The targeted use of individual amino acid supplements will balance brain chemistry to alleviate anxiety, fear, worry, panic attacks, and feeling stressed or overwhelmed. They can also be helpful in addressing other problems that contribute to or exacerbate anxiety, such as sugar cravings and addictions. In addition, they can help with depression and insomnia, which often co-occur with anxiety. When you balance your brain chemistry, not only will you alleviate symptoms of anxiety, you’ll also have a great mood, eliminate cravings, sleep well, and have good energy and mental focus.
This is a collection of past blog posts on the topic of amino acids in preparation for my season 3 interview on the Anxiety Summit: “Pyroluria, Amino Acids and Anxiety: Troubleshooting when you are not getting results”
In season 1 of the Anxiety Summit, I interviewed my hero, Julia Ross, MFT, pioneer in the field of Amino Acid Therapy and the author of best sellers The Mood Cure. The topic was Eliminating Anxiety – Amino Acid Therapy and Adrenal Balancing
I just love this quote from our interview:
On a scale of zero to ten, zero is not an unrealistic goal when it comes to anxiety. It’s really the human potential and GABA and tryptophan give us access to it
And then this was the topic of my interview on season 2 of the Anxiety Summit: Targeted individual amino acids for eliminating anxiety: practical applications
- Glutamine: how it’s calming and helps with blood sugar balancing
- GABA: how it eases physical tension
- Tryptophan: how it eases anxiety in the head/busy ruminations (and when not to use 5-HTP)
- DPA and tyrosine: how they help you quit the comfort-eating and coffee
- Precautions when using individual amino acids
- Factors that make them more effective and factors that make them less effective
My interview on season 3 will be taking a deeper dive in to this last bullet: Factors that make them more effective and factors that make them less effective, and how to troubleshoot when they are not working.
Today I’d love feedback, comments and questions from you. I want to address your questions. I encourage you to read the blog posts I’m linking to below and learn if this is new to you. Or read them and get a recap if you’ve been following me for awhile. And then PLEASE ASK YOUR QUESTIONS in the comments section below.
Here is the Amino Acids Mood Questionnaire from The Antianxiety Food Solution. I encourage you to do and see which sections may be an issue for you (or see how much you’ve improved if you’ve been using amino acids)
There are some precautions to be aware of when taking supplemental amino acids. Here are the Amino Acid Precautions
If you are prone to low blood sugar and have adrenal issues glutamine is wonderful: Glutamine for low blood sugar and calming effects
Of course, if you need them, the aminos are also very effective for eliminating emotional eating and comfort eating. I write about this here:
- Amazing Amino Acids for Ending Emotional Eating – No Willpower Required! Really!!
- End emotional eating – no willpower required!
Of course I have to share some great success stories because the amino acids really are amazing:
Meme had anxiety, had panic attacks, didn’t enjoy speaking in public, had insomnia and was an emotional eater. She found answers with the amazing aminos acids and the pyroluria protocol.
The above great client testimonial shows how a few small changes can make the world of difference; that you don’t have to resort to drugs for anxiety or sleep or energy drinks for fatigue! And that you can feel on top on the world!
Unfortunately not everyone responds as expected when using amino acids. Some people
- Don’t get any benefits
- Get some benefits but they are marginal
- Get an adverse reaction and may even feel more anxious
- Get benefits that seem to come and go
My troubleshooting interview will be addressing the above scenarios and other related amino acid questions that come up. PLEASE ASK YOUR QUESTIONS in the comments section below.
If you’re not already signed up do join us here: season 3 of The Anxiety Summit