What is EQ?
We will give a brief introduction here of the concept of neurotransmitter depletion and imbalance, but we recognize that this is no substitute for scientific literature and references. We will provide references for these concepts as soon as we are able.
EQ is short for Equilibrate, the former name of the product we’ve been using for almost a decade in clinical practice. EQ is an amino acid based formula we use for balanced neurochemical support for the dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine systems. The literature is pretty clear, that any supplements or medications used in isolation to support or that are directed to the dopamine system will eventually deplete or inhibit serotonin and keep it from reaching its receptors. The same is true for serotonin. If you supplement the serotonin system at high levels for long periods of time or you take antidepressant meds directed at the serotonin system, it will negatively affect the dopamine system. Ironically, SSRI’s that are directed at inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin will concomitantly deplete the body’s ability to recycle serotonin and thus reduce available serotonin stores.
This is why we’ve developed EQ. There is no magic here; we are merely flooding the body with the building blocks it needs to make adequate amounts of neurotransmitters. We have worked with it in our clinical practice for over eight years and have seen incredible results when using it to support depression, anxiety, addiction recovery, migraine headaches, fatigue, irritability, low motivation, and sexual dysfunction. EQ provides the precursors and supportive co-factors for the serotonin norepinephrine, GABA and dopamine systems and provides underlying support for the adrenal glands. We have observed symptom resolution in people with these conditions in as little as two weeks. Also, we have developed a protocol for the discontinuation of antidepressant medications in individuals no longer requiring medication but unable to withdraw because of symptoms.
What do I need to ask my patient before I recommend your product?
We use EQ for patients who have symptoms of depression, low motivation, anxiety, GI dysfunction, migraine headaches that are not caused by musculoskeletal conditions, excessive pain, mental fatigue, pituitary dysfunction including low or elevated metabolized cortisol, elevated prolactin, low melatonin as determined by urine testing. We use EQ for patients who don’t sleep well at night and have low energy during the day, for people who are chronic exercisers because they feel like they have to, for people who have sugar and fat cravings and are struggling to get that under control.
We see patients who have neuroinflammation as determined by organic acids testing, benefit from the use of EQ at least temporarily until the inflammation is under control and we see an improvement in function.
How long does a patient need to take this product?
If EQ is working for our patients, we usually recommend they take it for at least three months. But it depends on the condition we are dealing with. With that said, we have patients who have been taking it for eight years, and we can’t get them to quit because it has changed their lives and they don’t want to stop taking it.
How long before the patient feels its effects?
We ask that patients take the product for at least two full weeks without missing a dose before making a judgment about how well it works. If they or their significant other don’t notice a difference after going through a bottle, then they don’t need it.
Can I recommend that my patient quit their medications cold-turkey as long as they are using your product?
We recommend you educate yourself on the use of EQ before making any changes to current prescriptions.
Can you provide success stories?
Many of our successes with EQ have come from inside of our clinical practice. We obviously can’t divulge that information because of privacy laws, but we do have some compelling anecdotes on our website here. Check them out because will see how EQ has changed the lives of these people. We have been using EQ for almost close to 10 years, and we have some wonderful success stories. Here is another link to a wonderful story about EQ: Insert Alice’s story link here…..
Is the EQ available to all types of patients? Are there specific limitations to be concerned with race, age, sex, etc?
EQ is intended for use with patients that you suspect have a neurochemical imbalance and are in need of support. It can be used with any patient above the age of 12 years regardless of sex or race.
Can insurance cover part of these costs?
No, not at this time. There may be an option for this in the future, but as of now, we do not have anything in the works.
Can I contact someone from your team about the use of EQ?
We try to be as accessible as possible. We know there are a lot of questions when it comes to using this product and we are here to help in any way we can. If you have a question about the use of our product, please contact: [email protected]. If you have questions about the purchasing process or shipping, please contact: [email protected].
I noticed that you didn’t list the quantities of all the ingredients. Can you tell me why?
As you may have seen on the label, there are some ingredients in EQ that we have included in a proprietary formulation. If you are a licensed practitioner and you need to know the exact amounts of the ingredients, please let us know, and we will forward a non-disclosure agreement for you to sign and send back to us. At that point, we’d be happy to send you a list.
What makes this product different from other supplements in the marketplace?
To the best of our knowledge, there is no supplement that is exactly like EQ. There are a handful of supplements that contain the similar ingredient combinations. EQ contains a balance of ingredients that supply starter material and co-factors for neurochemical reactions. If you understand nutrition, you can see that these ingredients are not new or revolutionary but the formula is, and it has been revised and improved over the years to give the excellent results.
Who is Dr. Tim and where did EQ come from?
Dr. Tim is the inventor of EQ. You can find his bio here: http://biogenicnutrition.com/about-dr-timothy-hyatt/. Tim developed EQ and began using it with his patients on a small scale in clinical practice. He has modified the formula several times over the course of 7 years and feels that the current revision is the best yet.
How up to date is the information on your site?
We are continually updating the website with the latest information possible.
Because patients do not need a prescription for EQ how can I continue to take care of my patients, without them securing this product directly?
We cannot prevent patients from buying our product directly on our site. With that said, we have found that most patients will buy products from their healthcare provider if there is an opportunity instead of purchasing online.
What are the side effects for EQ?
We have not carried out a formal clinical study with EQ, but we have observed in clinical practice that some people experience lightheadedness and mild nausea when EQ is taken on an empty stomach for the first four weeks and insomnia when taken within 4-5 hours of bedtime. We acknowledge that this may be a hard sell for some people but we’ve seen the side effects decrease with continued use and they usually last less than 30 days on full dosing.
Can the EQ product be taken at the same time as prescription medication?
We do not recommend people take EQ unless they are under the care of a licensed and qualified health care practitioner. With that said, our patients have used EQ while they are taking prescription medications, and have done so safely. There is one exception that we have experienced. If patients are taking high doses of Levodopa/Carbidopa, they may experience euphoria or hallucinations if they take EQ at the highest recommended dose. Please be clear that all of the ingredients used in EQ have side-effect profiles that are published on the Internet and can be searched for potential medicine/supplement interactions and we strongly recommend that you understand what they are before using EQ with your patients.
What is the cost?
We have a three bottle minimum purchase for practitioners, and the cost is $32 per bottle. If you buy a case of twelve bottles, we will pay for your shipping.
How can I try your product?
If you would like, we are happy to send you a complimentary bottle. We encourage you to pick a patient that you feel has a legitimate neurochemical imbalance.
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The information on this page is not to be used as medical advice. We are merely presenting our clinical experience with EQ and sharing it with you. We do not suggest that anyone discontinue the use of medication directed at the nervous system without the help and consent of a qualified and licensed medical practitioner. Neither do we suggest you use EQ. Below, we present our experience with our product that we have used in clinical practice for almost ten years before offering it to the greater public.