What is Pyroluria?
Pyroluria litterally means 'pyrroles in the urine'. Pyroluria is a familial genetic disorder which affects about 10% of the population. Pyrroles are used in the formation of porphyrin, a part of haemoglobin. Kryptopyrrole literally means 'a hidden pyrrole' and is chemically, 2,3 dimethl-3-ethylpyrolle.
Kryptopyrroles bind with vitamin B6 in the blood. The resulting compound then binds with zinc and both nutrients are excreted in the urine - this leads to loss of, and potential chronic deficiency, of these two important nutrients.Read More