Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for February 19, 2008

After doing a bit of research on the three new amino acids, I decide to start with threonine.

Threonine: Required for formation of collagen. Needed by the gastrointestinal tract for normal functioning. Threonine is an important component in the formation of protein, collagen, elastin and tooth enamel. It is also important for production of neurotransmitters and health of the nervous system. Threonine is one of the immune-stimulating nutrients (cysteine, lysine, alanine, and aspartic acid are others), Threonine is found in most meats and fish, dairy foods, eggs, wheatgerm, bananas, carrots, nuts, beans and seeds. Rich sources of threonine include meats, dairy foods and eggs. Wheat germ, many nuts, beans, and seeds, and vegetables contains some small level of threonine.

One two gram scoop in the morning and by the end of the day I didn’t notice any subtle changes so I added another two gram scoop in the evening. I also throught I would add asparagine as well.

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Entry for February 19, 2008

Deficiency of Threonine
It is a precursor of isoleucine and imbalance may result if the synthesis rate from asparate is incorrect.

Therapeutic doses of threonine range from 300 to 1,200 mg per day. Threonine is known to require vitamin B-6, magnesium, and niacin for its optimal utilization and metabolism in the body. It is therapeutically useful when administered along with the branched-chain amino acids valine, isoleucine, and leucine.

Threonine should not be taken with protein or competitive amino acids such as Tyrosine, Phenylalanine, Tryptophan, Alanine and Seine, as well as the branched-chain amino acids, Leucine, Isoleucine, Valine, since they may inhibit the uptake of Threonine into the brain.

Exceeding the recommended doses of threonine can disrupt liver function, and cause the formation of too much urea, and consequently ammonia toxicity, in your body.

Main Functions:

Required for formation of collagen.
Helps prevent fatty deposits in the liver.
Aids in production of antibodies.
Can be converted to Glycine (a neurotransmitter) in the central nervous system.
Acts as detoxifier.
Needed by the gastrointestinal tract for normal functioning.
Provides symptomatic relief in ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s Disease).
Threonine is often low in depressed patients. In that group of patients, Threonine is helpful in treating the depression.

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Entry for February 18, 2008

I received my package from UPS today. The amino acids made it across the border okay!! Each one is in a small glass jar and I can’t say I’ve seen anything like this before. I’m just glad I have them. Now let’s see if they have an effect.

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Entry for February 13, 2008

Licorice Root is an excellent alternative to St. John’s Wort? My Doctor’s alternative was Paxil.

Licorice Root

Licorice root contains many anti-depressant compounds and is an excellent alternative to St. John’s Wort. As a herbal medicine it has an impressive list of well documented uses and is probably one of the most over-looked of all herbal wonders. Licorice is useful for many ailments including asthma, athlete’s foot, baldness, body odor, bursitis, canker sores, chronic fatigue, depression, colds and flu, coughs, dandruff, emphysema, gingivitis and tooth decay, gout, heartburn, HIV, viral infections, fungal infections, ulcers, liver problems, Lyme disease, menopause, psoriasis, shingles, sore throat, tendinitis, tuberculosis, ulcers, yeast infections, prostate enlargement and arthritis.

Hundreds of potentially healing substances have been identified in licorice as well, including compounds called flavonoids and various plant estrogens (phytoestrogens). The herb’s key therapeutic compound, glycyrrhizin (which is 50 times sweeter than sugar) exerts numerous beneficial effects on the body, making licorice a valuable herb for treating a host of ailments. It seems to prevent the breakdown of adrenal hormones such as cortisol (the body’s primary stress-fighting adrenal hormone), making these hormones more available to the body.

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Entry for February 12, 2008

I got that weird chest pain again today ten minutes after taking homeopathic calcium. I thought the homeopathic calcium would help?

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Entry for February 11, 2008

I have a feeling that my potassium is still very high and here’s something that would certainly suggest that they are.

Adrenals and high Potassium

When the adrenals become fatigued and unable to release adequate amounts of aldosterone or cortisol, potassium levels rise, sodium and blood sugar levels fall, body fluid volume decreases and hypotension and dehydration can result.

In theory, because of the known effects of licorice, there may be some benefits of licorice for high potassium levels caused by a condition called hypoaldosteronism. There is early evidence in humans in support of this use. However, research is preliminary and a qualified health care provider should supervise treatment.

I’ll add calcium and licorice root and see if that makes any difference.

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Entry for February 10, 2008

Walking about the supermarket today and out of nowhere I felt a sharp chest pinch. I’m not sure of the exact cause but it’s the similar pain I’ve had in the past. I’ve added SAM-e in the past week so I wonder if that has anything do with it?

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Entry for February 09, 2008

Felt a “weirdness” all day like something was wrong. It’s a feeling I’ve had before and usually I end up taking magnesium. Nothing happened but when in doubt, I take a magnesium.

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Entry for February 06, 2008

I’ve looked EVERYWHERE for those amino acids threonine, aspartic acid (aspartate) and asparagine. Nobody seems to have them but I’m not sure why? They are part of the standard amino acids!

After a bit of googling tonight, I have found them. A company in the US sells each amino acid individually and will ship to Canada. I select the three that I am looking for and place the order. A couple of clicks and they are on the way.

I don’t understand why health foods stores in Canada don’t carry them? I just hope they won’t be a problem at the border!

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