The brain is regulated by powerful chemicals called Neurotransmitters. There are numerous types of neurotransmitters produced naturally in our body, and each has specific functions, such as regulating mood, energy, and cognitive ability. Neurotransmitters are the biochemical foundation of the body. When they are in balance, we feel good and often have good health. Unfortunately, we can develop neurotransmitter deficiencies or imbalances. This occurs when our internal environment is disrupted by toxins, trauma, biological substances, and genetic conditions.
Neurotransmitter deficiencies can manifest as depression, anxiety, ADD, and a variety of other disease states. They also play a significant role in various addictions. Medications, such as antidepressants, ADD drugs, and other psychotropic medications, manipulate neurotransmitter levels to trick one’s brain into thinking it has more of certain neurotransmitters. However, these drugs do not correct deficiencies and often make them worse. Once a neurotransmitter deficiency or imbalance is established, it is difficult to correct through normal nutrition. Neurotransmitters are made from amino acids found in protein, but you could not eat enough protein to provide the amount of amino acids needed to correct most deficiencies.
A targeted supplement program of specific amino acid precursors is required to provide your body with the nutrients it needs to make more neurotransmitters and rejuvenate optimal neurotransmitter function. Dr. Joseph Mazzei is trained to offer neurotransmitter therapy as an alternative to traditional psychotropic medications, such as antidepressants and mood stabilizers. Additionally, neurotransmitter therapy has been shown to be an effective therapy for weight loss. We follow protocols established by the extensive research of Dr. Marty Hinz. Through specialized urine testing, we monitor function of the master neurotransmitters, dopamine and serotonin, and prescribe the precursor amino acids needed to make more of these vital bio-chemicals.