NEUROTRANSMITTERS

Are You One of the Millions Affected?

Learn if you’re in the 86% of Americans who have suboptimal neurotransmitter levels.

Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers used by the nervous system to relay information from one nerve to another.

Optimal neurotransmitter balance is required to maintain proper health. Imbalances can cause the brain and the body to be over- or under-stimulated, producing neurological or psychological symptoms.

Can a Dysregulated Nervous System Impact Health?

Genetics, environment, chemicals and nutritional deficiencies are a few factors that can impact neurotransmitter production. Once out of balance, the nervous system begins to compensate – which, in time, can lead to neurological or psychological symptoms.

Some of the more common psychological conditions today are known to be accompanied by neurotransmitter imbalances. However, it’s also possible for individuals to present with similar symptoms yet have unique foundational imbalances. Testing helps clarify these root issues.

Common neurotransmitter-related causes of health issues often involve the following scenarios:

Anxiety & Depression

Neurotransmitter imbalances are often associated with anxiety and depression, specifically Glutamate (panic attacks), PEA, Histamine, Serotonin, as well as Epinephrine & Norepinephrine.

Chronic Fatigue

An imbalance between excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmitters can lead to persistent fatigue.

Impulsivity

GABA, Dopamine and Serotonin are three chemical messengers commonly linked to disorders like ADD, ADHD & OCD.

Insomnia

Imbalances in Glutamate, Histamine, Dopamine, GABA and Serotonin are often linked to sleep disturbances and insomnia.

PMS or PMDD

Imbalances in Serotonin, Dopamine, Norepinephrine and GABA are often involved in cases of PMDD (pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder) and severe PMS.

Most Complete Neurotransmitter Testing

In addition to offering a suite of 14 tests, ZRT is the only lab to provide a standard 24-hour picture of neurotransmitter function – giving a more accurate assessment of individual neurochemistry.

Most Convenient Method for Urine Testing

ZRT’s dried urine method offers a discreet, at-home testing alternative and eliminates the hassles of all-day jug urine collection. Patients collect urine on a filter strip up to four times during the day. Dried strips are shelf-stable for 30 days and easy to mail back to the lab for analysis.

Learn More About Neurotransmitters

Webinar: Clinical Utility of Neurotransmitter Testing

Practitioner Overview: Neurotransmitter Testing

Patient Handout: Neurotransmitter Testing

Blog: Testing Neurotransmitters? Avoid the Big 5.

See the Profiles

To restore the vital balance of neurotransmitters, we first need a detailed, accurate measurement of their levels. Not just numbers, but an assessment that offers real meaning.

Neurotransmitter Profiles

NeuroBasic Profile – GABA, Glu, DA, Epi, NE, 5-HT, PEA

NeuroIntermediate Profile – GABA, Glu, Gly, DA, Epi, NE, HIST, 5-HT, PEA

NeuroAdvanced Profile – GABA, Glu, Gly, DA, Epi, NE, HIST, 5-HT, PEA, DOPAC, HVA, 5-HIAA, NMN, VMA (Sample Report)

Diurnal Cortisol and/or Melatonin add-ons – Cx4, Melatonin (MT6s) x 4

Diurnal Norepinephrine & Epinephrine add-on – NE x 4, Epi x 4

Reference Information

ZRT Overview of Profiles

ZRT Test Directory & Abbreviations

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