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RELEASE: Now Musique presents 5 Concerts

GUITARIST PRESENTS “NIGHT SONGS AND DANCES,”
THE FIRST OF FIVE FAMILY-FRIENDLY CONCERTS IN DORCHESTER

BOSTON (Dorchester), MA―International guitarist and Dorchester resident Aaron Larget-Caplan is presenting the first of five family-friendly concerts in the Dorchester neighborhood of Upham’s Corner on Thursday, August 11th at 5:30 PM. These free musical events are hosted by Now Musique and take place at the Upham’s Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library (500 Columbia Rd in Dorchester), with the exception of the second concert. A free 30 minute preview performance will be on Monday, August 8th at 11:15am as part of the Upham’s Corner Library Storytime. Now Musique is a project curated by Larget-Caplan that shares new and unknown music in settings outside of the traditional concert hall with a multitude of communities. This family-friendly series of concerts is funded by a 2022 grant from the City of Boston’s Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture. Each performance is 50-60 minutes in length and curated so audiences of all ages can enjoy and engage with the performer(s) and a number of  living composers who have written the contemporary pieces on the programs.

Night Songs and Dances” is the first concert of the series and features Spanish dances, six works by Lynn Job, Stanley Hoffman, John McDonald, Frank Warren, Charles Turner―all written for Larget-Caplan’s critically acclaimed New Lullaby Project, and a few pieces written by Larget-Caplan for his latest album honey cadence.

The New Lullaby Project began in 2007 in an effort by Aaron Larget-Caplan to bridge the chasm between audiences and new music, and started with him asking “Who’s afraid of a lullaby?!” These solo guitar works explore the genre of the lullaby. They tell stories of hope, fear, peace, rebirth, and even Adam & Eve’s first lullaby. They are composed using a variety of musical languages including tonal, minimalist, 12-tone, and microtones. Many incorporate a number of extended techniques. As the New Lullaby Project has grown, Larget-Caplan has found that the 65+ participating composers have succeeded in creating intimate miniatures that are not only challenging and beautiful, but fascinate and truly engage audiences by what they hear and experience.

honey cadence is Aaron Larget-Caplan’s most recent recording project with  six new pieces by the guitarist and represents his first true foray into the world of composition beyond his work as a noted arranger. The EP was released by Tiger Turn in April 2022 and has since garnered over 400K streams worldwide over all the major platforms.

Audiences of all ages are encouraged to attend any or all of the five concerts. It should be noted that those who come to the “Night Songs and Dances” performance wearing their pajamas (PG rated) will receive a New Lullaby Project sticker. And yes, teddy bears are welcome.

The second of the Now Musique series is titled “Frets & Plectrums – Music of Bach and Beyond” and takes place on Saturday, August 20th at 7:00 PM. The notable Frederick Jodry will join Aaron Larget-Caplan to perform solos and duos for harpsichord and guitar by J.S. Bach, Luigi Boccherini, Domenico Scarlatti, and Larget-Caplan. It is important to note this concert will be presented at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church (14 Cushing Ave) and is the only concert of the series not held at the Upham’s Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library.

Questions on attending the concerts?

Upham’s Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library, Georgia Titonis, Librarian:  (617) 265-0139

More Information on the concert series and Aaron Larget-Caplan can be found at:

Now Musique:                       NowMusique.com
Aaron Larget-Caplan:      ALCGuitar.com
New Lullaby Project:        NewLullabyProject.com

ALL FIVE NOW MUSIQUE CONCERTS:

CONCERT 1: “Night Songs and Dances
Thursday, August 11 • 5:30pm • Concert • Upham’s Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library
Music by Lynn Job, Stanley Hoffman, John McDonald, Frank Warren, Charles Turner, Larget-Caplan and Spanish Composers.

CONCERT 2: “Frets & Plectrums” with Frederick Jodry, harpsichord
Saturday, August 20 • 7:00 PM • Concert • St. Mary’s Episcopal Church (14 Cushing Ave)
Music by Bach, Boccherini, Scarlatti, and Larget-Caplan
Repeated 8/21 in Newport, RI & 8/28 in Provincetown, MA w/slight variation

CONCERT 3: “Lullings
Thursday, September 15 • 5:30 PM • Concert • Upham’s Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library
Music by Ronald Pearl, Tom Nazziola, Curtis Hughes, Brian Schober, Scott Wheeler, Dean Rosenthal, Larget-Caplan, and Bach.

