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Inflammation and Glutamate: The Root of Anxiety and Depression?

For a while now, the main theme on my blog has been about inflammation. It started out as my main focus on understanding how inflammation can affect your waistline. Indeed, excessive, unmitigated inflammation can cause metabolic disturbances that lead to diabetes, obesity, heart disease etc. But the more I dig, the more I realize how fundamental to our mental health …

Metabolic Alchemy StaffInflammation and Glutamate: The Root of Anxiety and Depression?
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Surefire Hangover Prevention

I have been asked on several occasions now, what I would recommend for hangover prevention and/or treatment. Here’s what has worked for me a number of times.

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Ibudilast Kicks Inflammation in the Ass…

Ever since I wrote originally about the research being done to investigate a unique anti-asthma medication for the treatment of various addictions, diseases and general brain inflammation, I decided to pick up a month’s supply of it. Damn am I glad I did.

Metabolic Alchemy StaffIbudilast Kicks Inflammation in the Ass…
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Intense Exercise Causes Intestinal Dysfunction

Glutamine has been a popular sports supplement for a long time, and I could never really understand why, until I discovered a recent study showing the effect intense exercise has on the gut, and how ibuprofen can make it worse…

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Asthma Medication for Amphetamine Addiction?

A common theme on my site is inflammation. It has far ranging effects on mental and physical health. I was digging around the web when I came across yet another example of just how essential inflammation is to mental health when I discovered a drug called Ibudilast.

Metabolic Alchemy StaffAsthma Medication for Amphetamine Addiction?
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Lithium: Anabolic Antidepressant?

Lithium is a trace mineral that has wide ranging effects on several key neurological processes. It also happens to have a beneficial impact on glycogen storage, insulin sensitivity and possibly an effect on muscle protein turnover.

Metabolic Alchemy StaffLithium: Anabolic Antidepressant?
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Xenon Gas: Break Records & Beat PTSD?

Xenon gas is an interesting element, with many different uses — From car headlights to anesthesia. But now, recent research is showing that it has some potent effects, not only on neurological trauma, but physical performance as well as relief from PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder).

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Curcumin VS Omeprazole: Goodbye Ulcers!

Recent research into the effects of Curcumin on digestive health have shown incredible promise in treating and preventing gastric ulcers. Curcumin works its magic through several different mechanisms. You can almost think of Curcumin as an all-in-one anti-ulcer supplement. Not only does it help heal the lining of the stomach through pathways unrelated to acid control (via Omeprazole), it also …

Metabolic Alchemy StaffCurcumin VS Omeprazole: Goodbye Ulcers!
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Major Retail Brands FAIL Claims

Health supplements have been considered one of the biggest “snake-oil” scams in modern history, and for good reason. Most of the regulatory agencies that otherwise police every other market known to the US consumer don’t really chase after supplement companies and regulate their product quality, unless there is a major issue (such as the prohormone ban, or the DMAA ban). …

Metabolic Alchemy StaffMajor Retail Brands FAIL Claims
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Q&A Cerebrolysin and Anxiety Relief

I have been getting quite a few questions lately, and requests for my regimen details. Instead of responding via email, I’m going to post them here to help others and to open up discussion to those who may have found even better solutions. Please, if you have any comments or questions, hit me up or better yet, leave a comment! …

Metabolic Alchemy StaffQ&A Cerebrolysin and Anxiety Relief