ALPHA LIPOIC ACID--Alpha lipoic acid is a
completely natural molecule that exists deep inside every cell of our
bodies...an essential component of the energy-producing part of a cell.
It quickly enters the cell and protects it against free radicals. Alpha
lipoic acid is both water and fat-soluble, and so can fight free
radicals in any part of a cell and even in the space between cells and
even protects the DNA.
The antioxidant alpha lipoic acid helps to block such
damage and it may improve the glucose lowering action of insulin. By
improving the regulation of blood sugar glycation is reduced and our
protein structures maintained. Alpha lipoic acid increases blood flow
to the nerves and improves the transmission of nerve impulses. Many of
the difficult symptoms of kundalini can be improved by the use of Alpha
lipoic acid, especially during the acute phase to avoid nerve damage,
fatigue, inflammation, numbness, tingling by supporting nerve growth
and liver function. This powerful antioxidant will help with heart
strength, liver toxicity, boost the immune system preserve brain cells,
and help in energy production. Alpha Lipoic Acid improves nerve blood
flow, reduces oxidative stress, and improves nerve conduction. It
significantly lowers blood sugar levels while increasing glycogen
storage in muscles and liver.
The brain is especially susceptible to radical attack and crosslinking
due to its high phospholipid content, high energy metabolism and high
oxygen usage. This is likely a huge factor in all mental dysfunction
including ADD, Alzheimers, senility, depression and stress. For not
only are the neurons impaired, their ability to produce
neurotransmitters and convey messages is diminished.
Alpha lipoic acid also regenerates the levels of vitamin C and E,
glutathione and coenzyme Q10. Alpha lipoic is vital for converting
glutathione back and forth from its oxidized to its reduced form.
Besides its antioxidant function alpha lipoic acid is the first
coenzyme necessary in the conversion of glucose to ATP, and helps cells
take up sugar and use it for fuel much more efficiently. Since alpha
lipoic acid is found naturally in the mitochondria it can determine the
rate of metabolism. A higher energy level allows the cell to
take in more nutrients, remove wastes, and replace damaged components.
Thereby Alpha lipoic counters aging by increasing energy production,
allowing the cell to uptake, detoxify and heal more efficiently.
The Acetyl L-carnitine combined with Alpha Lipoic Acid protects both
the membranes and DNA of the mitochondria, and this is extra important
during kundalini. Considering the breakdown and reconstitution of cells
during metamorphosis one can assume that heavy metals, such as mercury,
lead and cadmium, are freed to roam and create untold oxidative damage;
taking alpha-lipoic acid and cysteine (NAC) will help chelate these
metals so they can be removed from the body.
Alpha Lipoic acid in loose powder form is unpalatable, however it is
toned down by mixing it into your herb mix and chugging it in a shot of
apple juice. Otherwise encapsulate it yourself or by it already
BIOFLAVONOIDS--Bioflavonoids might be one of the very best
anti-oxidants to reduce inflammation and free radical damage.
Inflammation occurs when immune cells such as neutorphils overproduce
free radicals, causing damage to healthy cells in the vicinity. Since
the immune system during awakening is activated in a non-ordinary
fashion we need to modulate its aggression and promote balance. To
temper the fire so to speak. Bioflavonoids inhibit free radical
creation by reducing the production of leukotrienes--the chemical
messengers that summon white blood cells. They also inhibit histamine
production and are potent antimicrobial and antiviral agents.
Wolfberries, blueberries, bilberries, cranberries, bluegreen algae and
other colorful plant material such as spinach should be ingested during
awakening for this purpose. These bioflavonoid foods enhance cognitive
behavior, and improves signal transmission of neurotransmitters and
hormones, psychomotor performance, and acetylcholine on smooth muscles
and glands (i.e.: muscarinic receptor sensitivity.)
CALCIUM-2 AEP--Ca-2-AEP is an essential factor for cell
membrane integrity and sensitivity, protecting the cell from
penetration by toxins and pathogens. It binds fatty acids and
electrolytes to the cell membrane structure that generates the cells
electrical charge. Ca-2-AEP is essential for neurotransmission, nerve
impulse generation, and muscular contractions and increases the
activity of various neurotransmitters, improves cellular membrane
signaling and receptor sensitivity.
L-CARNITINE--Carnitine appears to build up acetylcholine and
possibly dopamine and may reduce deposits of lipfuscin (AGE's), that is
accumulations of crosslinked molecules in the cells. It may be more
effective that Piracetam in cognitive-enhancing and rebuilding the
brain. It's a natural antidepressant and increases energy and
endurance. It acts to increase energy by carrying fat across the cell
membrane and into the mitochondria. Energy is then stored as ATP. It
reduces the metabolites of fats (ketones) in the blood from incomplete
fat metabolism and reduces hyperammonemia. Carnitine is most
concentrated in the heart, sperm, and brain, especially the cerebellum.
