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People with depression or other mental health disorders often have high levels of kryptopyrroles in their urine when tested. Kryptopyrroles rob the body of vitamin B6 and zinc, causing these nutrients to be excreted in the urine and resulting in a deficiency of B6 and zinc that requires supplementation to correct.
There are many signs and symptoms of pyroluria which can occur at any age but is brought on by stress. There seems to be a familial or genetic component as it is most often seen in females and runs in families.
A high incidence of increased levels of kryptopyrroles is demonstrated in:
Autism spectrum disorders
Urinary levels of kryptopyrroles.
This is a urine test that requires you to collect 2 samples. Please take one first thing in the morning on the first day, and the next within the 24 hour period of the second day.
If you are taking any supplements:
Do NOT use any vitamin B6, pyridoxal-5-phosphate or zinc or multivitamins containing these vitamins or minerals a week before performing the test.
Never discontinue any medication or supplements without first consulting your practitioner.
Do NOT collect urine during or just after menstruation, after taking penicillin or after a holiday.
Adults and children.
Children must be able to supply a sample of urine that is free from nappy fibres and stool samples.
Ship your sample as soon as possible, preferably within 48 hours of collection.
Return your samples via the pre paid DHL service included with your test kit.
We will email your results to you.