Naturopathy / Dietitian / Nutrition Therapy
Naturopathic medicine is a science-based tradition that promotes wellness by identifying the unique aspects of each patient and then employing natural therapies to restore his or her physiological, psychological, and structural balance.
In today’s world modern technology, environmental pollution, poor diet, and stress play a significant role in the degradation of health, a Naturopath’s ability to apply natural methods of healing play a considerable importance in overall wellbeing .
Naturopathic medicine is a system that uses natural remedies to help the body to heal itself. Major aim of Naturopathic medicine is to treat the person as whole which includes mind, body, and spirit. It embraces many therapies, including Bio-Resonance, Detoxification, Ozone-Therapy, Colon cleansing, Diet , Nutrition therapy, Herbal medicine, Massages, Acupuncture, Yoga , Physical exercise, Psychological education , Nutritional counseling etc . The treatment plan uses therapies that are gentle, non-invasive, effective, and do not have adverse side effects.
Naturopathic physician is like a Tailor , trying to find the best fit for the patient by adopting a healthy attitude, lifestyle, and diet. It aims to heal the root causes of an illness, not just stop the symptoms.
Treatment approaches include:
- Bio –Resonance Diagnostics and Therapy
- Cancer Care & Detox
- Yoga therapy
- Ozone Therapy
- Nutrition Therapy (Antioxidants, Amino Acids, Vitamins, Minerals,)
- Herbal Decoction
- Herbal Medicines
- Colon Hydrotherapy
- Organic Enema (Coffee and Ozone )
- Psychotherapy and counseling
- Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
Benefits of Naturopathy
- Non-invasive diagnostics
- No side effect
- Identify and Treat the root cause
- Natural healing
- Treat the whole person
- No need to discontinue the conventional treatment
Evaluate the health of their clients. Based on their findings, dietitians advise clients on which foods to eat—and those foods to avoid-to improve their health. Dietitians help to promote healthy food choices and prevent disease by increasing awareness of the link between nutrition and health.
Diet plays the most important role in the promotion of health and well being of a human being. A good and balanced diet habit improves the quality of life, as poor diet might cause morbidity and illnesses. Nutritionists, as well as dietetics, are troubled with this facet. As dietetics is linked to food management, Owing to changes in food habits of the majority of the population, the role of dieticians is turning out to be more significant. They recommend remedial food habits bearing in mind different aspects of a person, for example, age, work habits, illness etc. and in this manner improve their quality of life. They moreover train their customers regarding the preparation of food, in keeping with the principles of nutrition. They are on familiar terms with food production and processing, psychological issues controlling food preferences, digestion and its outcomes on dietary aspects.
The role of dietitian has come a long way ever since the early 1900s. Their role is still unfamiliar to many people. Some believe that dietitians, as their name implies, only provide diets to make individuals lose weight, while this is a small fraction of their job.
Dietitians work on an individual by taking care in account with individual body type/ constitution along with other factors:
- Assess patients’ and clients’ health needs and diet
- Providing health advice and promoting healthy eating
- Develop meal plans, taking both cost and clients’ preferences into account
- Evaluate the effects of meal plans and change the plans as needed
- Helping people come to terms with their illnesses
- Write reports to document patient progress
- Supporting the work of other healthcare professionals
Sometimes this type of Nutrient called Vitamin.
Nutrition is your key to personal wellbeing. Simply put, it’s a fast, effective and scientifically proven way of getting Antioxidants, Essential Vitamins, Amino Acids, and Minerals into your body.
Whether you need an energy boost or simply want to experience an increased sense of wellbeing, our expert Doctors can create a personalized Nutrition formulation that is safe and scientifically proven to deliver results.
Our Nutrient formulations consist of Antioxidants, Vitamins, Minerals, and Amino Acids, all are classified as nutrients which are vital for the body and are used for supplementation purposes alone. But not to treat any medical conditions.
The routine consumption of Supplementations:
Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant found in every cell in the body. It is made of three types of molecules known as Amino acids.
Amino acids combine in different patterns to make all of the proteins in the body.
One unique thing about glutathione is that the body can make it in the liver, which is not true of most antioxidants.