L-Carnitine may be equal to or better as a cognitive enhancer than ALC.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC) has mitochondrial membrane normalizing
effects, while L-Carnitine is usually used for its cardiovascular,
performance-enhancing, and lipid-normalizing benefits. ALC resensitizes
cholinergic, serotonergic, and GABA-ergic neurotransmitter systems,
reduces age-related loss of cortisol receptors normalizing the adaptive
homeostat. Chronic stress impairs the reproductive homeostat
(hypothalamo-pituitary-ovarian axis). ALC normalized blood testosterone
levels, as well as hypothalamic beta endorphin (BEP) and gonadotropin
releasing hormone (GnRH) concentrations from the hypothalamus, thereby
restoring luteinizing hormone (LH).
L-CARNOSINE--The antioxidant amino acid L-Carnosine is
believed to inhibit the formation of crosslinks between proteins which
have been glycated and may even reverse glycation. The Life Extension
Foundation calls carnosine the most important antiaging compound. Use
in conjunction with alpha lipoic acid for maximum free radical
protection during awakening. Taking Carnosine as its precursors alanine
and histidine is much cheaper. During stress histidine is needed more
than any other amino acid.
CHOLINE—Keeping up a rich supply of the B Vitamin Choline is
especially important during kundalini to maintain the inhibiting side
of the nervous system and the myelin surrounding the nerves. Choline in
combination with another B vitamin Inositol form Lecithin which mostly
composes the myeline sheath—the protective coating for nerves. Choline
is found as phosphatidylcholine (or lecithin) in the phospholipids
bilayer of cell membranes. The brain is rich in lecithin, especially so
in geniuses. Choline is a building block for Acetylcholine which is the
parasympathetic nervous systems primary neurotransmitter, and remember
that excessive on-switch activity will tend to burn out the off-switch
chemicals as well. Acetylcholine is a neuromuscular messenger which
enables nerves to communicate with muscle cells therefore facilitating
muscle control and tone as well as memory, long-term planning, mental
focus, mood elevation, sexual activity and other functions. Pantothenic
acid, B5 is needed for acetylcholine production.
Lecithin plays an essential role in the body's fat chemistry; it
dissolves cholesterol and keeps the arteries from clogging. Lecithin is
the main component of liver cells and helps to eliminate fats from the
liver. Lecithin is known to purge the cells of LDL. It is useful for
drug detoxification, cell membrane fluidity, viral infections and
smoking withdrawal. It is best taken in its natural form from corn,
soybeans, egg yolks, yeast, wheat germ and whole grains and seeds
because according to Pritikin the refined product can actually cause
the same problems as other fats. Manganese conserves acetylcholine. The
adaptogenic herb Ashwagandha root inhibits acetylcholinesterase, an
enzyme which breaks down acetylcholine and even promotes the formation
of dendrites. Choline is a precursor to Betaine, an osmolyte used yb
the kidney to control water balance. Symptoms for deficiency of the B
vitamin Choline include kidney failure, high cholesterol and high blood
The omega-3 fatty acid Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) found in fish oil
also increases choline and acetylcholine levels in the brain. The
lecithin extract phosphatidyserine supports acetylcholine and improves
motivation, initative and socialization. Brain cell survival is highly
dependent on the availability of DHA to facilitate the incorporation of
phosphatidyserine into its membranes.
Another lecithin extract L-Alpha Glycerylphosphorylcholine (Alpha-GPC)
sometimes called GPC (glycerophosphocholine) is a naturally occurring
phospholipid precursor and metabolite. It increases in endogenous human
Growth Hormone (hGH) secretion by the anterior pituitary in conjunction
with Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone (GHRH. Alpha-GPC contributes
directly to improved mental focus and cognitive function through
stimulation of the enzymatic synthesis of phosphatidylcholine (PC) in
nerves, muscle cells and all cell membranes, counteracting the
age-related decrease in phospholipid (PC) biosynthesis.
GPC acts as a precursor of acetylcholine (ACh) thus activates
cholinergic transmission which permits the development of more strength
from work-outs and training programs, plus reducing levels of
somatostatin in the hypothalamic-pituitary axis. Elevations in blood
and tissue levels of the essential nutrient, choline, which supports
improved lipotrophic functions in the liver. The fatty liver condition
normally associated with degenerative disease can be prevented and
possibly even eliminated with increased levels of choline. Alpha-GPC
also acts synergistically with endogenous or supplemental
S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAMe) and folic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin
B6 to facilitate methyl group transfers in the brain and liver. GPC
improves balance and coordination as a result of normalized nerve
transmission in the brain, and in cardiac, skeletal and smooth muscles.
Di-Methyl-Amino-Ethanol (DMAE) is a naturally occurring compound
that is present in significant amounts in fish. DMAE promotes the
formation of acetylcholine, an important brain neurotransmitter,
increasing memory, learning and intelligence. Acetylcholine and its
precusor choline are unable to cross the blood-brain barrier very well.
The body makes acetylcholine from choline as it is needed. DMAE is
basically a choline molecule with one methyl group missing from the
nitrogen. DMAE is more able to cross the blood-brain barrier than
choline. Once inside the brain, an enzyme performs a methylation that
converts DMAE into choline. So, taking DMAE increases the brain's
potential to make neurotransmitters.
