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CFS and Amino Acids

Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, your body's main energy source. Deficient intake or uptake of essential amino acids causes your body to expend valuable energy breaking down proteins to compensate for this deficiency. In addition, a host of specific amino acid imbalances can instigate or contribute to symptoms of chronic fatigue.

Tryptophan is the body's primary source for producing serotonin, a natural relaxant. Thus tryptophan deficiencies can result in insomnia, and the resultant chronic fatigue that accompanies cumulative sleep deficit.

Creatine--a product of the amino acid arginine-- is depleted with physical exertion, and must be replenished before recovery from fatigue ispossible.1 This replenishment requires an adequate supply of arginine, the crucial component for proper muscle and tissue repair.
Elevations of homocysteine, tyrosine, alanine, and other amino acids may signal key nutritional deficiencies of vitamins B6 and B12, which have also been linked to fatigue.2-4 And other amino acid imbalances can promote fatigue through their interaction with adrenal hormones, thyroid function,detoxification processes, and toxic elements.

The HPA PROFILE
: Provides measurement of 6 primary urinary neurotransmitters: Serotonin, GABA, Glutamate, Dopamine, Norepinephrine, Epinephrine. Salivary Adrenal Hormones are also measured: 4 timed Cortisols and 2 DHEA's.

This profile assesses the six neurotransmitters that affect the hypothalamic-pituitary axis (HP) as well as the adrenal hormones cortisol and DHEA. Since the HPA axis initiates an adrenal response, this profile allows the practitioner to assess that response and make therapeutic decisions based on the information. Neurotransmitters are measured from a single urine sample, while cortisol (X4) and DHEA (X2) are measured from four saliva samples, the first taken between 7:00 and 8:00 am and then one every five hours thereafter for the remaining three samples.

Once tested Dr Rispoli can provide a custom amino acid program designed to balance the brain chemistry naturally, bringing a sense of calmness, focus and improved mood.

Related Information:
CFS and Adrenal Hormones
CFS and Detoxification
CFS and Toxins and Nutrients

References:

1 Hirvonen J, Nummela A, Rusko H, Rehunen S, Harkonen M. Fatigue and changes of ATP creatine phosphate, and lactate during the 400-m sprint. Can J
Sports Sci 1992;17(2):141-4.

2 Dommisse J. Subtle vitamin-B12 deficiency and psychiatry: a largely unnoticed but devastating
relationship? Med Hypotheses 1991;34(2):131-40.

3 Goodman KI, Salt WB 2d. Vitamin B12 deficiency. Important new concepts in recognition. Postgrad Med 1990;88(3):147-50, 153-8.

4 Beynon RJ, Bartram C, Hopkins P, Toescu V, Gibson H, Phoenix J, Edwards RH. McArdle's disease: molecular
genetics and metabolic consequences of the phenotype. Muscle Nerve 1995;3:S18-22.

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so that tests can be performed and a comprehensive strategy of lifestyle, dietary modification and nutrient supplementation can be implemented to aid you in reversing this disorder.

Teresa Rispoli has her Ph.D. in Nutrition, is a licensed Acupuncturist and clinical researcher. She has been in practice for well over 25 years. It is through her clinical practice that she has gained insights into chronic health conditions. If you are suffering from unexplained symptoms that come and go you owe it to yourself to find out why. Find out today call for a Nutritional Consultation with Dr. Rispoli.

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Teresa Rispoli has her Ph.D. in Nutrition, is a licensed Acupuncturist, Master Herbalist, Certified Functional Nutritionist, has a Doctorate in Naturopathy and is a clinical researcher, and Licensed Esthetician. She has been in practice for well over 27 years. It is through her clinical practice that she has gained insights into chronic health conditions. If you are suffering from unexplained symptoms that come and go you owe it to yourself to find out why. Find out today call for a Nutritional Consultation with Dr. Rispoli.

If you are suffering from unexplained symptoms yourself to find out why. Find out today call for a Nutritional Consultation with Dr. Rispoli.

Remember that the body can heal itself if given the proper nutrients with the right environment and lifestyle.

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