Fecal metal analysis reflects the dietary metal intake. Minerals, trace elements and potentially toxic metals may be found in food, drink, medication and nutritional supplements. Whatever metals are not absorbed are excreted via various pathways, including the hepato-intestinal system, and for certain elements such as antimony and uranium, biliary excretion into feces is the primary route of natural excretion from the body.
Certain foods such as fish from polluted water may be high in arsenic or mercury, and consumption naturally increases the fecal metal content. Studies performed at Trace Minerals International indicate that most algae product contain various amounts of potentially toxic metals and through fecal testing we evaluate metal excretion.
Due to exposure of mercury in the oral cavity, people with amalgam fillings typically show higher mercury concentration in feces than individuals without amalgams.
Bjorkman L, Sandborgh-Englund G, Ekstand J. Mercury in Saliva and Feces after Removal of Amalgam Fillings. Toxicology & Applied Pharmacology 144:156-162. 1997
Oral chelators first detoxify the digestive tract, the biliary excretion may be considerable.
Fecal metal testing assist in evaluating environmental exposure through oral intake, accumulation in the digestive tract and metal excretion. Thus a high concentration of potentially toxic metals in unprovoked stool may be the result of a high metal intake, reflecting high intake and efficient excretion.
Stool Metal testing can assist in determining the efficacy of oral chelation. By comparing the metal concentration of an unprovoked sample (= Stool Sample I, sampled before the oral chelator is administered) with the metals found in Stool Sample II, the sample taken after oral chelation, we can correlate how biliary excretion was affected.
Further testing assists in determining the body's systemic toxic load.
Needed Material: 5gr.
Ask for test kits.
Antimony, Arsenic-total, Beryllium, Bismuth, Cadmium, Copper, Lead, Mercury, Nickel, Silver, Tin, Uranium.
Standard Profile (P39) plus gold
Tested Elements Parameter as profile 39 plus:
Aluminum, Barium, Cerium, Cesium, Chromium, Cobalt, Gallium, Iodine, Manganese, Molybdenum, Platinum, Selenium, Strontium, Tantalum, Thallium, Titanium, Tungsten, Vanadium, Zinc.
Standard Profile (P38) plus gold
Download Sample Submission Sheet. Fill out and send with sample for metal testing. Air mail is recommended, but the analysis of metals is not time-sensitive.