Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Neurotype?
Your Neurotype is your personality profile which is defined by the neurotransmitter balance and dominance in your body.
How many Neurotypes are there?
There are 5 profiles: type 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, and 3
How are the 5 neurological profiles classified?
Each Neurotype is defined by neurotransmitter dominance, sensitivity, and/or balance. Type 1’s (A and B) are dopamine dominant, type 2A’s are adrenaline dominant, type 2B’s are glutamate dominant, and type 3’s are serotonin dominant
Can I be two or more Neurotypes?
Everyone has one dominant neurological profile but will have characteristics of other Neurotypes based on genetics, upbringing, learned behavior, environment, experiences, etc.
How do I determine my Neurotype?
By taking a personality assessment.
Can I change my Neurotype?
I used to say no, you cannot. That your dominant profile is yours for life. However, the more research that shows how much we can influence our neurotransmitter balance through nutrition and lifestyle factors, the more I believe we can change or optimize our Neurotype. Even if the effects are acute.
Can I train against my Neurotype?
Yes! Knowing your Neurotype will help you to train against your nature. We can utilize specific strategies to help achieve goals that are considered to be counter your Neurotype. For example, a type 2B can compete in powerlifting, even though 2B’s gravitate more towards bodybuilding.
What are the benefits of training based on my Neurotype?
More enjoyable, better recovery, improved performance, increased motivation to train, and easier to be consistent and adherent.
What are the benefits of eating based on my Neurotype?
Improved mood, enhanced cognition, better stress management, faster results.
What are the benefits of Neurotyping that I will notice outside of the gym?
More self-awareness and ability to recognize habits and behaviors to make better decisions in every area of your life.