Lowering Glutamate | Vitamin D

Vitamin D Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that depends on a healthy gut to absorb dietary fat or fatty acid oxidation disorders (this is more common in autism, and floating stools are a sign of trouble absorbing fats). While low levels of vitamin D can induce an imbalance towards excess glutamate (excitatory neurotransmitter) and low GABA (calming neurotransmitter), vitamin D can reduce excitotoxicity (excess glutamate and excitatory neurotransmitters) through modulation of the NMDA glutamate receptor. However, in my opinion, vitamin D's most important benefit is its ability to calm microglial activation. Microglial activation occurs as the [...]

Lowering Glutamate | Vitamin D2023-07-01T22:36:20-04:00

Lowering Glutamate | B2 (Riboflavin)

Vitamin B2 aka Riboflavin Vitamin B2 (aka Riboflavin) is mainly provided by diet and bacterial synthesis in the gut. It helps to offer neuroprotection from excess glutamate, inhibits glutamate signaling (release), and helps to reduce inflammatory cytokines. Inflammatory cytokines are often the primary source of increased/excess glutamate in response to underlying immune dysfunction/activation and in response to underlying infections. All B-Vitamins help to convert food into fuel and are essential in energy production. It is important to note that vitamin-B2 (Riboflavin) is needed to break down and utilize vitamin-B6, which is important in converting excitatory glutamate [...]

Lowering Glutamate | B2 (Riboflavin)2023-07-02T12:55:55-04:00

Lowering Glutamate | Homeopathic Glutamate

Ultra-Low Dose and Homeopathically Prepared Glutamate While homeopathy has been used for over two hundred years, science is still catching up on how it works, and more and more studies are being released. Since excess glutamate has played such a substantial role in our personal health issues, and we have greatly benefited from homeopathy, I had to research the connection to homeopathically prepared glutamate. Homeopathy differs from conventional medicine as it is based on the concept of like cures like and does not function as suppressive medicine (temporarily suppressing symptoms); instead, it works to resolve the root of [...]

Lowering Glutamate | Homeopathic Glutamate2023-06-28T17:08:38-04:00

Treating Underlying Immune Disturbances

The information shared within this site has been gathered by a mother, not a physician, and should not act as medical advice. Nourished Blessings assumes no responsibility for anyone using the information provided by a Nourished Blessings employee or consultant. Nourished Blessings does not represent that its advice will treat or cure any specific health issues. In consideration of the services of Nourished Blessings, under no circumstances shall Nourished Blessings be responsible for damages arising from use of the information provided, whether in contract or tort (including negligence or otherwise). The biggest heavy-hitter in lowering glutamate is [...]

Treating Underlying Immune Disturbances2023-04-04T12:10:10-04:00

Lowering Glutamate | Lithium Orotate

In this post, we are referring to the low-dose mineral supplement, Lithium Orotate,  and not the high-dose prescription, Lithium Carbonate, which is known to have many side effects. Many within the Facebook group have seen substantial improvements from their high glutamate and PANS/PANDAS-type symptoms with the incorporation of this supplement. We have not personally tried it. Again, this is not considered medical advice, and dosing/exposure will depend on individual needs. "Lithium is thought to help regulate the neurotransmitter glutamate by keeping the amount of glutamate between brain cells at a stable, healthy level to support healthy [...]

Lowering Glutamate | Lithium Orotate2023-03-30T19:24:25-04:00

Lowering Glutamate | Astragalus Root

This is a powerful immune stimulator for anti-viral immunity and it powerfully inhibits the cytokine storm. Most immune stimulators activate the microglia. When this is done frequently, the microglia can be chronically activated, resulting in an outpouring of inflammatory cytokines and glutamate. There have been studies examining the TNF-α cytokine which is typically increased with immune stimulators, but astragalus, in particular, DECREASES TNF-α cytokines. I cannot tell you exactly why this happens, but there have been a few studies indicating that it does. Astragaloside IV Attenuates Glutamate-Induced Neurotoxicity in PC12 Cells through Raf-MEK-ERK Pathway https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4427284/ It [...]

Lowering Glutamate | Astragalus Root2021-09-16T11:57:25-04:00

Lowering Glutamate | Cistus

Cistus Tea Our family LOVES to hike and can often be found wandering in the woods during most of the summer.  After a bullseye rash and Lyme scare a few years ago after hiking in the Swiss Alps, I started incorporating the herb Cistus before hiking as it is known to repel ticks as they do not like the smell of Cistus.  This mild and sweet-tasting herb was an easy addition to our herbal teas but it wasn’t until a few years ago, that I discovered the true benefits of this incredible herb. Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt has wildly [...]

Lowering Glutamate | Cistus2023-05-30T18:52:55-04:00

Lowering Glutamate | Flaxseed Oil

"Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is immensely globally used as a food aroma and additive, several studies indicated its toxicity in different body organs. Here, we aimed to evaluate brain dysfunctions in experimental animal that administered MSG and appreciate the beneficial role of flaxseed oil in attenuating this effect." "The results of this study indicated that MSG was responsible for brain dysfunction that appeared in disturbances of neurotransmitters levels. In addition , the administration of omega-3 fatty acids in treated group effectively attenuated this dysfunctions through replacing omega-6 fatty acids in the neurocells by omega-3 fatty acids that [...]

Lowering Glutamate | Flaxseed Oil2021-09-16T12:19:00-04:00

Lowering Glutamate | Mitochondrial Supports

Mitochondrial Supports CoQ10, L-Carnitine, ALA– “Increasing energy production, using coenzyme Q-10,, L-carnitine, alpha-lipoic acid, and other metabolic precursors and substrates can significantly reduce glutamate excitotoxic damage”  http://www.encognitive.com/…/A%20POSSIBLE%20CENTRAL… Why Is This Important? Glutamate is also the most abundant neurotransmitter, responsible for regulating over 50% of the nervous system. It is classified as an excitatory neurotransmitter, which means it excites or stimulates nerve cells located throughout the nervous system. Glutamate also has the ability to regulate other neurotransmitters, dopamine, serotonin and GABA are great examples. When glutamate is in excess it is extremely toxic [...]

Lowering Glutamate | Mitochondrial Supports2021-09-16T12:24:51-04:00

Lowering Glutamate | Milk Thistle

Milk Thistle (contains flavonoid, silymarin)– inhibits microglial activation. “Silymarin protects dopaminergic neurons against lipopolysaccharide-induced neurotoxicity by inhibiting microglia activation” .https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12473078 "In conclusion, it was conducted that there were toxic effects of MSG on male rabbits through increase the damage in the liver and Kidney and oxidative stress through elevation in ALT, AST enzymes, creatinine and cholesterol. Also, with adding Silymarin daily in a dose of (1.2mg/100g BW) showed ameliorative Impact of (Silymarin) on Monosodium Glutamate Toxicity" HEMATOLOGICAL STUDY OF SILYMARIN ON MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE TOXICITY IN RABBITS http://www.plantarchives.org/SPL%20ISSUE%2020-2/1__1-6_.pdf OTHER BENEFITS Anti-inflammatory Antioxidant Can help with glutathione production Improves [...]

Lowering Glutamate | Milk Thistle2021-09-16T12:26:13-04:00
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