There are many products that can be used to supply the body the necessary building blocks that it needs to re-establish proper neurotransmitter function. Unfortunately, most of the products available over-the-counter, as well as many that are only available through licensed health care providers, do not provide adequate (or reproducible) amounts of the needed components.
For instance, 5-HTP is needed by the body to manufacture the neurotransmitter serotonin. 5-HTP is extracted from a seed called Griffonia simplicifolia; the extraction process is quite expensive, so many companies cut corners and list only Griffonia simplicifolia seed on the label which does NOT correspond with the actual amount of 5-HTP (which will be a much smaller amount). Once more, even for those companies that do list a standardized extract amount on the label, it usually varies between 5-25% (which means you have to multiple the amount given by the extract concentration to get the actual 5-HTP amount per capsule). Considering that a person may require upwards of 2700 mg of 5-HTP, taking these lower concentration extracts would require an insane amount of pills.
We have worked with over 3000 people using amino acid therapy and have developed a great collection of products that work in practice. These products are not available over-the-counter and must be used under the guidance of a trained health care professional. This is essential as the imbalanced use of amino acids can quickly lead to further imbalances, as the noted in the following diagram:
Illustration used with permission from Marty Hinz, MD.
In order to order these clinically-approved amino acid therapy products, you must first complete a short Restricted Product Purchasing Form. Once we review your form, we will contact you regarding your purchasing request.
The Restricted Product Purchasing Form provides us the information we need to help us provide you the care you desire. It also serves as an initial point of contact should follow up consultations be necessary for you to achieve your health goals and provides an opportunity for us to learn more about your health history.