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Neurotransmitter Nutritional Therapy

Monoamine Transporter Optimization™

Because it works, naturally.

Adrenal Fatigue or Burnout
Alzheimer’s disease
Asperger’s Syndrome
Chronic Pain
Chronic Stress
Cognitive deterioration
Crohn’s disease
GABA Dysfunction
Glutamate regulation
Hormone dysfunction
Interstitial Cystitis
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Lyme disease
Migraine Headaches
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Panic Attacks
Parkinson’s disease
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Pre-menstrual syndrome
Restless Leg Syndrome
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Stiff Person Syndrome
Tourette’s Syndrome
Traumatic Brain Injury
Ulcerative colitis

Feed Your Brain

Heal Your Body

Everyone Can Benefit

Coffee keep you going?
Tired and rundown mentally and physically?
Trouble sleeping?
Chronic back and neck pain?
Can’t stay on a diet or lose weight?
Chronic Constipation?
Thyroid problems?
Memory not what it used to be?

All these situations may be due to inadequate levels of serotonin and/or dopamine and their amino acid precursors.

What would you do if you felt healthy, vital, and energized?

Monoamine Transporter Optimization™

Amino Acids
L-tryptophan → 5-HTP →
L-tyrosine → L-dopa →
Monoamine Neurotransmitters
Dopamine → Norepinephrine → Epinephrine

Monoamine Transporter Optimization™ simultaneously optimizes synaptic serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine. This approach is based on the research of Marty Hinz, MD.

When synaptic levels of neurotransmitters are inadequate, transporters are unable to establish levels required for optimal flow of electricity and function. When neurotransmitters are balanced and optimized, normal system function is restored and symptoms of imbalance resolved.

Monoamine Transporter Optimization (MTO) is the only objective method available that defines the neurotransmitter levels that are required for optimal transporter function.

Treatment involves supplementation with scientifically formulated amino acid precursors and patented urinary lab testing.

What do neurotransmitters do?

Neurotransmitters function all over your body and are critical in the brain where they allow cells to network and communicate.

Serotonin is made from L-tryptophan and is important in regulating mood, memory, learning, blood pressure, appetite, sleep cycles, pain sensitivity, and smooth muscle function. In addition to the brain it is also found in the walls of the intestine hence the phrase “gut brain connection.” Low levels can cause insomnia, depression, sensitivity to pain, and constipation.

Dopamine is made from L-tyrosine and is responsible for healthy assertiveness, motivation, a sense of readiness to meet life’s challenges, sexual arousal and proper immune and autonomic nervous system function. Low levels are associated with cognitive decline, attention deficits, loss of fine muscle coordination, hand tremors, and Parkinson’s disease.

Norepinephrine (aka noradrenalin) is the primary excitatory neurotransmitter needed for motivation, alertness, and concentration. It travels the bloodstream to arouse brain activity with its adrenalin-like effects and influences your metabolic rate. Your brain needs this neurotransmitter to form new memories and transfer them to long term storage.

Epinephrine (aka adrenalin) is a hormone and a neurotransmitter. It is a crucial component of the fight or flight response and is responsible for many functions in the body including increased heart rate and increased respiratory rate. It is also a direct antagonist to histamine.

Neurotransmitters need to be balanced and optimized to function properly.

Why do neurotransmitter levels drop below adequate levels or become imbalanced?

Neurotransmitters become imbalanced because of Nutritional deficiencies, Neuron Bundle Damage, and Genetics.

We can become nutritionally deficient if we burn through our neurotransmitters quicker than we can replenish them. This could be the result of excessive stress, poor digestion, imbalanced supplementation, a disease process or impaired detoxification. Our neurons can become damaged by head trauma, neurotoxins or disease and our genetics can leave us predisposed to imbalance issues. Reuptake inhibitor drugs interfere with the normal function of transporters and synaptic processing of neurotransmitters. Any of these circumstances can leave us imbalanced and symptomatic. Fortunately, proper supplementation can help us rebalance our neurotransmitters, strengthen our core, eliminate our symptoms, and change our lives.

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