Neurotransmitters are the chemical messengers that facilitate the transmission of signals from one neuron to the next across a synapse. Neurotransmitters influence and regulate a wide range of processes such as mental performance, emotions, pain response, and energy levels.
Symptoms of neurotransmitter imbalances often overlap other conditions, and can be mistaken for sex hormone imbalances, chronic infections, GI distress, metabolic abnormalities, neurological decline, and chronic fatigue, to name a few.
Hormones, especially adrenal hormones and sex hormones, are interconnected with neurotransmitters. An imbalance in adrenal and sex hormones could lead to neurotransmitter imbalances which could revert back to cause hormonal imbalances.
Testing a combination of hormonal and neurotransmitter panels would provide a comprehensive assessment of the hormonal and neurotransmitter dysfunctions and their relationships, that could aid in identifying underlying causes of symptoms.
By testing a comprehensive panel of neurotransmitters, clinicians can determine when symptoms are directly or indirectly related to neurotransmitter levels, and when additional testing may be appropriate.
In order to assess the most comprehensive neurological health profile for your patient, the Vibrant Neurotransmitters panel should be run alongside a Neural Zoomer Plus, a Salivary Hormones profile, and/or a Gut Zoomer 3.0.
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Complete Neurotransmitters and Hormone Metabolites
Conditions and Symptoms Associated With Neurotransmitter ImbalancesInclude:
- Mood disorders: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder
- Loss of mental focus: ADD, ADHD, brain fog
- Adrenal dysfunction
- Behavioral disorders
- Addiction and dependency
- Hormone abnormalities
- Loss of appetite control
- Weight gain / weight loss
- Memory impairment
- Low libido
- Sexual dysfunction