CONCERT 4: “Electric Hush
Thursday, October 13 • 5:30 PM • Concert • Upham’s Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library
Music by Lainie Fefferman, Tom Flaherty, Ian Wiese, Gregory Biss, Stefanie Lubkowski, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz, Larget-Caplan.
* Includes two works for electronics and guitar!

CONCERT 5: “Catching Dreams
Thursday, November 17 • 5:30pm • Upham’s Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library
Music by Laurie Spiegel, Anthony Green, Jim Dalton, Michael Veloso, John Johnstone, Francine Trester, Larget-Caplan.

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Music Residency in New York

From May 25-31, I was the first Community Music Artist in Residence at the Kirkland Art Center in Clinton, New York.

Part of my proposal included an early evening family concert featuring solos from the New Lullaby Project, pajamas optional.

It was a blast!

Kids danced, adults relaxed, composers enjoyed themselves, and people listened to the music of now, though a couple pieces dated back to 2008 and 2009. Program below!

I don’t get to these type of performances often, but they are always amazing.

37″ Video introducing the space: https://www.facebook.com/747045689/videos/375263664621671/

A series of New Lullaby Project concerts will take place this summer in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester. Stay tuned!

The residency also include an evening formal concert, which took place after the day concert. The concert featured multiple premieres including two by yours truly.

After the concerts and a a day of rest and walking in the Glenn at Hamilton College, I returned to my work space  to continue my arrangements of John Cage for guitar.

In the span of two days I arranged nine short works and one by Erik Satie. I listened to loads of music and practiced a bit each day.

Huge thank you to my host Nora and Mike Revenaugh who run Garret on the Green. The space I stayed in was lovely and super clean. They also hosted me for two dinners, one of which was homemade pasta and locally made chorizo, so needless to say, I was very happy! (Picture below)

A tour of Garret on the Green: https://www.facebook.com/747045689/videos/1733677133636475/

The Kirkland Art Center created a safe and beautiful space for me to work. This being their first music residency we had lots of discussions and came away with many ideas. I am grateful to director David Fitzgerald and Jessica Locke, the KAC board, Nora and Mike, Scott Wheeler for encouraging me to apply, and the many composers who have written for me or the New Lullaby Project.

This was a fantastic experience and I can’t wait to return!

Audience members during the family program

Day Program of music from the New Lullaby Project

Evening Program

Kirkland Art Center, Clinton, NY

Concert space

Family Program of New Lullabies

Inspiration

Composer Thomas L. Read and violinist Evelyn Read

Formal Concert

Homemade Pasta and locally made Chorizo

KAC director David Fitzgerald

My work space for 1 week

Videos – Guitar Salon International

On April 10, I had the pleasure of visiting Guitar Salon International in Santa Monica, California.

This was my third time recording videos for GSI.

I collaborated with  videographer Felix Salazar for a set of six videos on six different guitars.

Starting April 18, one video a week will be released on their YouTube Channel.

I performed my own composition sweet nuance, two pieces by John Cage, and three of my arrangements of J.S. Bach.

I will add the videos to this blog post as they are published.

Your comments, here or on Youtube, are greatly appreciated!

Scroll down for a playlist of my GSI Videos from the 3 visits.

And click to see a 2015 Player Spotlight they made of me.

Video 1: ‘sweet nuance’ by Aaron Larget-Caplan

Video 2: Prelude in D-minor, BWV 926 by J.S. Bach,  Arr. ALC

Video 3: Duo from Three Easy Pieces by John Cage, Arr. ALC

Video 4: Prelude in C-major, BWV 939  by J.S. Bach, Arr. ALC

Video 5: Infinite Cannon from Three Easy Pieces by John Cage, Arr. ALC

Video 6: Prelude in A-minor, BWV 999/872 by J.S. Bach, Arr. ALC

Video Playlist of 3 visits to GSI, 2015, 2017, 2022 (10 videos):

California Tour Pictures

My March 30-April 11 Tour in California came to 25 musical events in 13 days and 1200+ miles traveled!

This included:

  • 9 Lectures & Masterclass at 3 Universities
  • 7 Public Performances in 6 cites
  • 3 In-person private lessons
  • 6 Online lessons

I met amazing musicians, enthusiastic students, kind and curious fans, and ate amazing tacos!

I played and recorded on some beautiful guitars and was able to visit some beautiful parts of the state.

Huge thank you to all of my hosts for either patiently waiting out Covid or bringing me in at the last minute.

To all of the students: your questions inspire me to be better and better!

