Which Patients Need the Vibrant Heavy Metals Test?

Neurological symptoms:
• Cognitive decline, memory loss, ataxia, tremors, numbness, tingling, neuropathy, myopathy, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, paralysis, Parkinson’s disease, tinnitus, irritability
Respiratory symptoms:
• Lung disease, lung cancer, breathing problems, respiratory distress, pneumonia
Cardiovascular and hematological symptoms:
• Anemia, RBC abnormalities, hypertension, low blood pressure, hypokalemia, edema, cancers of the blood
Gastrointestinal symptoms:
• Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, reduced absorption of nutrients (particularly minerals), dry mouth, metallic taste, pancreatic cancer
Skeletal and bone-related symptoms:
• Osteoporosis, reduced bone mineral density
Dermatological symptoms:
• Dermatitis, eczema, dry skin, sweating, skin lesions, hyperpigmentation, hair loss, allergic skin reactions
Renal and hepatic symptoms:
• Renal failure, elevated liver enzymes, hepatic damage, hepatic failure, suppressed hepatic detoxification, elevated hepatic enzymes
Reproductive symptoms:
• Infertility, difficulty conceiving, birth defects, miscarriage

Facts About Heavy Metal Toxicity

  • Heavy metal toxicity is thought to affect over 1 million individuals annually, including children
  • Populations at greater risk of heavy metal toxicity include developing fetuses, children, and the immunocompromised, as well as individuals with impaired liver function and reduced antioxidant activity
  • Heavy metals are present in all regions of the United States, and can accumulate in air, soil, and drinking or ground water sources in and around concentrated sources of heavy metals from industrial production or pollution Some professions and hobbies are at greater risk of heavy metal toxicity, including fuel, munitions, painting, rubber manufacturing, industrial smelting, mining, photographic processing, agriculture, semiconductors, welding, and waste or radioactive waste disposal sites
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) considers 13 heavy metals of significance to human and environmental health: arsenic, cadmium, cobalt, chromium, copper, mercury, manganese, nickel, lead, tin, and titanium, however, there are other metals and metalloids that may be significant causes of health problems in humans.