Heavy Metal Testing
The presence of toxic elements such as mercury and lead has been linked to numerous health conditions, including:
- Neurological problems
- Cardiovascular disease
- Memory impairment
- Learning difficulties
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Insulin resistance / Diabetes
Urine analysis can be used to measure both essential minerals (i.e. zinc, calcium, magnesium) and toxic metals (i.e. lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium).
Elevated baseline levels of heavy metals in the urine indicate current exposure, while a provoked urine test using a chelating agent such as DMSA measures toxic metals stored in the body.
Depending on the types of metals that are present and their levels, an appropriate and individualized chelation protocol can be developed to eliminate them from your system.