Glutathione has many important functions, including:
- Making DNA ( the building blocks of proteins and cells)
- Supporting immune function
- Forming sperm cells
- Breaking down some free radicals
- Helping certain enzymes function
- Regenerating vitamins C and E
- Transporting mercury out of the brain
- Helping the liver and gallbladder deal with fats
- Assisting regular cell death (a process is known as apoptosis)
Researchers have found links between low levels of glutathione and some diseases. It is possible to increase glutathione levels through oral or intravenous (IV) supplementation.
Another option is to take supplements that activate the natural glutathione production in the body. These supplements include:
- Milk thistle
- N-acetyl cysteine
- Superoxide dismutase
Reducing toxin exposure and increasing intake of healthful foods are also excellent ways to naturally increase glutathione levels.
What are the benefits of glutathione?
The benefits of glutathione may include:
- Antioxidant activity
Free radicals may contribute to ageing and some diseases. Antioxidants help to counteract free radicals and protect the body from their damaging effects.
Glutathione is a very strong antioxidant, partly because high concentrations can be found in every cell in the body.
- Preventing cancer progression
Some research shows that glutathione has a role in preventing the progression of cancer. However, the same research indicates that glutathione may make tumors less sensitive to chemotherapy, which is a common cancer treatment.
Determining the effects of glutathione on cancer will require more research.
- Reducing cell damage in liver disease
Hepatitis, alcohol abuse, and fatty liver disease all damage the cells of the liver.
A small 2017 clinical trial concludes that glutathione could help treat nonalcoholic fatty liver disease due to its antioxidant properties and potential to detoxify.
The researchers note that larger studies are needed to confirm this effect.
- Improving insulin sensitivity
Insulin resistance can result in the development of type 2 diabetes. The production of insulin causes the body to move glucose (sugar) from the blood and into cells that use it for energy.
A small 2018 study indicates that people with insulin resistance tend to have lower glutathione levels, particularly if they have experienced complications, such as neuropathy or retinopathy. A 2013 study reaches similar conclusions.
- Reducing symptoms of Parkinson’s disease
According to some research, there is evidence that maintaining glutathione levels may help with the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
The findings appear to support injected glutathione as a potential therapy, but there is little evidence about oral supplementation. Further research is necessary to support its use.
- Reducing ulcerative colitis damage
Like other inflammatory diseases, ulcerative colitis has been linked to oxidative damage and stress.
A 2003 animal study suggests that glutathione supplementation can improve some of the damage to the colon in rats.
Determining the effects of glutathione on ulcerative colitis will require more research in humans.
- Treating autism spectrum disorders
There is some evidence that children with autism have lower levels of glutathione than neurotypical children or those without autism.
In 2011, researchers found that oral glutathione supplements or injections might reduce some effects of autism. However, the team did not look specifically at the children’s symptoms to see if any had improved, so further research is needed to determine this impact.
Glutathione is a very strong antioxidant that the body makes and uses every day. Researchers have associated low levels with several medical conditions.
While supplements may be appropriate for some people, they may not be safe for everyone, and they could interact with other medications a person is taking.
Speak with a doctor before starting glutathione supplementation to determine whether it will be safe or effective.
ALPHA – LIPOIC ACID
Alpha-lipoic acid is an organic compound in the body that acts as a potent antioxidant. It may have several health benefits.
While the body produces alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) naturally, a person can boost their levels by making suitable dietary choices, taking supplements, or both.
ALA is present within mitochondria, which are the powerhouses of the cells.
ALA is crucial for digestion, absorption, and the creation of energy. It helps enzymes turn nutrients into energy. It also has antioxidant properties.
Since humans can only produce ALA in small amounts, many people turn to supplements to increase their intake.
Uses and benefits:
ALA may have an impact on the following:
- Weight loss
Some claim that ALA may help people lose weight. For example, one study on an animal model found that ALA could improve skeletal muscle energy metabolism, possibly increasing how many calories the body can burn.
However, studies also show that the impact of ALA on weight loss is small. According to a 2018 analysis, those taking ALA supplements only lost an average of 1.52 pounds and did not experience a significant change in their waist circumference.
