Many dozens of neurotransmitters have so far been identified in the human brain. They are associated with specific mental disorders including:
- depression: serotonin
- schizophrenia: dopamine, glutamate, serotonin
- anxiety: norephinedrine, GABA
- Parkinson’s disease: dopamine
Good mental health requires proper neurotransmitter activity. Methylation is one of the key mechanisms to switch “off” genes that produce neurotransmitter transporters. Undermethylated persons have reduced serotonin activity and a tendency for depression, whilst overmethylated persons have a tendency for anxiety and schizophrenia.
Nutrient therapy can adjust methylation and can produce major benefits for these patients.