Lowering Glutamate | Red Sage (Dan Shen)

Red Sage/Dan Shen– Red sage aka dan shen, inhibits glutamate release. “These results show that tanshinone IIA inhibits glutamate release from cortical synaptosomes in rats through the suppression of presynaptic voltage-dependent Ca(2+) entry and MEK signaling cascade” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23542145 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 [...]

Lowering Glutamate | Red Sage (Dan Shen)2019-06-23T10:39:11-04:00

Lowering Glutamate | Quercetin Flavonoid

Quercetin- Inhibits glutamate release and is found in onion (highest in red onion), raw chili peppers, asparagus, kale, berries, plums, peppers, broccoli, sophora japonica leaf/flowers “These results suggest that quercetin inhibits glutamate release from rat cortical synaptosomes and this effect is linked to a decrease in presynaptic voltage-dependent Ca(2+) entry and to the suppression of PKC and PKA activity.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23933436 Protective effects of onion-derived quercetin on glutamate-mediated hippocampal neuronal cell death “This is the first report on the detailed mechanisms of the protective effect of quercetin on HT22 cells. Onion extract and quercetin may be useful for preventing [...]

Lowering Glutamate | Quercetin Flavonoid2020-05-08T14:44:50-04:00

Lowering Glutamate | Curcumin (Turmeric)

Curcumin (Turmeric) – Protects against glutamate and inhibits glutamate release. “Curcumin protects against glutamate excitotoxicity in rat cerebral cortical neurons by increasing brain-derived neurotrophic factor level and activating TrkB” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18420184 “Curcumin Protects Neurons from Glutamate-Induced Excitotoxicity by Membrane Anchored AKAP79-PKA Interaction Network” https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2015/706207/ “Curcumin Protects against Monosodium Glutamate Neurotoxicity and Decreasing NMDA2B and mGluR5 Expression in Rat Hippocampus.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27529496 “Curcumin attenuates glutamate neurotoxicity in the hippocampus by suppression of ER stress-associated TXNIP/NLRP3 inflammasome activation in a manner dependent on AMPK” http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0041008X15000927 “Curcumin inhibits the increase of glutamate, hydroxyl radicals and PGE2 in the hypothalamus and reduces fever during LPS-induced systemic inflammation in rabbits” http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014299908007449 [...]

Lowering Glutamate | Curcumin (Turmeric)2019-05-05T05:52:32-04:00
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