Glyphosate Panel - Toxicity Load
- Species: Canine, Feline
- Included Test(s): Glyphosate
- Specimen Type: Urine Collection
- Fasting: Not Required
Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide on the planet. With a staggering 736 million pounds being used annually globally, it's crucial to understand its impact on our health and take proactive measures to mitigate its effects.
Requires: 3.0 - 5.0mL of urine. Transported in a non-additive container with a leak-proof seal.
1. Contributes to metabolic syndromes and obesity.
2. Significant Contributor to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
3. Bactericidal and seems to kill good microbiome leaving bad microbiome causing microbiome dysbiosis.
4. Cytotoxic and genotoxic effects, meaning damage to cells and DNA.
5. Increased oxidative stress, which can lead to inflammation, tissue damage and mutations to the DNA.
6. Disruption of the estrogen pathway, which can affect hormone balance and reproductive health.
7. Impairment of important cerebral functions, including memory and learning.
8. Correlation with some cancers, such as non-Hodgkin lymphoma and leukemia.
9. Damage to certain organs in animals like liver, kidney, pancreas, etc.
Studies have shown that 86% of people tested have detectable levels of glyphosate in their urine, with levels skyrocketing by 3800% over the past two decades. Disturbingly, animals bear an even heavier burden, with dogs found to have levels up to thirty times higher and cats up to sixteen times higher than humans.
Glyphosate's harmful effects extend beyond its prevalence; it actively disrupts bacterial populations, intensifies pathogens, and diminishes beneficial organisms. Moreover, its endocrine-disrupting activity and cytotoxic nature harm multiple cell types. Research links glyphosate exposure to a myriad of health concerns, such as fatty liver syndrome, infertility, and an increased risk of certain cancers, including
non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, leukemias, hemangiosarcoma, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, microbiome dysbiosis, metabolic syndrome, and obesity.
Glyphosate is primarily excreted through urine and feces, which means that by reducing or eliminating dietary exposure, these levels can rapidly decline within days. Urine glyphosate levels reflect short-term exposure(days-week) while hair and fur samples offer a longer-term(week-hair) perspective. Good news is - by combining routinely testing with strategic diet and lifestyle changes, we offer a holistic
approach that guarantees a of glyphosate levels to near zero.