your user name, password, and financial account information.

What to do? Simply delete the message without taking any further action. The Postal Inspection Service is working hard to resolve the issue and shut down the malicious program. If you have questions about a delivery or wish to report spam, please call 1-800-ASK-USPS or email spam@uspis.gov.

Genesa Customers may contact us for further information at 1-800-404-1065 or info@genesaliving.com.

Dec 29th, 2014

Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

Our mental and emotional wellbeing is another vital area where amino acids are required for proper functioning. Communication within the brain and the nervous system occur through chemical “languages”.  These “languages” utilize neurotransmitters to transmit messages from one neuron or nerve cell, to a specific organ such as a muscle or gland. Neurotransmitters are powerful chemicals that influence numerous physical and behavioral processes, including cognitive and mental performance, emotional states, and pain response.

What all that means is that every system in your body requires amino acids to function properly, from your bones and organs to your digestive tract to your brain and nervous system and even your emotional wellbeing. The amazing amino acids are some very powerful little nutrients!

Dec 16th, 2014

Pregnant and Nursing Women Taking Amino Acids

Total Amino Solutiontm provides predigested amino acids in a complete blend to support every need of the brain and body for primary protein constituents.  This supplement has received positive feedback from pregnant and nursing women who experience anxiety and/or depression.  This is especially useful because pregnant and nursing women should not be taking individual amino acid supplements. (As with any changes to your dietary or supplement intake, please consult with your Obstetrician before taking Total Amino Solutiontm.)

Total Amino Solutiontm also benefits

  • Vegans, vegetarians, and anyone with a lower protein diet
  • Pre and post-surgery patients to combat rapid muscle loss
  • Persons in recovery from digestive-compromising conditions like alcoholism and anorexia

Dec 3rd, 2014

What Are Amino Acids?

Amino acids are the essential building blocks of protein and for the basis of life itself. They are the raw materials for the growth and reproduction of every cell in the body and are present throughout the body. Amino acids are the materials that build the neurotransmitters in your brain, digestive enzymes and the enzymes that work in all metabolic pathways, the immune system and even stem cells. Every bone, organ, muscle, and almost all hormones are made from the combinations of amino acids with the help of vitamins, minerals and other cofactors.

Nov 21st, 2014

Genesa Holiday Hours November 2014 through January 2015

Please note the following holiday hours for your ordering convenience:

November 26, 2014:  Last day to order products that will ship prior to Thanksgiving Day.  Place your order by 12pm, Pacific Standard Time (PST), and your order will ship that day.  Shipments will resume December 1, 2014.

November 27 & 28, 2014:  You may phone Genesa and leave a message (the office will be closed) and we will return your call on December 1, 2014.  Shipments will also resume December 1, 2014.

December 24, 2014:  Last day to order products that will ship prior to Christmas Day.  Place your order by 12pm (PST), and your order will ship that day.  Shipments will resume December 29, 2014.

December 25 & 26, 2014:  You may phone Genesa and leave a message (the office will be closed) and we will return your call on December 29, 2014.  Shipments will also resume December 29, 2014.

December 31, 2014:  Last day to order products that will ship prior to New Year’s Day.  Place your order by 12pm (PST), and your order will ship that day.  Shipments will resume January 5, 2015.

January 1 & 2, 2015:  You may phone Genesa and leave a message (the office will be closed) and we will return your call on January 5, 2015.  Shipments will also resume January 5, 2015.

Our entire staff would like to thank you for choosing Genesa for your wellness needs and wish you and those whom you love a wonderful holiday season and a happy and healthy new year.

Thank you!

Genesa Customer Support

Oct 27th, 2014

Wound Healing & Amino Acids

The immune system plays a role in the early stages of wound healing.  It is responsible for preparing damaged tissue for repair and promoting the recruitment of certain cells to the wound area. Consistent with the fact that stress alters the production of cytokines, it has been discovered that the chronic stress associated with caregiving for a person with Alzheimer’s disease leads to delayed wound healing.  The research results indicate that biopsy wounds healed 25% more slowly in the chronically stressed group and in those caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease, than in the unstressed control group.

Other risk factors for delayed wound healing include:

•  Arthritis

• Chronic liver disease

• Diabetes

• Excess alcohol intake

• Impaired self-caring

• Inadequate nutrition

• Inflammatory disease

• Older age (over 65 years)

• Poor circulation

• Poor cognition/cognitive dysfunction

• Smoking

• Vascular disease

• Weakened immune system

 

Opposing these risk factors, amino acids and other micronutrients are well documented for aiding in wound healing.  How?  Wound healing requires the body to replace injured tissue with new tissue, which requires increased consumption of nutrients, particularly protein and calories.  Improved nutritional status enables the body to heal wounds faster, and accelerated wound healing has actually been observed with nutritional supplementation. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein; you cannot rebuild tissue without them.  Following are some of the ways free-form amino acids aid in wound healing:

  • Nutrition profoundly influences the process of wound healing. Nutritional depletion exerts an inhibitory effect, and nutritional supplementation with such positive effectors as the amino acid arginine, can stimulate wound healing.  The use of amino acid supplements glutamine and arginine enhances wound healing and should be increased.
  • Nutritional care is cost-effective.
  • “Arginine … is involved with protein synthesis … with cell signaling through the production of nitric oxide and cell proliferation through its metabolism to the amino acid ornithine and the other polyamines.  Because of these multiple functions, arginine is an essential substrate for wound healing processes.  The requirement for this amino acid in tissue repair is highlighted.”

If you have a stubborn lesion, a burn or an ulcer, you may want to take free-form amino acid supplements for four to six weeks and note if this helps to speed the wound healing process.  However, always discuss any changes in your recovery process/approach with your health care professional.

You can learn more by reading Dr. Dan’s new book, Recharge Your Body & Mind with Amazing Amino Acids