Address Chronic Disease at the Cellular Level
Precision Point Diagnostics revolutionizes oxidant stress testing with this innovative panel of biomarkers. The Advanced Oxidative Stress profile measures total glutathione, reduced glutathione, F2-isoprostane, and 8-OH-2deoxyguanosine from whole blood and urine specimens. Strong medical and scientific evidence points to oxidative stress as an underlying contributing factor to heart disease,1 neurodegenerative conditions,2-5 cancers,6 and toxicity.7,8 Now you have access to these cutting-edge markers to get an inside look at your patient’s oxidative/reductive (ox-redox) balance. With the results of this test, you can develop a targeted treatment protocol to correct rampant oxidative damage and foster a biochemical environment that makes healing possible.
There is a constant biochemical battle going on in the body to maintain oxidative or reductive balance. If your patient has too much oxidative stress, it could be a major underlying factor in their chronic illness. Most well-known for its role in aging, oxidative stress has been implicated in countless chronic diseases, not limited to Alzheimer’s disease, depression, diabetes, and Parkinson’s. When oxidative stress is rampant and antioxidant enzymes are overwhelmed, it means that mitochondria, DNA, proteins, lipid membranes, and cells are sustaining damage. Cells may die or malfunction. Dysfunctional proteins or DNA can trigger pathology. If rampant oxidative stress is not addressed, it is very difficult to halt or reverse the progression of chronic illness; and other treatments may not have their intended effects.
Conditions Associated with Oxidative Stress
- Alzheimer’s disease9
- Autoimmune disorders12
- Bipolar disorder13
- Chronic inflammation5,10
- Gastrointestinal disorders15
- Hormonal imbalance16,17
- Major depressive disorder13,18
- Neurodegenerative disorders5,10,19
- Premature labor and stillbirth10
- Rapid aging5
- Thyroid dysfunction20,21
Clinical Tools for Better Patient Outcomes
With results from the Advanced Oxidative Stress profile, you can design a treatment plan that will effectively bring your patient back into biochemical balance. We care about your patient outcomes. That’s why we provide comprehensive interpretive materials with specific treatment ideas commonly used by your fellow practitioners. When oxidative stress is curtailed, DNA, mitochondria, cells, tissues, and systems can function properly. The brain, heart, gut, and immune system can perform at peak capacity. This improves the overall picture of cellular health and reduces the risk of oxidative-stress-related health conditions.
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