Heavy Metal Blood/Urine Combo Test
Heavy metal exposure is on the rise. Common sources include cigarettes, seafood, rice, well water, vaccinations & dental fillings.
These toxic elements can significantly increase our risk of developing conditions like dementia, infertility, diabetes and cancer. They are also known to cause damage to the liver, kidneys and brain, as well as the cardiovascular, nervous and endocrine systems.
Comprehensive Toxic & Essential Elements Profile Combo – Hg, Cd, Pb, Zn, Cu, Se & Mg (blood spot); I, Se, Br, Li, As, Cd, Hg & Crtn (dried urine)
Toxic & Essential Elements – Blood Profile – Hg, Cd, Pb, Zn, Cu, Se & Mg
Toxic & Essential Elements – Urine Profile – I, Se, Br, Li, As, Cd, Hg & Crt
Periodic Table and meanings to these metals:
Hg- Mercury – found in vaccines
Cd – Cadmium – found in cigarettes, batteries, craft glazes, jewelry, and metal coatings. some Food - some shellfish, kidney meats, grain cereals, and vegetables.
Zn- Zinc-a metal found in the Earth's crust, is indispensable for human health.
Cu-Copper-It is found in all body tissues and plays a role in making red blood cells and maintaining nerve cells and the immune system. It also helps the body form collagen and absorb iron, and plays a role in energy production. Most copper in the body is found in the liver, brain, heart, kidneys, and skeletal muscle.
Mg - Magnesium is a mineral found in the earth, sea, plants, animals and humans. About 60% of the magnesium in your body is found in bone, while the rest is in muscles, soft tissues and fluids, including blood ( 1 ). In fact, every cell in your body contains it and needs it to function.
I - some forms of iodine can enter your body when placed on the skin. Iodine can also be injected into your blood by your doctor for special medical tests or treatments. Iodine that enters your body quickly goes into your thyroid gland, a small important organ in your neck
Br - Small amounts of water-soluble barium may cause a person to experience breathing difficulties, increased blood pressures, heart rhythm changes, stomach irritation, muscle weakness, changes in nerve reflexes, swelling of brains and liver, kidney and heart damage. Barium has not shown to cause cancer with humans.
Li - Lithium is a naturally occurring alkali metal, which living organisms ingest from dietary sources and which is also present in trace amounts in the human body. In much higher concentrations, lithium is effective as a medication for mania and mood swings including manic depressive disorders.
As - Tests are available to diagnose poisoning by measuring arsenic in blood, urine, hair, and fingernails. The urine test is the most reliable test for arsenic exposure within the last few days. ... Tests on hair and fingernails can measure exposure to high levels of arsenic over the past 6–12 months.
Crt - Creatinine is a normal waste product that the body produces every day during muscle movements and when digesting meat. Healthy kidneys remove creatinine from the blood, and it leaves the body in urine. High levels of creatinine in the urine can indicate diabetes, high muscle tone, or problems with the kidneys.
Se- Selenium can build up in the human body, however, if exposure levels are very high or if exposure occurs over a long time. The amount that builds up in the body depends on the chemical form of the selenium. It builds up mostly in the liver and kidneys but also in the blood, lungs, heart, and testes.
Aluminum is not tested and this is why- Laboratory Studies have found that Generally, findings from an aluminum level blood test are unreliable, as most of the body's stores are bound in bone and tissue and are not reflected in the serum value. Aluminum excess has a direct effect on hematopoiesis and has been shown to induce anemia.
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