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Thursday, February 14, 2019

herbal and amino acid research :Theanine

L-Ornithine is a nonprotein amino acid, that is an important intermediate of the urea cycle,. Ornithine binds with a molecule known as carbamoyl phosphate which requires ammonia to be produced and then is converted into L-Citrulline giving off urea as a byproduct. this has the beneficial effect of reducing ammonia concentrations in the blood and concomitantly increases urea.

Ammonia is a byproduct of the body metabolising protien's. Biochemical reactions in your body rapidly convert ammonia into less harmful molecules under normal conditions. Liver disease can cause ammonia levels to build up in your body. Liver disfunction can cause ammonia levels to build up in your brain causing permanent brain damage, a condition known as hepatic encephalopathy.

Ammonia and Brain Damage

Ammonia is a highly reactive and caustic molecule. According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, high levels of ammonia in the brain can impair the function of, and eventually kill, two types of cells, neurons and astrocytes. Neurons are responsible for the electrical and chemical communication that underlies brain function. Astrocytes are support cells, removing chemicals such as ammonia from the brain. Ammonia disrupts energy production in the brain and interferes with communication between neurons. This damage leads to a condition, hepatic encephalopathy, that manifests as sleep disturbances, mood disorders, poor cognition, anxiety, depression and movement disorders.

Causes of High Brain Ammonia

Liver disease is the primary cause of high ammonia in the brain. Alcohol-related liver disease, such as hepatitis and cirrhosis, commonly lead to ammonia-induced brain damage. Genetic deficiencies, called urea cycle disorders, in the enzymes that process ammonia into urea can cause high ammonia. High-protein diets can contribute to high ammonia levels. In general, continue to eat protein, but avoid eating large amounts in a single meal. Discuss your diet and what foods to avoid with your doctor.


more added soon on this

Thursday, October 4, 2018


Cognitive bioscience LTD is a company front end for deep research into brain nutrients. Just like the body the brain of course needs the right goods to maintain its health and these are many and varied.

Some of their products are not too well backed up yet by the more mainstream takes on things. However there are new takes on this that are starting to shed more light on how the brain operates under the right or wrong nutritional intake. some so called smart drugs on the market cover a some what good,bad and down right ugly set of results.

After a lot of vigilance and looking into reviews and meeting one person who did a review the founder of The Exploratory Minds Project decided it was safe enough to take a step forward and try a cognitive bioscience product. About 2 years ago The founder had a number of seemingly good results over a trial of 8 weeks,

First week nothing much to report but eventually weather this was a mere placebo effect or not still begs the question that even the placebo effect needs to be looked into a greater deal more that just a dismissal attitude and mantra of its all just in your mind' <--pun intended maybe.

The experiment showed greater focus for a longer term which is always a great thing to have especially if you are like the founder of this project moaning about your own lack of patients , :D . also greater absorption of information seemed to occur, these things were not a huge leap in difference , but enough to make a noticeable difference.

Regardless of some companies who sell these things having a lacking in the scientific community support of these types of products, such companies claim they do their own research that is not yet backed by peer review or already established views.

For your further interest in this company , they now have a page on companies in the uk 

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