Tuesday, September 14

Mojoba7 and Amino Acids

Amino acids and Weight Management

When trying to lose weight, it is vital that you exercise and eat the right foods. But did you know that calories, fat and carbohydrates aren’t the only factors you should be looking at? Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, and may help with weight loss.

Mojoba is rich in bioflavonoids such as proanthocyanidins, also found in grape seed extract. These lower cholesterol, improve body circulation and protect cells from free radical damage, improving the body's overall health assists in any weight loss programme by stimulating metabolism and nutrient absorption. Mojoba is a natural organic health supplement that when added to a diet can assist with weight management by decreasing the fat and increasing the fiber intake making it a healthy alternative to high fat low fiber foods.

There is research that states that non-essential amino acids could help dieters with their weight loss goal. The amino acid threonine’s job is to assist metabolism and helps prevent fat build-up in the liver while boosting the body's digestive and intestinal tracts. When the body begins to increase its metabolism of fatty acids, this sends signals that provide the brain and muscles with energy. This energy relieves the body’s muscular fatigue which is associated with weight loss.

Tryptophan reduces cravings for carbohydrates, while phenylalanine increases the production of norepinephrine, which suppresses the appetite. Unlike other appetite suppressants that are sold to the masses, amino acids like phenylalanine assist with weight loss without causing depression. With the assistance of amino acids, weight loss is possible, and this helps lessen the probability of developing illnesses like diabetes and heart disease, which are associated with obesity.

Alpha linolenic acid is one of the major forms of the Omega 3 fatty acids. In a diet most people tend to cut out all fats from their diet to lose weight. By doing this, you may be robbing your body of important nutrients such as essential fatty acids that are vital to your health. Alpha linolenic acid is a unique type of polyunsaturated fatty acid whose biochemical structure cannot be produced by the body and must be eaten in the diet.

Conjugated linoleic acid is a naturally occurring omega 6 fatty acid which is produced in the human intestine. This form of fatty acid is commonly found in the animal and dairy products like meat, milk, egg, cheese, poultry, etc. Research shows that one of the probable reasons for obesity and weight gain problems in people is absence or insufficient amounts of CLA in their diet.

Conjugated linoleic acid can be effective in helping to lose weight and gain muscle mass and is also beneficial in reducing risks of different types of cancers like breast, prostate, lung, stomach, by inhibiting cell proliferation. Conjugated linoleic acid can help improve the immune system by increasing the body tolerance to glucose, and moderately reducing the blood glucose level and triglyceride levels, hence, minimizing the chances of diabetes.

Saturday, September 11

Mojoba7 And Depression

Amino acid therapy works particularly well with drug and alcohol addiction. It can either reduce or eliminate cravings, especially when one is also eating a nutrient dense diet and taking the appropriate supplements. In fact, amino acid therapy is endorsed by the National Organization for Recovering Addicts, who use intravenous amino acid therapy in combination with nutrients extensively in their treatment of drug addiction and alcoholism.

They claim they have an 80 % success rate five years after the end of therapy. That is enormous compared with regular rehabilitation which has a notoriously high failure rate with people readmitting themselves numerous times during the course of their addiction. People who use amino acid therapy to help addicts also claim the withdrawal symptoms are either minimal or non-existent.

Amino acid therapy works well for alcoholism, and all kinds of drug abuse, including addiction to methamphetamines, pain pills, antidepressants, stimulants, heroine, marijuana, ecstasy, LSD, PCP, and cocaine. It does not work as well for tobacco addiction and benzodiazepines.

Most drugs and alcohol create their high by over-stimulating specific neurotransmitters in the brain (usually dopamine). In time, the neurotransmitter that is overstimulated gets depleted. In fact, many drug and alcohol users are low in the neurotransmitter their drug of choice stimulates, which is why they are so attracted to using it. For them, it is a form of self-medication, but since street drugs are not controlled substances they can become forms of self-anihilation. If you are self-medicating with street drugs, it is far better to take a controlled substance prescribed by a doctor than one of unknown origin.

Besides abuse and genetic weakness, neurotransmitters can also be destroyed by numerous heavy metals and other toxins that land in the brain. When the drug is withdrawn, the body naturally craves the neurotransmitter stimulation it has lost long after the chemical substance one is addicted to has left the body. That is because we need all our neurotransmitters acting in synergy to feel normal. Although it can take years for the brain to fully repair itself, by undergoing neurotransmitter replacement therapy, you can speed up the process and begin to feel normal again in a relatively short period of time. Psychotropic drug use is not neurotransmitter replacement therapy. It is simply just another form of symptom suppression. Sometimes a necessary and helpful form, but not, in my opinion, a healing modality that should replace multidimensional healing.
 Other illnesses amino acid therapy is known to have a positive effect on are attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity, anxiety and panic attacks, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, suicidal ideation (which is generally caused by depression and hopelessness), fibromyalgia, insomnia, migraine headaches, Parkinson’s disease, trichotillomania, and obsessive/compulsive disorder. It can also be used to counteract the effects of age related memory loss.

Amino acid therapy is all natural and side-effect free
It helps to heal the body naturally by giving the body the nutrients it needs to heal itself. If you have any of the above disorders, it is important to seek help in replacing your neurotransmitters naturally. If you do it concurrently with a nutrient dense diet, and a heavy metal detox the results can be spectacular. However, to create optimal change, either short term, or long, in-depth therapy will help cement the new mental and emotional changes you want to make deep inside your brain so that the thoughts and feelings that led to your problems in the first place will no longer trouble you.

Friday, September 3

Mojoba7 and Vitamin B Complex

Connection between Vitamin B and Weight Loss

Good nutrition is important for any weight management programme, it helps optimize the body's energy system to work efficiently. As the body burns fat or carbohydrates the cells require essential nutrients to complete the chemical process. An imbalance in the nutritional state very often affects energy levels. Many of the B vitamins are required for the process of energy metabolism. If a reduced calorie diet does not provide enough B vitamins the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates may be affected and result in a feeling of lethargy.
The human body requires 13 vitamins, and 8 of these essential vitamins are from the B-complex group. B-complex vitamins are absolutely essential for necessary metabolic processes such as red blood cell synthesis and the production of energy.

All B-complex vitamins are water soluble. They provide energy from using carbohydrates and converting them to glucose. B-complex vitamins are also essential for the metabolism of proteins and fat. B-complex vitamins work together, so it is important to take them all at the same time. Vitamin B and weight loss go hand in hand, but only when all forms are taken together.

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) helps the body cells change carbohydrates into energy.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) is required for a wide variety of cellular processes. Like the other B vitamins, it plays a key role in energy metabolism, and for the metabolism of fats, ketone bodies, carbohydrates, and proteins.

Like B2, Vitamin B3 is essential for normal thyroid hormone production. Vitamin B3 is also part of the glucose tolerance factor (GTF) which is released every time blood sugar rises.

Vitamin B6 plays an integral role in the metabolism of fats, particularly fatty acids which are unsaturated.

Choline and Inositol are members of the Vitamin B Complex, it is made in the liver. Choline is needed for efficient fat metabolism. Choline deficiency leads to fats becoming trapped in the liver, inhibits the utilisation of cholesterol in the tissure and the burning of fats to produce energy. Like choline, inositol is a member of the vitamin B complex and is also manufactured inside the body. Inositol combines with choline to assist in fat metabolism.