We're all aware that amino acids are present and important throughout our bodies. Muscle, for example, is very high in protein and amino acids. But the most exciting area of amino acid research is the study of brain metabolism.
Essentially, amino acids run your brain. Your central nervous system is almost completely regulated by amino acids and their peptides. Communication within the brain and between your brain and the rest of your body's extensive nervous system occurs through chemical "languages" by which brain cells or neurons communicate.
There are about 50 such "languages" that neurotransmitters use to transmit messages from one neuron, or nerve cell, to a specific organ such as a muscle or gland that releases hormones. Neurotransmitters are powerful chemicals that can regulate numerous physical and behavioral processes, including cognitive and mental performance, emotional states, and the pain response.
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Eric R. Braverman, M.D.
Dr. Braverman is a Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brandeis University and NYU Medical School, did brain research at Harvard Medical School, and trained at an affiliate of Yale Medical School. He is acknowledged worldwide as an expert in brain-based diagnosis and treatment, and he lectures to and trains doctors in anti-aging medicine.