Some research suggests that ALA may help the body control blood sugar levels and improve cholesterol levels.
Research has also shown that it could reduce nerve damage symptoms that are common in people with diabetes, such as numbness, pain, and paralysis.
According to one 2018 analysis, ALA can significantly lower C-reactive protein (CRP) levels.
CRP is an inflammation marker that may indicate chronic inflammation linked to harmful diseases such as diabetes and cancer.
- Heart disease
According to some research, ALA, because it is a potent antioxidant, may help reduce oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is one of the primary causes of heart disease.
A review of several randomized controlled trials also found that ALA could lower levels of “bad” cholesterol, another risk factor for heart disease.
- Memory loss
Oxidative stress occurs naturally with age. As well as playing a role in the development of heart disease, it also plays a critical role in brain health and memory loss. According to a study in participants with Alzheimer’s disease, ALA may slow the progression of the condition.
The researchers suggested that this might be due to ALA’s positive effects on insulin resistance and blood sugar metabolism, as diabetes is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease.
ALA is an organic compound that acts as an antioxidant and has a variety of other effects on the body. While the body makes it naturally, some people also choose to take ALA supplements.
However, there is not enough research to understand its full benefits or effectiveness.
Vitamins are organic compounds that are needed in small quantities to sustain life. Most vitamins need to come from food. This is because the human body either does not produce enough of them, or it does not produce any at all. Each organism has different vitamin requirements.
Vitamins are organic molecules, some are water-soluble and some are fat-soluble and the most prominent function is to serve as cofactors (co-enzymes) for enzymatic reactions. They generally cannot be synthesized by mammalian cells and must be supplied in the diet. Vitamins are susceptible to acid, heat and air.
Vitamins are one of a group of organic substances that is present in minute amounts in natural foodstuffs. Vitamins are essential to normal metabolism. If we do not take enough of any kind of vitamin, certain medical conditions can result.
Vitamins are both:
- An organic compound ( which means it contains carbon)
- An essential nutrient (that the body cannot produce enough of and which it needs to get from food)
Vitamins are either fat-soluble or water-soluble.
Fat-soluble vitamins are stored in the fatty tissues of the body and the liver. Vitamins A, D, E, and K are fat-soluble. These are easier to store than water-soluble vitamins, and they can stay in the body as reserves for days, and sometimes months. Fat-soluble vitamins are absorbed through the intestinal tract with the help of fats, or lipids.
Water-soluble vitamins do not stay in the body for long. The body cannot store them, and they are soon excreted in the urine. Because of this, water-soluble vitamins need to be replaced more often than fat-soluble ones. Vitamin C and all the B vitamins are water-soluble.
There are currently 13 recognized vitamins. Here are the different types of vitamins.
Chemical names: Retinol, Retinal, and four Carotenoids, including Beta Carotene.
- It is fat-soluble.
- Deficiency may cause night-blindness and keratomalacia, an eye disorder that results in a dry cornea.
- Good sources include: liver, cod liver oil, carrots, broccoli, sweet potato, butter, kale, spinach, pumpkin, collard greens, some cheeses, egg, apricot, cantaloupe melon, and milk.
Chemical name: Thiamine.
- It is water soluble.
- Deficiency may cause beriberi and Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome.
- Good sources include yeast, pork, cereal grains, sunflower seeds, brown rice, whole-grain rye, asparagus, kale, cauliflower, potatoes, oranges, liver, and eggs.
Chemical name: Riboflavin
- It is water soluble
- Deficiency may cause ariboflavinosis
- Good sources include: asparagus, bananas, persimmons, okra, chard, cottage cheese, milk, Yogurt, meat, eggs, fish, and green beans
Chemical names: Niacin, Niacinamide
- It is water soluble.
- Deficiency may cause pellagra, with symptoms of diarrhea, dermatitis, and mental disturbance.
- Good sources include: liver, heart, kidney, chicken, beef, fish (tuna, salmon), milk, eggs, avocados, dates, tomatoes, leafy vegetables, broccoli, carrots, sweet potatoes, asparagus, nuts, whole-grains, legumes, mushrooms, and brewer’s yeast.
