Lowering Glutamate | Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis L)- increases GABA which helps lower glutamate and establish balance between the two neurotransmitters. “These results suggest that MOE increases cell proliferation, neuroblast differentiation and integration into granule cells by decreasing serum corticosterone levels as well as by increasing GABA levels in the mouse DG.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21076869 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 [...]

Lowering Glutamate | Lemon Balm2019-05-05T07:58:01-04:00

Lowering Glutamate | Apigenin Flavonoid

Apigenin flavonoid- Found in chamomile, parsley, celery, thyme, lemon balm, cloves, etc.) After years of homeopathy, we discovered that the best remedy during a “flare” or times that we may be a little off, was a low dose of the homeopathic remedy, chamomilla.  So I decided to do a little research and of course discovered that it inhibits glutamate because of its high concentration of the flavonoid, apigenin. “The flavonoid inhibited also peak amplitude and frequency of spontaneous postsynaptic excitatory currents (sEPSCs). Finally, apigenin is neuroprotective against glutamate-induced neurotoxicity in cerebellar and cortical neurons in culture. Our [...]

Lowering Glutamate | Apigenin Flavonoid2019-04-10T09:04:26-04:00
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