Lowering Glutamate | Berberine Containing Herbs

Berberine (Alkaloid) Containing Herbs (Goldenseal, Barberry, Goldthread)- is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory known to protect against glutamate. Heads up it also lowers*** blood sugar and can help with fatty liver and SIBO “Berberine protects against glutamate-induced oxidative stress and apoptosis in PC12 and N2a cells” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5478787/ “Berberine Inhibits the Release of Glutamate in Nerve Terminals from Rat Cerebral Cortex” http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0067215 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 [...]

Lowering Glutamate | Berberine Containing Herbs2019-05-04T21:47:40-04:00

Oxalates

Oxalate (Oxalic Acid) is a molecule widely found in plants, but can also be found in the human body- either as a result of dietary sources or endogenous production.  Like glutamate and when in excess, oxalates can be problematic and contribute to a long list of health issues. Some Foods/Herbs Highest in Oxalate Parsley Sorrel Lambs Quarters Spinach Rhubarb Beets Potatoes (including, chips/french fries) Nuts (including, nut butters & many grain-free flours) Okra Soy Chocolate Berries Beans Buckwheat Symptoms Associated with Oxalates sandy stools (think having to wipe several times to remove grit) pale/light colored stools oxalate [...]

Oxalates2020-10-02T13:07:39-04:00
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