New Neurotransmitter Test

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If you suffer from mood disorders, anxiety, insomnia, depression or other nerve/neurological issues, you can now test your brain chemicals via a postal urine test.

Here is a blog post I have just written on the Purehealth blog (www.mickirose.wordpress.com) and copy it here in case it is useful for any of you too:

I am sometimes asked if I can help people find out how much serotonin or other brain neurotransmitters they have. To help, I have found a fab US lab who specialise in this field, (for love nor money, I couldn’t get it done in the UK!) and have today listed a urine screen of the top 12 neurotransmitters should you need to look at them.

Here’s a bit of blurb from the eshop for you and a link to a good info leaflet:

Medical research has established a definitive link between numerous health conditions and neurotransmitter and endocrine imbalances. The ability to assess the levels of various neurotransmitters and adrenal hormones offers healthcare practitioners a useful tool in addressing neurotransmitter-related conditions such as: anxiety, general malaise, fatigue, adrenal dysfunction, poor concentration, impulsive behavior, muscle problems, mood disorders, depression, restlessness, forgetfulness, insomnia, movement disorders, and other neurological dysfunctions.

Neurotransmitters measured:

• Epinephrine
• Norepinephrine
• Dopamine
• DOPAC
• Serotonin
• 5-HIAA
• Glycine
• Taurine
• GABA
• Glutamate
• PEA
• Histamine

This expanded profile includes additional neurotransmitter metabolites, DOPAC and 5-HIAA, to assist in assessing serotonin and dopamine activity. It also includes the addition of the amino acid taurine, which is useful in confirming the extent of the stress response.

Sample type: single, non-invasive urine collection. Please note return shipping charges to US are not included, but using Royal Mail Airsure is not usually expensive.

This test is performed for us by Neuroscience Inc and they have a good patient information leaflet which you can download here.

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2 thoughts on “New Neurotransmitter Test

  1. Wow that was odd. I just wrote an extremely long comment but after I clicked
    submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing
    all that over again. Anyhow, just wanted to say
    great blog!

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