FREE RADICAL TEST KIT - Single use urine test
According to M. Amin, Ph.D, Doctor of Natural Medicine, the free radical test is an excellent way to measure the progress of one's ionic detox program. A minimum of Two test kits are required (two included in one box) - one at the beginning and one for the end of a treatment protocol. Ideally three tests would be used with an additional test taken mid-way through the protocol. The level of free radicals, or unstable atoms in the body in general reflects the level of toxicity or unhealthy contaminants within.
The LPO at-home urine test allows you to determine the amount of stress on the body caused by free radical activity. People who are undergoing ionic foot detoxification treatments or who want to assess their diet or nutritional supplements can benefit from measuring the levels of free radicals in the body.
The LPOKit measures the level of free radicals or lipid peroxidation in the body, thus reflecting the body's relative level of aging.
- Tests for the presence of MDA metabolite which is produced from free radicals
- The testing process is easy, accurate and safe! No blood test required, only a few drops of urine
- By using the LPOKit to monitor the level of free radicals within the body, ionic detox sessions, diet, fatigue level and antioxidant intake can be assessed.
What is MDA?
MDA (malondialdehyde) is one representative type of lipid peroxide and the end product of a lipid peroxidation process by reactive oxygen species. Lipid peroxidation can be defined as the oxidative deterioration of lipids, or the process of free radicals stealing electrons from the lipids in cell membranes, resulting in cell damage. Unsaturated fatty acid molecules such as linolenic acid, secondary linolenic acid, arachidonic acid, DHA and EPA from fish oil, all can be oxidized by the presence of free radicals to produce lipid-oxidizing-inducing metabolite. This oxidation will trigger a free radical chain reaction, producing the MDA end product. The presence of MDA creates harmful substances in the body. Measuring MDA levels is a proactive method of taking charge of one's relative health.
How to Use LPO Kit
What Are Free Radicals & Why Fight Them?
Free radicals can be formed either naturally as byproducts of metabolic processes (such as fighting diseases) or external sources. Some external sources include:
- Toxic metals from food and the environment like lead, cadmium, mercury, etc.
- Excess bacteria, yeast
- Rx and over-the-counter drugs
- Trans fats
- Physical and/or emotional
If unchecked by an anti-oxidant, free radicals attack the cell walls and cell constituents, including DNA and other opportune targets, particularly those containing polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). When free radicals react with PUFAs, a chain reaction occurs generating even more free radicals.Free radicals can damage both the structure and function of cell membranes, nucleic acids and electron dense regions of proteins. This can result in:
- Cell death or alteration of the cell's response to ion flux and neurotransmitters
- Mutations that may be carcinogenic
- Inactivation of enzymes and other proteins
- Destruction of affected tissues and organs
How Do Free Radicals Do Damage?
Each free radical can destroy an enzyme or protein molecule or even an entire cell. The damage isactually even more extensive because each free radical usually generates a chain of free-radical reactions, resulting in thousands of free radicals being released to destroy body components.
Five basic types of damage caused by free radicals:
- Lipid peroxidation - free radicals initiate damage to fat compounds in the body, causing them toturn rancid and release more free radicals.
- Cross-linking - free radical reactions cause proteins and/or DNA molecules to fuse together.
- Membrane damage - free radical reactions destroy the integrity of the cell membrane, which inturn interferes with the cell?s ability to take in nutrients and expel wastes.
- Lysosome damage - free-radical reactions rupture lysosome cell (digestive particle)membranes; these then spill into the cell and digest critical cell compounds.
- Accumulation of the age pigment (lipofuscin) - may interfere with cell chemistry.