- Tests for 20 Toxic and Essential Elements
- Kit Includes: Specimen Collection Cup, Specimen Vial, Zip-Lock Bag with Absorbent Material, Test Requisition Form, FedEx Clinical Pack with Prepaid Billable Stamp
- Noninvasive Urine Home Test Kit; Hygienic, Simple Instructions and Easy-to-Use
- Results Available Approximately 5 to 7 Business Days from Receipt of Sample Collection
- Includes Pre-Paid Sample Return Label and Laboratory Analysis - No Additional Fees Required!
- Due to state law, we are unable to ship this product to NY.
- Ideal for -
- Individuals With Cognitive and Metabolic Impairment
- Persons Who Experience Recent Exposure to Toxic Metals
- Parent’s Worried About Their Child’s Exposure to Toxic Metals
- Persons Interested in Physiological Data on Toxic and Essential Elements From Diet
- High Risk for Exposure Workplaces: Industrial Waste Management, Agriculture, Metal Refining, Alloying, Manufacturing & Electronics
It tests for: aluminum, antimony, arsenic, barium, beryllium, bismuth, boron, cadmium, calcium, cesium, chromium, cobalt, copper, gadolinium, iron, lead, lithium, magnesium, manganese, mercury, molybdenum, nickel, palladium, phosphorous, platinum, potassium, selenium, sodium, strontium, sulfur, tellurium, thallium, thorium, tin, tungsten, uranium, vanadium, zinc. Please let me know if you have any other questions!
The body absorbs and retains certain heavy metals, even arsenic, which is essential in minute quantities. It is therefore important to check regularly to ensure that the heavy metals present in the body does not exceed the prescribed safety limits.
Cadmium is a heavy metal that can be toxic if swallowed or inhaled. It has several industrial applications and is commonly found in solder and nickel-cadmium rechargeable batteries. Cadmium exposure can have significant health effects and should be handled with care.
The body has no use for cadmium. It's in many products on the market today including:
- Nickel Cadmium Batteries – Making the Batteries Presents the Danger
- Petroleum Products
- Phosphate Fertilizers
- Pigments – Most Commonly the Yellow Pigment
Cadmium toxicity has been linked to:
- Renal Dysfunction
- Lung Disease
- Bone Degeneration
- Increased Blood Pressure
- Several Types of Cancer
Cadmium appears to depress some immune functions, mainly by reducing host resistance to bacteria and viruses. It may increase cancer risk, possibly for the lungs and prostate. Cadmium toxicity has been implicated in generating prostate enlargement, possibly by interfering with zinc support. The cadmium effect may also contribute to heart diseases as well.
Copper is critical for energy production in the cells. It is also involved in nerve conduction, connective tissue, the cardiovascular system and the immune system. Copper is closely related to estrogen metabolism, and is required for women's fertility and to maintain pregnancy. Copper stimulates production of the neurotransmitters epinephrine, nor epinephrine and dopamine. It is also required for monoamine oxidise, an enzyme related to serotonin production.
Copper Toxicity Limits - The World Health Organization (WHO) suggests that 10-12mg per day may be the upper safe limit for consumption. If as little as 2gms of a copper salt are ingested, usually with suicidal intent, the resulting copper-induced hemolytic anemia and kidney damage are generally fatal.
Lead poisoning is the leading environmentally induced illness in children and adults. Lead poisoning can cause learning disabilities, slowed growth, and developmental delays. Children often get lead poisoning by eating lead based paint chips or breathing in lead based paint dust.
Lead exposure is higher in North America than anywhere else in the world. In US alone, it is estimated that approximately 1.3 million tons of lead are used yearly in batteries, solder, pottery, pigments, gasoline, paint, and many other substances. Today somewhere between 400,000 and 600,000 tons per year go into our atmosphere, into the earth, our food, and our body and tissues. So there is a lot of lead around.
At high concentrations, lead is a potentially toxic element to humans and most other forms of life. For this reason, there is a need to be concerned about elevated lead levels in the environment, particularly in metropolitan areas. Background concentrations of lead that occur naturally in surface agricultural soils in the United States average 10 parts per million (ppm) with a range of 7 to 20 ppm. Soils with lead levels above this range are primarily the result of lead contamination.
Aluminum is probably the least toxic of the metals, although the concern is that it has become so pervasive and is now found in higher levels in human tissues. It is not clear how aluminum interferes with activities in the human body. It may reduce vitamin levels or bind to DNA, and it has been correlated with weakened tissue of the gastrointestinal tract. In Alzheimer's disease, there are increased aluminum levels in the brain tissue and an increase in what are called "neurofibrillary tangles," which tend to reduce nerve synapses and conduction.
Oral aluminum, as obtained from antacids, can bind pepsin and weaken protein digestion. It also has astringent qualities, and therefore can dry the tissues and mucous linings and contribute to constipation. Regular use of aluminum-containing deodorants may contribute to the clogging of underarm lymphatic’s and then to breast problems such as cystic disease.
Arsenic sometimes naturally occurs in water and can be found in public and private water supplies. Mining operations, semiconductor manufacturing, use of wood preservatives is some of the ways water can be contaminated with this poison.
Possible effects of arsenic toxicity include hair loss, dermatitis, diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms, fatigue, headaches, confusion, muscle pains, red and white blood cell problems, neurologic symptoms, and liver and kidney damage. Acute arsenic exposure may cause a rapid series of symptoms. Arsine gas exposure is very toxic to the lungs and kidneys and is often fatal. Death from low-level, chronic arsenic exposure has the appearance of death from natural causes.