Unfortunately, these free radicals are unstable molecules that can extract an electron from a neighboring molecule, causing damage in the process to your cells, skin, joints, organs, and other crucial body tissues.
Fortunately, these free radicals are counter-balanced by the antioxidants present in foods and supplements. Oxidative stress results when this delicate pro-oxidant/antioxidant equilibrium is disrupted in favor of the pro-oxidant (free radical) state.
Left unchecked, free radical production accelerates the pathogenesis of human disease and aging.
Evidence is mounting that oxidative stress is involved in a large number of disease processes, including:
The Oxidative Stress Analysis takes a look at your blood to determine how equipped you are to protect against these free radical ravages and which antioxidants you are or are not deficient in.
The test utilizes a small blood sample (collected in a lab near your home) in order to evaluate your body's oxidative stress status and antioxidant reserve. This nutritional test can help you or your medical practitioner assess equilibrium between oxidative damage and antioxidant reserve. It is necessary to address all three components that this test inspects:
1) The antioxidant reserve capacity that provides protection against free radicals.
2) The presence or absence of enzymes that quench those free radicals.
3) The damage that free radical production has already caused or is causing.
What's Being Tested In This Panel:
"True Health Labs is an incredible resource. It's where we send most of our patients if we can't get lab testing for them. Just the basic blood panels that are available on that website are so cost effective, and give so much more information than what most people could even dream about getting from their doctor. So, for 199 bucks, you can get a better panel than your doctor would probably ever run. It's just an incredible resource." — Ben
Learn more about True Health Labs in this podcast episode with founder, Dr. Brady Hurst: