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Tetrahydro…what? It’s essential to understand the whole neurotransmitter pathway

Last week’s post covered the effect oxidative stress can have on the tryptophan pathway and potential decreases in serotonin synthesis. This week we will discuss how oxidative stress can also have a drastic effect on catecholamine (epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine) … Continue reading

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The Truth about Low Mood and Urinary Serotonin Levels

Last week’s post about serotonin and the immune connection got me thinking about the clinical utility of evaluating urinary serotonin levels. I have recently been fielding calls from practitioners questioning the value of urinary serotonin measures for patients with depression.  … Continue reading

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