The Emed Pyroluria test is a urinary test which analyse the level of krytopyrroles, a waste substance found in high levels in schizophrenia, autism, ADHD, alcoholism, depression and other mental health conditions.
High levels of krytopyrroles is associated with vitamin B6 and zinc deficiencies.
This is a simple non-invasive test that requires a sample of urine to be sent away to pathology for analysis.
A full set of instructions and any equipment required are provided in the Emed Pyroluria Test Kit.
What is Pyroluria?
Pyroluria is a genetically acquired chemical imbalance in which the body produces an abnormally large number of pyrroles.
A pyrrole is a chemical consisting of a 5 membered aromatic ring. These chemicals are the byproduct of haemoglobin synthesis and have no known function in the body; they are normally excreted in the urine.
Most people have very few pyrroles in their system at any given time; certain individuals, however, have an unusually high number of pyrroles in their bodies, resulting in a condition known as pyroluria.
Also known as Mauve Factor (due to the mauve colour visible on testing paper during urinalysis) or pyrrole disorder, pyroluria occurs when the pyrroles bind to pyroxidine (vitamin B6) and zinc, causing these vital nutrients to be excreted from the body in large amounts.
Deficiencies of B6 and zinc are associated with a wide range of emotional and psychiatric problems. Nervousness, extreme irritability, anxiety, depression, short-term memory problems, and explosive anger have all been linked to pyroluria.
A large percentage of patients with psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia exhibit high levels of pyroles; alcoholics and emotionally disturbed children also tend to have an abnormally high pyrrole count.
In addition, zinc deficiencies have been associated with a number of physiological disorders, including poor immune function, poor growth, and delayed sexual development.
Because zinc and B6 are so important to both our overall physical and mental health, identifying and treating this devastating condition is critical.
The Pyroluria Test Kit Contains – a full set of instructions and any equipment required to provide your sample for testing.
Once received, we will analyse your results and provide a personalised treatment plan in the form of a written report to improve your health status.
What does the cost cover?
The website cost covers the test kit, processing of all information and interpretation and collation of final results into your personalised comprehensive report.
If you would like to know more about the Emed Pyroluria Test, please contact your Emed Practitioner Today!