Chemical name: Pantothenic Acid
- It is water soluble.
- Deficiency may cause paresthesia, or “pins and needles.”
- Good sources include meats, whole-grains (milling may remove it), broccoli, avocados, royal jelly, and fish ovaries.
Chemical names: Pyridoxine, Pyridoxamine, Pyridoxal
- It is water soluble.
- Deficiency may cause anemia, peripheral neuropathy, or damage to parts of the nervous system other than the brain and spinal cord.
- Good sources include meats, bananas, whole-grains, vegetables, and nuts. When milk is dried, it loses about half of its B6. Freezing and canning can also reduce content.
Chemical name: Biotin
- it is water soluble.
- Deficiency may cause dermatitis or enteritis, or inflammation of the intestine.
- Good sources include: egg yolk, liver, some vegetables.
Chemical names: Folic Acid, Folinic Acid
- It is water soluble.
- Deficiency during pregnancy is linked to birth defects. Pregnant women are encouraged to supplement folic acid for the entire year before becoming pregnant.
- Good sources include leafy vegetables, legumes, liver, baker’s yeast, some fortified grain products, and sunflower seeds. Several fruits have moderate amounts, as does beer.
Chemical names: Cyanocobalamin, Hydroxocobalamin, Methylcobalamin
- It is water soluble.
- Deficiency may cause megaloblastic anemia, a condition where the bone marrow produces unusually large, abnormal, immature red blood cells.
- Good sources include fish, shellfish, meat, poultry, eggs, milk and dairy products, some fortified cereals and soy products, as well as fortified nutritional yeast.
Vegans are advised to take B12 supplements.
Chemical name: Ascorbic Acid
- It is water soluble.
- Deficiency may cause megaloblastic anemia.
- Good sources include: fruit and vegetables. The Kakadu plum and the camu camu fruit have the highest vitamin C contents of all foods. The liver also has high levels. Cooking destroys vitamin C.
Chemical names: Ergocalciferol, Cholecalciferol.
- It is a fat soluble.
- Deficiency may cause rickets and osteomalacia, or softening of the bones.
- Good sources: Exposure to ultraviolet B (UVB) through sunlight or other sources causes vitamin D to be produced in the skin. Also found in fatty fish, eggs, beef liver, and mushrooms.
Chemical names: Tocopherols, Tocotrienols
- It is fat soluble.
- Deficiency is uncommon, but it may cause hemolytic anemia in newborns. This is a condition where blood cells are destroyed and removed from the blood too early.
- Good sources include Kiwi fruit, almonds, avocado, eggs, milk, nuts, leafy green vegetables, unheated vegetable oils, wheat germ, and whole-grains.
Chemical names: Phylloquinone, Menaquinones
- It is fat soluble.
- Deficiency may cause bleeding diathesis, an unusual susceptibility to bleeding.
- Good sources include leafy green vegetables, avocado, kiwi fruit. Parsley contains a lot of vitamin K.
Minerals are nutrients that are essential for the body. There are 22 of them in total.
Minerals can be broken down into two types: Macro-minerals and Micro-minerals. They are also sometimes referred to as major minerals and minor (or trace) minerals.
Macro-minerals (Major minerals)
Macro-minerals, in particular, calcium and phosphorus, tend to play structural roles within the body. The body needs over 100mg per day of each macro-mineral. This may sound like a large amount, but it can be put in perspective by considering that a dollar bill weighs 1000mg.
The macro-minerals include:
- Sulfur (1, 2)
Most of the body’s calcium is used to keep the bones and teeth strong. Some calcium is also needed to regulate the heartbeat along with other muscle functions. Calcium is also used in other metabolic functions such as nerve transmission and intracellular signaling.
According to the NHS an adult needs 700mg of calcium per day. This should be able to be consumed in a healthy diet. Dairy products and some green leafy vegetables (not spinach) are high in calcium.
Phosphorus is also used to make the bones and teeth strong. This is because phosphorus is found in the bones in hydroxyapatite, a calcium phosphate salt.
