Pyroluria, also commonly called pyrrole disorder, pyrroles, kryptopyrroles, kryptopyrroluria (KPU), haemopyrrollactamuria (HPL) or Mauve Factor, is a condition that may cause anxiety, poor stress tolerance and outbursts of anger or aggression among a number of other symptoms.
Pyroluria involves an abnormality in haemoglobin synthesis, resulting in the production of excessive amounts of waste products called pyrroles. The general population when tested have less than 10mcg/dL, however pyrrole patients will experience levels above 15-20mcg/dL, including extremely high levels of above 100mcg/dL.
Pyroluria and pyrroles are known to deplete the body of important nutrients, including zinc, vitamin B6, biotin and omega 6 GLA/AA. Zinc and vitamin B6 in particular are essential for daily happiness, stress-coping and a stable mood even when things go wrong.