Brain & Mental Health Profile
Did you know…
- 75% of your brain chemistry and 90% of your serotonin (the happy brain hormone) is produced in your gut?
- The intestinal tract is home to so much of our nervous system that it is often referred to as our second brain?
- Your diet can directly impact mood, behavior, sleep, anxiety, depression and overall mental health?
- Eating certain foods and avoiding others has been shown to reduce your risk of cognitive decline and dementia, and lessen the chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease?
Neurotransmitters are made from amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. As a result, a healthy diet is also a brain-healthy diet. However, sometimes the nutrients in your body are not at the levels they need to be, and you are not aware of the problem. Finding out your individual profile is the first step toward making improvements. The Riordan Clinic Brain and Mental Health Lab Profile assesses a multitude of nutrients, including nine important vitamins, essential fatty acids, essential amino acids and blood lipids; all vital to optimizing your brain and mental health as you age.
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- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C (Plasma, Urine)
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
- Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
- Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
- Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
- Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)
- Folic Acid (Folate)
- Essential Fatty Acids:
- Linoleic acid (LA)
- Gamma-linolenic (GLA)
- Dihomogammalinolenic acid (DGLA)
- Arachidonic acid
- Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)
- Total Omega 6
- Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)
- Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)
- Total Omega 3
- Arachidonic acid to EPA ratio
- Oleic acid (OA)
- Total Monounsaturated fatty acids
- Palmitic acid
- Stearic acid
- Total Saturated fatty acids
- Unsaturated to saturated fatty acid ratio
- Elaitic (C-18)
- Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
- Essential Amino Acids:
- Lipid Profile:
- HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein)
- LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein)
- VLDL (Very Low-Density Lipoprotein)
- Cholesterol to HDL Ratio
- LDL to HDL Ratio
- C-Reactive Protein (CRP-hs)
- Magnesium (Serum, RBC)
- Selenium (RBC)
- Zinc (Serum, RBC)
Profile specific instructions for lab draw:
- This profile requires a 10 to 12-hour fast.
- Fast from taking vitamin B3 and Zinc for one week prior to lab draw.
- A urine specimen will also be requested at the time of the blood draw.
- Drink plenty of water the day before and leading up to the lab draw.
- Additional instructions may be provided upon ordering/scheduling.
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* All information subject to change. Please check with Bio-Center Laboratory with any questions.