This post describes the Organic Acids test, or Organix® Comprehensive test. First of all, this test is so easy to do because it requires only one urine sample. Then the lab analyzes 45 urinary metabolites, all of which give extremely useful information.
I recommend this test as part of an annual, for everyone.
The Organix® Comprehensive test tells you about:
Your neuroendocrine system – MOOD, ENERGY, ABILITY TO BURN FAT
• Carbohydrate metabolism – How well do you process carbohydrates? And, do you have good blood sugar regulation?
• Dopamine/serotonin – Reveals why you have issues with mood, depression, sleep, energy, concentration, and cognition.
• Fat metabolism – Is weight loss difficult? This may be the reason why.
• Mitochondria function and health – Do you feel that you are aging too quickly? You may have mitochondrial damage. This increases your aging rate, plus risks for many diseases!
• B-vitamin status – B vitamins are crucial, and it’s common to be deficient in some of them. This also gives you information about your methylation capacity, related to the common MTHR genetic mutation. But, is MTHFR a problem for you or not?
Your GI system – INFECTIONS, ABSORPTION, NUTRIENTS
• Bacteria and yeast overgrowth – These are super common, and the Organix® test is a great way to test without doing a stool or breath test, especially for kids. Essential to do with any gut, hormone, or neurological issues.
Your Detox system – LIVER, DETOX, AGING
• Liver inflammation – If your liver is fatty or inflamed, and not working up to par, this will show up.
• Oxidative stress/aging – Do you have a high rate of oxidation? This causes inflammation, and damage throughout the body, including your arteries and mitochondria.
• Toxins – These markers show your exposure to, and load from, common environmental toxins.
• Methylation – One of the primary ways to get chemicals out of your body, including environmental toxins, and hormones and chemicals you make inside your body.
• Detoxification nutrients – Do you have enough of the key detox nutrient called glutathione that your liver makes? What about co-Q10? This test will tell you these, and more.
• Detoxification function – Besides methylation, the Organix® test shows how other detox functions are working, such as one called glucuronidation, and another called sulfation.
The Organix® Comprehensive nutritional test is ideal for patients who suffer from:
- Weight issues
- Sleep abnormalities
- Chemical Sensitivities
- Neurological issues, including brain fog and poor memory
- Low energy
- Poor recovery and healing from injuries (“itis” conditions like tendonitis, arthritis, etc)
What to do about the results?
As a patient, you can order the Organix® Comprehensive test right from our dispensary. Then, we can interpret your results, and suggest what to do about them! The best part is that this test nails exactly what interventions you need in all of these areas. Fortunately, this is a Functional Medicine test that is approved by many insurance plans, which decreases the amount that you pay.
I welcome your comments and questions below!