Causes of Neurotransmitter Imbalances

Causes of Neurotransmitter Imbalances

Neurotransmitter imbalances can be caused by many different factors, including:

  • Food intolerances
  • Stress
  • Toxic burden
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Alcohol
  • Digestive imbalances
  • Dietary deficiencies
  • Genetics
  • Drug use
  • Medication use, including antidepressants, anti‐anxiety, sleep and migraine medications

Therefore, one of the keys to determining how to correct the underlying imbalances is to determine each individual’s unique cause(s) of imbalance and addressing them

Neurotransmitters are made in the body from specific amino acids and cofactors, like B‐vitamins, selenium, and other vitamins and minerals. Given the right proportions of each of these nutrients at the right time, the body will make the neurotransmitters it needs.

We often use a very powerful test, called a Comprehensive Metabolic Profile, that identifies each individuals specific needs for B‐vitamins, nutrients involved in cellular energy production, neurotransmitter metabolism, nutrients involved in detoxification, markers for gastrointestinal flora (dysbiosis) imbalance, essential fatty acids balance, free radical and antioxidant status and sensitivities to the thirty (30) most common food intolerances. It is a wonderful test that can be performed in the comfort of your own home and sent in. Once we get the results, we review them with you over the phone and give you recommendations to address any imbalances present.

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If you are not interested in doing testing to determine your exact imbalances, all is not lost. We have used several formulas with great success in helping people rebalancing their neurotransmitter levels naturally. For more information on testing and non‐testing options, please contact us by phone (608.274.7044) or email (customercare@naturalpathhealthcenter.com).

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