Who is This Test For?
Transformation, energy, change. These are the hallmarks of metabolism, the name given to the vital chemical processes that are critical for life itself. For each and every one of us, nutrition ignites the process that allows our body to derive the vital nutrients we need for our metabolic pathways to function optimally, so that we may not simply live…but thrive.
FLUIDS iQ’s Metabolic Wellness Profile dried urine test measures levels of Indican, Total Bile Acids and 8-OHdG…key metabolic markers of Digestion, Detoxification and Oxidative Stress.
“There is nothing permanent except change” – Heraclitus
The wisdom of ancient Greece has come down to us through the ages, providing the root of the word metabolism as well as its meaning…change. At the root of Metabolic iQ™ is our Metabolic Wellness Profile analytical test, which shines a light on key biomarkers that help us understand whether the “permanent change” in our body, our metabolism, is functioning optimally.
Urinary Indican results from dysbiosis in the small intestine. It is an effective screening tool for assessment of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), intestinal mucosal permeability, malabsorption and poor protein digestion. Inability to digest protein may lead to adverse effects onblood sugar control, as well as hormone imbalance.
About Bile Acids
Bile acids play key roles in many physiological functions in the body, such as the elimination of cholesterol, absorption of fat, regulation of energy expenditure, as well as glucose and lipid metabolism. Elevated urinary bile acids are a screening marker of possible liver dysfunction.
About 8-Hydroxy-2-Deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG)
8-OHdG is one of the major products of DNA oxidation. Oxidative DNA damage is considered to play an important role in many of the body’s physiological processes, including aging. When not sufficiently balanced by local antioxidant systems, oxidative damage- also known as oxidative stress – may occur.