Neurotransmitter Testing

Neurotransmitters are the brain chemicals that facilitate the transmission of signals from one neuron (brain cell) to the next across a synapse (the common area between two brain cells). Neurotransmitters work with receptors (little receiver antennas on the cells) in the brain to influence and regulate a wide range of processes such as mental performance, emotions, pain response and energy levels. Functioning primarily in the Central Nervous System (CNS), neurotransmitters are the brain’s chemical messengers, facilitating communication among the body’s glands, organs, and muscles. Numerous clinical studies have shown that inadequate neurotransmitter function has a profound influence on overall health and well-being. In fact, imbalances in certain neurotransmitters are associated with most of the prevalent symptoms and conditions seen in practitioners’ offices today.

  • Mood disorders; depression, anxiety

  • Adrenal dysfunction; fatigue, insomnia

  • Loss of mental focus; ADD, ADHD, cognitive fog

  • Addiction and dependency

  • Hormonal imbalances; E2 dominance, E2 deficiency, low androgens

  • Loss of appetite control; insulin resistance

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Having your neurotransmitters tested can give you and your practitioner a snapshot of neurotransmitter levels which play a significant role in learning and eating behavior, depression, and anxiety, alertness, relaxation, sleep problems, zest for life, overthinking and more.