CREATINE--Creatine is an amino acid made from glycine and
arginine in the kidneys. It increases blood sugar and Growth Hormone.
Creatine in the form of phosphocreatine (creatine phosphate) is an
important store of energy in muscle cells. During intense exercise
lasting around half a minute, phosphocreatine is broken down to
creatine and phosphate, and the energy released is used to regenerate
the primary source of energy, adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Output
power drops as phosphocreatine becomes depleted, because ATP cannot be
regenerated fast enough to meet the demand of the exercise. It follows
that a bigger store of phosphocreatine in muscle should reduce fatigue
during sprinting. Extra creatine in the muscle may also increase the
rate of regeneration of phosphocreatine following sprints, which should
mean less fatigue with repeated bursts of activity in training or in
many sport competitions.
L-DEPRENYL--or Selegiline, is a MAO-B inhibitor. Taking 2 x
5mg/day irreversibly inhibits over 90% of MAO-B in the basal ganglia,
the location of over 80% of dopamine leading to a 40%-70% increase in
synaptic dopamine. L-Deprenyl has immune-system-boosting and protects
neurons from hypoxic or oxidative damage. L-Deprenyl induced rapid
increases in NO production in brain tissue and cerebral vessels leading
to vasodilation. Its use increases the level of tyrosine hydroxylase,
growth hormone, cerebral nitric oxide and the production of key
interleukins. L-Deprenyl offers protection against DNA damage and
oxidative stress by free radicals and against excitotoxic damage from
glutamate. In addition, L-Deprenyl stimulates the release of the body's
own antioxidant superoxide dismutase (SOD). L-Deprenyl protects
permeability of the mitochondria membrane through directly interacting
with its pore-forming structures. L-Deprenyl tends to extend the lives
of rats by 20%; enhances drive, libido, endurance and improves
cognitive performance.We tend to lose around 13% of our dopamine cells
a decade in adult life. L-Deprenyl protects the brain's dopamine cells
from oxidative stress and retards the breakdown not just of dopamine
but of phenylethylamine as well.
DHEA--Steroid hormones and stress hormones. If you are making
up the antioxidant formula 2 from powders bought at beyond-a-century
you only need about 1 teaspoon DHEA mixed into your entire batch. 1.5
teaspoons if you are a man or are very devitalized. Hormones should not
be taken during the priming years or the main peaking months because
the body is already maximizing its hormonal output at these times. Only
take DHEA if you are over 40 years and are on the downside of the
awakening and the hormonal herbs are not quite doing it for you.
DMAE--Dimethylaminoethanol is an antioxidant membrane
stabilizer found in fish. It is a precursor to choline and
acetylcholine. Unlike choline, it easily passes the blood/brain barrier
where it stimulates the cholinergic nervous system. DMAE actually
intersperses and becomes part of the cell plasma membrane, making the
membrane is more able to resist stress and therefore is stabilized.
DMAE also gives some protection from free radicals and because it
prevents the breakdown of the cell plasma membrane it prevents the
production of arachidonic acid and its consequent inflammation. DMAE
also increases cognitive function.
As we age the chemicals and nutritional precursors that
give tone to muscles and skin, start to diminish as a result of years
of free-radical damage. Once aging begins, the amount of acetylcholine
produced, as well as the effect of the chemical on the muscle, is
diminished. Increasing the levels of acetylcholine produces a stronger
muscle contraction and firmer skin.
ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS--Getting plenty of the essential fatty
acids Omega 3 and Omega 6 is essential during metamorphosis to help
protect the nerve sheaths and cell membranes from free radical damage.
Omega 3 or EPA, (alpha linolenic acid)--is found
in fish oils. The fish with the highest content of EPA are anchovy,
salmon, herring then mackerel. Research has shown that EPA has reduced
triglycerides by 64% and cholesterol by 24% after only one month on a
diet high in fish oil. Omega 3 stimulates endothelial-derived nitric
oxide and enhances the production of prostacyclin, a prostaglandin
that produces vasodilation and less sticky platelets.
Omega 6 or GLA, (gamma linolenic acid)--is found in Borage
and Evening Primrose oil. Cis-linolenic acid is converted to GLA in the
body and is found in safflower, sunflower and corn oils in the greatest
Essential fatty acids (EFA) are necessary for all metabolic
functions and must be included in the diet as the body cannot
manufacture them. In the body essential fatty acids are converted into prostaglandins.
Prostaglandins are cell regulators that modify pituitary responses to
hypothalamic hormones, including thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and
adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). Prostaglandins are short lived
hormone-like substances that act in the regulation of all cellular
metabolic processes in the reproductive, cardiovascular, immune,
digestive and central nervous systems. They also act in the body's thermoregulation, calorie loss and restoring insulin sensitivity.
