Urine Element Analysis
Urine element testing can be used to measure both essential and toxic elements. Measuring essential elements reveals information about your diet and how your body absorbs nutrients. Measuring toxic elements in urine may help identify possible contributors to chronic health problems.
Urine element analysis measures the levels of essential and toxic elements in urine. Elements include essential nutrients like chromium, iron and magnesium; and toxic elements like arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury. Some toxic elements can affect the nervous system; potentially causing tremors, memory impairment, depression, anxiety, nerve pain, learning disabilities, hyperactivity, or juvenile delinquency. A lack of essential elements can lead to health problems like: memory impairment, learning disabilities, decreased ability to cope with stress and fatigue.Sources of Toxic Elements:
Toxic elements are founding common household products and may contribute to a variety of symptoms:
- Aluminum is found in cooking utensils, antiperspirants, pickled foods, toothpaste, nasal spray, exhaust, ceramics and baking powder. Signs of toxicity may included impaired memory & increased risk of heart disease.e.
- Arsenic is found in pressure-treated wood used in decks and playground equipment. Early signs of arsenic toxicity may include headaches, fatigue, restlessness, insomnia, downsiness, dizziness, stomach aches, and pain.
- Cadmium is found is cigarette smoke, some point pigments, and in a variety of industrial products. Fatigue bay be an early sign of cadmium
- Lead is still around from the days when we lused leaded gasoline in cars, solder plumbing and leaded paints. Lead exposure may contribute to mood and personality problems.
- Mercury is found in dental fillings, fluorescent lights, and electronics. Chronic exposure to mercury primarily affects the brain and nervous system. Symptoms like: weakness, fatigue, numbness in figers and toes, weight loss and GI subsets are common with ongoing exposure tomercuriy.
- Tin is found in canned foods. If acidic foods are sealed in a un-lined tin can, significant absorption of tin can occur. Excess absorption of tin may contribute to GI symptoms.