Metabolic and toxin assessment

Tracking down and measure toxins that are hiding in your body.

No matter how clean and green you live your life, we are all different, including how effectively we detoxify. In Hong Kong we are exposed to toxins every single day. They’re lurking everywhere. In the air we breathe and the water and foods we consume. In skincare products, household cleaning products, household furnishings and more.

Toxins can cause or exacerbate an extensive list of health issues like digestive challenges, skin conditions, fatigue, infertility, behavioural and learning challenges, dementia and Parkinson’s Disease.

Our industry-leading tests are proven to track down and measure toxins that are hiding in your body and hindering your health and wellbeing. By finding the real causes of your health condition, our naturopaths can create a personalised plan to detoxify your system and help restore your good health.

Test for eleven different mycotoxins from 40 species of mould.

Mycotoxins are released by mould (fungi), which can grow on almost any surface. Some of the most prevalent toxins lurk in our homes, schools and offices. Diseases and symptoms linked to mould exposure include allergic rhinitis and asthma, skin rashes, sinusitis, asthma, raised liver enzymes, headaches and fatigue.

Genetically some people are more prone to the toxic effects of mould. They may develop chronic fatigue, muscle pain, sharp stabbing pains, depression, excessive thirst and increased urination, and an odd tendency to experience static shocks.

If you are more sensitive to mould, you may also experience sweats and temperature regulation problems, mental fatigue, memory issues, mood swings, aches and muscle cramps, light sensitivity, numbness and tingling. Some people develop chronic fungal growth in the sinuses or lungs, which do not respond to antibiotics.

This one morning-urine sample can provide important insight into the cause of your health conditions.

Cost: $3600

Sample Report

Screen for the presence of 172 different toxic non-metal chemicals found in products like pharmaceuticals, pesticides, packaged foods, household products, and environmental pollution with this simple morning-urine test.

These toxins have been linked to chronic illnesses like cancer, heart disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, autoimmune disorders, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, allergies and more.

This test identifies the presence of organophosphate pesticides, plastic phthalates, benzene from petroleum pollution, xylene and vinyl chloride, pyrethroid insecticides, acrylamide, perchlorate, diphenyl phosphate, ethylene oxide, and acrylonitrile. It also indicates damage to the mitochondria (cell energy production organelles) by measuring Tiglylglycine.

In the same urine sample, we can measure the presence of glyphosate – the world’s most widely produced herbicide linked to chronic health problems including metabolic disorder, diabetes, depression, autism, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disease and cancers.

Cost: $3730

Sample Report: GPL-TOX Profile | Glyphosate

This highly recommended urine test provides a comprehensive snapshot of your metabolism. It tests for certain acids that bacteria and yeast can produce, as well as organic acid wastes from your metabolism and brain neurotransmitters. Abnormal acid levels indicate metabolic and gut imbalances, which can contribute to health challenges like behaviour disorders, hyperactivity, anxiety, depression, fatigue and immune dysfunction.

The test also reports some mycotoxins and Candida yeast levels as well as vitamin and mineral levels - indications of neurotransmitter levels which are otherwise hard to gauge. It can reveal oxidative stress, glutathione sufficiency, toxic effects on the mitochondria and of any oxalates - all of which are linked to multiple chronic illnesses, and so many more markers.

The OAT test can be combined with the GPL Mycotox and/or GPL TOX at a reduced package price to provide comprehensive insight into fatigue, mental disorders and toxic exposure.

Cost: $2900

Sample Report

Evaluate your body’s accumulation and excretion of toxic metals. While acute metal poisoning is rare, chronic low-level exposure to toxic metals can cause significant retention in your body. These toxic heavy metals are linked to adverse health effects and chronic disease including alopecia, bone density, cardiovascular disease, depression, fatigue, gastrointestinal symptoms, hypertension and nutritional deficiencies. For children, common effects include reduced mental performance or ADHD.

To evaluate net retention, your IMI practitioner will compare the levels of metals in your urine before and after the administration of a chelating metal detoxification agent. This sequesters "hidden" metals from deep tissue stores and mobilizes the metals to your kidneys for excretion in the urine.

At the same time, we can gauge your nutritional status and the efficacy of mineral supplementation during metal detoxification therapy. Some types of heavy metal detoxification agents (chelation agents) can significantly increase the excretion of specific nutrient elements such as zinc, copper, manganese and molybdenum, so are best to be monitored.

Depending on the results, your IMI practitioner can arrange EDTA chelation therapy by IV or oral chelation therapy. If the heavy metal levels are found to be moderate, milder forms of metal detoxification such as antioxidant and zinc therapy with forms of chlorella and other natural binding agents can be used. Typically, you can expect to see improvements in your mental and physical health after 3-6 months.

Cost:
Post-provocation only - $1550
Add Essential Elements (minerals) - $1950
Pre and post-provocation with essential mineral elements - $2945

Sample Report

Test for abnormal levels of urinary poryphins (oxidised metabolites of heme biosynthesis) linked to anaemia, autism, genetic disorders, oxidative stress and high-level exposure to toxic metals and some pollutants. This non-invasive test requires a single first morning void or 24-hour urine collection.

Cost: $2060

Sample Report

Assess your dietary and oral exposure to potentially toxic metals with this comprehensive stool test. This test evaluates levels of thallium and gadolinium which are of increasing potential concern, plus 14 other potentially toxic elements including mercury exposure from dental amalgams.

Cost: $1980

Sample Report

Measure your neurotransmitter levels with this simple, yet comprehensive urine test.

Imbalanced levels of neurotransmitters - chemical messengers used by the nervous system to relay information from one nerve to another - can cause the brain and the body to be over- or under-stimulated, producing neurological or psychological symptoms. These include anxiety and depression, chronic fatigue, impulsivity, insomnia, PMS or PMDD (pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder).

Cost: $3250

Sample Report

How to order the tests

Our team of Naturopaths can recommend the most appropriate test based on your conditions and health needs, and then device a personalised treatment plan based on your test results. If you know the exact test you need and do not need a treatment plan, you may make book the test through one of our Medical Doctors to get started. Please call 2523 7121 or fill in the enquiry e-form.

Our Integral Health Advisor can provide more information about these tests.

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