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Is Roundup Making Us Angry & Sad? What Can We Do About It?

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Did you know? Roundup binds to minerals making them unavailable to plants. When plants don't have minerals, they cannot produce the essential amino acid tryptophan which is imperative for happiness, and restful sleep...

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Syd H (48)
Friday November 15, 2013, 8:20 am

I've discovered over the last few years that most people are mineral deficient. This would be one explanation & certainly a contributor. Lots of great info on the site about health.

"...glyphosate [generic name for roundup] use increased 6,504% from 1991 to 2010..."


Roundup is Likely Decreasing Global Tryptophan Supplies
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, was patented as a potent mineral chelator in 1964 and primarily used as a anti-scaling agent to remove mineral build up on pipes, appliances, etc... Multiple chemicals ingredients were added to glyphosate to stabilize it and allow it to penetrate in to plants more effectively and it became the potent herbicide Roundup. The primary mechanism of Roundup is to bind to minerals like manganese so tightly that it leaves them unavailble for use by the plants. Manganese is a necessary co-factor or key ingredient in the enzyme 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate (EPSP) synthase. Without the manganese, this enzyme cannot function. This EPSPS enzyme is needed for both plants and beneficial bacterium to produce the aromatic amino acid tryptophan.

Tryptophan as the regulator of mood and sleep
The most common class of medications used in the 18 to 44 year olds are the anti-depressants. One of the most common classes of anti-depressants are the Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors or SSRIs. The prime job of these medications is to keep more serotonin around in the synapse of your nerve cells. When people are deficient in serotonin, they are more likely to be anxious and/or depressed. By keeping it serotonin around longer in your nerves you can lessen anxiety, depression, and aggressive behaviors. But what if we could have the body make more serotonin to begin with? Wouldn't that be more ideal than manipulating our biochemistry with pharmaceuticals?

Tryptophan can become serotonin for a happy mood, and serotonin can become melatonin for restful sleep
The body makes serotonin from the amino acid tryptophan. If we do not have enough trytophan to start off with, it is unlikley that we can make adequate amounts of serotonin that regulates our mood and happiness. But that is not all. Serotonin is also made in to melatonin. This is a primary neurotransmitter that we use to give us restful sleep.

If Roundup is everywhere, does that mean tryptophan is nowhere?
Roundup residues have now been found in animals, plants, water, soil, air, rain, and now human urine. It is everywhere. When Roundup is applied, the ONE enzyme that makes tryptophan in both plants and bacterium is inhibited. Studies have shown a significant decrease in tryptophan in genetically engineered Roundup ready crops.


Arielle S (313)
Friday November 15, 2013, 10:45 am
We need someone to spray everything Monsanto with this products - buildings, people, factories -

Syd H (48)
Friday November 15, 2013, 11:10 am

Okay Arielle, that would be just except... we'd have to pay for it and that would enrich the company so they would be all for it. That's how money hungry they are.

"Only when the last tree has withered, the last fish has been caught, and the last river has been poisoned, will you realize you cannot eat money." ~~ Cree Proverb

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