Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for September 14, 2007


Now maybe it’s just me… but when I went to the Neurologist and he diagnosed me with “anxiety” he wasn’t interested in helping me in any way except with Paxil. (Which he said wouldn’t really help me…)

Amino Acids and Neurotransmitters

In addition to the need for sufficient amounts of amino acids to produce them, neurotransmitters can also become depleted by too much caffeine, sugar, or alcohol. In some cases, people find that a supplement of l-tyrosine benefits the body by providing the means to replenish neurotransmitters.

Why Are Amino Acids Called the “Building Blocks of Life?”

All protein, 100%, is made up of amino acids… and proteins regulate nearly every biochemical reaction in the body. Amino acids account for 75% of dry body weight (total weight minus water weight).

  • 100% of neurotransmitters, such as norepinephrine, serotonin, GABA, acetylcholine, aspartate, glutamate, are made of amino acids.
  • 100% of hormones are made up of amino acids. Sex hormones are made up of amino acids plus fat or lipids.
  • 100% of neuropeptides, the substances the brain releases with every thought, are amino acids.
  • 100% of peptides are made up of amino acids.
  • 95% of muscle is made up of amino acids.
  • 95% of the heart is made up of amino acids.

The most promising treatment on the horizon for AIDS, namely Peptide-T. Peptide, is a string of 6 amino acids. DNA requires amino acids. In other words, amino acids are necessary for our genes to function properly. While vitamins and minerals are important, they only make up 1.5% of dry body weight. You need the right vitamins and minerals, but if your amino acids are out of balance, you will not be healthy. Glucose and oxygen are the primary fuels for the Amino Acid Miracle that we are.

Given these numbers, do you think that amino acids might have something to do with health, illness . . . and recovery?

And I found another site that was a little bit more detailed:

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    • Flexible and tough skin is made from amino acids.
    • Muscles are made from amino acids.
    • Tendons and ligaments are made from amino acids.
    • The clear gels that fills the eyes is made from amino acids.
    • The clear lenses of the eyes are made from amino acids.
    • The retina of the eyes is made from amino acids.
    • Blood vessels are made from amino acids.
    • Nerves are made from amino acids.
    • Hair, finger nails and toe nails are made from amino acids.
    • Collagen matrix structures in bones are made from amino acids.
    • Natural killer (NK) immune cells are made from amino acids.
    • All other immune cells are made from amino acids.
    • Low-friction surfaces in the joints are made from amino acids.
    • Brains cells are made from cholesterol and amino acids.
    • Male semen is made from amino acids.
    • Female vaginal lubricants are made from amino acids.
    • Lipoproteins in the blood are made from amino acids.

Now if these neurotransmitters are so important to the healthy function of the nervous system, and 100% made from amino acids, wouldn’t it seem logical that amino acids would be the first place to look? Of course not. It would make too much logical sense.

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October 4, 2007 - Posted by | Health |

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