Body Biochemicals 1 Test Kit
The energy patterns of neurotransmitters, peptides, histamine, urea, cholesterol, substance P, complement C7, interferon alpha, etc.
For AK practitioners, kinesiologists, energy workers, etc.
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At all nerve-muscle junctions as well as many other sites in the nervous system; contraction of skeletal muscles, control of sweat glands and heart beat; transmits messages between neurons in the brain and spinal cord.
Myasthenia gravis and Alzheimer’s disease; nicotine mimics this neurotransmitter.
BB2 Angiotensin I
Converted by angiotensin converting enzyme into angiotensin II. ACE inhibitor drugs work by reducing the conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II.
BB3 Angiotensin II
Produced from renin released by kidneys; stimulates thirst; promotes release of aldosterone, which increases the rate of salt and water re-absorption from the kidneys; vasoconstriction of aerioles to increase blood pressure.
ACE inhibitor drugs work by reducing the conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II.
Yellow pigment that is one of the end products of hemoglobin breakdown in the liver, spleen and bone marrow and is excreted as a waste material in the bile; associated with jaundice.
Products formed from the breakdown of bilirubin are responsible for the brown colour of stools.
Stimulates release of gastric and pancreatic hormones; contraction of the smooth muscles in gastric and urinary tract, and in the uterus; can inhibit the secretion of growth hormone; itching and lowered body temperature.
BB6 Cathepsin C
Found in skin and bone cells, activates several of the chemicals controlling local immune and inflammatory responses; gum health; Papillon-Lefèvre syndrome (warty thickened skin, principally on hands and soles of feet; periodontitis and gingivitis).
From food and also synthesized in liver; most abundant steroid in animal tissue; synthesis of steroid hormones and bile salts; stabilizing cell membranes.
BB8 Complement C7
Ppart of non-specific resistance and immunity; enhance allergic and inflammatory reactions; with other complement proteins forms large holes in the microbe, allowing fluid to flow in and the microbe then bursts. One of at least 20 different proteins.
BB9 C-Reactive Protein
Necessary for acute stage of inflammation but inappropriate for chronic stage; effective against bacteria, parasites and immune complexes; synthesized by liver. Elevated levels indicate an increased risk of heart attack and stroke in the future, and are associated with increased risk of psychological distress and depression.
BB10 Cyclic Adenosine-3’,5’ – monophosphate/ Cyclic AMP
Formed from ATP by action of adenylate cyclase; serves as second messenger for some hormones; increase in cAMP causes adipose cells to break down triglycerides and release fatty acids more rapidly; stimulates thyroid cells to secrete more thyroid hormone.
BB11 Cyclic Guanosine-3’,5’ – monophosphate/ Cyclic GMP
Mediation of certain hormones and neurotransmitters such as acetylcholine, prostaglandins and histamine; involved in light/dark adaptation of the eye.
In parts of the brain that control subconscious movement of skeletal muscles; regulating muscle tone; increases the efficiency of the heartbeat and helps return the blood pressure to normal; involved in emotional responses.
Decreased levels associated with Parkinson’s disease; may be involved with schizophrenia, ADD, autism, and La Tourette's syndrome.
BB13 Dynorphin A
In brain and small intestine; may be related to controlling pain and registering emotions.
BB14 Endorphin / Beta Endorphin
In brain, spinal cord, pancreas and testes; control of sensitivity to pain by inhibiting substance P; control of body’s response to stress; regulation of contraction of intestinal wall; affects mood; may also regulate the release of hormones from the pituitary gland; may have a role in memory and learning, sexual activity and control of body temperature.
Morphine has a similar chemical structure; linked to depression and schizophrenia.
Biogenic amine in cells, mainly mast cells throughout the body, released during an allergic reaction and inflammation; narrows bronchi in lungs, increases permeability of blood vessels, lowers blood pressure, causes itching and stimulates production of acid in the stomach; secretion of digestive juices; Carl Pfeiffer has suggested too much histamine is involved in some forms of alcoholism.
May be implicated in some types of schizophrenia.
BB16 Hyaluronic Acid
Extra-cellular, viscous material that binds cells together, lubricates joints and maintains shape of the eye ball; may help phagocytes migrate through connective tissue during development and wound healing.
Co-factors are N-acetyl glucosamine and glucuronic acid.
BB17 Hydrochloric Acid
Produced by gastric glands in the stomach to aid protein digestion by preparing proteins for the later stages of digestion; also prevents bacterial growth in the stomach.
Excessive acid production may be stimulated by stress or tobacco smoking.
BB18 Interferon/ Alpha-Interferon / Intron A
Fight infection; made by certain white blood cells; naturally produced by virus-infected host cells that induce unaffected cells to synthesize antiviral proteins and so stops many viruses from replicating within body cells.
Have been used to treat cancer, immunodeficiency disorders, chronic infection with hepatitis B & C and chronic genital herpes; 2 other types – beta and gamma.
Found only in muscle fibres; binds oxygen molecules that are needed for ATP production within mitochondria.
BB20 Pyruvic Acid
A by-product of glycolysis (production of ATP from glucose); may be converted into lactic acid, alanine or oxaloacetic acid.
In parts of the brain, blood platelets, lining of digestive tract; concerned with conscious processes, involved in controlling states of consciousness and mood; sensory perception; temperature regulation; released at site of bleeding to constrict small blood vessels and control blood loss; inhibits gastric secretion and stimulates smooth muscles in the intestinal wall; inducing sleep; inhibits release of prolactin; decreases carbohydrate cravings; provides a feeling of fullness; enhances mood. Action in brain disrupted by some hallucinogenic drugs, particularly LSD; excess serotonin implicated in Raynaud’s disease.
BB22 Serum Amyloid P Component
Accumulates in extra-cellular spaces of many organs in association with different disease processes; inhibits elastase (enzyme concerned with breakdown of protein); necessary for acute stage of inflammation but inappropriate for chronic stage; removes cholesterol and lipid debris from areas of trauma; causes thickening of connective tissue. Implicated in Alzheimer’s disease.
BB23 Substance P
In sensory nerves, spinal cord and parts of brain associated with pain – enhances perception of pain; stimulates motility of the intestines; stimulates saliva production and inflammatory responses in tissues. Endorphins inhibit Substance P; counters the effect of certain nerve-damaging chemicals, so may prove useful as treatment for nerve degeneration.
Protein In blood, transports iron; inhibits the growth of certain bacteria by reducing the amount of available iron.
Waste product of the breakdown of proteins; the main nitrogenous constituent of urine; formed in the body from the breakdown of cell proteins. Used in some creams and ointments to moisturise and soften the skin.