Seattle Neurotransmitter Testing & Benefits
Apollo Health Clinic
Neurotransmitters are natural chemicals developed within the brain that help facilitate communication between nerve cells throughout the body. Some examples of neurotransmitters include acetylcholine, serotonin, GABA, dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine, and glutamate.
Why Test Neurotransmitter Levels?
Neurotransmitters help receptors in the brain to influence and regulate several processes in the body, including mental acuity, emotions, pain response, and energy levels. Studies have shown that inadequate neurotransmitter function can have a tremendous impact on health and well-being.
Some conditions associated with neurotransmitters are:
– Mood disorders
– Lack of mental clarity
– Addiction and substance abuse
– Hormone imbalances for Men and Women
– E2 dominance and deficiency
– Lack of appetite control
– Resistance to insulin
Furthermore, some of these symptoms can be influenced by bioactive substances such as alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, and medications, which can deplete and suppress neurotransmitter functions. Chronic pain can also deplete neurotransmitters in the body.
Testing for neurotransmitters is fairly straightforward. Consisting of a simple saliva and urine test that measures the building blocks of neurotransmitters (along with the neurotransmitters themselves), physicians can measure the correlation between hormones and neurotransmitters to help bring those levels into balance.
Benefits of Neurotransmitter Testing
Clinical research has determined several key benefits in neurotransmitter testing, including the detection of imbalances that could aggravate or exasperate certain conditions or illnesses. You may notice improved moods, increased energy, deeper sleep, increased sex hormone levels, and greater overall well being. Overtime more severe and chronic mood disorders, such as Depression and Anxiety will lessen and can potentially resolve with comprehensive care at Apollo Health Clinic.
Testing analyzes the levels of twelve different neurotransmitters found in the human body. After results are complete, a medical professional can assess these levels and make individualized recommendations to help restore balances you’ve been lacking. These may include supplements, natural replacements, or vitamins and minerals as well as dietary alterations.
To learn more about the efficacy of neurotransmitter testing, contact Dr. Samuel Madeira at Apollo Health Clinic today.