Phosphorus is also used in the body for many other purposes. It is the main structural constituent of cell membranes. It is also found in genetic material such as DNA and RNA.
Phosphorus also has an important role in supplying the body with energy. One of the most well-known energy compounds that contain phosphorus is adenosine triphosphate (ATP). This molecule can store energy in its bonds. When these bonds are broken the energy is released and can be used to power energy-requiring processes.
According to the NHS adults need 550mg of phosphorus per day. Again this should be consumable through a healthy diet. Red meat, dairy products and fish all contain high levels of phosphorus.
Magnesium is used in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps to convert carbohydrates and fats into energy. It is also used in the synthesis of proteins and nucleic acids, such as DNA and RNA. Magnesium is also used in cell signaling.
In addition, magnesium has a structural role, particularly in the teeth and bones.
The amount of magnesium you require depends on your sex. According to the NHS men need 300mg per day; whereas women require only 270mg. Magnesium is found in whole grains, nuts and green leafy vegetables.
Sodium helps to control the water balance in cells, and also blood volume and blood pressure. It is also involved in nerve impulses.
According to the NHS we should consume no more than 2.4g of sodium (this relates to 6g of salt – sodium chloride). Many people struggle with consuming less than 2.4g of sodium. This may be because sodium is found in processed foods.
Chloride is important for digestion, as it forms hydrochloric acid in the stomach. This acid helps to destroy harmful bacteria that may be brought in on the food.
The amount of chloride required by the body depends on your age. Adolescents and adults under 50 should intake 2.3 grams per day. Older people require progressively lower amounts.
Potassium, like sodium, helps to control the water balance of the body. Recent research has also suggested that potassium may help to reduce blood pressure.
According to the NHS, it is necessary for adults to intake 3,500mg of potassium per day. Good sources of potassium include meats, some fish, dairy products and fruit and vegetables.
Sulfur is needed in the production of cartilage and other tissues.
A recommended dietary allowance for sulphur does not exist; however, the Department of Health advises that adequate sulphur requirements can be gained from a healthy diet. Sulfur-rich foods are those that contain protein, such as meat, fish and so forth.
Micro-minerals (Trace minerals)
Micro-minerals are not needed in as high amounts as micro-minerals, as they are generally used as catalysts in enzyme reactions. More specifically, the body needs less than 100mg per day of each micro-mineral.
There are more than 12 micro-minerals. The main ones are:
Iron is involved in carrying oxygen around the body. It does this by helping to form haemoglobin molecules in the blood, and myoglobin molecules in the muscles.
The amount of iron adults should intake depends on their sex. According to the NHS, men should consume 8.7mg of iron per day; whereas women should intake 14.8mg. Foods that contain iron include liver, meat and dark green leafy vegetables.
Copper is important for iron metabolism. This is because it oxidises iron to the form that is necessary for red blood cell formation. Copper is also used by the body to fight off free-radicals.
According to the NHS, it is necessary for adults to consume 1.2mg of copper per day. This can be achieved by consuming nuts, shellfish and offal.
Zinc is important for wound healing. It is also involved in many metabolic processes as it forms part of many enzymes.
According to the NHS, the amount of zinc that adults require depends on their sex. Men require between 5.5- 9.5 mg of zinc per day; whereas, women require 4-7mg per day.
Zinc can be found in red meat and poultry, besides, it can be consumed from many kinds of cereal which are fortified with zinc.
Manganese forms part of an enzyme present in the mitochondria of cells. This enzyme, known as manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD), is responsible for fighting free-radicals.
Manganese is also a component of other metabolic enzymes and it is necessary for the production of healthy bones and also collagen which is used in wound healing. (26, 27)
Manganese is found in several sources including tea, nuts and cereals. (10) According to the Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) of the Institute of Medicine, men over the age of 18 should intake 2.3mg of manganese per day; whereas women (over 18) should consume 1.8mg per day.
Iodine is used in the production of thyroid hormones, such as Triiodothyronine (T3) and Thyroxine (T4). Thyroid hormones affect many systems in the body including the brain, skeleton and organs.
According to the NHS adults should consume 0.14mg of iodine per day. Iodine is present in sea fish and shellfish. It is also found in some grains – although this may depend on the type of soil in which the plants are grown.
