Contrary to popular conception, nerves are not an extended network of conduits that conduct impulses to different components of the brain and body, very much along the lines of electrical wiring in a home. Instead, nerve cells are smaller discrete units that communicate with each other by chemical means.
When an electrical impulse passes down a nerve cell it does not pass the impulse on to the next nerve cell directly but instead releases what are called neurotransmitters into the gap separating the two nerve cells from each other (the ends of the adjoining cells and the gap between them constitute this synapses).
These neurotransmitters are then taken up by the next nerve cell and depending on the nature of the neurotransmitter can invoke the correct response and the nerve impulse is propagated.
Neurotransmitters are chemicals that are manufactured by the body, from precursors, usually amino acids, that are obtained from our diet. The way that we eat this has a profound effect on a mental state of mind and deficiencies in our food can have a detrimental influence on a mood and memory.
Metabole’s Synapses Formulation contains neurotransmitter precursors as well as other ingredients that work synergistically that may help to alleviate shortages in the diet. Phenylalanine and tyrosine (for example) are converted to dopamine which is an important neurotransmitter that affects mood and promotes energy & motivation. Glutamine on the other hand is an important fuel for the brain cells and helps to build and balance neurotransmitters. Choline is converted to acetylcholine which is important for memory.