Your brain is an amazing organ. It has the ability to rewire itself, not only in infancy, as scientists have long known, but also into old age. This is called neuroplasticity. For neuroplasticity to occur, the brain needs the proper food and nutrients. Without the right food and nutrition, your brain function slowly deteriorates, you feel like you are melting down and chronic anxiety, depression, fatigue, insomnia, memory loss, and lack of focus govern your daily life. Your brain uses more than 20 percent of all your energy-consuming half of the blood sugar in your bloodstream, one-fourth of your nutrients, and one-fifth of all the oxygen you inhale. Therefore, your brain needs fuel.
THE IMPORTANCE OF AMINO ACID THERAPY
Brain chemistry cannot exist without amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, and amino acids create your brain chemistry. A total of twenty amino acids are required to create your brain chemistry; but only eleven are manufactured by the body. You can only get the other nine through the foods you eat and the supplements you take. Research shows that when the brain has adequate supplies of amino acids, (the building blocks, think Lego) for brain chemicals, emotional behavior tends to be normal. You feel good. Inadequate or imbalanced supplies of amino acids lead to deficits or imbalances in neurotransmitters, causing emotional meltdowns and uncontrolled behavior.
Unfortunately it is nearly impossible to attain the ideal brain chemistry for optimum health through food alone. A healthy diet certainly helps. You can eat bananas and drink milk to increase tryptophan or serotonin. You can enjoy eggs and other proteins such as cheese to increase phenylalanine, which contributes to the production of dopamine. It’s a great habit to eat well, but no matter how well you eat, you will not have a sufficient production of the neurotransmitters you need to keep your brain fed and happy.
Amino acid therapy in combination with certain nutrient like vitamin B6 and magnesium can positively impact and improve your brain chemistry. Read More about how to balance brain chemistry with nutritional supplements in Female Brain Gone Insane.
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