What are Neurotransmitters?
Neurotransmitters are chemicals naturally produced in the body that facilitate communication between nerve cells in the brain and between nerve cells and the body. Neurotransmitters are the primary messengers of the central nervous systems.
Urinary neurotransmitter testing is ideal for analyzing nervous system function, including factors related to depression, ADHD and inflammation, due to its proven effectiveness, stability, sensitivity, and non-invasiveness.
Why Measure Neurotransmitter levels?
Measuring neurotransmitter levels in urine can reveal imbalances with your neurological system, your immune system, and your endocrine levels. They include acetylcholine, which governs muscle contractions and prompts glands to secrete hormones; gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which helps control muscle activity and is an important part of the visual system; serotonin, which constricts blood vessels and brings on sleep, among other functions; and dopamine, which is involved in mood and control of complex movements.
Neurotransmitter testing can be used when you experience the following conditions:
- Mood disorders, depression, anxiety
- Addiction, dependency
- Fatigue, lack of stamina, insomnia
- Chronic illness, immune deficiency
- Cognitive confusion, learning challenges, declining memory
- Weight issues, appetite control
- Low libido, sexual dysfunction
- PMS, menopause, andropause
- Fibromyalgia, chronic pain
Neurotransmitter imbalances can be easily identified with a single noninvasive urine sample. Testing provides a tool to understand your specific neuroendocrine imbalances, which can be corrected with targeted nutritional therapy including supplementation, diet, and lifestyle interventions.