Why Test For Pyroluria?

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Why is Pyroluria Testing Important?

Self-diagnosis of Pyroluria or Pyrrole Disorder can be fraught with the potential dangers of treating yourself with the condition that you may not have. 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 excessive amounts of zinc 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 the symptoms may also be caused by 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.

We have had many patients with multiple Pyroluria symptoms only to find they tested negative for Pyroluria, and conversely, people with only 1 or 2 symptoms test positive. The only way to be 100% sure that Pyroluria is the cause of a person's health problem is to do the Pyroluria Test previously known as the Kryptopyrrole Test. The test accurately measures HPL or Pyrrole levels and helps determine the best course of treatment. Pyroluria testing can save people a lot of money on ineffective or damaging supplementation if the results are negative. 

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What is Involved in a Pyroluria Test?

The Pyroluria Test is 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 before completing the Pyroluria Test as this rules out any false negatives that dietary supplements can cause. 

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The information provided here is of a general nature intended for educational purposes only. We make no claims to diagnose, treat, prevent, alleviate or cure illnesses or diseases with any information or product stated. With any health issue, we suggest you consult your healthcare professional before undertaking any health treatment.

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Greg Newson
Greg Newson


Greg Newson is a qualified Naturopath, Western Medicine Herbalist, Nutritionist, Remedial Massage Therapist and Professional Health & Wellbeing Speaker. Greg has a passion for helping people and has been treating patients in clinical practice since 2002.

Greg is the owner of the Vitality and Wellness Centre, Lismore NSW Australia, a busy Naturopathic Clinic that cares for people suffering with any type of health complaint. He is dedicated in educating people to understand and embrace the enormous potential that natural medicine has on our long-term health and well-being. Greg is able to help people improve their health and offers in-clinic, phone and Skype health consultations as well as Guest Speaking on natural medicine and heath related topics.

Greg Newson's Qualifications: Advance Diploma Human Health Science 2001 (Charles Sturt University), Advance Diploma Remedial Massage 2002 (Health Schools Australia), Advance Diploma Western Herbal Medicine 2003 (Health Schools Australia), Bachelor Health Science 2005 (Charles Sturt University), Advance Diploma Naturopathy 2008 (Health Schools Australia), Advance Diploma Functional Nutrition 2008 (Health Schools Australia).

Greg is a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)

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