Naturopath Sydney

Pyrrole testing (Mauve Factor)

A test recommended for people with anxiety, depression, poor stress coping abilities or mental illness. This test identifies what is believed to be a genetic, metabolic condition that is treatable with simple, vitamin supplementation,  and can dramatically improve tendencies towards the above symptoms and conditions.

Some symptoms of Mauve factor:

  • Poor stress tolerance
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Poor dream recall
  • Stretch marks
  • Abdominal pains or ‘stitches’
  • White spots on the nails
  • Pale skin/difficulty tanning
  • Tendency to anxiety
  • Mid-morning nausea or difficulty eating breakfast
  • Constipation
  • ​Explosive anger
  • ​Depression/anxiety
  • Light/sound/odour intolerance

Children are often easier to diagnose with  the most common symptoms being anxiety, always being the first to react to stress, many or peculiar fears, delayed puberty, learning difficulties or spectrum disorders.

What does high Mauve Factor do to your health?
HPL binds to zinc and B6 in the body so if we have excessive levels of HPL’s then that B6 and Zinc gets bound up and can’t be used by the body which create deficiencies. These nutrients are absolutely essential to normal function of the brain, nervous system and endocrine system. It is also thought that HPL is neurotoxic and can damage our nervous system. This is why it is linked with neurological issues.
A simple urine test can measure your levels HPL’s to determine if Mauve factor is a problem for you.

Your Naturopath will be able to test and monitor your health and symptoms. Treatment consists of using specific, specialised forms of key nutrients e.g Zinc and B6.  As your nutrition is corrected, symptoms can change dramatically.

For further reading, please see our blog ‘Always Anxious?’ or the following research article