"Pyroluria (or malvaria from the term mauve factor) involves hypothetical excessive levels of pyrroles in the body resulting from improper hemoglobin synthesis. Carl Pfeiffer believed that pyroluria is a form of schizophrenic porphyria, similar to acute intermittent porphyria where both pyrroles and porphyrins are excreted in the human urine to an excessive degree. and orthomolecular psychiatrists have alleged that pyroluria is related to diagnoses of ADHD, alcoholism, autism, depression, down syndrome, manic-depression, schizophrenia, celiac disease, epilepsy, and psychosis."
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06/06/2011: Sylvie from Portland, Or, U.s.a.: "A female friend of mine has been dealing with high stress levels and resulting depression due to her 16-year-old daughter's fatigue, hormonal imbalances and mood swings, to name a few, for most of her daughter's life. After mass amounts of tests and trials, her daughter was recently diagnosed with Pyroluria by a higher-end Naturopath and after diagnosis she seemed to improve on a very high amount of vitamin supplementation, but sadly only for a short while. Please, is there anyone out there who has any experience and/or control over this debilitating condition? I'm concerned for both of them!"Replies
10/11/2011: Robin from Ar, Arkansas/us replies: "I have studied this. I understand it can be tested for in a medical clinic. It requires supplementation of b6 and zinc. I think the low zinc doesn't allow the body to produce b vitamins incl. 6. And binds necessary nutrients. But the info suggest that you have these levels monitored (dr) because the supplementation may need to be high doses and your body can get too much zinc. It is a urine test. It is also call kryptopyrolles. here is some info http://www.berkanaway.com/pyroluria.html google the doctors on the bottom of this link. Hoffer was the one that I researched, but found newer research also."
10/11/2011: Robin from Ar, Ar Us replies: "http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/autism.html go look at Ted's remedies. On right hand side. I think this would be something to try for bipolar mood swings. On right hand side it is under remedies needed toms. Good Luck."