NOTE: This test is ONLY AVAILABLE TO AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS.
The Copper Test
Have you checked your copper balance?
The copper test is a simple test you can do right from your home or office, The test only takes a minute and takes an accurate account of your copper levels, it measures your body’s total copper levels which helps you to determine if your copper is balanced, is toxic or high copper levels or you have a copper deficiency.
The Copper Test
The copper test is a simple test that can be done right from your home or office. Testing for copper imbalances is really important due to it’s ability to cause many common health problems. The test includes:
- An authorized blood specimen order form that you take to your local accredited pathology for collection of your blood (Find a pathology near you here).
- A blood specimen test kit for the pathology to use to collect your blood sample
- Complete instructions for taking the test for you and the pathology
Test results are sent to one of our professional health practitioners within 7 business days for evaluation. Our practitioners contact you with the results and recommendations on any findings via email, mail or phone.
Diseases Related To Copper Imbalances
- Disc Degeneration
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Bacterial Infections
- Sympathetic Nervous System Dominance
- Premature Ventricular Contraction
- Iron Toxicity
- Other Toxic Metal Accumulation
- Wilsons Disease
Copper is both an essential element and a toxic one. Owing to the widespread use of copper in our water pipes plus other exposures to copper more people are toxic to copper than deficient in copper. Copper toxicity can also come from the use of the contraceptive pill, IUDs and fertility hormones. The biggest problem with copper toxicity is that high levels of copper antagonize zinc which can leave you zinc deficient. High levels of copper may also be a factor in post-natal depression and or mental illness, especially anxiety, paranoia, and schizophrenia. Extreme fears and hallucinations are also related to copper excess.
Copper is important in the human body for good health however only in very low amounts compared to zinc which is often deficient in people with copper excess, therefore the reason a person can have copper toxicity can be as a result of having a zinc deficiency so its important to check your zinc levels at the same time as checking your copper levels.
Have any questions about this test? Ask one of our qualified health practitioners here.