Thank you,
Aaron

Ps. If you are a FB friend you can see beautiful Encinitas photos by Robert Bender HERE.

San Francisco State University with Larry Ferrara and students

Museum of Northern California Art (MONCA) and Lynn and Warren Haskell

South Bay Guitar Society, Los Altos

South Bay Guitar Society, Los Altos

Center for New Music with Brent Miller

Program – Center For New Music

The train from SF to Bakersfield was particularly awesome and only $50.

Amtrak Train SF->Bakersfield

Mid-day concert of new lullabies & works for electronics at CSU Bakersfield

Coaching Guitar Ensemble CSU Bakersfield

Post-Concert CSU Bakersfield

Jim Scully of CSU Bakersfield

Set up!

Cal Poly Pomona with students of Buzz Gravelle

Bender Family in Encinitas

Karob Studios, Encinitas*

Playing a Pepe Romero Jr. *photo by Robert Bender

In Pepe Romero Jr.’s studio*

Playing for the Encinitas Guitar Orchestra*

With EGO director Peter Pupping*

Warming up in Encinitas!*

Rasgueado Lesson with Kenneth Bender*

Korean Tacos!!

Korean Tacos!!

A mocajete, Bakersfield!

Tacos and tamale

First breakfast in San Francisco

The Route!

*photos by Robert Bender

California Tour April 2022!

I’m super excited to be getting back on the road for the first 2020.

3/30 – Class & Masterclass, SF State University, San Francisco
4/1 – Concert, Museum of Northern California Art, Chico
4/2 – Concert, South Bay Guitar Society, San Jose
4/3 – Masterclass, South Bay Guitar Society, San Jose
4/3 – Concert, Center for New Music, San Francisco
4/5-7 – Artist Residency with two concerts, CSU Bakersfield
4/8 – Classes, Cal Poly Pomona University, Pomona
4/10 – Video Shoot, Guitar Salon International (GSI)
4/11 – Guest Artist Performance for the Encinitas Guitar Orchestra
* individual information can be found at the links above or on my calendar: alcguitar.com/calendar

Programs*:
A mix of new Bach keyboard arrangements, popular songs by Gershwin and Arlen, solos by John Cage and from the New Lullaby Project by Antonio Celso Ribeiro, Laurie Spiegel, Ian Wiese, Brian Schober, Ken Ueno, Antony R. Green, and Stepan Rak, the Legend of Hagoromo by Keigo Fujii, new works for guitar+electronics by Tom Flaherty, Lainie Fefferman, and Lou Bunk, and my own original compositions from ‘honey cadence’. Lots and lots of music!

Concerts are still being announced so check back in for more!

*Concert programs vary by venue.

Ear Protection, part I

In the early-2000’s, I noticed that when I traveled by plane I would land and be exhausted for at least 24hrs. I figured it was just being on the plane, but after a few trips and speaking with fellow musicians, I came to realize it was the noise of flying from the aircraft that caused such issues. For the last 10 years of travel, I have made sure to always have ear plugs or noise canceling headphones with me, and the changes were immediate: no headaches or nausea, and I could go straight to a concert. Life was good!

That said, I also found that skin inside my ears to be very sensitive, and it limited the amount of time I could wear earplugs. For the last 3 years I have used:

https://amzn.to/3dFGNjC

I am also looking into a pair of custom earplugs. I’ll let you know how that goes.

 

Financial Hits – Credit Cards

Sometimes the universe throws a curve ball that upends our well organized short and longterm plans. In the case of Covid 19, I have a total of 18 events (concerts, classes, radio) on the chopping block for a 3-week period and seven of them have already been canceled/postponed. This has serious immediate financial repercussions for me and my family of over $5K lost, and substantially more if it goes into April.
Since Artists rarely speak about finances amongst each other, I thought I would give a few words of advice regarding credit cards and how one can navigate a precarious situation. Remember: In the US we are judged on our teeth and credit rating.

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I should state I am a touring classical musician (solo and chamber) who teaches at a university (adjunct) and privately, have multiple recordings and arrangements available, lecture on Creating Commissioning Projects and Being an Artist Entrepreneur, AND lost a house and studio due to a major fire. This is not my first rodeo fugue.

CREDIT CARDS

1 – Call your credit card company(s) and ask if they are offering any kind of relief for those out of work due to Covid 19. If they are unsure then speak with someone who knows; they work for you. Depending on the company and card level, they may offer:
– No interest or late payments
– Wave late fees and interest at a later time
– Small business loans
– Horrible hold music (promise!)

