Lowering Glutamate | Passion Flower

Passion Flower- is known to increase levels of GABA in the brain, calm, decrease anxiety, improve sleep, improve liver function, and help to recover from adrenal fatigue. "The properties in passionflower are thought to promote calming effects by increasing the levels of the chemical gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which reduces the activity of some neurons that cause anxiety." https://www.drweil.com/vitamins-supplements-herbs/herbs/passionflower/ "Passiflora incarnata L. (Passionflower) extracts elicit GABA currents in hippocampal neurons in vitro, and show anxiogenic and anticonvulsant effects in vivo, varying with extraction method" https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2941540/ "Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) was used traditionally in the Americas and later in Europe as a calming herb for [...]

Lowering Glutamate | Passion Flower2020-08-19T13:09:56-04:00

Lowering Glutamate | Magnesium

Magnesium- In our experience, magnesium has made the biggest impact in reducing our symptoms within a flare. Magnesium protects against glutamate damage, sits on the NMDA glutamate receptor, calms cells, helps to raise GABA, improves motility, and can help to resolve many various health issues. It is also my understanding that one will quickly burn through magnesium due to neuron firing when in an excitotoxic state (or a flare). Low magnesium is also associated with oxidative stress and a significant fall in cellular glutathione, low vitamin D, and a dramatic increase in free radical generation. Some [...]

Lowering Glutamate | Magnesium2020-05-08T11:31:25-04:00
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