S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) is integral to cellular metabolism and as the major methyl donor in the body. SAMe is involved in the methylation of a diverse range of compounds including phospholipids, DNA, RNA, proteins and neurotransmitters. It is also involved in two other important pathways – transsulfuration which produces glutathione, and aminopropylation which synthesises polyamines.
The brain is the body's master-controller, making neuroscience a fascinating area of health care. Dr Brandon Brock is a leading expert in functional neurology and today on FX Medicine he shares his personal and professional experiences in this field.
In a 2016 published study, researchers evaluated the anti-stress, cognitive and neurophysiological effects of L-theanine in healthy adults. They found this amino acid was effective at reducing stress levels after various cognitive stress tests.
Evidence shows that certain complementary medicines hold great value in the treatment of mood disorders. We take a look at some of the recent research.
Serum levels of vitamin B12 play an important role in cognitive and mental health. Observational studies have found as many as 30% of patients hospitalised for depression to be deficient in vitamin B12.
Alcohol is a large part of Australian culture and, for the most part, many of us don't give our habitual intake any thought. But given the health risks associated with its consumption, it is worth considering how often and how much we drink, and what we can do to reduce its impact on our health.
How well do you know L-theanine? In this podcast Dr Lise Alschuler takes us through some "outside the box" uses for L-theanine supported by evidence and her own clinical experiences.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) occurs in approximately 90% of women of reproductive age, of which about 10% are diagnosed with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).