So ya’ll remember we had some fun with Neurotransmitterslast spring, right.
We did their recommended relatively expensive supplements for a few months but just didn’t see any wow’s with them. So we stopped. And we didn’t see any immediate issues with them. We also last fall as part of the Unique Healing protocol backed way off on Dominic’s extra vitamins, including his multi and his b complex. Again, no immediate reaction, BUT starting in December, Alpine began tracking escalating sensory seeking self stimulating behaviors. They’ve increased noticeably each month since.
The NutrEval test we reviewed with Dr Kucera yesterday noted was that Dominic’s level of B Vitamins was dismal. Dismal enough that he and his nutritionist both agree that it looked like the B Vitamin profile of a kid with the MTHFR genetic mutation. Actually, we had labwork orders to check for thatparticular mutation after the last visit, but I never had it pulled (mostly because blood work with Dominic is a complete nightmare). So we all agreed we should probably treat Dominic like he has that mutation (it really just means he needs a good b complex vitamin every day) and eventually get the test.
The NutrEval also noted that Dominic had extremely high (like off the charts) levels of 2 excitatory neurotransmitters, glutamate and aspartate. According to my 15 minutes of googling, both of those chemicals are supposed to convert to GABA (an inhibitory neurotransmitter) with AST, an enzyme manufactured in the liver. AST has a required cofactor of P5P, which is the bio available form of vitamin B6.
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So I’ve added B6 (P5P) back to Dominic’s regime and we’ll see how it does. I have an email out to the nutritionist to see if the dosage is high enough.
I’m starting to think I should’ve taken biology and chemistry classes for my sciences in college instead of psychology and geology.