EFA's stimulate the release of Growth Hormone and alters the
response of the thyroid gland to thyroid hormones. GLA and EPA reduce
appetite, reduce blood platelet stickiness, relax blood vessels, lower
blood pressure, lower triglyceride levels, relieve diabetes, improve
immunity, protect from cancer, suppress inflammation, reduces eczema
and allergy symptoms, help arthritis, skin hair and nail conditions.
One of the main functions of essential fatty acids are that they are
the main component of cell membranes, governing membrane fluidity and
cell receptor sensitivity. Researchers have found that exchanges of
materials between the inside and the outside of the cell are more
effective if there are sufficient EFA's in the cell membranes by
promoting membrane fluidity. Gastrointestinal complaints including
irritable bowel syndrome can be improved with adequate EFA's because
certain prostaglandins govern the secretion of the protective stomach
coating that prevents digestive acids from damaging stomach walls.
Getting your Omega oils from plant sources is best these days with
the fish situation being the way it is...hemp is particularly good.
Because EFAs make up a large portion of the brain, hemp is especially
beneficial for brain health and memory. Hemp also contains
phytosterols, which have been shown to reduce total blood cholesterol
by an average of 10 per cent and low-density lipoprotein (LDL)
cholesterol by an average of 13 per cent. Find a good source of fresh
hemp seeds with the hulls still intact and grind with up with water to
make a milk, then sieve. Or get them hulled to put on salads or in
stirfries etc…A mixture of flaxseed and hemp seed will supply Omegas 3
Ideally, one third of the fat consumed should be Essential Fatty
Acids (EFAs): Omega-6 Linoleic acid (LA) and Omega-3 linolenic acid
(LNA). These EFAs are precursors to the prostaglandins, short-lived
hormone-like substances that regulate many functions in all tissue. At
least 10% of daily calories should be Omega-6 and at least 2% Omega-3.
A higher ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 is more advantageous in stemming
fatty degeneration diseases. Flax seed oil is 58% Omega-3, but it
contains only 14% Omega-6. Hemp seed oil is 55% Omega-6 and 25%
Omega-3, making it the best seed oil for optimal health and prevention
of fatty degeneration.
A diet overly high in Omega 6 and poor in Omega 3 increases
insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes, Hyperglycemia is a source of
free radicals when the glucose rise above 120 mg% in the blood. Free
radicals created by chronic hyperglycemia assault beta cells of
pancreas worsening glycemic control.
The omega-3 fatty acid Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), constitutes
30-50% of the total fatty acid content of the brain, especially
prominent in the cell membranes. Most fish oil supplements contain 12%
DHA—cod liver oil contains large amounts of DHA and EPA. Most of the
DHA in fish and other more complex organisms originates in microalgae
of the genus Schizochytrium, and concentrates in organisms as it moves
up the food chain. Most animals make very little DHA metabolically. The
inclusion of plentiful DHA in the diet improves learning ability,
whereas deficiencies of DHA are associated with deficits in learning.
DHA is a major fatty acid in sperm and brain phospholipids, especially
in the retina. DHA is taken up by the brain in preference to other
fatty acids and the turnover of DHA in the brain is very fast.
Dietary DHA can reduce the level of blood triglycerides in humans,
which may reduce the risk of heart disease. Studies show a reduced
blood level of omega-3 fatty acids in people with depression. It
controls inflammation and decreases free radical induced levels of
lipid peroxide in the hippocampus (learning and memory). DHA also
increases choline and acetylcholine levels in the brain. The lecithin
extract phosphatidyserine supports acetylcholine and improves
motivation, initative and socialization. Brain cell survival is highly
dependent on the availability of DHA to facilitate the incorporation of
phosphatidyserine into its membranes.
GLUTATHIONE--Glutathione (GSH) is a sulfhydryl antioxidant,
antitoxin, enzyme cofactor and is the major repair enzyme. Glutathione
is one of the most highly concentrated intracellular antioxidants found
in animals, plants, and microorganisms. Glutathione being water soluble
is found mainly in the cell cytosol and other aqueous phases of the
living system. It plays an important role in cell detoxification, DNA
and protein synthesis, transport processes and in the removal of
oxidants. Mitochondria from most mammalian cells do not contain
catalase (the heart being an exception), implying that glutathione
(GSH) in mitochondria is a major defense against the potential toxic
effects of endogenously produced ROS in the electron transport system.
GSH depletion may be the ultimate factor determining
vulnerability to free radical attack, cell death by oxidation and has
been documented in many degenerative conditions. Glutathione improves
macrophage activity. It protects from and repairs damage caused by free
radicals and UV. It is good for cancer, allergies, cataracts, arthritis
GSH has a potent electron-donating capacity and this is reducing
power is most expressed by GSH where its concentrations are highest, as
in the liver. Glutathione has the ability to make a toxic compound
water-soluble so it can be flushed out of the body via the kidneys.
Also can inhibit the oxygenation of arachridonic acid to inflammatory
prostaglandins and leukotrienes.
The reducing power of GSH is a measure of its free radical
scavenging, electron-donating, and sulfhydryl-donating capacity.
