|January 29, 2013||
Urinary Neurotransmitter Testing: A Powerful Tool for Assessing Nervous System Function
Bradley Bush, ND
Neurotransmitters are traditionally described as brain chemicals that act as messengers in the body, relaying signals between neurons. Neurotransmitter levels in the urine are derived from a variety of sources including the CNS, PNS and the immune system. As such, they’re incredibly powerful. Present throughout the body, neurotransmitters are required for proper brain and body functions and regulate numerous physical and emotional processes, such as mental performance, emotional states and pain response. They are responsible for mood, pain and pleasure sensations and control the quality of sleep, appetite and energy levels, and sex drive.