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Balance D Essential Dc

April 18, 2017

Balance D Essential - Discontinued

Balance D contains ingredients important for the synthesis of dopamine, a catecholamine important for positive affect, mood, and memory*

Key Ingredients in Balance D:

  • N-acetyl-L-cysteine:
    • Precursor to L-cysteine1
    • L-cysteine is required for the synthesis of glutathione, an endogenous antioxidant important for mediating oxidative stress2
  • N-acetyl-L-tyrosine: 
    • L-tyrosine is a precursor to catecholamines including dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine
  • Mucuna cochinchinensis seed extract (99% L-DOPA):
    • Natural source of L-DOPA3
    • L-DOPA crosses the blood-brain barrier and is the direct precursor to dopamine4*    
  • Vitamin Blend:
    • Active forms of vitamins B6, C, and folate are important for catecholamine synthesis5-7*


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References

  1. Rushworth G and Megson I. Pharmacol Ther. 2014;141(2):150-9.
  2. Schmitt B, et al. Redox Biol. 2015;6:198-205.
  3. Tuleun C, et al. Livestock Research for Rural Development. 2008;20(10).
  4. Pardridge W. NeuroRx. 2005:2(1):3-14.
  5. Dakshinamurti K, et al. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1990;585:128-44.
  6. Levine M, et al. J Biol chem. 1985;260(24):12942-7.
  7. Stahl S. J Clin Psychiatry. 2008;69(9):1352-3.