Mood IV Drips
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We’ve figured out how to put you in a good mood intravenously.
You want to feel calm and happy with life; content but also focused, right? For that you’ll need the help of your neurotransmitters. What are neurotransmitters? They are molecules that constantly convey messages between our nerve cells. This IV was designed to help you attain optimal neurotransmitter function. It provides important B vitamins which play key roles in the formation and breakdown of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine as well as vitamin C which helps produce norepinephrine. To help maintain a calm focus, GPC is added to the mix. And magnesium and taurine will help you stay mellow and relaxed. While doing this treatment, it is important to orally restore yourself as well: Liposomal Vitamin C
Glycerophosphocholine (GPC also known at Apha-GPC) is a very well studied naturally occurring compound which is part of every cell as well as mother’s milk. It is a precursor to acetylcholine (Ach) and it crosses the “blood brain barrier”—in other words it can work in the brain itself to increase levels of acetylcholine almost immediately.
This is important because Ach is a key player in your autonomic nervous system the part that governs unconscious activities like heart rate, breathing, bowel, kidney and bladder function and even muscle contraction. In the brain Ach pathways also control arousal, plasticity of the brain, reward, sensory perception, and sustained attention. This neurotransmitter has also been shown to promote REM sleep (2). Damage to the cholinergic (acetylcholine-producing) system in the brain has been shown to be associated with the memory deficits seen in Alzheimer’s disease (1). Maintaining healthy levels of Ach is thus very beneficial for the overall healthy functioning of the entire body especially the brain and getting enough GPC helps you do just that.
Other neurotransmitters involved in reward, cravings, pleasure, energy and attention are serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. Vitamin C is important in the conversion of dopamine to norepinephrine. The manufacture and breakdown of these neurotransmitters also depends on methylation and energy production. Most of the B-vitamins but especially B2, B6 and B12 play a crucial role in both the production of energy in the TCA cycle and in the methylation cycle.
Taurine is classified by many as an amino acid, although, it is technically not one of the 22 amino acid building blocks of protein. It has a very broad role in the body. For example it helps with bile acid conjugation, membrane stabilization, inhibitory neurotransmission (think anti-anxiety) and neuro-protection. In one study taurine was shown to decrease the impulse to drink alcohol. (3) It also plays a role as an antioxidant, blood pressure regulator and in the regulation of dangerous cholesterol particles involved in atherosclerosis.
Magnesium is a mineral with a wide variety of functions. It participates in over 300 metabolic reactions. It is a key element in the production of neurotransmitters such as serotonin. It also causes immediate muscle relaxation. When you experience anything that’s tight or stiff—including your mood—it’s likely low levels of magnesium are a contributing factor.
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- Platt B, Riedel G. The cholinergic system, EEG and sleep. Behavioural brain research, 221(2), 499-504.
- Olive, MF. Interactions between taurine and ethanol in the central nervous system. Amino acids,23(4), 345-357.
This purpose of this review will be to summarize the interactions between the endogenous amino acid taurine and ethyl alcohol (ethanol) in the central nervous system (CNS). Taurine is one of the most abundant amino acids in the CNS and plays an integral role in physiological processes such as osmoregulation, neuroprotection and neuromodulation. Both taurine and ethanol exert positive allosteric modulatory effects on neuronal ligand-gated chloride channels (i.e., GABAA and glycine receptors) as well as inhibitory effects on other ligand- and voltage-gated cation channels (i.e., NMDA and Ca2+ channels). Behavioral evidence suggests that taurine can alter the locomotor stimulatory, sedating, and motivational effects of ethanol in a strongly dose-dependent manner. Microdialysis studies have revealed that ethanol elevates extracellular levels of taurine in numerous brain regions, although the functional consequences of this phenomenon are currently unknown. Finally, taurine and several related molecules including the homotaurine derivative acamprosate (calcium acetylhomotaurinate) can reduce ethanol self-administration and relapse to drinking in both animals and humans. Taken together, these data suggest that the endogenous taurine system may be an important modulator of effects of ethanol on the nervous system, and may represent a novel therapeutic avenue for the development of medications to treat alcohol abuse and alcoholism.
- Slattery J, Kumar N, Delhey L, Berk M, Dean O, Spielholz C, Frye R. Clinical trials of N-acetylcysteine in psychiatry and neurology: A systematic review. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. ClinicaltrialsofNacetylcysteineinpsychiatryandneurologyAsystemaicreview (1)
Other symptoms of B12 deficiency are demyelination (as in multiple sclerosis), slowed nerve conduction, accumulation of homocysteine and increased heart disease risk, defective cell membranes (branched fatty acids), anemia, fatigue, painful and burning feet, skin abnormalities, retarded growth, dizzy spells, digestive disturbances, vomiting, restlessness, stomach stress, and muscle cramps.
B5 (pantothenic acid)
Vitamin C (ascorbate)
GH regulates many processes in the body. It improves lean body mass index and helps tissues recover more quickly and effectively from stress, for example.
- Kawamura T, Okubo T, Sato K, Fujita S, Goto K, Hamaoka T, Iemitsu M.. Glycerophosphocholine enhances growth hormone secretion and fat oxidation in young adults. Nutrition, 28(11), 1122-1126.
- Ceda GP, Marzani GP, Tontodonati V, Piovani E, Banchini A, Baffoni MT, Hoffman AR. Effects of an acetylcholine precursor on GH secretion in elderly subjects. In Growth Hormone II (pp. 328-337). Springer New York.
Of the 20 amino acids needed for protein synthesis, glutamine is the most abundant. Under normal circumstances, the body synthesizes enough glutamine to carry out regular functions. However, factors as varied as viral infections, surgery, burns, infectious disease, and even prolonged exercise can significantly deplete levels of this multifunctional amino acid. That’s important, because L-glutamine has a wide variety of actions in the body.For example, clinical studies have found that glutamine supplements strengthen the immune system and reduce infections especially after strenuous or prolonged workouts.
It’s also good for your gut. Intestinal cells are heavy users of glutamine for energy production. This amino acid is also essential for maintaining the structural integrity of the intestinal lining. Insufficient glutamine may lead to a loss of gut mucosal integrity, which can allow toxins and infectious agents to be absorbed into the blood stream. This condition, known as increased intestinal permeability or “leaky gut” may be associated with health problems such as allergies, skin disorders, and Crohn’s disease. In addition, the villi in your small intestine which are responsible for nutrient absorption from food regenerate with the use of glutamine.
Finally, we know that L-glutamine has an impact on the release of growth hormone (GH) which is secreted by the pituitary and is a critical hormone in tissue repair, maintenance of lean body mass, muscle and bone growth. In two different studies researchers have shown that oral supplementation of 2-10 grams of glutamine boosted growth hormone production by as much as 70%.
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