Advance Physician Formulas
a nutritional supplement company founded in 2003
Supplement Research Update by Ray Sahelian, M.D.
In my quest to find out why I smoke, thereby to quit smoking, I thought that boosting dopamine receptors in the brain would give that "reward" that nicotine supposedly is providing. I bought a bottle of the mucuna pruriens herb and noticed that it had no effect on my desire to smoke, but had a very strong impact on my nervous tension and anxiety.
The Institute of Medicine suggests that healthy adults consume daily about 0.4 grams of protein for every pound of body weight. A person weighing 150 pounds would need, for example, about two servings of meat or three eggs each day to be assured of meeting protein requirements.