HEAVY METALS & ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS
Assesses whether an individual has too little, or too much,
of the essential nutrients iodine and selenium, or if they have
been exposed to too much of the toxic elements bromine,
arsenic, mercury, and cadmium
We are all, to varying degrees depending on our dietary choices, our supplementation routine, or our lifestyle, exposed to the elements iodine, bromine, selenium, arsenic, mercury, and cadmium. Levels of these elements in the food we eat is dependent on soil levels and other environmental exposure of plants and animals that end up in the food chain and ultimately on our own dining tables.
We can also be directly exposed to elements through environmental pollution of the air we breathe and water we drink, as well as exposure through our skin.
An easy-to-do home collection bloodspot test for:
Iodine, Bromine, Selenium, Arsenic, Mercury, Cadmium, and Creatinine
Advantages of Dried Urine for Testing Heavy Metals & Essential Nutrients
Urine collection and shipment of the dried filter strips are simple and convenient for the patient and practitioner. Dual collections of urine directly on a filter strip,upon awakening and just before bed, are far more convenient and less subject to the inherent inaccuracies of a 24-hour urine collection, yet correlate well with 24-hour urine collections. Iodine, bromine, selenium, arsenic, mercury, cadmium, and creatinine in dried urine are exceptionally stable for weeks at room temperature allowing more flexibility in collection, shipment, testing, and storage. Elements results expressed in μg/g creatinine allows normalization of results when problems exist with urine that is very concentrated or dilute.