While neurotransmitter testing is relatively new in United States, it was originated and developed in Germany. Over time, normative data has been established and analyses are measured by this standard. This unique method of testing allows experts in the field to create protocols utilizing proven amino acids regiments.
Based on the German technology for testing neurotransmitters in the urine this science examines the correlation between peripheral levels of neurotransmitters and the brain. The neurotransmitters that are produced in the brain require the same amino acid precursors and enzymes for synthesis as they do in the body. Based on this connection urinary neurotransmitters give us a reflection of neurotransmitter imbalances that can result in symptoms and conditions such as depressions, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, headaches, migraines, fatigue, weight issues, insomnia, memory problems, and chronic pain.
Are you on an antidepressant and not feeling better?
Focus Total Health uses Molecular Testing Labs to determine which mental health medications are right for you. All we require is a simple buccal swab (a large Q-tip rubbed on the inside of your mouth) to send off for pharmacogenetic testing. Pharmacogenetics involves the detection of genetic variations that contribute to the differences in drug effectiveness and toxicity that is observed between given patients. Knowing these genetic differences in the metabolic pathways make it possible to individualize therapy and avoid medications that would cause side-effects.