Reducing power is also the key to the multiple actions of GSH at the
molecular, cellular, and tissue levels, and to its effectiveness as a
systemic antitoxin. The two water-phase antioxidants are tightly
linked: GSH can conserve Vitamin C, and conversely Vitamin C can
Its full name is g-glutamylcysteinylglycine, meaning it is a
combination of Cysteine, Glutamic acid and Glycine. It may be best
taken in its component parts as it is cheaper than buying Glutathione
and is easier to assimilate. Of all the oral GSH precursors probably
the best is NAC (N-acetylcysteine). Glutathione is found in citrus,
strawberries, peaches, potatoes, squash, broccoli and tomatoes. To
reduce free radical damage thereby enhancing the immune system and
preventing allergic reactions and auto-immune diseases like arthritis
take:Aminos: Glycine, N-acetyl-Cysteine, Glutamine, Tryptophan with Cofactors: Vitamin B complex, C, E and Selenium and this will increase your glutathione levels.
N-ACETYL-CYSTEINE--Of the three amino acids needed to make
glutathione--cysteine, glycine and glutamic acid--cysteine is the most
crucial due to its sulphur molecule. Levels of cysteine will determine
how fast we produce glutathione and how much we make. N-acetyl-cysteine
or NAC is a potent antioxidant and immune stimulant, shown to enhance
lung function. It enhances glutathione production more than taking
glutathione itself. Protects the mitochondrial DNA from damage, and
tissue free radical damage from exercise, pollution and UV radiation.
Helps remove mercury and other heavy metal deposits. Barely and yogurt
are particularly high cysteine foods. I wonder if barely grass juice
contains lots of cysteine also.
GLUTAMINE--As well as cysteine it is recommended to take the other two aminos that make up glutathione as supplemental glycine and glutamine.
Both glutamate and glutamine are forms of glutamic acid, the body
easily converts the glutamine to glutamic acid. Glutamic acid readily
passes the blood brain barrier and is considered a "brain fuel.
In the brain, glutamine is a substrate for the
production of both excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmitters
(glutamate and GABA). Glutamine is also an important source of energy
for the nervous system. Glutamic acid and cysteine are necessary for
glucose regulation, and can decrease cravings for alcohol and sugar. If
the brain is not receiving enough glucose, it compensates by increasing
glutamine metabolism for energy. Glutamine users often report more
energy, less fatigue and better mood. Taking glutamine during kundalini
does not appear to enflame kundalini fire, however any carbohydrate or
sugar appears to do so. Hence gluatmine might be a "safe" brain fuel
during kundalini while on a ketogenic or low sugar diet.
Glutamine is the most abundant single amino acid in the blood and in
the muscle tissue comprising up to 60% of the amino acid pool in
skeletal muscle; and is manufactured and released primarily by the
skeletal muscle. Because it is important in the rapid growth of cells
more is needed during stress or illness. Glutamine is utilized as a
source of energy and for nucleotide synthesis by all rapidly dividing
cells, such as the cells of the intestinal lining and certain immune
cells thus without sufficient glutamine, the intestines atrophy and the
immune function breaks down. Glutamine therapy was found to improve
intestinal permeability in AIDS patients.
Glutamine serves as a nitrogen donor and a carbon donor, and is thus
an important muscle-building amino acid. Glutamine's unique structure,
containing two nitrogen side chains makes it responsible for 35% of the
nitrogen that gets into the muscle cell. It is anticatabolic, meaning
it regulates protein synthesis in muscles, sparing muscle tissue and
helps replenish muscle glycogen after exercise. It is also involved in
glycogen synthesis in the liver and is a building block of many other
amino acids. Glutamine can increase growth hormone levels by 43%
thereby slowing aging. It also improves lymphocyte proliferation.
Further more it reduces insulin resistance and high blood sugar which
also counteracts aging.
The amino acid glutamine strengthens the cell lining of both the
small and large intestines, provides metabolic fuel for gut cells,
brain cells, immune macrophages and lymphocytes. Glutamine has been
reported to be helpful in reducing "leaky gut" and "brain fog".
Glutamine is important as an energy source for our bodies, and is the
primary fuel for the upper intestinal tract. It aids the immune system
by increasing the integrity of the intestinal lining preventing toxins
and pathogens from entering the bloodstream. Glutamine is also a
component of folic acid. There is an association between folic
acid deficiency and seizure. Disruptions of the intestinal lining may
cause folate deficiency, and consequently lead to seizures.
The small intestine uses 40% of the glutamine in the body, it being
the primary amino acid for the cells that line the small intestine; it
nourishes and repairs them. Insufficient glutamine increases the
permeability of the gut leading to leaky gut syndrome. This
lets in toxins, pathogens and partially digested molecules into the
blood increasing the load on the liver. The large molecules entering
the bloodstream stimulate antibody production, and then the liver
subsequently has to cope with the waste products of antibodies. Which
again increases the demands made on glutathione and other antioxidants.
