Metals & Nutrients - Blood Profile
We are all exposed to different amounts of essential and toxic elements depending on where we live, our diet and supplementation routine, and environmental pollution of the air we breathe. 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 – and exposure to toxic heavy metals has multiple adverse health effects. Dried blood spot testing represents red blood cell levels of the nutritional elements magnesium, zinc, and copper, revealing deficiencies earlier than a typical serum test, and is a convenient alternative to whole blood testing for lead.
Metals & Nutrients - Blood Profile includes: Mercury, Cadmium, Lead, Zinc, Copper, Selenium, Magnesium
Metals & Nutrients - Blood Profile assesses an individual’s levels of the essential nutrients zinc, copper, selenium, and magnesium, and their exposure to the toxic heavy metals mercury, cadmium, and lead.
Consider for: Smokers; patients with exposure to toxic heavy metals through hobbies, work, or dentistry; people who live or have lived in older homes or areas where metals (e.g., lead) may be present in drinking water; and patients whose health issues could be a result of nutritional deficiencies or imbalances in essential elements.