Why Test For Pyroluria?

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Why is Pyroluria Testing Important?

It's quite simple really without proper Pyroluria testing an accurate diagnosis cannot be achieved for Pyroluria or Pyrrole Disorder. People who rely on their Pyroluria Symptoms alone for a diagnosis can unwittingly be putting their health at risk by taking excessive amounts of nutritional supplements. For example too much vitamin B6 can cause nerve damage and excess zinc will suppress immune function and compete with copper, manganese and iron for absorption, resulting in their deficiencies.

People with multiple Pyroluria symptoms may indeed suffer from Pyroluria, but many of the symptoms can be caused by a straight zinc, vitamin B6 or biotin deficiency and not Pyroluria. Alternatively health conditions such as Dysbiosis, Candida, Leaky Gut Syndrome, Adrenal Fatigue, Insomnia and Excessive Stress can mimic many of the symptoms of Pyroluria. As a practitioner, I have come across many patients with multiple Pyroluria symptoms only to find they test negative for Pyroluria and conversely people with only 1 or 2 symptoms have tested positive for Pyroluria. Pyroluria Testing is important and the only real way to determine if a person is suffering from Pyroluria. It also provides confirmation for treatment and can save people a lot of money on ineffective or damaging supplementation. 

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What is Involved in a Pyroluria Test?

The Pyroluria Test is a simple to do at home test. A urine sample is taken in a darkened room (as light destroys the sample), wrapped in aluminium foil and frozen overnight. A courier picks up the test sample, packs it in dry ice then delivers it to the laboratory for analysis. It is often advisable to stop all nutritional supplements for four days prior to completing the Pyroluria Test as this rules out any false negatives that nutritional supplements can cause. 

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Greg Newson
Greg Newson


Greg Newson is a qualified Naturopath, Herbalist, Nutritionist and Health Enthusiast who is passionate about wellness and dedicated in educating people of the enormous potential of natural medicine.

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