Mood, Exercise, PEA, Neurotransmitter 

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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Contegra, thyroid, adrenal, dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine, Suntheanine, Stress 

Your “Desert Island” Go-To Stress Solution

Posted Connie Shoemaker, ND Blog

Imagine yourself stranded on an island. You are likely experiencing lots of stress, leaving you feeling “wired and tired.” Where are you? How will you find food and water? How will you find shelter? Will you need to build it? “What was that noise in the bushes?” Is a predator lingering around the corner, looking […]

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male libido, neurotransmitters, dopamine, glutamate, serotonin, testosterone, ejaculation, erection, libido, sexual desire, testosterone 

Male Libido, Testosterone, & Neurotransmitters

Posted Connie Shoemaker, ND Blog

While testosterone is often thought of as the source of male libido, the nervous system plays a crucial role as well. In fact, three nervous system messengers (that is, neurotransmitters)—dopamine, glutamate, and serotonin—impact male sexual health. Players in Male Libido What is Dopamine? Dopamine plays an important role in emotion, motor control, focus, working memory, […]

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natural sleep aid, SomniTR, Melatonin, GABA, forskohlin, Lactium 

A Natural Sleep Aid for “Sleep-Life” Balance

Posted Connie Shoemaker, ND Blog

Sleep-life balance is key to work-life balance, and a natural sleep aid may be necessary to get it. What is sleep-life balance? While technically a made-up term, it refers to the importance of a good night’s sleep for all aspects of life.  More than 65% of American adults think sleep plays an important role in […]

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better sleep, cortisol, melatonin, GABA, glutamate, norepinephrine, serotonin, stress 

5 New Ways to Get Better Sleep

Posted Connie Shoemaker, ND Blog

We’ve all heard of different ways to get better sleep, ranging from room darkening curtains to various remedies. We try one thing after another, hoping to catch a few more Zzzzs. Despite all our efforts, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports over 35% of the population continues to get less than the […]

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Sanesco neurotransmitter and hormone test kit, neurotransmitter testing, hormone testing 

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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cbd, cannabidiol, cannabis 

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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hormones, estrogen, hormone balance, sex hormones 

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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Ashwagandha, aryuvedic medicine, women's health, sanesco 

Five Benefits of Ashwagandha for Women

Posted Connie Shoemaker, ND Blog

What is Ashwagandha? Ashwagandha, also known as Indian ginseng, is a plant that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for a very long time. Ayurvedic medicine is a form of traditional medicine that originates in India. Ashwagandha is a shrub and its roots, leaves, and berries have all been used medicinally. It has been used […]

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exercise, stress, stress management, stress reduction, fitness, women's health 

How Exercise Lowers Stress

Posted Connie Shoemaker, ND Blog

Regular exercise is thought to be beneficial for a variety of mental and physical health outcomes. Stress is considered anything that negatively influences the body’s homeostasis.[1] While exercise is a healthy and often stress-relieving activity, vigorous physical activity causes the body to mount a stress response. Cortisol is glucocorticoid hormone which plays a major role […]

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