"Restore Receptor Sensitivity" products are added to protocols to address the receptor's ability to respond to neurochemical messengers when receptors have become desensitized or 'down regulated."
"Neurotransmitter Formulas" are added to protocols to support the receptor site's ability to better communicate and transfer chemicals and neurohormones or to help to normalize adequate levels of neurotransmitters.
What are neurotransmitters?
Neurotransmitters are chemicals made by the body that transmit signals from a nerve cell to a target that is equipped with receptor sites, such as nerve, muscle and immune tissues. These chemicals are released from nerve endings, travel into a synapse, and are responded to by receptors. This is part of the body's messenger-signal system.
Since Lyme Disease has an affinity for nerve tissue, products are included in protocols to address nerve issues as well as address neurotransmitters and receptor sites.
Basic neurotransmitter products are inserted in the Phase 5 Protocol after pathogens are under control and after the adrenal glands and metals have been cleansed in prior protocols.
These neurological and hormonal symptoms and issues include nervous system disorder, brain fog, lack of mental focus and concentration, sleep problems, memory problems, pain, Bells Palsy, MS-like, ALS-like, and Parkinson's-like symptoms, headaches, anxiety, libido problems, chronic fatigue and malaise, cranial nerve impairment, depression, male and female hormone disturbances, hypersensitivity to light and sound, and others.
Self-administering specific neurotransmitter and hormone replacement formulas like Gaba, L-Tyrosine, and 5-HTP, can be tricky, so we highly suggest that your medical practitioner handle this aspect of your care.
Some natural practitioners advise against supplementing with hormone replacement until after the pathogens have been brought under control and there is no active infection.
*Keep in mind that Lyme Disease has an affinity for nerve tissue. It can damage it and change its function. Especially if you are experiencing serious CNS symptoms like severe brain fog, MS, ALS, Parkinsons Disease, Bell's Palsy, etc., (all have been linked to Lyme Disease) we recommend you consider balancing neurotransmitter levels with a practitioner.