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 | Pyrroloquinoline Quinone (PQQ)

Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ)- Widely found in bacteria and foods such as spinach, celery, parsley, kiwi papaya and beans. It is known to stimulate the production and efficiency of mitochondria, protects against free radicals and reduces nitric oxide production. Defiencies in PQQ are associated with immune deficiency, dry skin, infertility and low overall fitness. “our results indicated that PQQ could protect primary cultured hippocampal neurons against glutamate-induced cell damage by scavenging ROS, reducing Ca2+ influx, and caspase-3 activity, and suggested that PQQ-activated PI3K/Akt signaling might be responsible for its neuroprotective action through modulation of glutamate-induced imbalance between Bcl-2 [...]

Lowering Glutamate | Pyrroloquinoline Quinone (PQQ)2019-06-23T09:41:44-04:00
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