Neurotransmitters such as serotonin, and dopamine, are natural ‘feel good’ chemicals, made from the building blocks of amino acids in our bodies.

Typically, the average person is overstressed and does not get enough amino acids in his/her diet, which causes the neurotransmitters to be depleted. This often leads to symptoms such as insomnia, migraines, depression, fatigue, chronic pain, and anxiety to name a few.

In Western medicine, one might be treated with antidepressants, sedatives, or pain relievers. This treatment in no way addresses the depletion of amino acids, which are the precursors to neurotransmitter production. Amino acids and other supplements can greatly increase the production of such necessary chemicals and help to harmonize our day-to-day living.

Patients often come into Dr. Allen’s office with one or more of the symptoms listed above.  After a carefully- targeted, individualized nutrition and supplementation program to replenish and balance neurotransmitter levels, many report that they are experiencing much-improved physical, mental and emotional health.


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