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• American Express is actually a wonderful card (no spending limit) and is flexible in making things works during hardship, especially if you are a long time card member. I don’t like large corporations, but if you have to have one, I would go with AMEX. The call took 8min.
• Chase did not have Massachusetts listed as State of Emergency as of today even though our governor stated such yesterday!! I spent 30min on the phone with an advisor and they did agree to wave late fees and interest, but I would have to follow up after the fact. Also I should check in again to see if things have changed.
• I have not yet called BOA…

2 – Make your minimum payments when possible.
Unless they have marked your account specifically, it is always a good idea. Get the name of the customer service person at ALL times.

Balance Transfers
American Express Everyday Card is a no yearly fee card that offers free balance transfers from non-AMEX cards. Chase Slate card as well, and Bank of America also has one. As most credit cards charge a 3-4% fee automatically on all transfers I highly recommend finding a card(s) that works. You WILL still need to pay the balance amounts, but hopefully this shit-show will have passed, we’ll have a new set of leaders, and our lottery numbers will come in. Link for Best No-Fee Cards:

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SAVINGS ACCOUNT – OR CASH
YOU STILL OWE THE MONEY!

If you are able to get some relief from immediate payments and if you are able to move the money out of your checking account. Put it into a savings account and try not to touch it. If you are of a certain type it may be best to withdraw the money to have cash on-hand.
In either case, DON’T use it the money unless it is a major emergency.
YOU STILL OWE THE MONEY!
Remember: Nothing is free in the US unless you are famous or rich.

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Read the small print. If you have been or are about to be hit with a large jump in interest transfer the balance ASAP. It usually takes 2 weeks, so act even if you have to pay a 3-4% fee. Compounding interest and late fees can destroy a career, home and family. Eating Chocolate and laying in a fetal position may be nice, but the balances won’t go away.
Do not have guilt in any of this. It is just a game and learning how to juggle is one more skill freelance musicians should learn.
After my fire I went from 3 credit cards to 13 in just over 3-months. It cost money and I made mistakes, but I learned and survived. So can you!

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Other Debt Options

Home Equity Line – Citizens Bank offers a $50K equity line for $50 a year with pretty much a no questions application. Other banks too!
Musicians Foundation – Apply for $500-$3000 to assist with medical, utilities, and vendor bills. Will NOT cover credit card bills.
Patreon – Create art and ask supports to subscribe for a fee. (See my SITE: https://www.patreon.com/alcmusic!!)
Local assistanceThe Record Co. is offering small grants for those who lost gigs. The City of Boston is offering grants of up to $1000 for artists of all types who lost income.
Support Local Artists – Be a part of the solution! If you are able donate to a Patreon, buy an album (physical with autograph is best), promote another. (Check out my store: https://alcguitar.com/store.php)

photo: Catherine Larget-Caplan

California Solo Tour 2020

Starting March 26, 2020 I will be performing, lecturing, and giving classes in California, traveling a 1000+ miles over 10-days. I will be visiting universities & colleges, homes, museums, churches, guitar and new music venues. This is the third time I have done such a solo tour and though it is a lot of work to organize and fulfill, it is an exhilarating adventure!

March-April 2020 Tour Map

California Tour:
March 26 – Class, UCLA, host Peter Yates
March 28 – Encinitas Concert at the home of Robert & Kathy Bender
March 29 – Concert Pomona College, Claremont
March 30 – Pomona classes
April 2 – RADIO – The Global Village, John Schneider KPFK
April 2 – Class at CSU Bakersfield, host Jim Scully
April 3 – Concert at the Museum of Northern California Art, Chico
April 4 – Concert for the South Bay Guitar Society, San Jose
April 5 – Masterclass for SBGS, San Jose
April 5 – Concert at the Presidio Interfaith Chapel, San Francisco
April 6 – Concert at the Center For New Music, San Francisco

The programs vary depending on the venue and concert length, but include:

• Pictures from an Exhibition by Mussorgsky
• Preludes from the WTC by Bach
Carnatic Preludes by Vineet Shende
In a Landscape by John Cage
Legend of Hagoromo by Keigo Fujii
Ed è Subito Sera by Ken Ueno
• Steps & Leaps by Tom Flaherty (West coast premiere)
• Being & Becoming by Lou Bunk (West coast premiere)
Bacchanale by Cage, 2 prepared guitars (West coast premiere)
• Some Albéniz too

*For Bacchanale I’ll be joined by Peter Yates in Southern California (3/29 & 4/2) and Michael Goldberg in San Francisco (4/6).