Selenium forms selenoproteins in the body, which are proteins associated with selenium. There are at least 25 different selenoproteins with many different functions. These include regulating thyroid hormones, defending against oxidative stress, regulating cell growth, aiding spermatogenesis and so forth.
The amount of selenium you need to consume depends on your sex. According to the NHS, men need 0.075mg per day; whereas women need only 0.06mg per day. This can be consumed through meat, fish and nuts – particularly brazil nuts.
Other micro-minerals include:-
Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins in the living organism. There are over 500 Amino acids found in nature however, the human genetic code only directly encodes 20. ‘Essential’ Amino acids must be obtained from the diet, good dietary sources include meat, eggs, tofu, soy, buckwheat, quinoa, and dairy, whilst Non-essential Amino acids can be synthesized in the body.
People who eat vegetarian or vegan diets can get their essential Amino acids from various plant foods throughout the day and do not necessarily have to eat them all together at one meal. The foods in the following list are the most common sources of essential Amino acids:
- Lysine is in meat, eggs, soy, black beans, quinoa and pumpkin seeds.
- Meat, fish, poultry, nuts, seeds, and whole grains contain large amounts of histidine.
- Cottage cheese and wheat germ contain high quantities of threonine.
- Methionine is in eggs, grains, nuts, and seeds.
- Valine is in soy, cheese, peanuts, mushrooms, whole grains, and vegetables.
- Isoleucine is plentiful in meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, lentils, nuts, and seeds.
- Dairy, soy, beans, and legumes are sources of leucine.
- Phenylalanine is in dairy, meat, poultry, soy, fish, beans, and nuts.
- Tryptophan is in most high-protein foods, including wheat germ, cottage cheese, chicken, and turkey.
“Amino acids play central roles both as building blocks of proteins and as intermediates in metabolism. Amino acids build muscles, cause chemical reactions in the body, transport nutrients, prevent illness, and carry out other functions.
Amino acid deficiency can result in decreased immunity, digestive problems, depression, fertility issues, lower mental alertness, slowed growth in children, and many other health issues.
Each of the essential Amino acids plays a different role in the body, and the symptoms of deficiency vary accordingly.
The 20 Amino acids that are found within proteins convey a vast array of chemical versatility.”
“A healthy Humans body can produce 11 of the 20 Amino acids. The others must be supplied with food. Failure to obtain enough of even 1 of the 11 essential Amino acids, those that we cannot make, results in degradation of the body’s proteins muscle and so forth to obtain the one amino acid that is needed. Unlike fat and starch, the human body does not store excess Amino acids for later using the Amino acids must be in the food every day”
Although 11 of the Amino acids are nonessential, humans may require some of them if they are under stress or have an illness. During these times, the body may not be able to make enough of these Amino acids to keep up with the increased demand.
People should always talk to a doctor before using supplements.
L-Histidine facilitates growth, the creation of blood cells, and tissue repair. It also helps maintain the special protective covering over nerve cells, which is called the myelin sheath. The body metabolizes histidine into histamine, which is crucial for immunity, reproductive health, and digestion. The results of a study that recruited women with obesity and metabolic syndrome suggest that histidine supplements may lower BMI and Insulin resistance. Deficiency can cause anemia, and low blood levels appear to be more common among people with arthritis and kidney disease.
L-Threonine is necessary for healthy skin and teeth, as it is a component in tooth enamel, collagen, and elastin. It helps aid fat metabolism and may be beneficial for people with indigestion, anxiety, and mild depression. A 2018 study found that threonine deficiency in fish led to these animals having a lowered resistance to disease.
L-Valine is essential for mental focus, muscle coordination, and emotional calm. People may use valine supplements for muscle growth, tissue repair, and energy. Deficiency may cause insomnia and reduced mental function.
L-Isoleucine helps with wound healing, immunity, blood sugar regulation, and hormone production. It is primarily present in muscle tissue and regulates energy levels. Older adults may be more prone to isoleucine deficiency than younger people. This deficiency may cause muscle wasting and shaking.
