Metabolic Testing

Comprehensive Chemical Panel 1 (CCP1)

Our exclusive Comprehensive Chemical Panel One (aka CCP1) is a metabolic panel that provides valuable medical and nutritional information. If you want to know if you are actually using various nutritional products this testing panel is for you. This test measures several nutritional metabolites, and when considered along with a detailed health history and other testing and considerations, can help clarify your individual health and nutrition needs. Below is more about the CCP1 urine test:

1. You’re level of urinary vitamin C – how much vitamin C you are wasting in your urine. If you do not have any vitamin C in your urine you are likely deficient.

2. How well your body is using vitamin C – taking vitamin C and absorbing it is one thing, but converting it to a useable form is another thing entirely. Dehydroascorbate (the oxidized form of vitamin C should be high in most forms of cancer therapy), but low or non-existent in almost everyone else. Vitamin C inadequacy may predispose to hundreds if not thousands of medical conditions.

3. A test for absorption and malabsorption – urinary levels of a chemical called indicant is high (to different extents) depending upon one’s degree of malabsorption (or, inability to absorb certain amino acids).

4. Malonyldialdehyde (MDA) – a test for overall oxidative stress giving indirect information as to whether or not you are effectively using antioxidants. Oxidants are needed to degenerate dead, dying and abnormal cells and tissues in the body. Antioxidants are needed for repair of cells, tissues and organs. Thus, oxidation and antioxidation balance one another. The presence and amount of MDA in the urine indicates how well balanced you are in terms of antioxidant utilization. This test should always be considered in context of a careful medical and nutritional history as well as other tests for accuracy. MDA in the urine may be involved in various degenerative and disease processes including cancer.

5. Urinary calcium – calcium in the urine may indicate osteoporosis in the bones, hormonal imbalance, acid-base imbalance, vitamin D deficiency and other conditions. Decreased calcium levels may result from vitamin D problems, hormonal imbalances and kidney problems.

6. Urinary chloride – Increased levels of urinary chloride may indicate adrenal fatigue, excessive salt intake, inflammation of the kidneys and overproduction of water (hormonal problems). Decreased urinary chloride may indicate decreased salt intake, fluid loss (diarrhea, vomiting and other causes), adrenal hyperactivity and other problems.

7. Zinc use – zinc is involved in over one hundred and seventy (170) essential enzyme reactions in the body necessary for immunity, tissue repair, weight management, detoxification (including metals) and many other reactions.

Together – these tests, when considered in the context of a medical and nutritional examination and consultation and other tests can help guide you to optimal health.