So let’s continue our conversation about Neuro Night Essentials with neurotransmitter support.  Inside the brain are billions of neurons that are connected by messengers that transmit electrical impulses from one cell to another, allowing communication and thought to occur in the brain. A neurotransmitter (NT) is the chemical messenger used by these neurons to communicate with other 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, and concentration just to name a few functions. 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, neurotoxins, genetic predisposition, drug (prescription and recreational), alcohol and caffeine usage can cause these levels to be out of the optimal range.

Some of you may be familiar with that little hamster wheel in the brain that keeps turning and turning thoughts over and over in the head that keep you up till all hours of the night. GABA (aka gamma amino butyric acid), is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that is essential for the proper function of your brain and the central nervous system, and has the effect of reducing excessive brain activity of the little hamsters, while promoting a state of calm. Ah, wouldn’t that be nice? A hamster chill pill. Neuro Night Essentials has 100 mg. of GABA in each dose.

It has been said, that since ancient times, drinking green tea induces relaxation. Green tea is the primary source of an amino acid called L’Theanine. The brain emits weak electrical impulses that can be measured on the surface of the head, which are classified based on their frequency… some are known as Alpha waves which puts you in a state of Deep Relaxation,  whereas the beta brain waves puts you in a heightened state of alertness, logic and critical reasoning. Human clinical trials have shown that just 50 mg – 200 mg of L’theanine promotes an alert state of relaxation without drowsiness, as indicated by an increase in your Alpha brain waves, and a decrease in your Beta brain waves -- another hamster chill pill. Neuro Night Essentials have 100mg of L’Theanine per dose

Radhia Gleis, Wellness Director

Neuro Night Essentials is available in all of our stores and online at Martins Wellness found under the sleep catagory!

Radhia Gleis, CCN, is a Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist/Holistic Practitioner, Wellness Director for Martin's Compounding & Wellness Pharmacies with three locations in the Austin area. She is available for private consultation at the LakeHills Pharmacy, M-F, 1:30 to 6:30pm. Contact [email protected]