Pyrrole disorder is a nutritional disorder that can lead to many health problems including serious illness, disease and even mental illness if left unchecked and untreated. The term pyrrole refers to an abnormal production of a chemical made in the body called pyrroles and it’s these excessive pyrroles that deliberately bind to certain nutrients making them unavailable for use in the body.
Pyrrole disorder is also know as or referred to as any of the following terms:
- Mauve Factor
Pyrroles bind to vitamins such as vitamin B6 and minerals such as zinc before they get their chance to nourish your body, which is needed to keep you healthy, that why you should get tested for pyrrole disorder if you experience any of the following symptoms.
Symptoms of Pyrrole Disorder
It’s not uncommon these days for people to have deficiencies in vitamins and minerals and often it’s enough to increase foods that are higher in zinc and B6 or even take nutritional supplements that support B6 and zinc deficiencies, but this can be dangerous when it comes to pyrrole disorder.
Pyrrole disorder requires much higher doses of zinc and vitamin B6 which means that those who have the following symptoms and suspect that they may have a pyrrole disorder must test for pyrrole disorder to be able to determine how much extra B6 and zinc they really need, this is because both zinc and B6 can be easily overdosed in those that don’t have pyrrole disorder which can lead to other serious health problems. Here are the most common symptoms of pyrrole disorder:
ADD / ADHD
Cold hands and feet
Confusion or inability to think clearly
Family history of mental illness
Frequent colds, fevers, chills
Frequent ear infections
Irregular periods (female)
Lack of dream recall
Lack of energy
Lowered brain levels of antioxidants such as glutathione
Mental health problems
Muscle tremors or cramps
Poor hair growth or loss of hair color
Poor learning ability
Poor sense of taste and smell
Poor tolerance for alcohol or drugs
Strange body odor
Wake up with nausea
Weak immune system
White marks on fingernails
Could you have pyrrole disorder?
Pyrrole disorder is a very serious problem with 10% of “normal people” diagnosed with the condition and while that doesn’t seem like many let’s continue, in addition 24% of so called disturbed children such as those with behavioral problems, ADD, ADHD have the disorder. 42% of those with some sort of mental health problem have pyrrole disorder and over 52% of those diagnosed with schizophrenia have pyrrole disorder.
There is also a strong genetic component, this means that any family history of mental illness or any of the signs and symptoms of the MTHFR gene defect is a strong reason for testing for pyrrole. So if you belong to any of these groups and or you have any of the above symptoms of pyrrole disorder it’s well worth getting tested for the condition so that the right treatment can prevent any further decline in your health.
Testing for pyrrole disorder
Testing for pyrrole is simple, a home pyrrole test kit can tell you if you have the condition, the test involves taking a sample of your urine and looking for high-mauve factor. Once detected a professional nutritionist can tell you how to get started on the road to health.
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