Approximately 9.9 million adults in the United States have been impacted by a serious medical condition called depression. In any given year, this totals five percent of the adult population. Depression is different from experiencing normal emotions such as passing mood states, loss or sadness. Major depression significantly interferes with the physical health, activity, mood, behavior and thoughts of the individual because it is persistent. Fortunately, amino acid therapy is an effective and well-tolerated alternative as opposed to taking prescription antidepressants.
In many cases, this therapy begins working in just days as compared to weeks with few or no side effects. For an individual to receive a diagnosis of clinical depression, they must exhibit some very specific symptoms for a minimum of two weeks and nearly every day. These symptoms are:
- A decreased level of interest in activities or pleasure
- Thoughts of guilt or worthlessness
- A depressed mood
- Diminished energy or fatigue
- A substantial gain or loss of weight or appetite
- Suicide attempts or thoughts of death or suicide
- A decrease in the ability to concentrate or think
- Insomnia or a slower or agitated sleeping behavior
The Conditions Treated with Amino Acid Therapy
There are a wide variety of conditions commonly treated with amino acid therapy. These can include:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Attention deficit disorder
- Restless leg syndrome
- Chronic fatigue
Amino acids are building blocks used by the body to build proteins, including tissue and muscle. They are also neurotransmitter precursors. Under normal circumstances, the diet provides all the necessary amino acids. Certain conditions prevent enough amino acids from being received from the diet for complete balance. This is when amino acid therapy becomes valuable.
If you are interested in amino acid therapy, please don’t hesitate to book a consultation at Androgenix Advanced Health and Wellness Center so that you can get all the facts about what the treatment can do for you. Our office is conveniently located in North Palm Beach. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get started.