L-Leucine helps regulate blood sugar levels and aids the growth and repair of muscle and bone. It is also necessary for wound healing and the production of growth hormone. Leucine deficiency can lead to skin rashes, hair loss, and fatigue.
L-Arginine plays an important role in cell division, the healing of wounds, removing ammonia from the body, immune function, and the release of hormones Intravenous infusion of arginine reduces blood pressure in patients with hypertension as well as normal subjects
L-Carnitine It plays a critical role in energy production. It transports long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondria so they can be oxidized (“burned”) to produce energy. It provides energy to muscles and heart. Carnitine may aid anemia management. A recent analysis proves that type 1 or type 2 diabetes found that treatment with acetyl-L-carnitine (3 grams/day orally) for one year provided significant relief of nerve pain and improved vibration perception in those with diabetic neuropathy.
L-Cysteine can help prevent side effects caused by drug reactions and toxic chemicals and helps break down mucus in the body. It has benefits in treating some respiratory conditions, such as bronchitis and COPD.
L-Glutamine is the primary fuel source for the immune system, intestines, and colon and is needed for normal brain function. Is the most common neurotransmitter in the brain is important for removing excess ammonia (a common waste product in the body). It also helps your immune system function and may be needed for normal brain function and digestion. Glutamine seems to help reduce stomatitis (inflammation of the mouth). Glutamine supplements resulted in good in fewer infections.
L-Taurine improves glucose tolerance and insulin utilization and decrease serum cholesterol and protecting visual function during diabetes. Taurine deficiency is associated with anxiety, epilepsy, hyperactivity, and depression; taurine supplementation can relieve these symptoms. Recently, it was shown to be an effective agent in the treatment of alcoholism, fatigue, and myotonia. Taurine plays a role in bile salt formation and fat digestion.
L-Methionine plays a role in the health and flexibility of skin and hair. Methionine also helps keep nails strong. It aids the proper absorption of selenium and Zinc and the removal of heavy metals, such as Lead and Mercury and has an anti-depressant effect.
L-Ornithine The results suggested that L-ornithine has an antifatigue effect in increasing the efficiency of energy consumption and promoting the excretion of ammonia. Frequently marketed to bodybuilders and weightlifters through the claim that it will increase levels of human growth hormone.
L-Phenylalanine The body converts phenylalanine to tyrosine, which is necessary for specific brain functions. Phenylalanine can be used to produce the molecule dopamine. Dopamine malfunction in the brain is associated with some forms of depression. Symptoms of phenylalanine deficiency include Confusion, Lack of energy, Depression, Decreased alertness, Memory problems.
L-Choline seems to be important in the nervous system, in asthma, which might help decrease edema and inflammation. Choline is used for liver disease , including chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis. It is also used for depression, memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia, Huntington’s chorea, Tourette’s disease, Cerebellar ataxia, Epilepsy, and Schizophrenia.
L-Glycine is used for treating schizophrenia, stroke, sleep problems, cystic fibrosis, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH),metabolic syndrome, and some rare inherited metabolic disorder. It is also used to protect kidneys from the harmful side effects of certain drugs used after organ transplantation as well as the liver from the harmful effects of alcohol. Glycine may also be used to reduce the risk of psychosis. Other uses include cancer prevention and memory enhancement.
L-Lysine plays a vital role in building muscle, maintaining bone strength, aiding recovery from injury or surgery, and regulating hormones, antibodies, and enzymes. It may also have antiviral effects. Study indicates that lysine deficiency can lead to stress-induced anxiety. Responsible for converting fatty acids into energy and helping lower cholesterol. Lysine appears to help the body absorb calcium, and it plays an important role in the formation of collagen, a substance important for bones and connective tissues including skin, tendons, and cartilage.
L-Tryptophan administration supports the production of serotonin calming effects on the brain. Necessary for proper growth in infants and is a precursor of serotonin and melatonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that regulates appetite, sleep, mood, and pain. Melatonin also regulates sleep.Tryptophan is a sedative, and it is an ingredient in some sleep aids. Tryptophan deficiency can cause a condition called pellagra, which can lead to dementia, skin rashes, and digestive issues.