Low Catecholamine Protocol

Low Dopamine/Low Catecholamine Phenotype

Patient Protocol

The following protocol is designed to raise dopamine, adrenalin and noradrenalin levels naturally using food and nutritional supplementation. We can increase the amount of dopamine and catecholamines produced inside the body by giving the body more of the raw material required to make these incredible molecules. The protocol provides a strategy of using food and supplements to target the catecholamine production pathway.

Can this protocol be used in conjunction with other protocols?

This protocol ties in well with any other protocol you are working with – ie, SIBO, SIFO or Detoxification, etc. – and can be used concurrently with good results. In some cases of SIBO patients are very sensitive to and don’t respond well to B-vitamins as the bacteria in the small intestine is eating them first, creating negative side effects. In these cases use a topical B-complex/methylation support product (Neuromethylation Cream) for the first 4-6 weeks before switching over to the Methyl Complete and B Complex listed below.

Dietary habits necessary to increase production of dopamine and catecholamines

  • Make sure to eat a higher-protein diet, taking in 100 calories minimum every 2-3 hours all day. A high protein diet is equal to your body weight x 0.75. That number equals the number of protein grams that should be consumed each day.
  • Support Healthy Blood Sugar Levels – avoid daytime fasting, high glycemic foods, etc.
  • Manage Stress – avoid hypoglycemia, over-training, over-working, optimize sleep habits, etc.
  • Reduce Inflammation – address leaky gut, EFA’s, anti-inflammatory support, dysbiosis, etc.

Specific nutrients to help increase BH4 and increase dopamine and adrenalin levels

1) L-tyrosine – 1000-3000mg QD in divided doses with meals

2) Methyl Complete – 2-4 QD with meals

3) B Complex – 1-2 QD with meals

4) Stress Essentials Balance – 2 TID with meals

5) Paleo Protein, etc. – 1-2 servings QD as snack to increase daily protein intake