Metals Whole Blood Test
Blood is routinely checked for metals toxicity; however, blood only reflects very acute and extreme poisoning by metals. Cellular damage can occur at much lower levels than what is expressed in blood. We recommend blood ONLY for checking levels of essential minerals and acute exposure to heavy metals.
Heavy metals toxicity caused by increasing levels of pollution and use of chemicals in our society 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. The CDC acknowledges that hair mercury levels provide a valuable maternal and infant marker for exposure to neurotoxic methylmercury from fish.
WHY CHOOSE METALS WHOLE BLOOD TEST?
Whole blood element analysis is a diagnostic method that assists in determining deficiencies, excesses and imbalances of essential elements as well as recent or ongoing exposure to specific toxic elements. Whole blood analysis measures total element levels that circulate extracellularly (serum/plasma) as well as intracellularly (function within blood cells). Therefore, additional testing of blood fractions or other tissues may be necessary for differential diagnosis of specific imbalances, or to assess specific dysfunctions of assimilation, transport, retention or excretion of elements.
Assessment of element levels in whole blood is a valuable tool for identification of dietary adequacy, gastrointestinal, renal and endocrine functions, and excess or deficiency conditions. Additional testing of specific blood fractions or other tissues may be necessary to help identify the specific mechanisms responsible for abnormal levels of elements. Such mechanisms include dysfunctions in assimilation, transport, retention or excretion of elements. Whole blood or packed cell element analysis should be performed prior to and intermittently throughout the course of metal detoxification therapy. Such monitoring of essential element status is necessary to identify needs for, and effectiveness of, supplementation. Replacement and maintenance of adequate levels of essential nutrients can markedly reduce the apparent adverse "side effects" associated with the use of detoxification agents and the general effects of mobilization of toxic elements.
THE BENEFITS OF METALS TESTING:
Determine if metal toxicity or mineral deficiency is contributing to the disorder
Monitor the effects of chelation (elimination of heavy metals from the body)
Identify if supplementation of important minerals may bring about significant improvements
Consultation about results is included with each test at Synergy Fitness & Wellness Center Inc.