During kundalini the body's demand for glutathione goes up to cope
with the free radicals and detoxification process, which robs more
glutamine from the small intestine making the leaky gut syndrome worse.
The extra demand for antioxidants during a kundalini awakening and the
subsequent utilization of glutamine from the small intestine could be
one of the main reasons for digestive upset during metamorphosis. This
situation is remedied by taking glutamine and its cofactors. Glutamine
protects the brain and body from ammonia toxicity. Excess ammonia
interferes with the oxidative metabolism of neurons and reduces the
production of ATP, the "energy molecule." In addition, ammonia gives
rise to very harmful nitrogen-based free radicals.
GABA--GABA is made from the amino acid Glutamic acid (Glutamine or
Glucose). It reduces anxiety, elevates the pain threshold reduces the
blood pressure and heart rate and reduces compulsive behavior. GABA
promotes fat loss and stimulates the production of Human Growth Hormone
(HGH). GABA can be taken as a supplement (L-Glutamine), produces a
calming effect on people who struggle with temporal lobe symptoms like
temper, irritability, and anxiety.
GLYCINE--Glycine and glucose are the two most common amino acids in
the body. Glycine is the simplest amino acid and is the only protein
forming amino acid without a center of chirality, that is it is
nonpolar. Because glycine has such a small side chain it can fit into
many places where no other amino acid can. Hence it is the internal
amino acid of a collagen helix, thus collagen is about one-third
glycine. Most proteins however only contain a small quantity of
Like GABA, Glycine activates Cl- ion conductance resulting in a
hyperpolarization of the neuronal membrane and an antagonism of other
depolarizing stimuli. This membrane hyperpolarization makes glycine the
major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brainstem and spinal
cord, where it participates in a variety of motor and sensory
functions. However in the forebrain it functions in an excitatory way
by promoting the actions of the major excitatory neurotransmitter
glutamate at the NMDA receptors. Other amino acids, including alanine
and taurine, also activate glycine receptors, but with lower potency.
Glycine may increase acetylcholine neurotransmission in the
hippocampus, the memory center of the brain. This factor could be
involved in having "ones life pass before ones eyes" during near death
experiences. Increases blood sugar and Growth Hormone. Vitamin B6,
magnesium and dimethylglycine are antiseizure and have increased speech
in autistic children. Found in many foods, glycine is also synthesized
in the human body where, among other functions it helps improve
glycogen storage. It is utilized in the synthesis of hemoglobin,
collagen and glutathione, and facilitates the amelioration of high
blood fat and uric acid levels.
HISTIDINE-- The amino acid Histidine is a precursor for
histamine and carnosine. It is needed for growth and for the repair of
tissue, as well as the maintenance of the myelin sheaths. It is also
required for the manufacture of both red and white blood cells, and is
also aids in the production of gastric juices. It helps remove heavy
metals from the body and to protect the body from damage caused by
radiation. Schizophrenics have been found to have high levels of
histidine, so they nor those suffering from bipolar (manic) depression
should take histidine. Dairy, meat, poultry and fish are good sources
of histidine as well as rice, wheat and rye.
HYPERZINE--Prevents the degradation of endogenus
acetylcholine, promotes dendrite growth and seems to protect neurons
from cell death caused by toxins. Use in conjunction with DMAE, choline
and Vitamin B 5 for synergy.
MAGNESIUM--Magnesium supplementation during kundalini
awakenings is imperative due to the long periods of HPA-axis
hyperactivation and increased lipolysis. Magnesium is the fourth most
abundant mineral in the body and is essential to good health.
Approximately 50% of total body magnesium is found in bone. The other
half is found predominantly inside cells of body tissues and organs,
while only 1% of magnesium is found in blood. The mineral magnesium
(Mg) is used in building bones, manufacturing proteins, releasing
energy from muscle storage, and regulating body temperature. Calcium
(Ca) causes muscles to contract, while magnesium helps them relax.
Stress, both physical and emotional, evokes the release of the stress
hormones: catecholamines and corticosteroids. These stress hormones can
induce magnesium loss, and high ratios of Ca/Mg stimulate of their
secretion, constituting a self-reinforcing loop. The result being that
Mg deficiency and catecholamines each cause tissue Ca overload.
Adrenergic stimulation of lipolysis can intensify Mg deficiency
by complexing Mg with the liberated fatty acids (FA). Short and
long-term fasting has caused Mg loss for this reason. Kundalini also,
because of the increased stress hormones, lipolysis and autolysis of
tissues will increase the demand for Magnesium.
A low Mg/Ca ratio increases stress hormone (catecholamine) secretion,
which in turn lowers tissue Mg levels. It also favors excess release or
formation of factors (derived both from Fatty Acid metabolism and the
endothelium: prostaglandins and fibronectin), that are vasoconstrictive
and platelet aggregating. High Ca/Mg ratios lead to increased blood
coagulation, which is also favored by excess fat and its mobilization
during adrenergic lipolysis. Epinephrine, but not norepinephrine,
significantly reduced plasma Mg in healthy men; and elevated blood
catecholamines interfere with absorption of Mg in the intestinal tract.
