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Urinary Pyrroles ( KRYPTOPYRROLE )

Kryptopyrrole is a metabolite and a waste product of hemmoglobin. Pyroluria ( also known as Kryptopyrroles or pyrrole disorder ) is the condition where increased kryptopyrroles are produced but not excreted efficiently in the urine. Kryptopyrroles bind to B6 and zinc, making them unavailable for use in their important roles as co-factors in enzyme function and metabolism. The essential nutrients that are bound to the kryptopyrroles are removed from the bloodstream and excreted in the urine.

Who Should Be Tested?

Urinary pyrrloes may be indicated in people with conditions associated with B6 and zinc deficiency, such as behavioural and emotional disorders, which include:

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Inability to control, stress
  • Nervousness
  • Severe on going mood swings
  • Anger temper outburtsts
  • Insomnia

If you are interested in pyrrole testing or you have been diagnosed with pyrroles, Linda Cotone at Melbourne Naturopathy will advise you on the appropriate vitamin and supplement treatment to help with your symptoms.