Neurotransmitters Basic

159,00 £

Not feeling your best? Neurotransmitters are important for our behaviour and emotions and depression is linked to our neurotransmitter levels. This test measures your levels of serotonine, dopamine, epinephrine and norepinephrine. All our health tests including our urine tests are collected at home and then sent to our ISO certified lab for analysis.

yesAt-home test without need for a doctor’s visit

yesClinically approved test that is analyzed by an ISO15189 certified lab

yesComprehensive result report in English

yesFast results

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Description

What are neurotransmitters

Acute or chronic stress – whether it is physical or mental – can affect the balance of our neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are molecules that transmit nerve signals between nerve cells in our nervous system. Neurotransmitters are important for our behavior and emotions and studies have shown that depression is linked to the levels of our neurotransmitters. This test measures serotonin, dopamine, epinephrine and norepinephrine. If you in addition would like to analyze GABA and glutamate, you can choose the test Neurotransmitter Test Plus.

Serotonin

Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter for our general well-being and is a precursor to melatonin that is needed for our sleep, as well as an antagonist to cortisol. It is best known for its effect on our mood, but serotonin also has a positive effect on sleep, peristalsis, appetite and blood pressure.

  • Calms anxiety
  • Antidepressant effect
  • Mood-raising
  • Relaxing
  • Regulates sleep
  • Appetite regulator

Low levels are associated with, for example, obesity, depression, anxiety, insomnia, compulsive obsessive behavior and migraines.

Stress affects the levels of serotonin. During acute stress, serotonin levels rise at first, but with prolonged stress, less and less serotonin is produced at the same time as the body uses more serotonin, which means that the levels decrease.

Dopamine

Dopamine is needed for our drive and motivation, concentration and our cognitive ability. Dopamine is part of our reward system and is known as the feel-good hormone. Low levels can make us fell unmotivated and depressed. Serotonin has also been linked to restless legs, impaired motor skills, obsessive compulsive and addictive behavior. In Parkinson’s disease, the nerve cells that produce dopamine die, which this leads to the tremors that occur with the disease.

Excessive levels of dopamine can lead to memory loss, anxiety, hyperactivity and mood swings. There is a direct link between addiction an imbalance in the dopamine levels.

Adrenaline

Adrenaline, also called epinephrine, is produced in the adrenal medulla and affects our mental activity, heart rate and blood pressure. Threatening and stressful situations can trigger the secretion of adrenaline.

Noradrenaline

The general function of noradrenaline, also called norepinephrine, is to mobilize the brain and body for action. It increases blood pressure and, together with dopamine, has a positive effect on motivation, concentration and motor skills. Norepinephrine increases with stress and is a precursor to adrenaline.

About the test

All our health tests including our urine tests are done from home. A tube is filled with urine and then sent to our ISO certified lab for analysis. You collect the sample from the second morning urine. The sample is then sent to the lab for analysis and you will receive your answer digitally.

Additional information

Weight 0,030 kg

Instructions

You take the test yourself at home through a simple urine sample. The urine should be collected from your second morning urine. The second morning urine means the second time you urinate after getting up in the morning. Remember not to drink more than 1 liter in the evening before you take your test (menstruating women should remember NOT to take the test during menstruation).

Your sample is then sent to our lab for analysis and you will receive your answer digitally as soon as the lab has analyzed your sample.

  1. Make a purchase on the website and pay with Swish or card (Visa, AMEX or Mastercard). Easy and safe.

  2.  A test kit is sent to the address you enter when ordering. After your order, we will send home a test kit with instructions. It also comes with a stamped envelope that is mailed to us. It is recommended to send in your sample on a Monday or Tuesday.

  3. Carry out the test according to the instructions included in your test kit and on the web. Our Support can also answer all possible questions, before and after submissions and results.

  4. Send the test kit to our ISO certified lab and wait for results digitally. You will normally receive an answer within 15 working days after our lab has received your sample.

For more detailed instructions, see here under the category “Urine test“.

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