Every day, we are exposed to hundreds of toxic chemicals through products like pharmaceuticals, pesticides, packaged foods, household products, and environmental pollution. As we have become more accustomed to chemical-laden products, and as our environment has become more contaminated, we have been confronted with an accelerating rate of chronic illnesses like cancer, heart disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, chemical sensitivity, autism spectrum disorders, AD(H)D, autoimmune disorders, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.
The Complete ENVIRO-Tox Panel will give you a comprehensive look at a your current toxic chemical burden, as well as any resulting oxidative stress, inflammation, and mitochondrial damage. This Panel includes 4 tests: Organic Acids, Toxic Organic Chemical Profile, Glyphosate and MycoTOX Profile. Bundling these tests together provides a more economical way of getting all of this invaluable information, and just from one urine sample.
From there, we can provide you with recommendations on how to avoid future exposures and how to best detoxify the body of these toxins. Because exposure to environmental pollutants has been linked to many chronic diseases, the Complete ENVIRO-Tox Panel was specifically designed to assess exposure to common environmental toxins and the damage that can be caused by this exposure.
This panel includes four tests, all of which can be done from one urine sample:
- Organic Acids Test: This test has 74 markers and gives you a metabolic snapshot of your health. It includes specific markers for oxidative stress and inflammation, which are often elevated in either acute or chronic toxic chemical exposure and/or when the body is not properly detoxifying chemicals. It also includes a specific marker that is highly correlated with toxic chemical exposure.
- Toxic Organic Chemical Profile: This panel tests for over 172 different chemicals including organophosphate pesticides, phthalates, benzene, xylene, vinyl chloride, pyrethrin insecticides, and others. This profile also includes Tiglylglycine (TG), a marker for mitochondrial disorders resulting from mutations of mitochondrial DNA. These mutations can be caused by exposure to toxic chemicals, infections, inflammation, and nutritional deficiencies.
- Glyphosate: Glyphosate is the world’s most widely used herbicide and is the primary ingredient in RoundUpTM. In addition, it is a broad-spectrum herbicide that is used in more than 700 different products from agriculture and forestry to home use. The World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer published a summary in March 2015 that classified glyphosate as a probable carcinogen in humans.
- MycoTOX Profile: Mycotoxins are metabolites produced by fungi like mold, which can infest buildings, vehicles, and foodstuffs. They are some of the most prevalent toxins in the environment. Diseases and symptoms linked to mycotoxin exposure include fever, pneumonia-like symptoms, heart disease, rheumatic disease, asthma, sinusitis, cancer, memory loss, vision loss, chronic fatigue, skin rashes, depression, ADHD, anxiety, and liver damage. The MycoTOX Profile screens for 11 different mycotoxins, from 40 species of mold, in one urine sample. It uses the power of advanced mass spectrometry (MS/MS), which is necessary to detect lower levels of these fungal toxins