What are neurotransmitters?
Neurotransmitters are the brain chemicals that communicate information throughout our brain and body. They relay signals between nerve cells, called “neurons.” The brain uses neurotransmitters to tell your heart to beat, your lungs to breathe, and your stomach to digest. They can also affect mood, sleep, concentration, weight, and can cause adverse symptoms when they are out of balance. Neurotransmitter levels can be depleted many ways. As a matter of fact, it is estimated that 86% of Americans have suboptimal neurotransmitter levels. Stress, poor diet, food sensitivities and allergies, neurotoxins, genetic predisposition, drugs (prescription and recreational), alcohol and caffeine usage can cause these levels to be out of optimal range.
There are two types of neurotransmitters; excitatory (function for drive and energy) and inhibitory (function for calm and wellbeing). Even with the best intentions, due to his or her brain chemistry (neurotransmitter make-up), some children will not be able to change their behavior. It simply may be beyond their capacity. But with a BALANCED brain and BALANCED neurotransmitters we see remarkable results with:
What is testing important?
The old idea that we are all wired differently is actually true when it comes to the brain. Genetics, early childhood experiences, stress, traumas, nutrition, neglect, and abuse, all play a part in the body's neurotransmitter make-up. The first step in balancing your child's brain is testing. M² provides an easy-to-use at-home test kit for this. The laboratory results will be sent from the third-party laboratory to M² where your child's results will be evaluated and a comprehensive Brain Wellness Report will be created.
Why haven't I heard of this before?
Testing for neurotransmitter imbalances is, unfortunately, not the current standard of care. Evaluation and treatment of mental health disorders and chemical imbalances rely solely on the individual’s reported symptoms and clinical observation, followed by trial-and-error dosing of pharmaceutical medications. Despite the absence of measured biomarkers, these subjective measures do lead to treatments that are effective for many individuals. However, many of these treatments have detrimental side effects that contribute to treatment failures, especially with the developing brain.
Even though neurotransmitter testing has been in use for over sixty years, urine neurotransmitter excretion values alone are not considered diagnostic. To date, there are no tests that can measure live neurotransmitter concentrations in the synapse. However, when combined with a health history it provides objective, relevant insight into the individual’s biochemistry and aids in the development of a truly personalized functional therapy protocol that can provide the natural precursors to the neurotransmitters in question. Are you ready to understand your child on a neurochemical level?
Is amino acid therapy effective?
Here is what some of our families have to say...
"His focus has increased immensely. He can do school work so much better now... This has also improved his self-esteem; he seems much happier."
~ Mother of an 11-year-old International Adoptee with a history of severe trauma.
"Just wanted you to know that your supplement protocol has been life-changing for our 5-year-old daughter from Russia. She is a joy to be around and is joyful in life now.
We adopted our daughter when she was 17 months of age. We were proactive with speech and physical therapy to address delays and sensory issues. She responded well but continued to be very high anxiety. At age four, she began nightly meltdowns, which lasted an hour or so and continued for over a year. We tried play therapy and occupational therapy to address what we thought could be combined sensory and abandonment issues.
We then tested her neurotransmitters through Neurogistics, Inc. and realized her levels were completely out of balance. We have been using the protocol for six months with amazing results. The meltdowns ended and she began to embrace life. Her Pre-K teacher, dance teacher, and therapist noticed greatly reduced anxiety after two weeks. Within a month, her auditory sensitivity subsided and she met her occupational therapy goals. She relaxed and made new friends at pre-K. She is now a happy, thriving 5 year old. Thanks so much again."
~ S.M. Austin Texas
"My son was diagnosed with ADHD at barely age 6 and started taking Concerta. It helped for awhile but after we had to increase the dosage to keep the same effectiveness in the day, the side affects were very hard on the family. He couldn’t go to sleep until after 10 every night, and he was often extremely angry and aggressive at bedtime. We phased in the amino acid supplements and after a few months went off of the Concerta. We didn’t know that the Concerta had so suppressed his appetite until he started eating four meals a day without it! It was great to see him gain weight and grow! (Naturally, that has tapered off.)
I feel so much better knowing that I am doing everything possible to help him without using the drugs. He is doing well in school and still has things to work on, but we are truly treating the CAUSE of his issues instead of the SYMPTOMS. Our whole family was tested and started taking the supplements also. I knew I was run down, but thought I just needed to keep going. Seeing the neurotransmitter levels for what they actually were was a wake-up call to take care of myself. I feel so much better and every time I consult with Pam I learn new things and she helps me by tweaking the supplements and doses for what I need. I have much more energy and can cope better with the stresses of the day."
~ J.H., Austin TX
"He has really calmed down and is now able to be back in his regular classroom. He has become more social and is able to engage appropriately with others. This has really helped him academically and personally. My whole family has noticed a positive change in him."
~ Mother of an 11-year-old with Oppositional Defiant Disorder
"Just a quick note to tell you how appreciative my family is with the assistance and guidance you’ve given us on helping normalize my children’s brain chemicals. We are doing so much better since we started your program 9 months ago. As you recall, my two adopted children (ages 7 and 8 ) have really struggled behaviorally, emotionally, developmentally. While we still are dealing with some issues, they are so much more adjusted using the neurotransmitter supports you have prescribed. Now that we know that their brain chemicals are more normalized, we can address their issues, better knowing it is not a chemical imbalance. Thank you for your compassion for the children, your expertise and the professionalism of your staff.
You are a God-send to us,"
~ The H. Family, Dallas, TX
"This has been the best thing that has ever happened to us. The stress level has greatly reduced. I have turned many people on to Pam and this program. I credit Pam for helping to save my family. My prayers were answered."
~ L, N and G., Austin, TX