Metals can be distinguished in essential and non-essential elements.
The essential elements include the minerals calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium that are present in high concentrations in our body. The number of essential trace elements is greater, but these occur only in small amounts. These include zinc, copper, iron, manganese, cobalt, molybdenum, chromium, vanadium and lithium.
There is also a group of essential metalloids which have properties of both metals and non-metals. Examples include selenium, silicon, boron and germanium.
The group of the essential non-metals include phosphorus, sulfur and iodine.
The OligoScan determines all above twenty elements: QUANTITATIVELY and AT THE TISSUE LEVEL.
All essential elements should be present in the appropriate quantities and proportions. A deficiency in zinc may result in an abnormal function of one or more of hundred different zinc-dependent enzymes , with all its consequences. Zinc is essential for enzymes that regulate growth, regeneration and protection.
A copper deficiency leads to anemia that often goes unnoticed because in most cases only iron levels are checked. But an excess of copper or iron can be as disruptive to metabolism as a deficiency. Copper and iron are transition metals which in excess generate, too much oxygen, nitrogen or carbonyl radicals (ROS, RNS, RCS) .
This radical-genereative effect is also caused by the non-essential or toxic, heavy metals in even smaller quantities. These include aluminum, silver, barium, beryllium, bismuth, cadmium, mercury, nickel, platinum, lead, thallium, and thorium. There are also toxic metalloids, such as antimony and arsenic.
The OligoScan determines these fourteen toxic elements: QUANTITATIVELY and AT THE TISSUE LEVEL.
Any kind of treatment will work better when the body can make use of the right amounts of trace elements in the right proportions has, and when it is less burdened with toxic metals.
The OligoScan offers the practitioner and the patient herein immediate insight, so an appropriate intervention plan can be arranged quickly.
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