How many of us middle aged folks yearn for the energy to love, be creative and basically just work out regularly? The secret to vital energy is in the power of amino acids. My focus is on the trinity of mood and energy regulating neurotransmitters namely serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. L - Tryptophan converts to Serotonin, while L-Phenylalanine and L-Tyrosine convert to both Dopamine and Neropenephrine.

For men only, live a Viagra free life by supplementing with L-Arginine and Pycnogenol. A study by the auS National Institute of Health , show these supplents to be effective. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12851125

Here's the recipe for my shake concoctions!

Veggie Shake (3*a day before meal)
4 cups Spinach/Mixed green leaves
4 tbsp Ultimate Meal Powder - Sam Gerard (Vitamin Shoppe)
1 cup frozen fruit
1-2 cups fat free milk 3 tbsp
0% fat Greek yoghurt
1 cup fruit juice (no added sugar)
Add more fruit to taste if desired but be careful about the extra sugar!
Juice with Blender from Walmarts (e.g.Kitchen Aid)

Amino Acid rich protein shake (Take @ bedtime)
1 scoop Whey Protein or Muscle Milk Powder
1 cup frozen fruit 1 cup fat free milk
1 cup fruit juice (no added sugar)

Men Only! Take in the morning
3*500mg L-Arginine
3*30mg Pycnogenol
1 cup strong coffee (100-200mg caffeine)

Start with the protein shake 1 hour before bedtime and add veggie shake 3 times a day for weight loss, lower blood pressure and cholesterol.