The raft of health conditions associated with amino acid metabolism is a result of the countless physiological processes that these molecules are involved in. The production of neurotransmitters, hormones, nitric oxide, urea, antioxidants, connective tissue and ATP are just a few examples. Amino acids play a central role as building blocks of proteins and in metabolism. Conditions such as chemical sensitivities, cardiovascular disease, macular degeneration, bone disorders and insomnia are associated with amino acid imbalances.
Some of the symptoms and conditions associated with Amino Acid Imbalances include:
- Anxiety/Panic Attacks
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Eating Disorders
- Low Libido
- Poor Wound Healing
- Thyroid Conditions
- Viral Infections (eg. coldsores, shingles)
What does this test involve?
The Amino Acid test involves a urine sample. The sample will test 21 amino acids.