The Organix™ Acids test allows us to measure the organic acids formed in various tissues or by intestinal microbes as metabolic metabolites or end products. Metabolism is the process in which your body converts the food you eat into energy and new structures. Accumulations of organic acids in urine can indicate metabolic dysfunction, nutrient insufficiencies or even microbial overgrowth. Abnormal levels of organic acids can be traced to inherited or acquired enzyme deficiencies, a build-up of toxicants, specific nutrient deficiencies, or drug effects. Every cell is affected when a metabolic pathway is interrupted. Clinical expression is unique to every patient, determined by genetic tendencies, nutrient insufficiencies,medical history and recent toxin exposure. Effective primary intervention focuses on correcting problems at this metabolic level. An Important Test for Chronic Illness.
Many chronic health problems can be difficult to diagnose, especially when they involve nonspecific symptoms such as fatigue, foggy thinking, malaise, gastrointestinal upset, joint aches,or sleep cycle disturbances. Standard medical tests are designed to identify disease states. Organic acid testing does not diagnose disease; it helps to give insight into the causes of disease. This profile helps us assess specific metabolic dysfunctions. Then we can customize a nutritional program for you that manages those areas in need of support. This allows an approach that is beyond symptom management. Our goal is to identify dysfunctions related to nutritional deficiencies and correct them before disease is allowed to develop.
How does the test work?
This test requires a first morning urine sample, which is then frozen and sent to the
A single urine sample can assess:
• Fatty acid metabolism
• Carbohydrate metabolism
• Energy production
• B-complex sufficiency
• Methylation co-factors
• Neurotransmitter metabolism
• Oxidative damage
• Detoxification status
• Intestinal dysbiosis including candida and yeast
• Inflammatory reactions
Who can benefit from this test?
Everyone can benefit, particularly those with:
• History of cardiovascular disease
• Depression and anxiety
• Chronic fatigue
• History of cancer
• Chronic pain and inflammation
• Digestive problems
• High stress levels
• Poor detoxification
• Skin disorders
• Professional athletes
• Frequent travellers
This test requires a first morning urine sample, which is then frozen and sent to the laboratory. Patients should only drink enough water to quench thirst during the day and evening prior to the collection. Collect all urine passed during the night (if any) and first morning urine.
Supplements can be avoided, however, if supplementation is continued, abnormalities found will reveal any special needs that have not been met through diet/ supplements.
Do not collect during menstruation.