Thursday, April 23, 2015

Minding Your PEAs and Qs for Excellent Health

Especially your PEAs, which in this case stands for phenylethylamine, are important to mind for your mind. PEA is a naturally occurring substance in the human body that is linked to energy, mood, feelings of well-being, and attention. PEA comes from the amino acid phenylalanine and is a vital part of your brain function and responsible for feelings of pleasure as well as mental acuity. Not getting enough PEA can make it difficult to learn new things, make quick decisions, form new memories, stick to a diet, find pleasure in life, be in a good mood, regulate neurons, and reduce stress. One of the functions of PEA is how it acts as a neurotransmitter for the nervous system. Research shows that PEA triggers hormones like dopamine and norepinephrine which are connected to the fight or flight response, elevating heart rate, sex drive and pleasurable feelings. Your body can and does make its own PEA, from the amino acid phenylalanine, but it often doesn't make enough to keep up with the demand and we need to get more from outside sources. Eating foods or supplements with PEA can have positive effects on mood, decrease appetite, improve concentration, and according to a 1996 study in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry Clinical Neuroscience, can help with depression.

Minding Your PEAs With AFA Bluegreen Algae
Cheddar cheese, AFA bluegreen algae nd chocolate are all food sources for PEA. Bluegreen algae has 20 different amino acids of which phenylalanine is one. Amino acids found in AFA are the building blocks of healthy nerve cells and neurotransmitters vital for proper brain function. Phenylethylamine, or PEA, comes from the deep blue pigment in algae and has been shown to elevate the mood, decrease appetite, act as a natural mental energy activator and help biomodulate emotions and mood swings. AFA also has the nutrients to help out your brain by increasing production of tryptophan, endorphins, and serotonin. It has the lipopolysaccharides and C-phycocyanin from the blue pigment in blue green algae that stimulate your natural stem cell activity, has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and stimulate macrophages which support your immune system function, is loaded with antioxidants in its trace minerals, vitamins, and pigments. So not only does your brain benefit from the nutrition in AFA, but the rest of the body benefits too.

The type of bluegreen alage that is the heart of the algae with the cell wall removed is especially conducive for enhancing activity in the brain. Since the brain is the most nutrient-demanding organ in the body, bluegreen algae provides whole food nutrition to help feed it. Besides the amino acids found in bluegreen algae that feed and enhance brain activity, it also provides essential omega-3 fatty acids, and helps maintain normal, healthy blood chemistry of the blood that feeds the brain.

That's a lot of nutritional value in a simple capsule or tablet. Give your brain a helping hand and ask yourself if you are minding your PEAs and getting enough.

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Sources:
http://www.earthclinic.com/supplements/phenethylamine.html
http://www.livestrong.com/article/306361-phenylethylamine-for-weight-loss/
http://www.slideshare.net/gal15sporty/benefits-of-using-phenylethylamine-pea-powder

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