Methylation? Methylation is a process by which a gene's
behavior is altered, but the gene itself isn't changed. It requires
Vitamin B12 and folic acid to convert nutrients from food to energy.
If the process is blocked, through stress, viruses, toxins, etc.,
then glutathione cannot be created. Glutathione detoxifies the body,
among other body processes.
- used to test by urine the amount of pyrroles excreted through
urinary quantitative testing.
This is done to see the level of pyrroles and
if there is too rapid excretion of zinc and
The functional range for pyrroles is below 10.
A level of 16 or higher is
pyroluria; 20 or higher is considered very high.
The level of kryptopyrroles is an overall marker of high oxidative stress.
Read more about pyroluria.
Plasma Zinc -
used to evaluate zinc
deficiency. The functional range for zinc is 90
- 135. Although it is very good at picking
up major deficiencies it is more insensitive
to marginal deficiency because a change in plasma zinc does not occur until zinc
intake is extremely low. So a person with 'normal' results may still be
deficient. Read more about zincand the
zinc taste test
Serum copper- used
to test to evaluate copper
blood test measures the
amount of copperin blood.
Serum copper is used not plasma copper.
The functional range for copper is 70 - 110. Read more about copper toxicity.
Ceruloplasmin- used to
measure the amount of this protein that binds to copper in
the body. Ceruloplasmin plays an important role as a
transporter in copper metabolism.
Most copper in the blood is bound to ceruloplasmin, some is bound to
albumin, MT or other proteins. If ceruloplasmin is low, free copper can rise to toxic levels. Unbound copper is toxic to the
body. The relationship of ceruloplasmin to copper is a percentage.
Unbound copper is toxic to the body. Above 25% is consider high unbound copper. Read more about copper toxicity.
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