needs Zinc, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C to form Serotonin
have a look at the 5-htp pathway to Serotonin formation
and then understand why possibly there are "better than medication"
options available in the battle against anxiety, depression and panic
Patients who suffer from depression are most aften advised that they
have a "chemical imbalance"
and the doctor then
prescribes a medication(more chemicals) to "normalise" Serotonin
We know from pathology text books that "All disease
has it's origin in the biochemistry of the cells".
Surely then, the sensible thing to do, rather than
add a cocktail of
foreign chemicals into our systems, would be to find out WHY a person
is not producing Serotonin.
words- What goes wrong in the biochemical pathway?
look at the chemical pathway to Serotonin, we start by digesting the
proteins we eat with stomach
which cannot be produced without plentiful
So without enough Zinc and B6 , we dont even get out of the starting
blocks, and can't even create
(an amino acid).
enzyme Tryptophan Hydroxylase
and the presence of the cofactors
Folate, Iron, Calcium
and Vitamin B3
, in order to convert to 5-htp.
(If you click on cofactors,
you'll gain an understanding of what cofactors are, and how important
Once we have 5-htp
then we need the enzyme Dopa
to convert 5-hydroxtryptophan,
the presence of
the cofactors B6
Magnesium,Zinc and Vitamin C,
...and there we have it! Our Happiness pathway.
here's the rub:
cofactors need to be in abundant supply AND their action must NOT be
BLOCKED by ANTI-NUTRIENTS in order for everything to go smoothly and
for us to be happy.
BUT.... if we DO get an adequate supply of all the raw materials, and
we get rid of the anti-nutrients, then everything works- our
convert to Serotonin!
can we take from this page?
1. We need to learn about anti-nutrients and how to combat
their effects in the body.
2. We need to supplement with certain Vitamins and Minerals
(because we sure as eggs are not getting everything we need from our
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