Ramona Richard graduated with honors from the University of California with a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology and graduated summa cum laude with a Master’s Degree in Health and Nutrition Education. She also holds a Standard Designated Teaching Credential from the State of California, is a California state-certified Nutrition Consultant and a member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. Ramona has participated in nutrition education in both public and private venues, including high school and college presentations, radio and public speaking for the past 20 years. She is the owner of Radiance, a nutrition consulting company, the Director of Education for Sanesco International, and a medical technical writer.

Procite-D, dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine 

Procite-D: An Effective Natural Support for Energy and Mood

Posted Ramona Richard, MS, NC Blog

What is Procite-D? Procite-D is one of Sanesco’s Targeted Nutritional Therapy™ (TNT) supplements. A product to support excitatory processes in the nervous system, Procite-D works by helping your body make chemical messengers (also called neurotransmitters) such as dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine by providing the necessary raw materials which are building blocks for these neurochemicals.* Low […]

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How Does PEA Influence Mood?

Posted Ramona Richard, MS, NC Blog

Low Mood and Quality of Life We all experience the blues on occasion. In fact, the National Institute of Mental Health estimates that 17.3 million American adults experienced at least one episode of notable sadness as of 2017.1 By the year 2030, it is predicted to be the biggest cause of disability.2,3 Feelings of sadness […]

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What Neurotransmitter Testing Could Mean For You

Posted Ramona Richard, MS, NC Blog

Your Neurotransmitters These molecules transmit messages within the brain and throughout the body, providing the communication to all the organs, tissues and muscles. When they are in balance, you feel good and your body works as it should. When they are out of balance, you might feel anxious, depressed, tired, irritable or any number of […]

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How does CBD affect Neurotransmitters?

Posted Ramona Richard, MS, NC Blog

Cannabis and CBD: What is the difference?  THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) are both compounds found in Cannabis plants that bind to cannabinoid receptors. Cannabinoid CB1 G-protein coupled [TT1] receptors are among the most common Gai-protein receptors found in the brain. Cannabis is well known for a variety of medicinal and recreational uses. The THC […]

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Too Much Estrogen: Losing Hormone Balance

Posted Ramona Richard, MS, NC Blog

What is Estrogen? “Estrogen” is a term used to refer to the three different estrogen hormones produced by the body: estrone (E1), estradiol (E2), and estriol (E3). Estradiol is considered the estrogen with the most impact on mood and behavior.[1] Estradiol is produced and released by the ovaries.[2],[3] The estrogens can also be synthesized in […]

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The Top 4 Things to Look for When Buying Nutritional Supplements

Posted Ramona Richard, MS, NC Blog

Americans are becoming aware of deficiencies in their natural systems, whether those deficiencies are low amino acids, vitamins, minerals, or fatty acids. It is very easy to become overwhelmed while trying to keep track of all the nutrients you need. Supplements may be a great way to address this problem. They are simple to take, […]

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The Biological Clock for Women: What it Means for Neurotransmitters and Hormones

Posted Ramona Richard, MS, NC Blog

Biological women experience a cycle of sex hormones throughout their lifetime, throughout the month, and even throughout the day. This biological clock has an influence on cascades of other bodily processes, including mood and behavior. Starting at the onset of puberty, women’s sex hormone levels fluctuate in somewhat predictable patterns throughout the menstrual cycle and […]

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Women’s Health Initiative: Understanding the Effects of Estrogen and Bioidentical Hormones

Posted Ramona Richard, MS, NC Blog

The Women’s Health initiative (WHI) is an ongoing long-term public health study in the United States. The main goal of this study is to identify ways to reduce or prevent cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and bone fractures in postmenopausal women. The study began in 1993 and assigned over 68,000 women aged 50-79 into randomized […]

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SAMe supplement 

SAMe: Ingredient Overview & Clinical Value of Supplementation

Posted Ramona Richard, MS, NC Blog

S-adenosyl methionine (SAMe) is a compound found in every cell of the human body.[1] It was discovered in 1952 and has since been researched as a potential supplement for alleviation of depression.[2] Early studies conducted on the efficacy of SAMe may have been limited by the rapid degradation of some SAMe formulations.[3] Newer formulations of […]

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PCOS and Adrenal Androgen Excess

Posted Ramona Richard, MS, NC Blog

PCOS Overview Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is an endocrine disorder that is estimated to affect up to 17.8% of reproductive age women.[1] PCOS is characterized in part by enlarged ovaries and multiple follicular cysts, which can be detected by an ultrasound.[2] Additionally, diagnostic criteria include androgen hormone excess in association with chronic oligo-ovulation or […]

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