ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS & HEAVY METALS
An easy-to-do test to identify if a person has adequate,
excessive, or deficient levels for the essential nutrients
magnesium, zinc, copper and selenium, and to access any
excessive exposure to the toxic elements mercury,
cadmium, and lead.
We are all exposed to different amounts of essential and toxic elements depending on where we live, our diet and supplementation routine, or our lifestyle choices. Levels of both essential and toxic elements that we consume or are exposed to from the environment are determined by where we live, the water we drink, the supplements we take, and the levels in soil/irrigation water used to grow the foods we eat. We are also exposed to toxic elements through environmental pollution of the air we breathe, as well as exposure through our skin.
How do different levels of essential and toxic elements affect health? Essential elements are only conducive to optimal health when they are within optimal ranges. Levels that are too low or too high can have detrimental effects on health. Therefore, it is important to know if essential or toxic elements are outside their optimal ranges.
An easy-to-do home collection bloodspot test for:
Magnesium, Zinc, Copper, Selenium, Mercury, Cadmium, and Lead.
Advantages of Dried Blood Spot for Testing Essential and Toxic Elements
- Dried blood spot collections are simple and can be done conveniently at home and shipped directly to the testing laboratory, saving time for the client and their provider.
- Essential and toxic elements in dried blood are exceptionally stable for weeks at room temperature allowing more flexibility in collection, storage, and shipment in an envelope from anywhere in the world.