The Organic Acid Test is one of our go to metabolic lab testing for patients looking for a comprehensive analysis of their overall brain and digestive health. This test offers a comprehensive metabolic snapshot of over 70 biomarkers of health, making it one of our current favourite functional labs to run for our patients at Bronte Wellness.
Organic acids are the by-products of metabolism that are excreted in the urine. These acids are present in the urine at 100 times their concentration than in the blood serum since they are not filtered by the kidneys during elimination.
Organic Acid Tests are functional metabolic lab tests that provide an accurate evaluation of you levels of intestinal yeast and bacteria. The organic acid test even includes markers for vitamin and mineral levels, including vitamin C, various B vitamins and essential fatty acids. It will also tell us how much oxidative stress is in your system and whether or not you’d benefit from additional antioxidant support. All this data is extremely useful in helping our Naturopathic Doctors create an individualized digestive treatment plan.
Organic acid functional metabolic tests also can gives as a sense of your neurotransmitter levels. This makes it an excellent test for patients with chronic mood disorders like depression and anxiety. Currently there are no conventional tests used by your MD to test your neurotransmitter status and most patients are given the same medications for a variety of different mental health issues. The organic acid test allows us to create truly personalized and holistic treatment plans to support your mental health based on your own neurotransmitter imbalances.
We recently ran an organic acid test on two separate patients with similar anxiety symptoms. Through the organic acid test test we learned that the first patient had a deficiency in inhibitory neurotransmitters in the brain while the second actually had an excess of excitatory neurotransmitters like glutamate and adrenaline. Both patients were able to resolve their anxiety symptoms rapidly with personalized nutritional and supplement prescriptions since the organic acid test test told us exactly what to prescribe in order to balance the brain most effectively.
If abnormalities are detected using the organic acid test, our Naturopathic Doctors can create your individualized treatment plan that may include supplements, such as vitamins and antioxidants, or dietary and lifestyle modifications. Our patients are reporting significant improvements to markers of health such as energy, digestion and balanced mood based on protocols implemented as a result of their individual organic acid test results. Book an appointment online to get started on your path to healing.