What is Amino Acid Therapy?
Brain chemicals called neurotransmitters control many of your bodily functions, including mood, focus, concentration, memory, body temperature, appetite, cravings, sleep, behavior, pain tolerance, hormone balance and many others. Imbalances in neurotransmitter levels are often the root cause of many disorders associated with these functions.
Amino acid therapy entails providing the body the correct balance of amino acids and cofactors needed to establish proper neurotransmitter function. Each person requires a unique blend of amino acids to establish proper functioning, but once this level is achieved, most or all of the symptoms associated with that imbalance disappear.
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