TOXIC HEAVY METALS & ELEMENTS
Common sources for heavy metal exposure include fish and seafood, rice, well water, vaccinations & dental fillings.
These toxic elements can significantly increase our risk of developing conditions like dementia, infertility, diabetes and cancer. They are also known to cause damage to the liver, kidneys and brain, as well as the cardiovascular, nervous and endocrine systems.
Essential elements are abundant, too, and only healthy when they are within optimal ranges. These elements, such as iodine and selenium, are critical for enzymes that synthesize neurotransmitters and activate hormones.
Getting too much, and sometimes too little, of various elements has consequences for our overall health.
Who should consider heavy metals and elements testing? Anyone who:
- Is exposed to heavy metals through hobbies, work or dentistry
- Lives in an older home or an area where metals may be present in drinking water
- Has thyroid-related health issues
Each test included in ZRT’s element panels has been selected for its value in providing clinical insight. Our testing features:
ZRT’s profiles include arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury, the four heavy metals considered most toxic by the CDC.
ZRT assesses a number of key nutritional elements including iodine, selenium, magnesium, copper, zinc and bromine.
Toxic and nutritional elements affect different systems of the body, so it makes sense that they can’t all be measured in the same body fluid. ZRT tests using the most scientifically appropriate medium – either urine or whole blood – for our elements profiles.
ZRT’s dried urine method offers a discreet, at-home testing alternative and eliminates the hassles of all-day jug urine collection. Patients collect urine on a filter strip twice during the day. Dried strips are shelf-stable for 30 days and easy to mail back to the lab for analysis.
See the Profiles
To restore the vital balance of hormones, we first need a detailed, accurate measurement of hormone levels. Not just numbers, but an assessment that offers real meaning.
Heavy Metals & Elements Profiles
Elements Profile – Dried Blood Spot - Hg, Cd, Pb, Zn, Cu, Se & Mg (Sample Report)
Comprehensive Thyroid Profile – fT3, fT4, TPOab & TSH (blood spot); I, Br, Se, As, Cd & Hg (dried urine) (Sample Report)
Comprehensive Elements Profile – Hg, Cd, Pb, Zn, Cu, Se & Mg (blood spot); I, Br, Se, As, Cd & Hg (dried urine)