Metals & Nutrients - Urine Profile
We are all, to varying degrees exposed to the elements iodine, bromine, lithium, selenium, arsenic, mercury, and cadmium. Iodine is an essential component of T3 and T4, so its deficiency has a serious impact on thyroid hormone synthesis, while bromine in excess competes with iodine in the thyroid, but small amounts are thought to play an essential role in the body. Selenium is a component of the selenoproteins, including the deiodinases that convert inactive T4 to active T3, and glutathione peroxidase, an important antioxidant which prevents free radical damage to tissues. Arsenic and mercury reduce selenium’s bioavailability and disrupt thyroid health. Arsenic, mercury, and cadmium represent 3 of the 4 most toxic heavy metals according to the CDC. Lithium is important for brain health in trace amounts but is toxic when used in excessive amounts pharmacologically.
Metals & Nutrients - Urine Profile includes: Iodine, Selenium, Bromine, Lithium, Arsenic, Cadmium, Mercury
Metals & Nutrients - Urine Profile Allows physicians to see if an individual has too little, or too much, of the essential nutrients iodine and selenium or the trace elements bromine and lithium, or if they have been exposed to too much of the toxic elements, arsenic, mercury, and cadmium.
Consider for: Smokers, patients at risk of exposure to toxic heavy metals, or patients with thyroid issues and/or possible disruption of T4 to T3 conversion due to excesses or deficiencies of the elements tested.
How Does It Work?
Order the test kit online and a complete materials package will be delivered to your door.1
Follow the instructions for the collection of saliva, blood, or urine and return samples via prepaid shipping label.2
Get results quickly and discreetly through a secure online portal or have a physical copy sent directly to you.3
Why Test With Us?
Highest Testing Standards
We use the most up-to-date collection methods to secure blood, urine, and saliva samples for shipment and testing. Our at-home test kits and methodologies meet the highest standards for both quality and validity.
Certified Testing Labs
CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) certified laboratories are used to receive and evaluate test samples. This ensures strict adherence to both state and federal guidelines with regular inspections from applicable government agencies.
Key Facts About The Lab
Operating for over 20 years with over 8 million tests completed. Developed three distinct hormone testing methods. Partner with the CDC and NIH on research.
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