Taurine and GABA, The Stress Fighters

Monday, September 2, 2013 12:00:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

burnt outWhile stress commonly feels very physical, i.e. headaches, nervousness, fatigue, etc., these stress responses are commonly the result of stimulation of the central nervous system originating in the brain. The brain has a safety mechanism that prevents it from ‘overloading the circuits’ with too much stimulation. Various nutrients and substances act as inhibitory neurotransmitters. Learn about two of the most important nutrients in the battle to calm stress in this latest article from the Nutrikon Wellness Center.

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Arginine, Essential or Non-Essential?

Friday, October 15, 2010 12:00:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

Amino acids are generally separated into two categories: the essential and the non-essential. There is an amino acid, however, that stands somewhere in-between these two classifications. That amino acid is Arginine.

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N-Acetyl Cysteine, The Old Dog With Some New Tricks

Friday, October 1, 2010 12:00:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

Do you like the smell of rotten eggs? While I’m sure the great majority of mankind would say no, our bodies have a great need of those foul smelling, sulfur-containing compounds inside eggs, predominantly, methionine and cysteine.

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Carnitine, When ‘Enough’ Just Isn’t Enough

Sunday, September 19, 2010 12:00:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

A question that is often asked, particularly with regards to this particular amino acid is: if my body already makes it, why do I need to take it? This is a fair question. While Carnitine is not a vitamin, since it is produced by the body as well as synthesized from food, common logic dictates that there is no reason to add more of it to the body. The simple answer is scarcity and surplus.

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Amino Acids; What Are You Really Made Out Of?

Friday, May 21, 2010 12:00:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

All proteins break down into small units called Amino Acids. These are the building blocks of protein and are the end products of protein digestion. Some of these proteins include enzymes, antibodies, skin, hormones, connective tissues, muscles and blood.

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