Mg modulates smooth muscle contraction through its Ca-blockage or
competition. High altitude intensive training resulted in a negative Mg
balance sufficient to cause convulsions. Since the energy generation of
the body goes up in kundalini there is an increase in ATP synthesis and
ATP synthesis is Mg-dependent, as is phosphorylation; while cAMP levels
are low in Mg deficiency. www.mgwater.com/conseq.shtml
Mg deficiencies can be caused by diuretics, stress, and dietary
imbalances such as high fat, sugar, alcohol or calcium. A
magnesium-rich diet consists of nuts, whole grains such as brown rice,
millet, buckwheat (kasha), quinoa, whole wheat, and rye, and legumes
including lentils, and beans. Chocolate is IN as far as Magnesium is
concerned, cocoa powder has the most Magnesium of any food. Though try
mixing the cocoa powder with dried fruit and nuts to make your own
chocolaté concoctions, with the addition of some spirulina. Magnesium
is lost in cooking some foods even under the best conditions.
Green vegetables such as spinach are good sources of magnesium because
the center of the chlorophyll molecule (which gives green vegetables
their color) contains magnesium. Also high in magnesium are peanuts,
pumpkin seeds, almonds, brazil nuts, dried figs, dried apricots, yeast,
parsley, spinach and tofu. Recommended daily allowance is
400mg/day—with kundalini it might be somewhat higher.
PHENYLALANINE--Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid,
which is a precursor to tyrosine, another amino acid. Tyrosine is then
used to produce dopamine and norepinephrine, both neurotransmitters.
Phenylalanine prevents the breakdown of the brains morphine like pain
killers enkephalins which inflate mood and depress appetite. Increases
alertness and assertiveness, suppresses appetite, and is an effective
antidepressant. Helpful as a daytime GH releaser.The neurotransmitter
Dopamine is made from the amino acids Phenylalanine and Tyrosine. It
increases feelings of well being, alertness, sexual excitement and
aggression; and reduces compulsive behavior.
Tyrosine is a natural amphetamine and precursor to
adrenaline. Tyrosine might create headaches so DL-Phenylalanine is
better. L-tyrosine is the first breakdown product of and similar in
many effects to L-phenylalanine, but less likely to affect blood
pressure. A precursor of dopamine, norepinephrine, and thyroid hormone,
it may help some types of depression. The adrenal hormone Norepinephrine is made from Dopamine; it also increases well being and reduces compulsivity
Phenylalanine can be found in the following foods: soybean protein,
frozen tofu, dried and salted cod, shellfish, lean meat, organ meat,
skin-free chicken, cheese, milk, eggs, many seeds (watermelon,
fenugreek, roasted soybean nuts), and chocolate.
PHOSPHATIDYLSERINE--PS is a phospholipid that occurs
naturally in all cells of the body, with particularly high
concentrations in the brain. PS has cognitive-enhancing properties
probably due to its ability to sensitize acetylcholine receptors. It is
an essential cell membrane component for nerve cells; playing a key
role in communication across synapses between nerve cells, and reverses
loss of membrane fluidity associated with age-related mental decline.
PS also ameliorates elevations of stress hormones (ACTH and cortisol)
and helps prevent memory loss and other cognitive decline. PS is a
cortisol receptor sensitizer, resulting in improved levels and
efficient use of cortisol, It is also a very effective antidepressant
due to its ability to normalize the adaptive homeostat (HPA-axis). The
normalizing of prolactin receptors may contribute to the many positive
benefits of phosphatidylserine.
PIRACETUM--Wakes up your brain, boosts intelligence and
stimulates the central nervous system. It promotes the flow of
information between the left and right hemispheres of the brain,
leading to increased creativity. Best taken with hydergine and choline.
It appears to have a regenerative effect one nerves, and might increase
the cholinergic receptors in the brain. Enhances cognition under
hypoxia and has been used as an anticonvulsant in epilepsy. ANIRACETAM is a more potent, longer-lasting, fat
soluble analogue of Piracetam. It has proven to be one of the
best nootropics currently available.
SAMe--S-adenosylmethionine is found in all cells and is
formed in the body by combining the essential amino acid methionine
with ATP. SAMe is involved in the synthesis and protection of DNA, RNA,
and protein, maintains mitochondrial function, restores membrane
fluidity and facilitates the binding of hormones to cell receptors.
SAMe forms glutathione which protects and regenerates liver and
cartilage, protects neurons from hypoxia, is involved in remyelination
of neurons and protects cardiovascular system from homocysteine and
free radicals. Aging reduces SAMe levels. Due to the reduced
sensitivity of prolactin receptors, prolactin levels are known to rise
with age, consequently lowering levels of growth hormone, testosterone
causing impotence. Long-term supplementation with SAMe repairs cell
membrane fluidity and enhances the sensitivity of prolactin receptors,
as well as GABA and beta-receptors and probably serotonin and dopamine
receptors as well. When there is inadequate estrogen negative feedback
via the pituitary gland, elevated prolactin can in turn contribute to
elevated estrogen levels (estrogen dominance).
