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My Brain - Sleep & Mood

Find out if chemical irregularities are contributing to your issues with sleep and mood.

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What's Included

  • Lab processing fees
  • Customized lab report
  • Nutrition and lifestyle recommendations
  • Clinician consultation
  • Standard shipping fees (outbound and return)
  • Requisition & Consent Form
  • Urine collection cup
  • Urine dipstick filter card
  • Vial with stabilizing powder
  • Desiccant packet
  • Specimen bag
  • Return mailer

How We Identify

Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that, when out of balance, can affect almost every biological system. My Sleep & Mood measures 2 important neurotransmitters to provide insight into such symptoms as sleep disturbances, mood imbalances, anxiety and/or restlessness. 

 

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Lab Results + Plan of Action

What this measures

Identifies neurotransmitter imbalances related to sleep and mood.

Tests 2 neurotransmitters

  • Serotonin
  • GABA

Collection methods

How It Works

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    1. Order

    Choose a test kit based on your wellness goals or by taking our health quiz. We ship everything you need right to your door.

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    2. Test

    Collect test samples from the convenience of your home. Collection tools, instructions, and return label are included.

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    3. Learn

    Receive results and wellness recommendations based on science, not guesswork. Speak with and receive guidance from a clinician at no charge.

The Science

Neurotransmitters are the chemical messengers in the nervous system that relay signals in the body, much like emails relay information from one person to the next. Due to stress, poor diet or genetic factors, these chemical messengers can become imbalanced over time leading to a variety of symptoms and conditions such as depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, headaches, migraines, fatigue, weight issues, insomnia, memory problems, and chronic pain. Advances in scientific technology now provide the ability to measure these neurotransmitters to identify what is out of balance. Discovering your neurotransmitter excretion values in urine, provides information on how to support the body using customized diet and nutrient protocols for optimal health.

Serotonin and GABA play important roles, collectively, in sleep, mood and stress management. 

Neurotransmitters are found in various bodily fluids, including serum, plasma, platelets, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), saliva, and urine. Since urine collection is a non-invasive method of collection, and since urine is the primary method of neurotransmitter elimination, it is the preferred method for measurement. Research has demonstrated a link between central nervous system (CNS) neurotransmitters and peripheral nervous system (PNS) neurotransmitters via crosstalk that provides information for clinical evaluation. This unique method of testing allows clinicians to create customized nutrient protocols based on urinary excretion values. The neurotransmitters that are produced in the brain and CNS require the same amino acid precursors and enzymes for synthesis as they do in the PNS and body. Based on this connection, urinary neurotransmitters give us a reflection of neurotransmitter imbalances that can result in symptoms and conditions such as depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, headaches, migraines, fatigue, weight issues, insomnia, memory problems, and chronic pain.

Ok, But What Does All of That Mean?

You've heard about sleep studies, maybe even done one, but is there another kind of sleep test?  If you've tried all the sleep remedies and are looking not just for answers...but solutions, you may have found what you're looking for.  The answer may be related to chemical messengers, called neurotransmitters, that communicate messages between cells.  These guys are the information super-highway responsible for just about everything from basic metabolic processes to...you guessed it - sleep and mood disturbances.  Serotonin and GABA are some of the calming neurotransmitters that can impact sleep and mood (positively and negatively).  Too much? Not enough?  You have to test to know for sure so that you can effectively address these specific pathways and get back on track to a better night's sleep and better mood regulation. 

Finding out is easy! It's a simple at home urine test, your results are delivered securely online (#DataPrivacy) and, if things aren't looking good, our Clinical Nutritionists will create a custom regimen of professional-grade supplements if you're Sleepless in Seattle or Moody in Madison.  So sleep on it if you must but you'll be in a better mood when you learn that our Clinical Nutritionists are here for you every step of the way!

 

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.