This is a urine test and it’s one of the most powerful and informative tests I know of in defining what’s going on with your metabolism.
You just pee in clean pot first thing in the morning, pipette some urine into a test tube and send it to the lab for analysis.
Depending on the lab, there are 46 to 65 markers reported on the test, which is a ton of information.
The markers give you information in several key metabolic areas that can affect your energy levels, mood, sleep, digestion and more:
- Fatty acid and carbohydrate metabolism
- Cellular energy production
- B-vitamin status
- Methylation status (B12 and folate)
- Neurotransmitter metabolism
- Inflammation and oxidative stress
- Liver and kidney function / detoxification
- Intestinal dysbiosis (small intestinal Candida and bacterial overgrowth)
YES it is!
But don’t worry, we know how to interpret these results for you and design customized protocols that get you results.
I can’t begin to explain the power of an organic acids test in providing clues as to why you’re not feeling yourself.
First, it clearly shows where some of your metabolic imbalances are, and which nutrients you are deficient in.
But most importantly, when interpreted alongside your genetic polymorphism report (from 23andme or similar), it shows how some of your genes are expressing.
These genes – MTHFR, CBS, COMT and MAO-A – are enormously important and the organic acids test can tell you whether you need to support them with specific nutrients.
This doesn’t just help you feel better now: According to the research, supporting genetic mutations may reduce your risk of developing diseases such as autoimmune conditions, Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
I have several genetic mutations in MTHFR, CBS, SOD, MAO-A, MTRR and MAT1 that predispose me to a range of diseases, so I don’t take any chances whatsoever.
Based on organic acids results alone, I’ve recommended single supplements that have transformed clients’ vitality in the space of just a few days (I’m not exaggerating).
For example, Sara – one of my students – experienced a surge of energy from taking a small dose of carnitine after her organic acids test had shown a significant depletion.
Of course, this doesn’t happen for everyone but the power of individualized nutritional and biomedical therapy shouldn’t be underestimated.
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