|Urine Toxic Metal and Essential Elements Tests|
Two Tests (Pre & Post) in the kit -
Urine Toxic Metal and Essential Elements Tests
Urine Sample Shipping Limitations (IMPORTANT!)
Ship the urine samples ONLY on a Monday or Tuesday.
NEVER ship the samples on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday - to avoid a weekend when the samples are not processed and the ice-pack warms up, resulting in ruined samples. Avoid the need for a repeat test!
Detailed instructions are included in the test kit.
Heavy Metal Toxicity and Chronic Diseases
Heavy metals toxicity caused by increasing levels of pollution and use of chemicals in industry is a growing threat to our health and development of our children. High levels of toxic metals deposited in body tissues and subsequently in the brain, may cause significant developmental and neurological damage.
Urine toxic and essential elements analysis is an invaluable tool for the assessment of retention of toxic metals in the body and the status of essential nutrient elements. Toxic metals do not have any useful physiological function, adversely affect almost every organ system, and disrupt the homeostasis of nutrient elements. Acute metal poisoning is rare yet typically happens either when an unusual metal load reashes the body or the detoxification capacity is ceriously compromised (often due to EMF - Electro Magnetic Field radiation when the toxins are bounded much stronger to the metallo-enzymes and the metals express the so called "micro-antenna" effect).
More common, however, is a chronic, low-level exposure to toxic metals that can result in significant retention in the body that can be associated with a vast array of adverse health effects and chronic disease. One cannot draw valid conclusions about adverse health effects of metals without assessing net retention.
Pre and Post Provocation Analysis of the levels of toxic metals in urine after the administration of a metal detoxification agent is an objective way to evaluate the accumulation of toxic metals.
For an individual, toxicity occurs when net retention exceeds physiological tolerance. Net retention is determined by the difference between the rates of assimilation and excretion of metals. To evaluate net retention, one compares the levels of metals in urine before and after the administration of a metal detoxification agent such as EDTA, DMSA or DMPS. EDTA is usually preferred over DMSA or DMPS. All of these agents function by sequestering metals from deep tissue stores and mobilizing the metals to the kidneys (and the liver for some metals, such as mercury if glutathione is also added - like in ToxDetox) for excretion in the urine.
It is called pre and post provocation when urine elements are measured before and after administration of a chelating agent. The purpose of this measurement is to determine whether toxic element exposure is on-going (pre-provocation) and to determine if toxic elements have been retained and stored in tissue (post-provocation).
Instructions for doing the Pre and Post Provocation Test
1 - collect urine in the evening (before taking a provocation agent) for "pre-provoction", mark your urine sample according to the instructions, and store your urine sample in the fridge
2 - apply the provokation agent, - if EDTA 2.0 or ToxDetox is used, take one FULL suppository in the evening (after the first urine was collected), and go to sleep
3 - when you wake up in the morning, collect the first morning urine and write down the number of hours past from the time you took the provocation agent (your suppository), - the collected urine is your "post-provocation" urine sample that is likely collected some seven or nine hours after you took the suppository in the evening (or maybe less if you woke up earlier and had the urge to go to the bathroom. It's fine, - just collect the first urine after taking the suppository and write down the time past after taking the suppository)
4 - fill out the forms for both tests and the ship both urine samples to Calgary, Alberta (address is provided with the test kit)
5 - you will get the results in an e-mail