Neurotransmitter Testing

Neurotransmitters are the chemicals that affect receptors in your brain and regulate a wide range of processes such as mental performance, emotions, pain response and energy levels. Neurotransmitters are primarily function inside the Central Nervous system and act as chemical messengers to regulate organs, glands and muscles. Inadequate neurotransmitter function has a profound influence on wellbeing, here are some conditions that result from a deficiency.

  • Insomnia, Fatigue, Depression, Anxiety
  • Constipation, Insulin Resistance, Loss of Appetite
  • ADD, ADHD, Cognition, Aging
  • Addiction, Dependency, Hormonal Imbalance
     

Neurotransmitters

  • DOPAMINE is largely responsible for regulating the pleasure reward pathway, memory and motor control.
  • SEROTONIN is a key neurotransmitter that is involved in the regulation of sleep, mood, appetite and aggression.
  • GABA is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter involved in sleep and restdue to its calming properties to mind and body.
  • NOREPINEPHRINE is a excitatory neurotransmitter and a stress hormone. It involved in a wide variety of actions including attention, focus, arousal, regulating heart rate, affecting blood flow, and suppressing inflammation.
  • EPINEPHRINE is also an excitatory neurotransmitter that helps regulate muscle contraction, heart rate, glycogen breakdown, blood pressure and heavily involved in a stress response.
  • GLUTAMATE is an excitatory neurotransmitter and is considered to be the most abundant neurotransmitter in the nervous system. Glutamate is involved in most aspects of normal brain function including cognition, memory and learning.
     

Putting It All Together

The neurotransmitter test is a non-invasive urinary test that helps identify your neuroendocrine status, thereby helping Dr. Rigo Kefferputz can correct any imbalances and manage your condition appropriately using nutraceuticals, bio-identical hormone therapy,  diet, acupuncture and lifestyle interventions