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What are Lipid Peroxides?

The level of lipid peroxides is an index of cellular membrane damage caused by the action of free radicals (oxidative stress).

The membranes of the organelles within the cells (mitochondria, lysosomes, peroxisomes etc.) can also be damaged.

Membrane proteins, membrane lipids and cholesterol can be damaged due to an insufficiency of antioxidants to deal with the level of oxidative stress/free radicals.

The elevation of lipid peroxides serves as an early warning of the potential longterm effects of oxidative stress. The outcome of long-term oxidative stress is chronic degenerative disease, an example being the peroxidation of low-density lipoproteins contributing to atherosclerosis. Other associated diseases include coronary artery disease and cancer, the leading causes of death in the United States.

Oxidative stress can result from exposure to toxins or pathogens, especially chemicals and heavy metals; inappropriate lifestyle factors such as excessive exercise or over-training; acute infections; or byproducts of normal metabolism.

Monitoring the level of antioxidants is important, because while low levels can result in an excess of free radicals, high levels can cause fatigue and weakness. Proper free radical control is essential to good health.

Test Kit #101 - Metabolic Assessment Profile

Test Results Include:

  • Indican, lipid peroxides & urinary bile acid sulfates (UBAS)
  • Sample required: 2 test tubes of urine
  • Lab reporting time: 10 - 14 business days
  • Lab fee $132 (pay direct to lab when you submit urine specimen)
  • Interpretation Fee and 90-Day protocol $149
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