Nutrient Support for OCD

The brain is a chemical factory which produces serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine and other chemicals 24 hours a day.  The raw material for these syntheses  is nutrients, namely amino acids, vitamins and minerals.  If the brain receives improper amounts of these nutrients or you have a genetic predisposition to not methylate,  well then by adding the nutrients that support production of amino acids, adding vitamins and minerals would be of benefit for you. 

Advances in epigenetic science have revealed the powerful impact of nutrients on gene expression, this knowledge has enabled improved and treatments for those mental health disorders that require serotonin and dopamine receptors. For the first time we understand how to adjust gene expression of enzymes that may be at improper levels.  Nutrient therapy can be very important and can avoid side effects, since no molecules foreign to the body are needed. 

We know that methionine and SAMe both of which you body naturally produces assists serotonin and folate and niacinamide depresses neurotransmissions at the dopamine receptor. When we are looking to understand all of this we also need to understand undermethylation.

If you suffer from undermethylation then toxins are something to avoid, therefore a life style adjustment eating organic, looking at soaps and cleaning products to reduce the load your body is coping with is important.  Effective treatment requires a three part approach 1) avoiding additional exposures 2) biochemical treatment to hasten the exit of toxic from the body and 3) correction of underlying chemical imbalance to minimize future vulnerability to toxins.

Another tidbit of information to mention,  the brain is 60 percent fat and eating your Omega’s is super important for brain health.  We have learned in recent years that fatty acids are among the most critical molecules that determine your brain’s integrity and ability to perform.

It’s a science!  Putting this together takes knowledge and talent!

Ref- walshinstitute.org

If you have questions just ask me info@mindhealthconnect.ca

May 24, 2023
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