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How to increase glutamate naturally

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Neither: By reducing the rate of serotonin removal (norepinephrin in SNRIs) SSRIs alter the relative balance of those neurotransmitters w/ glutamate (G) but th... Read More

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
No issue: The problem with MSG is not cancer but some people do feel ill from it. I am not aware of any study showing a rising risk of cancer from MSG however-... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Kaufman
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Complicated question: Benzo withdrawal can lead to CNS hyperactivity, from lower GABA and unopposed glutamate. Increased pain from increased CNS reactivity, more anxiety, a... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Caution: Question not clear, eg, ?AFAIK. Think you're asking about possible harm if combining meds. Ritalin (methylphenidate) added to Brintellix increases ris... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 37 years experience
Tapering: could be safer as sudden withdrawal from long term heavy abuse can result in death. i recommend a medically supervised detox facility.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Glutamate: Is a stimulating neurotransmitter that can be suppressed with considerable alcohol usage. The rebound occurs in the aftermath, and this and other fac... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Preventive Medicine 35 years experience
Mg, D3, Theanine, O3: Since calcium influx into brain cells is the primary mechanism that cause cell death from glutamate, it is necessary to block the glutamate (nmda) rec... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Preventive Medicine 35 years experience
Mg, D3, Theanine, O3: Since calcium influx into brain cells is the primary mechanism that cause cell death from glutamate, it is necessary to block the glutamate (nmda) rec... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
No: Excitotoxicity is the mechanism by which neurons die in pathologic processes like spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, als, brain trauma an... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
No definitive answer: The so called "glutamate" system has bee implicated in a"hodge podge" of Neurologic and Psychiatric conditions including but "not limited to" Parkinso... Read More

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