Candida, Metabolic & Vitamins Test

Comprehensive View of Your Gut, Energy, Mood & Vitamin Levels
30-Minute Health Coaching Call Included

Candida, Metabolic & Vitamins Test

Comprehensive View of Your Gut, Energy, Mood & Vitamin Levels
30-Minute Health Coaching Call Included

Do you have digestive upset, bloating, gas, acid reflux, mood irregularities and weak immunity? The simple at-home Complete Candida, Metabolic & Vitamins Test will assess how well your digestive system is functioning, along with your energy and mood metabolites using a urine sample. Plus, you'll be able to find out whether you're truly getting all the vitamins you need from your current nutrition giving you a clear picture of your digestive and metabolic health and how to support any imbalances and feel your best again.

Test Type:
Urine
Urine

Optimal Digestive Health

What is Measured

Gut Microbial Markers

Providing a snapshot of the waste products of yeast, fungus, bacteria and other metabolic pathways present in your urine. T

The health of the microbiome impacts digestion, absorption of nutrients, immune system, detoxification and brain function.

  • Yeast & Fungal Markers: Evaluates for overgrowth of candida and mold. Elevations of one or more metabolites indicate a yeast/fungal overgrowth.
  • Bacterial balance: Evaluate the levels of expected or opportunistic bacteria in the gut to assess dysbiosis
  • Clostridia Bacteria: Identify stubborn pathogenic bacteria present
  • Oxalate Metabolites: Oxalic acid and endogenous oxalate (usually yeast, mold or diet related)
  • Glycolytic Cycle Metabolites: Identify mitochondrial dysfunction affecting energy production

Mitochondrial Markers:Amino Acid & Krebs Cycle Metabolites

The power house of each cell in the body that help to generate energy (ATP), stress to this cycle from the toxins from candida, bacteria, oxalate, heavy metals and environmental chemicals can lead to low energy, poor exercise recovery and increased oxidative stress.

Neurotransmitter Metabolites:Phenylalanine, Tyrosine & Tryptophan

Chemical messengers in the brain that impact mood and sleep. Identify issues in tryptophan metabolism which can contribute to serotonin imbalance and excess quinolinic acid production. The relationship between two important brain chemicals dopamine and norepinephrine is critical for attention, focusing, mood, calmness, and other nervous system functions. Deficiency or excess of serotonin can impact mood, fine and gross motor skills, calmness, and sleep.

Pyrimidine Metabolites (Folate Metabolism)

Markers uracil and thymine help indicate of folate imbalance. Folate is linked to the methylation cycle that supports the inner workings of cells related to DNA function and metabolism. Poor folate metabolism can lead to cognitive problems.

Ketone and Fatty Acid Oxidation

Ketones are breakdown products of fatty acid metabolism. When fat is used as an energy source it is converted into ketones in the liver by a process called ketogenesis. Elevations in ketones can lead to GI upset like vomiting and diarrhea.

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Nutritional Markers

Identify nutrient imbalances

In order for the body to run effectively, it needs the right level of vitamins and minerals to act as cofactors for enzymatic reactions. Without enough of these nutritional cofactors (or if someone has genetic mutations that affect how well their enzymes work), these chemical pathways are unable to function optimally.

  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B5
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin Q10 (CoQ10)
  • N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) - key antioxidant precursor for glutathione
  • Biotin (vitamin H)
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Detoxification Capacity

Identify glutathione deficiency

Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant in our cells and protects against toxicity. Inadequate glutathione increases oxidative stress in the brain and nervous system, that can lead to poor attention, focus and overall cognitive challenges. Glutathione deficiency can also compromise immune system health. Glutathione is an essential compound involved liver detoxification of chemicals.

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Amino Acid Metabolites

Amino acids have major metabolic functions and roles in the body

Certain elevated amino acid metabolites can even be linked to rare genetic diseases called inborn errors of metabolism.

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Mineral Metabolism

Assess elevated levels of phosphoric acid

Measures phosphoric acid linked to dietary consumption metabolism and/or vitamin D status. High phosphorus levels can cause damage to your body.

High oxalates in the GI tract also may significantly reduce absorption of essential minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, and others. Oxalate can trap heavy metals such as mercury, lead, and arsenic in the body and lead to mineral imbalances.

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Comprehensive Results

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Still have questions? FAQs

Once you receive your at-home lab test, please follow the instructions provided to register your test. Once sample(s) are sent to one of our CLIA certified labs, it will take approximately 3 weeks for your results to be returned, during which time you will receive information on how to schedule your one-one-one health coaching call.

We have compiled thorough FAQs for our at-home lab tests, which you can browse here:
https://faq.equi.life/en-US/articles/lab-kit-faq-14490

For additional questions, you can contact us at support@equi.life.