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:
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.