Testing for Organic Acids
What are Organic Acids?
Organic acids are chemical compounds excreted in the urine of humans, which are products of metabolism. Metabolism is important as this is how the body builds and breaks down different molecules to eliminate waste products and produce energy. Organic acids are substances in which carbon and hydrogen are always present, but which may also contain oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, and phosphorous.
What is the Organic Acids Test (OAT) Test?
The OAT offers a metabolic snapshot of your health, providing an accurate evaluation of intestinal yeast and bacteria. The test includes markers for vitamin and mineral levels, oxidative stress, neurotransmitter levels, and oxalates, which are correlated with many chronic illnesses.
High levels of microorganisms can worsen behaviour disorders, hyperactivity, movement disorders, fatigue and immune function. People with chronic illnesses and neurological disorders can excrete abnormal organic acids in their urine.
With the test results, Dr. Elena Krasnov will be able to create a treatment plan that could include supplements or dietary modification. Upon treatment, patients have reported significant improvement to fatigue, regular bowel function, increased energy and alertness, increased concentration, improves verbal skills, among other factors.