The Neurotransmitters Test is a test to measure inhibitory, excitatory, and other neurotransmitters, their precursors, and their derivatives to determine imbalances.
Neurotransmitters are chemical molecules that our bodies can't function without. They facilitate chemical signals or messages from one neuron to the next target cell, which can be another nerve cell, a muscle cell, or a gland.
Neurotransmitters are critical to determining mental performance, emotions, pain response, and energy levels.
Because hormones are interconnected with neurotransmitters, an imbalance in adrenal and sex hormones may lead to neurotransmitter imbalances which could feedback negatively and cause hormonal imbalances. Thus, a combination of testing hormone and neurotransmitter levels is recommended to provide the physician with a comprehensive assessment of the hormonal and neurotransmitter dysfunctions, supporting the identification of underlying causes of symptoms.
The physician should consider the symptoms of neurotransmitter imbalances often overlap with other conditions and can be mistaken for sex hormone imbalances.
There are several conditions and symptoms associated with neurotransmitter imbalances such as mood disorders, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, loss of mental focus, ADD, ADHD, brain fog, adrenal dysfunction, fatigue, insomnia, aggression, behavioral disorders, addiction, and dependency, hormone abnormalities, loss of appetite control, weight gain or weight loss, memory impairment, migraines, cravings, low libido, sexual dysfunction.
The Neurotransmitters test analyzes over 30 molecules associated with the neurotransmitter's groups of amines, amino acids, organic acids, and others. The test report contains the complete list of all urine neurotransmitters tested with quantitative results and the corresponding reference ranges.
Four samples of urine during the day are required for the test. Before eating or drinking, first in the morning, urine should be collected in the provided urine collection cup. Another sample is collected 2 hours after waking, in the evening before dinner, and the night before bed.
*Note: Vibrant Wellness Suggest in order to assess the most comprehensive neurological health profile for your patient, the Vibrant Neurotransmitters panel should be run alongside a Neural Zoomer Plus, a Salivary Hormones profile, and/or a Gut Zoomer 3.0.
The Neurotransmitters test analyzes the status of neurotransmitters, their precursors, and their derivatives to determine imbalances.