Supplement FAQ: DopaTropic® Powder
by Biotics Research
Why you may need DopaTropic® Powder:
Vastly complex, the human nervous system coordinates innumerable processes via a host of chemical messengers called neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are used for everything from signaling the heart and lungs to function, to enabling the body to sleep so regeneration and repair can occur. Emotions, affect, mood, appetite, and even energy levels are also regulated by neurotransmitters. Unfortunately, neurotransmitters operate within a very narrow confine, and their balance can be easily disrupted by a variety of factors including genetics, immune function, diet, stress, and general chemical toxicity. Dopamine is an excitatory neurotransmitter that is important for regulating physical movement, emotion, and pleasure and motivation centers of the brain. It also plays a neurocognitive role, particularly with memory, problem solving, motivation, learning, and the ability to focus. Additionally, dopamine acts on the sympathetic nervous system, thus it impacts physiological functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, and libido.
Why your healthcare practitioner recommends DopaTropic® Powder from Biotics Research:
DopaTropic® Powder is one of the newest additions to the Biotics Research line of fine nutritional supplements and is part of the NeuTropic™ triad of products (PheniTropic™, NeuPerzine®, and DopaTropic® Powder). L-Dopa, (aka levodopa; L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine) is a naturally occurring dopamine precursor that is derived from the Mucuna pruriens plant. L-Dopa is an amino acid which is converted to the catecholamine neurotransmitter dopamine. Low levels of dopamine are found in Parkinsons patients, and are associated with addictions, cravings, difficulty with focusing, or with the intake or processing information. Each level teaspoon of DopaTropic® Powder contains 125 mg of L-Dopa that is sweetened with erythritol for fast delivery and ease of use. Erythritol is a natural sugar alcohol that is 60-70% as sweet as sugar, yet it is almost non-caloric, and does not affect blood sugar levels or promote tooth decay. Unlike other sugar alcohols, it is unlikely to cause gastric side effects. It is usually recommended that DopaTropic® Powder be dosed early in the day as it may elicit sleep disturbances if taken before bed. DopaTropic® Powder is not recommended for use during pregnancy or lactation. Nor should it be taken in conjunction with MAOI’s, psychosis medications, blood thinners, diabetic medications, or by patients taking medications for Parkinsons disease.
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