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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

Depression and Amino Acid Deficiency

To understand how amino acid deficiency exacerbates depression, it is important to understand how the brain affects our emotional and mental health.  The primary neurotransmitters that maintain healthy brain functions are serotonin, GABA, dopamine and norepinephrine.  Kept in balance, these neurotransmitters aid mood, sleep and anxiety.

Serotonin and GABA have a calming and inhibitory effect on the brain and on your mood, whereas dopamine and norepinephrine have a stimulating and excitatory effect on the brain and on your mood.  The balance of these four neurotransmitters is critical to experiencing life with passion, energy, focus, and zest.  One way to assist that important balance is with Total Amino Solution.

From Dr. Dan’s book, Recharge Your Body & Mind with Amazing Amino Acids

Wellness Blog: Aminos Aid More Than Just Nutrition (Part 1)

According to an article on December 7, 2009, in Medicine & Health,  mice improved after brain injury with an amino acid diet. The relevance to you? Read on.

Neurology researchers have shown that feeding amino acids to brain-injured animals restores their cognitive abilities and may set the stage for the first effective treatment for cognitive impairments suffered by people with traumatic brain injuries.

“We have shown in an animal model that dietary intervention can restore a proper balance of neurochemicals in the injured part of the brain, and simultaneously improves cognitive performance,” said study leader Akiva S. Cohen, Ph.D., a neuroscientist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

(come back tomorrow for part 2!)

The study appears in an online issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Prevention and Age Management

A Wellness Paradigm Shift

Conventional Medicine holds the belief that aging is associated with debilitating symptoms and progressive deterioration and decline that cannot be altered.  While the aging process is inevitable, we are entering a new era in mainstream medicine that focuses on prevention of disease and living with energy and vitality.

Our Preventative and Age Management Protocol is based on early detection, prevention, and reversal of the degenerative effects of aging.  The primary goal is living healthier for a longer period of time.  The principles are well documented in medical and scientific journals, and are based on sound and responsible health care.

Research suggests that aging is likely due to a combination of causes that include degeneration of bodily functions due to hormone decline, nutritional deficiencies, free radical damage due to lifestyle factors, chronic inflammation, cardiovascular disease, and insulin resistance.  When these events are controlled or prevented, the likelihood of illness and disability is reduced or prevented, and it becomes possible to […]

Just In! Dr. Dan on KUNR 88.7 Radio

Dan Erwine explores the role of micronutrients and dietary supplements in sustaining mental health. There will be a conference later this month in Truckee. On the program: Dr. Dan Smith, a chiropractor and nutritional counselor, and Dr. Kaplan, research psycologist at the University of Calgary.

Does Total Amino Solution have any artificial ingredients or fillers?

Total Amino Solution™ is 100% free of artificial ingredients or fillers.  It is produced from vegetation, making it ideal for vegans and others with sensitivities to protein or specific allergies.

Are amino acids important for women?

Amino acids play an important role in womens’ health issues. They are also being studied for their support of emotional health and the treatment of depression. Amino acids are one of the building blocks of life. They are involved in cellular energy production and they make up proteins in every tissue of the body. They help in the formation of antibodies, muscles, collagen, hormones, enzymes, immunoglobulins, hemoglobin, neurotransmitters, and receptors.

They are important to nearly every chemical process in the body that affects physical and mental function.

A deficiency in amino acids may affect athletic performance, fatigue, digestion, cardiovascular health, arthritis, allergies, neurologic balance and cognitive functions.

Yet these very important amino acids are seldom included in the daily multi-vitamin and mineral supplements you find at the supermarket. Believe it or not.

Check the labels. You will notice very few if any grocery store brands or common brands of vitamins have any amino acids included.

Many people who take vitamins and minerals and herbs forget about these important amino acid supplements. Are amino acids missing from your diet?

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.

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 […]