Now Musique: Who is Michael Hall?

For the second year of concerts for Now Musique, I’m very excited to be returning to the concert stage with Chicago-base violist and passionate new music advocate Michael Hall. We will be performing in Dorchester, New York City, Boston, and Providence from March 19-24. We will also be performing on MIT Radio’s WMBR ‘Not Brahms and Liszt’ with Alley Stoughton on Monday March 16 and an interview for ‘Conducting Conversations’ with Mike Maino on WCRI will air March 22. The Boston and Providence programs are produced by my Now Musique. A complete tour schedule is below.

Q: Who is Michael Hall?
A: Simply, Michael Hall is a fantastic violist who lives in Chicago.
• More complex, Michael Hall is fantastic violist who lives in Chicago, loves contemporary, taught at Vandercook College, has a DMA from UNC Greensboro.
• Complex Truth, Michael Hall is fantastic violist who lives in Chicago, loves contemporary, taught at Vandercook College, has a DMA from UNC Greensboro, premiered over 50 works written for him, editor of contemporary music for viola, co-founded the Bandung Philharmonic – the first professional orchestra of Indonesia. A dad and husband.

Q: How do I find out more about him?
A: http://michaelhallviola.com/

Q: How did you two meet?
A: We met over new music on Twitter and then in person at the Boston “New Music Gathering”

Q: What are you performing?
A: ‘America’ – Contemporary duos & solos for viola and guitar by living composers. Each concert will have a slight variation due to program length.

PROGRAM (not order)
• Francine Trester: Borrowed Blue (2019)
• John Anthony Lennon: Infinite Arrow (2004)
• Darleen Mitchell: Images
• Thomas L. Read: Traveller’s Frolic* (2019)
• Antonio Celso Rebeiro: Melancholy Dressed in Yellow (2019)
• David Liptak: Freight – Guitar Solo
• Tom Flaherty: Steps and Leaps* – Guitar + Electronics (2019)
• Alice Shields: Sri Mata – Viola solo
• David Froom: Shades of Red – Viola solo
• Matthew Davidson: Magyar Rondo – Viola solo

Q: How Can I hear you two?
A: Youtube! Music & Interview

Vintage Portrait Mov. 3 by Antonio Celso Ribeiro (world premiere)
Borrowed Blue by Francine Trester (world premiere)
2019 Interview with Boston News Network

TOUR INFORMATION
Monday 3/16 – MIT Radio WMBR – 4pm, Live performance & interview
Thursday 3/19 – Dorchester, MA – 5:30-6:30, Upham’s Corner Library
Saturday 3/21 – New York City – 7:30pm, National Opera Center
Sunday 3/22 – WCRI – Conducting Conversation with Mike Maino
Sunday 3/22 – Boston, MA – 7:30pm, Arlington Street Church
Monday 3/23 – Providence, RI, – 6:30, The Music Mansion
Tuesday 3/24 – Boston, MA – 12:30-1pm, King’s Chapel
Complete information at Aaron’s Calendar

Becalm’d – Quieting the mind

I’m regularly asked how I can perform in front of so many people and remember so much music. Of course the simple answer is that I enjoy it and I practice a lot, but that is not to say I haven’t had my hurdles to deal with or had to work on many aspects of quieting the mind so I can perform with peace.

My wife Catherine is a healer and voracious reader about how the mind, body, and spirit can work in harmony. Neither of us are fans of beta-blockers and other calming tools, as we find they have too many other negative effects. After a major house fire where I could not sleep for more than 3-4 hours a night, Catherine discovered Neu-Becalm’d. Ever since I have slept better and performed at a substantially higher level. As it is just amino-acids there is nothing to overdose on nor side-effects. I HIGHLY recommend this to musicians and artists, as well as those who want more out of life.
*For those who are interested you can find it online or you can purchase it via my STORE and get a free sticker.

FROM THE Neu-Becalm’d Website
Neu-Becalm’d is a nutritional supplement that gives the brain-targeted nutrients to aid in the balancing of neurotransmitters. Problems such as mental and emotional focus, or substance abuse may be caused by an imbalance of neurotransmitters in the brain.

Scientists recently learned that in handling lack of focus and other stress related disorders the brain uses significant quantities of brain chemicals (neurotransmitters). At some point, the level and/or number of stressors can cause the brain to run out of these chemicals. Typically, when this happens, a person first begins to have difficulty sleeping, experiencing depression, loss of temper, interest, sex drive, attention and feelings of anxiety.

