Neu•Becalm’d™ Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

1. Are the ingredients in Neu•Becalm’d™ all natural?

All vitamin and mineral cofactors are natural and are USP pharmaceutical grade. The Food & Drug Administration and the United States Pharmacopia (USP) require amino acids to be 99% pure. Our amino acids are 99.9% pure, therefore, exceeding FDA/USP standards, and are derived from plant sources. The capsules are made from an animal extract.

2. Does Neu•Becalm’d™ tranquilize or sedate?

NO, beCALM’d™ helps balance neurotransmitters and reduce the impact of adrenalin. A reduction in adrenalin output and impact is sensed as a calmed state.

3. Should I continue taking multivitamins?

Yes, Neu•Becalm’d™ is not intended to take the place of a multivitamin supplement. However you may want to take them at different times.

4. Can Neu•Becalm’d™ be taken with other medications?

Information derived from studies and reviews by physicians who actively use nutritional supplements in their practice tell us that the incidence of problems with medications and supplements is extremely low. In the case of the ingredients in Neu•Becalm’d™, the precautions noted are:

  • Do not take with MAOI medications
  • Do not take with antipsychotic medications
It is NOT advisable to take medications and supplements at exactly the same time. You should allow 2-3 hours between use of medications and supplements for maximum safety. In any case, always consult your Physician before taking any dietary supplements.

5. Explain the precautions on the label

Phenylketonuria is a condition that develops in-utero in which the baby is not able to metabolize phenylalanine properly. This is checked for at birth and, if present, is treated with dietary restriction. Pregnant women should not use any supplement containing L-phenylalanine due to this concern. Nursing mothers should not use supplemental L-phenylalanine for the same reason. Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOI) are a form of antidepressant medications. The most common are Parnate, Nardil and Marplan. Persons taking these medications should not use supplemental phenylalanine due to the possibility of increased blood pressure. The precautions noted are:

  • Do not take with MAOI medications
  • Do not take with antipsychotic medications

6. Can I give Neu•Becalm’d™ to my 3 or 4 year old child?

We recommend that parents be very cautious in using supplements or psychoactive medications with children this young. The majority of our feedback on success and safety of use comes from children over the age of six. It must be the parents’ decision for use with children under the age of six (6).

7. Are there any side effects with Neu•Becalm’d™?

As long as you heed the warning about MAOI’s the only reported side effects have been an occasional headache on first using the supplement. The solution is to reduce the dosage for a few days to become accustomed to the product. If you find that your sleep is interfered with you should take the last dose earlier in the day.

8. What are amino acids?

Everything from your hair down to your toes is made of combinations of amino acids. Your hormones, blood cells, muscles, organs and neurotransmitters in the brain are made of amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of life. There are twenty amino acids that do all of this building and eight of them are referred to as “essential” amino acids. This means it is essential you take them in through nutrition (or supplements) because your body cannot manufacture them from other chemicals. The amino acids in Neu•Becalm’d™ are phenylalanine, both d and l form, and glutamine. Phenylalanine is the building block for noradrenalin and dopamine. Glutamine builds GABA, the major calming chemical in the brain.

9. Is L-phenylalanine the same thing as NutraSweet or Aspertame?

Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid. That means it is essential you get it in your diet daily because your body cannot manufacture it from other chemicals. Phenylalanine produces Dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with pleasure, love and attachment. Phenylalanine is used in artificial sweeteners because it has a slightly sweet taste. The only time phenylalanine has been found to be a problem is the use of the free form powder. This appears to put too much into the blood stream too quickly and causes a spike in adrenalin output. When phenylalanine is combined with other protein, or is in the capsule form, the problem did not occur. We combine both forms of phenylalanine for slower absorption and encapsulate it with other products for maximum protection and effect.

10. What is 5HTP? Is it natural or synthetic?

5HTP stands for 5 Hydroxy Tryptophan and is the "immediate precursor" building block for Serotonin, a very important neurotransmitter in the brain. Serotonin helps to maintain emotional stability and aids in sleep. 5HTP is derived in the natural state by the grinding of seeds from the Griffonia plant. It is not a synthetic chemical.

11. Does 5HTP cause "Serotonin syndrome"?

“Serotonin syndrome” is most commonly caused by the combination of multiple antidepressant medications. Currently most forms of anti- depressants work on both Serotonin and Dopamine to some degree. Some forms are selective for Serotonin. These medications work to make your neurotransmitters work longer and harder. They do not help to produce more neurotransmitters. When combined improperly they activate too much Serotonin and produce a number of unpleasant symptoms such as agitation and confusion. 5HTP simply helps with the production, not the activation, of Serotonin. We are not aware of any documented studies that implicate 5HTP in this condition in the absence of multiple antidepressant medications.

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