BalanceD was designed to act as support for your excitatory neurotransmitters. The active ingredient is a high-potency version of Vicia faba. This product was designed to help anyone who has low dopamine levels.
Vicia faba‚ or Fava beans‚ have been well-established in their treatment to support dopamine levels. The Vicia faba extract found in these capsules by NeuroScience has been thoroughly tested‚ so it can deliver all the L-DOPA benefits of Vicia faba without vicine or convicine – which are responsible for bringing on Favism in those who are genetically predisposed. Until now‚ these agents have limited the use of Vicia faba for dopamine support – but NeuroScience has changed that with this special blend. You’ll find this certified high-quality Vicia faba extract only from NeuroScience.
What is Vicia Faba?
Vicia faba‚ also referred to as broadbean‚ was one of the first plants found to contain levodopa (or L-dopa)‚ which is a precursor to dopamine. Levodopa is found in the leaves‚ shoots and flowers of the Vicia faba plant‚ and it is a common treatment for diseases that involve dopamine deficiency. Vicia faba is preferred over dopamine supplementation because it crosses the blood-brain barrier where dopamine cannot. As soon as it crosses that barrier and reaches the brain‚ the body converts L-dopa to dopamine.
What is Dopamine?
Dopamine is an excitatory or inhibitory neurotransmitter. Which it becomes will depend on the dopamine receptor it binds itself to. Dopamine is derived from the amino acid tyrosine. It is the precursor to epinephrine and norepinephrine‚ which are both catecholamines. Although dopamine is responsible for many things within the body‚ it is best known and understood for its roles in the pleasure pathway‚ motor control and memory.
If your body doesn’t have enough dopamine‚ you might experience dissatisfaction‚ addiction‚ loss of motor control‚ strange cravings‚ low sex drive‚ short attention span‚ poor focus or compulsions. People might refer to you as anxious‚ paranoid or hyperactive.
There are various causes for a dopamine insufficiency. You might be undergoing a period of stress or taking certain antidepressants. If you use drugs‚ eat a nutrient-poor diet or don’t get enough sleep‚ you might be at risk for low levels of dopamine. Caffeine‚ sugar and alcohol have also been known to reduce dopamine activity levels.
If you think you may have low levels of dopamine because you are experiencing one or more of the symptoms above‚ talk to your doctor about getting your levels tested. Once you’ve determined that your levels are low‚ BalanceD by NeuroScience can help restore your levels and alleviate your symptoms.
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