It has been proven that with proper diet and selective supplementation, prescription medications with all of their side effects, need never become a part of your life.

Your brain is supplied with nutritional support for restoring and rebuilding healthy brain chemistry.

With Neu-Becalm’d™

  1. You can focus and think more clearly
  2. You will regain and retain a positive mood
  3. You will find internal well-being, stay calm
  4. You will sleep more soundly and wake refreshed
  5. You are able to cope with every day stress more successfully
  6. You can control your emotions
  7. You will feel hopeful and positive, more optimistic
  8. You will experience a higher level of self-worth
  9. You will be able to relax and “turn your mind off”
  10. You will reach and sustain an improved energy level

The reason why Neu-Becalm’d produces such incredible results in so many different ways is because it addresses the needs of the brain in a manner that no other product does.

Neu-Becalm’d™ IS PATENTED because of its ingredients and their formulation and how the brain reacts when the ingredients enter the brain fluid.

Neu-Becalm’d Ingredients & Their Importance (2 Capsules Per Serving)

  • 5HTP (Tryptophan): (10mg) Tryptophan is one of your essential amino acids, and can not be manufactured by your body. You must get this amino acid from either your food or a supplement. It combats stress, depression, insomnia, and aids in weight control. Research shows that it helps relieve migraine headaches and may reduce some of the harmful effects of nicotine. It aids your body in the production of serotonin.
  • Calcium (from Calcium Citrate): (21mg) Calcium is the most abundant mineral in your body and the fifth most abundant substance. About 99% is deposited in the bones and teeth. The remaining 1% is involved in the soft tissues, intracellular fluids and blood. The 1% of ionized Calcium that circulates in the fluids of the body is small but vital to your life. It is essential for healthy blood and eases insomnia and its delicate messenger ions help regulate the heart beat. Along with Calicum, magnesium is needed to properly maintain the cardiovascular system. It affects neurotransmitters (serotonin, acetycholine, norepinephrine) nerve transmissions, muscle growth and muscle contraction. Calcium is needed for emotional stability. Without it you may have a lack of rational emotion, feelings of irritability, sudden unexplained tears, or sleep problems.
  • Magnesium (from Magnesium Citrate): (8mg) Magnesium is an essential mineral that accounts for about 0.05% of your body weight. Most is found inside your cells where it activates enzymes necessary for the metabolism of carbohydrates and amino acids. It helps to regulate the acid-akaline balance in the body. Magnesium helps promote the absorption and metabolism of other minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, sodium and potassium. It also helps to utilize the B complex and vitamins C and E in your body. It aids during bone growth and is necessary for proper functioning of muscles, including those of the heart.
  • Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxal-5- Phosphate): (2mg) B Vitamins are necessary for the normal functioning of the nervous system and may be the single most important factor for maintenance of the nerves. Along with other ingredients, it helps your body to develop the neurotransmitters Gaba, Enkephalins, Dopamine and Norepinephrine. Without these neurotransmitters you may have free floating anxiety; fearful, insecure feelings; feelings that things are closing in around you; unexplained panic; Feelings of incompleteness; lack of fulfillment; feelings of inferiority or inadequacy; never feels “equal”; Anhedonia: no pleasure in life world looks colorless; inability to “love”; no remorse about personal behavior; Lack of ambition; Lack of drive; Lack of energy; and Depression.
  • L-Glutamine: (300mg) Glutamine is used primarily as a brain food (improves intelligence). It alleviates fatigue and is also helpful in the treatment of arthritis, connective tissue diseases and fibromyalgia.
  • Folic Acid (as Folate): (200mcg) Folic Acid is one of the B complex vitamins and is necessary to help in the development of the neurotransmitter, Enkephalins . . . without which you may have feelings of incompleteness; lack of fulfillment; feelings of inferiority or inadequacy and never feeling “equal”.
  • DL-Phenylalanine: (600mg) Enhances sexual interest, improves memory and alertness. Very useful in aleviating symptoms of Pre-menstral syndrome (PMS) and is a very strong anti-depressant. D-Phenylalanine helps your body to replace Enkephalins which aids in psychological pain relief. L-Phenylalanine contributes to the development of dopamine (Pleasure, Reward, Good Feelings, Towards Others, Maternal and Paternal Love) and Norepinephrine (Arousal, Energy Drive).