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The Protazen® Difference
Our diets in this country are not what they used to be. We eat a lot of processed foods that have been stripped of their nutrients. Even if you eat healthy, it is very unlikely that you could “right the wrongs” of a nutritional imbalance without the help of supplementing your diet. There is an overwhelming amount of documented research to suggest that many people can find adequate support for their mental health concerns through simple nutrition (herbs, vitamins, and amino acids). Supporting research…> Here at Life Herbal our mission is to develop products that promote true balance between mind, body, and spirit. Some of the natural ingredients in Protazen® have been used for centuries in Eastern traditions to promote mental wellness, while the Amino Acids have more recently gained popularity both in the US and Europe, over the last 30 years. Protazen®’s formulas have been specifically designed to support proper brain function through supplementing the diet with nutrients the body uses to produce chemicals necessary for balanced brain function. People often forget that the brain is an organ, just like your heart, liver, or lungs, and needs certain nutrition to function properly.
Although St. John’s Wort may work for a select few, we believe that Amino Acid supplements will benefit a much broader spectrum of the population with much less risk for complications. Additionally, there is an FDA Public Health Advisory sighting risks associated with St. John’s Wort and its interaction with many prescription drugs used to treat heart disease, depression, seizures, certain cancers, HIV, and transplant rejection. It can also interfere with the effectiveness of oral contraceptives (birth control). Amino Acids produce much fewer and milder side effects because they are not foreign to the body.
As with any organ, substances in the diet such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and essential fatty acids (omega 3) can affect brain chemistry and function.1 Until recently, it had not been fully accepted that food had any influence on brain structures. Today, food and food supplements are now being recognized as natural depression remedies. There is now enough documented evidence to assert that certain amino acids affect the synthesis and release of brain neurotransmitters (feel good chemicals). However, their effects on brain function are not fully understood by the mainstream medical community. This lack of understanding often leads to a prescription as a first line of defense for a mood imbalance, when simply supplementing the diet with a natural remedy for depression may be sufficient. Studies have shown that the diet does indeed influence brain function. Brains cells require specific nutrients to produce neurotransmitters (chemical messengers in the brain). Neurotransmitters, including dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin, help regulate our moods and emotions. When the brain is under emotional stress, it can become depleted of these key neurotransmitters.2,3,4 Therefore, it is not reaching to conclude that supplementing the diet with the Protazen® regimen of supplements can promote the natural production of neurotransmitters. Additionally, because these precursors are considered food product (meaning they are consumed as food), they are relatively safe natural depression remedies.5
1 Bourre JM. “effecs of nutrients (in food) on the structure and function of the nervous system update on dietary requirements for brain. Part1: micronutrients.” J Nutr Health Aging. 2006 Sep-Oct; 10(5): 277-85. 2 Anderson GH, Johnston Jl. “Nutrient control of brain neurotransmitter synthesis and function.” Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 1983 Mar; 61(3): 271-81. 3 Fernstrom JD. “Effects on the diet on brain neurotransmitters.” Metabolism. 1977 Feb; 26(2): 207-23. 4 Wurtman RJ. “Food consumption, neurotransmitter synthesis, and human behavior.” Experientia Supp. 1983; 44:356-69 5 Conlay LA, Zeisel SH. “Neurotransmitter precursors and brain function.” Neurosurgery 1982 Apr; 20(4):524-9