The recent review article about serotonin and mood has caused quite a stir. Sanesco agrees that attributing mood to serotonin alone is inaccurate. It misses the bigger picture. No one biomarker and no single system is responsible for any bodily condition.
The NeuroWellness Program™ and Mood
NeuroLab testing is not diagnostic of any disease or medical condition. Sanesco’s NeuroWellness Program identifies functional imbalances within the neuroendocrine system and offers targeted interventions to promote balance for restoration of quality of life including mood, sleep, cognitive function and more.
|Sanesco’s NeuroWellness Program has demonstrated that chemical balance combined with practitioner-led interventions results in statistically significant improvements in low mood with lethargy and low mood with agitation as well as other mood-related complaints.|
Does the Evidence Hold Up?
In the review article mentioned above, the researchers looked at six categories for evidence that low serotonin correlated with low mood. Categories 1 and 4 are relevant to Sanesco services. Below are our responses to evidence presented by the researchers that low serotonin does not correlate with low mood.
Category 1: Levels of Serotonin or 5-HIAA in Relation to Mood
Category 4: Tryptophan Depletion as it Relates to Mood
It is the stance of Sanesco that we are glad the researchers are bringing awareness to the issue that mood concerns are not a serotonin only issue. However, their conclusion that there is no connection between lowered serotonin levels and low mood is over-stated.