Vitamin D, Magnesium, Omega 3 Index & TSH PLUS Elements Test Kit


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This test kit includes:

  • Vitamin D
  • Omega-3 Index
  • Magnesium
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Zinc:Copper Ratio
  • Cadmium
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

Magnesium is essential for your brain and bone health, blood glucose control, DNA and genetic material, blood pressure, detoxification processes and for activating vitamin D in your body. It’s believed that about 80% of Americans don’t get enough. And as you age, your body becomes less efficient at absorbing magnesium. This whole blood magnesium test measurement includes the amount of magnesium in your blood cells as well as the plasma/serum, which is a better indicator of magnesium status than the serum magnesium test offered by most doctor’s offices and hospitals. (More information here).

Low levels of magnesium are linked to heart and brain issues, migraines, blood pressure and blood sugar concerns, and insulin resistance.
Much like magnesium, selenium and zinc deficiencies are a widespread concern for people around the world. These important minerals are needed for cell health, immune function, normal healthy lipid levels and a healthy inflammatory response.

Magnesium, selenium, zinc and copper are also a key nutrient in thyroid function and for the production of thyroid hormones. Studies have shown that magnesium may lower thyroid stimulating hormone and improve thyroid function, and have also linked low levels of magnesium to hyperthyroidism. Eight other minerals are also associated with thyroid hormone production, as cofactors in metabolic pathways. Of these eight, zinc, selenium, and copper are also measured with the PLUS Elements test, which also includes toxic minerals lead, cadmium and mercury that can block thyroid hormone receptors and lead to thyroid imbalance.
Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is considered the most sensitive marker for thyroid screening, and is necessary for the stimulation of the thyroid gland and production of thyroid hormones. When the thyroid is taxed or under-active (such as in hypothyroidism), TSH levels increase in an effort to further stimulate thyroid function and the production of thyroid hormones. Even a borderline-underactive thyroid is associated with certain health concerns, such as fatigue, unexplained weight gain, infertility, and mood swings.

Unfortunately, a deficiency in the building blocks of these hormones (such as magnesium, selenium and zinc) may lead to an inability of the thyroid to respond to increased levels of TSH, which may lead to further elevated TSH levels.

As far as what you don’t want in your body – cadmium, lead and mercury are three of the most potentially harmful metals that can be found in your blood. You’re exposed to them through the air, water, medicines, dental amalgams and certain foods. When your body can’t remove these heavy metals through its normal detoxification processes, they can accumulate and impact your thinking and memory, behavior and organ function.

Once GrassrootsHealth receives your samples (simply use the included return envelope to mail them back), you’ll be emailed a link to your online test results within 7-10 days.