What causes me to feel depressed and anxious? Neurotransmitters (chemical messengers in the brain), including dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin, help regulate our moods and emotions. Depressed and/or anxious people tend to have lower levels of these chemicals.
Brains cells require specific nutrients to produce neurotransmitters. If the amounts of these key nutrients fall below critical levels, the biochemistry of the brain changes, resulting in fatigue, depression, anxiety, irritability, and other symptoms. In many cases, people with blood levels indicating that they lack key nutrients, respond quite well to supplements. Unfortunately, in the U.S. most physicians do not prescribe natural supplements to treat depression, anxiety, and other health concerns.
Although biochemistry is the biggest factor in mental health, we are also affected by what happens in our lives. We are all faced with unpleasant events that may cause levels of neurotransmitters to fall, temporarily. People with large reserves usually get through the troubling events unscathed, but those with low chemical levels are more likely to experience depressive and/or anxious moods. Stress has been linked to this as well.
How Protazen Base Formula can help…
Protazen is a nutritional supplement of herbs, vitamins, and specific amino acids that are precursors to dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine, and serotonin. Protazen does NOT contain St. John’s Wort. It was Doctor Formulated to help support your mood, concentration, memory, mental energy, and over all mental balance and wellbeing.
Below are the Specific Ingredients,
and How They Can Improve Your Mental Health:
Vitamin B-1 plays an important role in the body’s metabolic cycle for generating energy. Deficiency of B-1 can lead to loss of appetite, weakness, nervous irritability, insomnia, aches & pains, and low moods.
L-Tyrosine is an essential amino acid that once in the brain, is a precursor of the neurotransmitters dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine. This essential amino acid is found in many protein rich foods (i.e. turkey, chicken, duck, pork, eggs, dairy products) and is a necessary part of a healthy diet. Even if you consume these foods, it is still possible that your consumption levels are not adequate to support proper brain function. L-Tyrosine has been found to support thyroid hormone levels, increase mood, concentration, productivity, coping ability, sex drive, metabolism, and can promote endurance under stress. Women who take oral contraceptives often have lower levels of Tyrosine; which may be a link between mood swings and oral contraceptives. Supporting research…>
Herb-of-Grace (Bacopa Monnieri) is considered a rejuvenating herb for nerve and brain cells. Some studies have shown that this herb increases protein synthesis in the brain, increasing intelligence, longevity, and short-term memory. It also has calming effects. Supporting research…>
Lemon Balm Leaf Powder can relax the nervous system promoting normal sleep. It can also help support the female reproductive system by easing tension and cramping during menses.
Passion Flower (Passiflorra incarnata) It has been used by the native people of North, Central, and South America for centuries, and is still prescribed by physicians in Europe as a natural calming agent and relaxant. Supporting Research…>
DL-Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid that is recognized for being the precursor for many proteins; namely tyrosine, which in turn is a precursor, for dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. Phenylalanine is a part of numerous substances in the brain that affect mood, pain, memory, and appetite. Studies suggest (but do not prove) DL-Phenylalanine may have anti-depressive properties and may be effective in reducing depressive moods, and countering fatigue. Supporting Research…>
Gastrodia (Gastrodia elata) is an expensive herbal extract that is native to the Far East. Gastrodia is first mentioned in the Shennong Bencao Jing, which was compiled around A.D. 100. It is said to have sedative and analgesic properties.
DMAE is a naturally occurring mild cerebral stimulating nutrient found in brain foods such as anchovies and sardines. It has been found to NOT effect heart rate, blood pressure and doesn’t induce “jitteriness.” Researches have found DMAE to increase alertness, improve concentration, promote assertiveness, increase motivation, support mood, and increase daytime energy. Supporting Research…>
SAM-e (S-adenosyl-L-methionine disulfate p-toluenesulfonate) is a compound that is produced naturally in the body from the essential amino acid methionine. SAM-e plays a role in various biochemical reactions, including the formation of serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. Although SAM-e has only been on the market in the US since 1999, it has been studied for decades internationally and is sold as a prescription drug in Spain, Italy, Russia and Germany. Supporting Research…>
Bioperine® is an herbal extract from the pepper plant that, when consumed along with vitamin and mineral nutrients, increases the bio-availability (the absorption and utilization) of the nutrients.
Huperzine A (Huperzia serrata) is an alkaloid found in the herb Huperzia serrata a.k.a Toothed Clubmoss. It has been found to regulate the breakdown of acetylcholine, an important substance needed by the nervous system to transmit information from cell to cell. In China, HupA is being studied to see if it improves cognitive abilities in Alzheimer’s patients. It may also be helpful in supporting memory and the learning ability of healthy individuals. However, it is important to remember that clinical trials are still in the early stages. Supporting Research…>