Glutamate Lowering Salt Soak

Ingredients 3/4 c. Epsom Salt 1/4 c. Baking Soda 5 drops Orange Essential Oil 5 drops Frankincense Essential Oil 5 drops Bergamot Essential Oil 2 drops Lavender Essential Oil Instructions Place all ingredients into a glass bowl, stir well and set aside.  Fill bathtub with just enough warm water to cover your bellybutton, Pour roughly half salt mixture into warm bath water and use your hand to stir salts around until completely dissolved.  Store remaining salt mixture in air-tight container until future use.

Glutamate Lowering Salt Soak2019-09-25T13:05:53-04:00

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 Oil2019-09-11T19:50:28-04:00

Lowering Glutamate | Drug Options

Pharmaceutical & Drug Options ****I WOULD NOT ENCOURAGE THE USE OF MOST OF THESE DRUGS**** “There are many drugs that target your GABA receptors like Ativan, Xanax, Klonipin, Valium, and Neurontin (Gabapentin) and others. These drugs look similar in chemical structure as gamma-aminobutyric acid so they can fit in your GABA receptors, which artificially stimulates them, but they do not actually increase production. Therefore they do not address the underlying problem of not producing enough, because there must be some level of GABA present in order for these drugs to have an effect. Furthermore, anytime a substance [...]

Lowering Glutamate | Drug Options2019-06-23T14:59:55-04:00

Lowering Glutamate | Sulforaphane

Sulforaphane- Found highest in broccoli sprouts/microgreens (can often be found at your local health food store by the lettuce), followed by broccoli, cauliflower, kale, brussel sprouts, cabbage, bok choy and collard greens.  Remember that good old study, linking improvements in autism symptoms to broccoli sprout extract/sulforaphane?  One of the major mechanisms in this process, is that sulforaphane is neuroprotective against excess glutamate/excitotoxicity. Time to start adding the sprouts/microgreens to your meals! “Many parents and caregivers articulated the positive effects of SF, both during the intervention phase and in the ensuing 3 years reported herein. These observations [...]

Lowering Glutamate | Sulforaphane2019-06-23T11:06:42-04:00

Lowering Glutamate | Melatonin

Melatonin-  Melatonin is often just associated with sleep and there is a huge connection between sleep disturbances and an imbalance in glutamate (excites) and GABA (calms). Our children lean towards excess glutamate which will make them more prone to sleep disturbances. The smallest amount of glutamate would wake my son for 2-3 nights. Melatonin and glutamate have a complicated relationship.  It appears as though melatonin protects against excess glutamate AND glutamate inhibits melatonin (fluoride and aspartate/aspartame do as well). Some Foods/Herbs Highest in Melatonin Tart cherries Asparagus Walnuts Almonds Pomegranate Raspberries Broccoli Cucumber Mustard seeds Fenugreek [...]

Lowering Glutamate | Melatonin2019-06-24T07:34:20-04:00

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

Lowering Glutamate | Luteolin Flavonoid

Luteolin- A type of flavonoid found in celery, chamomile, carrots, celery, parsley, thyme, oregano, sage, basil, peppermint, artichoke and spinach is known to reduce brain and systematic inflammation by CALMING MICROGLIAL CELLS and therefore lower glutamate and cytokine levels (microglia are activated as a first step in immune response and they signal additional glutamate). Mixing these food sources with coconut oil or olive oil will help increase absorption. It is also a strong inhibitor of mast cells and helps autoimmune disorders with the reduction of immune cells. Luteolin has also been shown to stimulate brain repair, reduce exitotoxicity (from [...]

Lowering Glutamate | Luteolin Flavonoid2019-05-05T08:19:16-04:00

Lowering Glutamate | Lion’s Mane

Lion’s Mane– Reduces neuronal excitability from glutamate “Extract suppressed the excitation of neurons caused by L-glutamic acid application. The assumption is made that the H. erinaceus extract contains substances that may activate receptors that cause an inhibition of spike activity. The inhibitory effect of extract was not induced by GABA and serotonin receptor activation or activation of M- and N-cholinoreceptors. Inhibition of spike activity was caused by hyperpolarization of the neuronal membrane during extract application.” http://www.dl.begellhouse.com/journals/708ae68d64b17c52,0d49dda96a2a7147,504922782f5fa5ea.html Why Is This Important? Glutamate is also the most abundant neurotransmitter, responsible for regulating over 50% of the nervous [...]

Lowering Glutamate | Lion’s Mane2019-05-05T08:29:13-04:00

Lowering Glutamate | Licorice Root (Glycyrrhizin)

Licorice Root (Glycyrrhizin) high in Carbenoxolone – inhibits glutamate release from microglia! “Liquiritigenin effectively reduced glutamate-induced early apoptosis through inhibition of Ca(2+) influx, intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, and lipid peroxidation.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24012889  “These observations suggest that glycyrrhizic acid may be of therapeutic value for the prevention of cerebral damage elicited by the glutamate.” http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/16952351 Thus, blockade of glutamate release from activated microglia with CBX or DON may be an effective therapeutic strategy against neurodegeneration in MS. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19212100  Why Is This Important? Glutamate is also the most abundant neurotransmitter, responsible for regulating over 50% of the nervous [...]

Lowering Glutamate | Licorice Root (Glycyrrhizin)2019-05-05T08:05:20-04:00

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
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