Fix The Nerve Cell, Fix The Brain
There’s one in every family. Someone who just doesn’t march to the same drummer—the eccentric aunt who never leaves the house, the embarrassing alcoholic uncle, or a child who battles severe depression. What happened? Why aren’t they as normal as the rest of your relatives?
The answer may be as simple as recognizing that everyone is different. Today, it is easier than ever to prove that no two people are exactly alike, and it's easier to understand why someone is more prone to addiction or depression. Thanks to the full mapping of the genome—that’s the total of the 30,000-40,000 genes—the genetic research has accelerated personalized treatment that addresses root causes of certain disorders as well as hard-to-treat mental health conditions.
“What we now know is that heredity or genetic makeup plays a big part in the nerve cell’s ability to produce and balance brain chemicals to maintain normal brain health and wellness,” explains Towny Robinson, a national expert in the brain biochemistry field. “No matter how some people try to maintain a healthy lifestyle, they can’t lose weight, they are fatigued, depressed, anxious or have a tendency toward addictive behaviors.”
When Robinson recognized the potential of full genome mapping, he zeroed in on nerve cells as the first step in what he calls, fixing the brain. “Fix the nerve cell, fix the brain,” he simplifies the foundation for his increasingly successful psychiatric biogenetic pharmaceutical company, JayMac Pharmaceuticals.
The company’s organic Vitamin B folate rich products—EnLyte, ENL, LUMA, and the prescription only EnBraceHR—have been clinically proven to quickly address the root causes of depression, including postpartum depression, anxiety and even addiction.
Since the genome has now been completely mapped, science has identified the precise defective genes that cause the nerve cells to not make enough brain chemicals to maintain normal brain health and wellness. “The most common minor genetic defect is MTHFR which prevents the last-step function of the enzyme that metabolizes folate,” Robinson says.
“Ethnicity, medications, malabsorption syndrome issues, lifestyle issues such as smoking, drinking, or taking illicit drugs can eliminate folate from the system,” he says. “But this gene defect selects out for people not to be able to produce normal amounts of neurotransmitters such as serotonin or dopamine that are essential to cell metabolism for normalcy, for wellness. If you have the MTHFR defect, your wellness is at extreme risk, despite a good diet, regular exercise and other healthy lifestyle habits.”
Studies focusing on folate deficiency and depression indicate that 90 percent of people with depression have a folate deficiency. “The deficiency may not be the exact single cause of your issue,” Robinson says, “but it's a major cause, and once you fix that, then you’re back on the road to wellness.”
The MTHFR defect is determined by an inexpensive, home DNA saliva swab test by physician order or self-ordered at Direct Value Dispense.
It was in 2010 in the midst of ongoing research that Robinson came across, “The Use of Folates in Depression,” a study reported in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. “The study categorized all of the folates, conditions and the MTHFR gene defect,” he says. “It put it all together for me, and I realized that the current folate on the market at that time was good, but it wasn't completely addressing what we needed for wellness and mental health normalcy. I wanted to put together a product that could, and would, address that need. We set about doing that with products that combine the three forms of folates and B-vitamins in one product and got it done after extensive research and trial studies. It works.”
For Robinson, the biggest benefit of a product that targets genetic insufficiencies is found in its mental health applications. “It normalizes all of your daily and nightly mental activities and capacity which is so important for wellness,” he explains. “Our brains operate like computers. If you don’t have electricity going properly at the right time to the right parts, then you are at risk for depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia and a whole host of associated mental diseases.”
For Henry, a 48-year-old patient who experienced long periods of sadness, depression and anxiety, normalcy came in less than a month after his physician recommended EnLyte. “I was just about back to my old self two weeks after I started EnLyte,” he reports. “I was able to decrease my reliance on other, non-organic medications, and I am energetic and motivated for the first time in several years.”
One young female with a long history of severe depression says, “I was able to fall asleep and stay asleep for the first time in my life since I started using EnLyte. Even better, I was finally able to complete my college degree and move forward with a more normal life.”
For Diane Pratt, who coordinates the DNA testing and product sales, success stories are sustaining her energy and motivation to educate individuals about genetic deficiencies, wellness and mental health. “These new products present an opportunity for those who continually ask, ‘What’s wrong with me?’ and ‘Why can’t I feel normal?’,” she says. “Just knowing that there is something all natural that's going to give the brain what it's deficient in is very freeing to a lot of people. One pill, once a day, is all natural, with no side effects. We have an 87 percent refill rate–that’s how I know that people are finding answers.”
JayMac products are available in prescription formula through a physician or psychiatrist, or as a non-prescription medical food. “You don’t have to be diagnosed with a specific condition to benefit from the supplement,” Pratt says. “It helps all of us feel better and more energetic with healthier brain cells.
“While we recommend the genetic screening, it is not necessary,” she says, noting that the saliva test screens for the MTHFR defect and results are shared only with patients and/or their physician. Pratt and a team of patient educators are available to discuss all aspects of the organic products, and review test results.