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Cognitive Disorders

Chronic and generalized fatigue, fibromyalgia, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), neurotoxicity-induced fatigue syndrome, and impaired neurocognitive functions involving mental arousal, alertness, and memory are associated with distinct nutritional requirements. These conditions share an increased need for choline, acetyl-L-carnitine, and glutamate to support neuromuscular, neuroendocrine, and neurocognitive functions dependent on acetylcholine and glutamate.

Supplying the body with dietary factors that influence the regulation of circadian rhythms, muscle function, arousal and alertness, memory, and the neuroendocrine response to stress is a critical component of effective clinical care. Patients with disorders involving imbalances in the neurotransmitters acetylcholine and glutamate benefit from increased availability of choline, glutamate, and acetyl-L-carnitine to restore homeostasis by increasing the availability of the substances required to make the specific neurotransmitters involved in the regulation of nervous system activity.

Medical foods address the altered physiologic requirements that may exist for individuals who have distinctive nutritional needs arising from metabolic disorders, chronic diseases, injuries, premature birth associated with inflammation and other medical conditions, as well as from pharmaceutical therapies. Medical foods provide both clinicians and patients with a safe and effective alternative for improving clinical conditions without the adverse side effects associated with many high dose pharmaceutical drugs.