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Alleviate Depression Symptoms

Below is a summary of the micronutrients contained in EMPowerplus Advanced™ and the correlating brain function EMPowerplus Advanced acts upon which may heighten and improve our brain function, alleviate symptoms of depression and maintain nervous system function.


EMPowerplus Advanced™ Ingredient Brain Function
Folate, folic acid (Vitamin B9)
  • Can heighten serotonin function by slowing destruction of tryptophan.
  • Cofactor for enzymes that convert tryptophan into serotonin and convert tyrosine into norepinephrine / noradrenalin.
  • Helps form compounds involved in brain energy metabolism.
  • Involved in synthesis of monoamine neurotransmitters.
Cobalamin (Vitamin B12)
  • Helps synthesize monoamine neurotransmitters.
  • Helps maintain myelin sheaths on nerves for normal nerve conduction.
  • Functions in folate metabolism.
Thiamine (Vitamin B1)
  • Involved in synthesis of acetylcholine, GABA, and glutamate which the body needs to combat depression.
  • Can mimic action of acetylcholine in the brain.
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)
  • Plays a basic role in synthesis of many neurotransmitters.
  • Deficiency tends to selectively reduce brain production of serotonin and GABA.
Vitamin E
  • Protects cell membranes from damage by free radicals.
Choline
  • Plays essential roles in structural integrity of cell membranes, cell signaling, and nerve impulse transmission.
  • Major source of methyl groups for methylation reactions.
Calcium
  • Important intracellular messenger and cofactor for enzymes.
  • Important for release of neurotransmitters and ceveral forms of chemical signaling between cells.
Chromium
  • Primarily known for its function in glucose and lipid metabolism, which may account for its role in mood stabilization.
Iron
  • Essential cofactor for production of ATP energy in the brain.
  • Ensures there is sufficient oxygen in the brain for oxidative metabolism.
  • Helps produce serotonin, norepinephrine, epinephrine, and dopamine necessary for fighting off depression naturally.
  • Increases binding of dopamine and serotonin to proteins in the frontal cortex.
Magnesium
  • Helps in the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats to produce ATP.
  • Helps in the synthesis of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) and proteins.
  • Important for the active transport of ions (such as potassium and calcium) across cell membranes and for cell signaling.
  • Essential for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body.
Zinc
  • The most abundant intracellular trace element, with roles extending into protein synthesis, as well as structure and regulation of gene expression.
  • Cofactor for over 200 different enzymes; present in over 300 metalloenzymes involved in virtually all aspects of metabolism.
  • In the brain, serves in neurons and glial cells. Certain zinc-enriched regions (e.g., hippocampus) are especially responsive to dietary zinc deprivation, which causes brain dysfunctions, such as learning impairment and olfactory dysfunction.
Selenium
  • Essential trace mineral which is part of antioxidant enzymes that protect cells from effects of free radicals.