TAURINE--The amino acid Taurine comprises of more than 50% of
the free amino acids in the heart. Taurine differs from other amino
acids in that it doesn't become incorporated into proteins. It exists
as a free amino acid and is one of the most abundant amino acids in
muscle, blood platelets, and the developing nervous system. Taurine
promotes the pumping action of the heart. Evidently taurine serves as a
neurotransmitter, a regulator of salt and water balance and a
stabilizer of cell membranes, a detoxifier, and regulates cell membrane
excitability. Taurine is involved in calcium metabolism in the heart
and may affect the entry of calcium into the heart muscle cells where
it is essential to the generation and transmission of nerve impulses.
It can also prevent heart beat irregularities caused by adrenalin.
Taurine in combination with other cardio-protective nutrients may be
good to take during the heart expansion period of the peak: coenzyme
Q10, L-Carnitine and Magnesium.
It protects and stabilizes the brains fragile tissues
and is the second most plentiful amino acid in the brain after glutamic
acid. Taurine facilitates Na, P, Ca and Mg in and out of cells, and
electrically stabilizes cell membranes. Taurine is a component of bile
and fat digestion, it plays a role in cellular defense against light
damage to the eye and may prevent epileptic seizures in some cases.
Under the stressful and hyper-activation conditions of kundalini
taurine supplementation will help with the seizure-like hypertension
and heart inflation. Taurine supplementation during kundalini maybe an
advisable precaution especially for vegetarians. Cysteine (NAC) and B6
increases taurine levels, whereas taking taurine directly may irritate
the gut. Zinc enhances taurine's effect. Since stress can deplete the
body of zinc and B6 it may also lower taurine levels.
Through its role in calcium metabolism in the brain, it plays a
major part in the release of neurotransmitters. Taurine may inhibit the
release of excitatory neurotransmitter such as norepinephrine and
acetylycholine and suppress adrenaline release. Thus is a safe
tranquilizer. As inhibitory neurotransmitters taurine appears
metabolically and structurally similar to GABA and glycine.
TRYPTOPHAN (5-HTP)--The neurotransmitter serotonin is made
from the amino acid Tryptophan. Serotonin neural circuits help
counterbalance the tendency of brain dopamine and noradrenaline
circuits to encourage over-arousal. It calms, elevates pain threshold,
promotes relaxation, sleep and feeling of well being, reduces
aggression and compulsive behavior and increases confidence and
Taking tryptophan while under elevated cortisol-stress
conditions might supply little extra serotonin to the brain, because of
cortisol's activation of an enzyme in the liver that breaks down
tryptophan (tryptophan pyrrolase). Vitamin B3 inhibits liver
tryptophan pyrrolase and B3 also activates the enzyme that converts
tryptophan to 5HTP. Thus taking 100mg B3 several times daily with meals
will also serve to enhance the effectiveness of low-moderate tryptophan
doses. Taking 50mg vitamin B6 once or twice daily with meals will also
augment tryptophan-serotonin conversion, since B6 activates the decarboxylase enzyme
that converts 5HTP to serotonin. Melatonin actually promotes increased
brain serotonin through its ability to reduce cortisol levels, and
reduced cortisol levels will lessen the activity of liver pyrrolase,
the enzyme that degrades tryptophan. Magnesium also helps lower
cortisol. And St John's Wort is a mild MAO inhibitor which reduces the
reuptake of serotonin in the brain increasing synaptic levels and it is
also a cortisol inhibitor. James South MA has a fabulous article on L-Tryptophan
VINPOCETINE--Vinpocetine might be especially useful during a
kundalini awakening! Vinpocetine is a supplement made from the
periwinkle plant which improves blood circulation, oxygen uptake and
glucose utilization by the brain. It increases ATP levels in the brain
and stops the blood from becoming thick. Headaches, heart tension,
panic, depression, ringing in the ears and impairment of thinking
should be improved by the use of Vinpocetine during awakening;
especially in conjunction with fat-soluble antioxidants and
Researchers found that vinpocetine significantly reduced
oxidative stress and inhibited free radical (ROS) formation up to 83%.
It was found that the antioxidant effects of vinpocetine contributed to
reducing neuronal damage in pathological situations. In addition it
protects the body's energy supply for it inhibits the enzyme
phosphodiesterase (PDE)-1, which breaks down adenosine monophosphate. Adenosine monophosphate
(AMP) is an intermediary substance formed while creating the energy
molecule ATP. Research investigated vinpocetine as a potential
anticonvulsant treatment for epilepsy and found it to inhibit
undesirable electroencephalogram (EEG) changes. Vinpocetine is capable
of blocking sodium channel activity, leading to a decrease in the
amplitude of the action potential and suggests a potential use in
various sensory abnormalities arising from abnormal peripheral nerve
activity and for heart arrhythmia. Vinpocetine also is an effective
analgesic in neuropathic pain and possibly chronic inflammatory pain.
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