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Nutritional and Metabolic imbalance are root cause of wide range of health issues and Chronic disease. Metabolic and Nutrition Analysis Profile is a nutrition test that requires a first morning void urine collection and Blood collection to measure urine organic acids and Amino Acids.
Your lifestyle, eating habits, environment, exercises, stress-and all such factors have an impact on it. The Metabolic and Nutritional Analysis gives you an insight into the current status of your metabolism, and what all needs to be done in order to improve it. If you undergo any major change in your nutrition and lifestyle, or if you are undergoing an intensive weight-loss program, it is best to take the test at regular intervals and keep a close watch on your essential metabolic markers in order to ensure optimal health.
Nutrition Metabolism Analysis includes the study of a wide range of metabolic indicators which reveal the root cause behind your weight and health problems. The various class of metabolic indicators are classified as:
Amino acids are the basic “building blocks” of the human body and play a key role in the growth and maintenance of bones and muscles. The analysis of amino acid levels reveals the cause behind fatigue, increased cardiovascular risk, mood swings and cognitive functions.
Fatty acids are essential and it is important to ensure that it is not too low or too high in supply to your body. Low levels of certain fats in nutrition can result in depression, hyperactivity, numbness and tingling in the hands and feet, as well as early senility.
Cellular Energy and Mitochondrial Metabolites
The cellular energy and mitochondrial metabolite markers reflect the body’s ability to process dietary macronutrients to feed the Krebs cycle (Citric Acid Cycle)
and subsequent energy production. Abnormalities throughout the Krebs cycle, as well as in fatty acid oxidation, glycolysis, and protein metabolism may reflect enzymatic dysfunction, functional nutrient insufficiencies, toxins, genetic polymorphisms, and underlying diseases. Abnormal urinary excretion of these organic acids provides a window into various clinical conditions, as well as potential therapeutic targets to correct mitochondrial dysfunction.
Proteins, Vitamin and Minerals
This panel in the nutritional metabolism test provides a functional assessment of protein, vitamins and minerals sufficiency. An analysis of metabolites which require vitamin and mineral cofactors for their metabolism can hint at deficiencies of vitamins B6, B12 and C, magnesium, copper, iron, and various amino acids.
Dysbiosis and Gastrointestinal Metabolism
The GI tract is a complex organ system easily influenced by factors such as microflora and microbial balance, digestive enzymes, or GI lining integrity. Over a period of time, toxins and food allergens entering the bloodstream create an imbalance between good and bad bacteria, a phenomenon called Dysbiosis.
Organic acids are chemical compounds excreted in the urine of mammals that are products of metabolism. Metabolism is the sum of chemical reactions in living beings by which the body builds new molecules and breaks down molecules to eliminate waste products and produce energy. Organic acids are organic compounds that are acidic. Organic acids are substances in which carbon and hydrogen are always present but which may also contain the elements of oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, and phosphorus as well.
Many genetic disorders are caused by the production of an inefficient enzyme that reacts at a slower than usual rate, resulting in an accumulation of a metabolic intermediate. More than 50 phenotypically different organic acidemias are now known since the oldest known disease, isovaleric acidemia, was described in 1966. An organic acid is any compound that generates protons at the prevailing pH of human blood. Although some organic acidemias result in lowered blood pH, other organic acidemias are associated with organic acids that are relatively weak and do not typically cause acidosis. Organic acidemias are disorders of intermediary metabolism that lead to the accumulation of toxic compounds that derange multiple intracellular biochemical pathways including glucose catabolism (glycolysis), glucose synthesis (gluconeogenesis), amino acid and ammonia metabolism, purine and pyrimidine metabolism, and fat metabolism. The accumulation of an organic acid in cells and fluids (plasma, cerebrospinal fluid, or urine) leads to a disease called organic acidemia or organic aciduria.
Clinical presentations of organic acidemias vary widely and may include failure to thrive, intellectual development disorders, hypo- or hyperglycemia, encephalopathy, lethargy, hyperactivity, seizures, dermatitis, dysmorphic facial features, microcephaly, macrocephaly, anemia and/or immune deficiency with frequent infections, ketosis and/or lactic acidosis, hearing, speech, or visual impairment, peripheral neuropathy, sudden cardiorespiratory arrest, nausea and coma. Many organic acidemias are associated with slight to marked increases in plasma ammonia. Some organic acidemias may be chronic and present in the first few days of life. In others, such as medium chain acyl dehydrogenase deficiency, a child might appear completely normal until a potentially fatal episode of cardiorespiratory arrest.
Many other non-genetic factors can also alter human metabolism. Toxic amounts of the drug acetaminophen and other toxic chemicals can use up a key molecule, glutathione, that helps the body detoxify, leading to the overproduction of the organic acid pyroglutamic acid. Tumors of the adrenal gland called pheochromacytomas can cause the overproduction of the neurotransmitter epinephrine, resulting in marked increases in its metabolite, vanillylmandelic acid (VMA). Genetic diseases of the mitochondria, the cell’s energy source, as well as toxic chemicals that disrupt mitochondrial function cause elevation of succinic acid. Succinic acid is a key intermediate of both the Kreb’s cycle and the electron transport chain that generates adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the currency for most of the body’s energy transactions.
A number of organic acids directly or indirectly indicate deficiencies of critical vitamins such as vitamin B12, pantothenic acid, biotin, and others. One of the most important uses of the organic acids test is as an indicator of dysbiosis, an abnormal overgrowth of yeast and bacteria in the intestinal tract. Some of these bacterial byproducts from the intestine enter the blood stream and may alter the metabolism of neurotransmitters such as dopamine.
This test is done at home and you don’t need to go to the lab for blood collection.
A) Order a test
B) We will send you test Kit
C) Once you receive Kit, You need to collect Blood and Urine samples. You only need someone ( Nurse or phlebotomist ) who can draw your blood and urine sample is collected by yourself.
D)Ship Kit back to Lab. Shiiping instruction will be provided. Find the Fastest currier near you and you need to bare currier charges.
E) Turn around time is 3 to 5 days. We will send you a report by email.
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