Amino Acid Therapy, or Targeted Amino Acid Therapy, is the procedure of identifying Neurotransmitter imbalances and supplementing amino acids to balance it out. The good thing is that you can achieve a balance to level out those side effects generally associated with antidepressants or SSRI’s.
What are Amino Acids?
Amino acids are basic building blocks used in the body to build proteins, like muscles and tissues. It is also the initial ingredients for your neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are the chemicals that are produced in your brain that broadcast signals in the nerve cells and are mandatory for body function and proper brain. An ideal balance of neurotransmitter levels helps achieve the best health.
Why Do We Actually Need Amino Acids?
Put it this way, the brain neurotransmitters the control our mood and appetite are essentially made out of Amino Acids. Here are some Examples:
- Serotonin: Promotes sleep and is considered our natural antidepressant.
- Glucose: Something that we need on a consistent basis which instantaneously provides fuel for our neurotransmitters
- GABA(gamma-aminobutyric-acid): Promotes calm and tranquility.
- Endorphins: Our body’s natural pain killer.
- Catecholamine: Helps promote mental focus and clarity as well as provide us with an ample amount of energy throughout the day.
As a treatment, Amino Acid Therapy is used to regress the imbalance of Neurotransmitter levels.
Conditions That Can Be Treated:
- Sleeping problems
- Menopause-related issues
- Libido Issues
- Headaches or migraines
- Substance abuse
- Neurological issues
How Does the Therapy Process Work?
The therapy process works by first obtaining a sample of either urine or saliva to determine your neurotransmitter levels and/or hormone levels. Once the initial levels have been defined in the test, the doctors will use that test as a baseline.
By having a more conclusive result on your levels, the doctor can determine if your condition has anything to do with your neurotransmitters as well as identifying the optimal treatment for your conditions.
The true reason for the stress, anxiety, and depression could vary from person to person. Therapy is specifically tailored based on your visit with our team of professionals and results from your test. Amino Acid Therapy has been performed from a trial and error approach, which means it will constantly be adjusted to ensure optimal balance within your neurotransmitters.
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of Amino Acid Therapy,Contact Androgenix Advanced Health and Wellness Center today to schedule your consultation! We are conveniently located in North Palm Beach, FL.