Heavy metals toxicity is one of the leading causes of neurotoxic illness and it causes a decrease in overall wellness. Heavy metals are ever present in our modern environment due to the increased levels of pollution and chemicals. Modern technology, industrial pollution, and consumer goods are the route of exposure for most people. This is why toxic metal testing is essential to good health. It’s impossible to completely avoid toxic metal exposures. Many people have occupations that expose them to high levels of metals, while others are exposed through air and water pollution. But it is possible to reduce your exposure through better lifestyle choices.
There are many different methods used when it comes to toxic metal testing, including hair, blood, and urine. 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. Toxicity occurs when net retention exceeds physiological tolerance. The best way to evaluate net retention is with a provoked urine challenge with the use of a pharmaceutical metal detoxification agent such as EDTA, DMSA or DMPS. These compounds function by sequestering "hidden" metals from deep tissue stores and mobilizing the metals to the kidneys for excretion in the urine.
Toxic Metals Tested
Here are the metals that are tested for in the Urine Toxic Metals Test:
Specimen Type: Non-invasive single urine collection