Pyroluria is known by many different names including Pyrrole Disorder, Kryptopyrrole, Kryptopyrroluria, Pyrroluria, Pyrolle Disorder, Mauve Factor and Hemepyrrole. Pyroluria can best be described as the abnormal synthesis and metabolism of the oxygen carrying molecule in your blood, called haemoglobin.
As with all cells in your body there are waste or by-products produced and the by-product of haemoglobin is a metabolite called hydroxyhemopyrrolin-2-one (HPL) also known as Pyrrole. The metabolite was originally thought to be a Kryptopyrrole but further studies have proven this not to be the case.
People who suffer from Pyroluria produce excessive amounts of these Pyrroles which bind to or inhibit the nutrients; Vitamin B6, Zinc (1-7), Biotin 8, and the Omega 6 Fat GLA from reaching their targets within your body. This effectively renders these nutrients unavailable to you.
Digestion is responsible for the absorption of nutrients, the removal of waste, it's home to the immune system and regulates mental health. Imagine a deficiency of digestion function and the havoc that it would play on Pyroluria and Pyrrole Disorder sufferers
Stress can affect the way people cope with daily life and may leave them feeling flat and down. Unfortunately, for sufferers of Pyroluria and Pyrrole Disorder stress increases hydroxyhemopyrrolin-2-one the chemical that makes Pyroluria and Pyrrole Disorder worse.