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Nutritional Support Vs Pharmaceutical Intervention
What is the difference between nutritional support and pharmaceutical Intervention?
One common question centers around nutritional support and now that differs from pharmaceutical intervention.
One concern is that using nutritional support might somehow lead to less effective function of the target organ such as the brain or adrenal glands. In general, nutritional support is just that, it supports normal function by providing precursors or herbs that help activate existing pathways. For brain and neurotransmitter function, support means providing the raw materials such as amino acids so the brain can work more normally.
Serotonin levels are often low. We can support those pathways by providing precursors to serotonin production and also some cofactors that will make it easier for the brain to produce more serotonin.
The same would be true for adrenal support or liver support. We can provide nutrients that make it easier for these organs to operate in a more ideal fashion.
When you withdraw this nutritional support, the target organ will just drift back to its previous state over time.
Pharmaceuticals generally work differently. They create their own pathways to manipulate physiology or offer replacement end products. If you use thyroid hormone, the thyroid gland will not produce as much of that hormone. If you give a person testosterone, the testes will decrease their testosterone output. In some cases, the gland may not be able to recover normal function when you stop the hormone treatment.
In brain chemistry, a common treatment modality is an SSRI or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Normally the neuron that secretes the serotonin into the synapse also has a mechanism to recycle the serotonin by reabsorbing it. The SSRI interferes with that process thereby keeping the serotonin in the synapse longer allowing for more stimulation of the post synaptic or target neuron.
SSRIís take some time to begin working and if you just quit taking them, you will probably have some nasty symptoms. The official name is SSRI Discontinuance Syndrome. You have to go off of these slowly and at the same time use natural means to support acetylcholine production to minimize the withdrawal effects.
Another classic case involves sleeping pills. Once you get used to these pharmaceuticals it can be difficult to stop because they create some new pathways and addiction is a real possibility. Keep in mind that these pills do not induce sleep but an altered state of consciousness so you donít know you arenít asleep. Taken to extremes you end up like Michael Jackson.
Some people trying to get off of Ambien worry about natural products and their possible negative effects. It is important to remember that we are working to help get your brain more healthy so you can find real sleep. We have excellent success with a combination of several products. A consistent favorite is Kavinace by NeuroScience. Kavinace does use 4-amino-3-phenylbutyric acid. This is not the same as phenibut. Phenibut is generally regarded as safe but can show some mild withdrawal symptoms in some people. We have seen no negative effects from the long term use of 4-amino-3-phenylbutyric acid . The bottom line is that natural products assist your brainís healthy activities including sleep. They do not force new pathways.
So if we recommend natural products to help your condition, not to worry. These wonít force your body to do something it wasnít meant to do. If you need to stop treatment or switch to another product for some reason, you will be able to do so without withdrawals. Of course if you stop before your body heals, you also wonít get the benefit of that support.
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