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I have a 12 yo patient suffering from anger outbursts and ADHD, I plan to do MTHF testing for him, and would also like to test his amino acids early on as his mother has requested it. I have been researching the various tests; urine, plasma, and blood spot, and am curious why you recommend the urine test?
Urine for a couple reasons:
- Less invasive – especially for kids
- But more importantly – it measures a longer term vs blood. Blood aminos only reflects short term status –based on what the person recently ate.
Methylfolate can increase anger outbursts. I am seeing more and more GAD snps.
GAD = glutamate -> GABA conversion issues.
Thus, consider Theanine during day, Ashwagandha, Zinc/Magnesium/B6 and GABA at night. Regular protein meals. NAC to help reduce oxidative stress which also affects neurotransmission.
Watch the glutamate intake.
Avoid cell phone and Wifi as much as possible.
I suspect EMF/wifi increases glutamate activity and stimulates NMDA activity.
Niacin can be useful especially during the big bursts of anger.