Friday, September 23, 2011


1. Normally, when the human body gets dehydrated and cannot produce adequate urine to get rid of its toxic waste and the acid buildup in its cells, certain amino acids are sacrificed to neutralize this acid and make the body more alkaline. The term usually used is antioxidant. Tryptophan, tyrosine, cysteine, methionine, and more are all sacrificed in an attempt to keep the acid-alkaline balance of the body chemistry within the normal range.

2. Drinking enough water to create colorless urine - resulting in the washing of excess acid out of the body - would automatically conserve these essential acids, enabling them to perform their normal roles in the human body. Thus adequate urine production, which should occur with water intake - not through the use of diuretics, caffeinated beverages, or alcoholic drinks - is a major safeguard against depression.

3. All elements that need to get into the brain and reach its cells have to be carried on special transporter systems. These transporter systems are specific to various elements. Tryptophan shares its transporter system with five other amino acids: valine, leucine, isoleucine, phenylalanin, and tyrosine. The rate at which tryptophan can cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB) depends on the level of these other amino acids that are in circulation.

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