The Porphyrins Profile
Revealing The Biomarkers of Toxicity in Urine
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Porphyrins measured in urine serve as biomarkers of toxic effects on the heme biosynthetic pathway. Heme is the deep red, nonprotien, ferrous component of hemoglobin and is essential for the proper function of many proteins for oxygen transport, energy production, and detoxification. Patterns of specific porphyrin elevations in urine serve as functional markers to specific toxins, including toxic metals, such as mercury and lead.
Heavy metals impair many aspects of metabolism, while chronic exposure to organic chemicals, such as pesticides, can have deleterious effects on the body’s biochemistry and adversely affect cellular function.
With a simple overnight urine collection, the Porphyrins Profile measures seven porphyrins, total porphyrins, and two ratios to help identify the effects of metal toxicity. It also measures patterns of specific porphyrin evaluations which serve as functional markers of toxicity from toxic metals or organic chemicals.
Elevations of the individual porphyrin species can have a number of causes, including heredity and environmental contact. Chronic exposure to toxic metals, including lead, mercury, arsenic, aluminum, and cadmium often results in organ-specific accumulation that compromises organ physiological function.
Why evaluate Porphyrins?
- Differentiation of heavy metal toxicity (Mercury, Lead, Arsenic)
- Biochemical damage caused by toxicant exposure
- Mercury’s effect in dental patients with amalgams
- Toxicity of patients before and during chelation therapy
- The toxicity of therapeutic drugs
Toxicity can cause these conditions...
- Multiple chemical sensitivity
- Behavioral and learning disorders
- Immune Dysfunctions
- Chronic fatigue
- Neurological and mental/emotional disorders
Sources of toxicants...
- Polluted air and soil
- Fluorescent bulbs
- Ground water
Symptoms of toxicity...
- Chemical sensitivity
- Memory loss
- Numbness and tingling in hands and feet
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Loss of appetite
How to Get the Test
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The test kit with full instructions will be sent to you within a few days. A small shipping and handling fee applies.
Collect the specimens at your convenience and send directly to the independent laboratory.
The test results are sent to me and I will forward a copy to you.
We then schedule a time to discuss the interpretations and implications of the results and possible nutritional and lifestyle treatment programs appropriate for you based on your test results.
You'll have the option of working with me further to treat your results and resolve the problems revealed in your testing.
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