TestME™ Balance Kits is a color intensity test that specifically
measures the level of “damage” occurring in the body when there is an
insufficient level of antioxidants or "defenses" present.
Oxidation is a chemical reaction which
occurs naturally and can be observed directly in everyday life. For
example… when you bite into an apple…. let it sit exposed to air … it
slowly turns brown. That's brought on by oxidation!
This outcome, the darkening of fruit, are
not so different than what happens inside of our bodies when there is an
imbalance between our defense system, aka "Antioxidants" and the
attackers …" Free Radicals". Free radicals are reactive molecules
and can be thought of in two categories; good and bad.
The excess of Free Radicals may result
from environmental, lifestyle and genetic factors and the damage occurs
when the body’s defense system which includes antioxidant reserves is
insufficient. Oxidative Stress is widely studied in humans and has
been linked with ageing and serious medical conditions including
cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer.
HOW IT WORKS:
TestME™ Balance is a simple urine test
that detects for levels of a by-product of oxidized fat cells in the
body named MDA (malondialdehyde). The test is performed by mixing a
small amount of urine with a reagent contained in a sealed vial.
When combined, the reagent contained in
the vial reacts with the urine sample to produce color. Results are
obtained by visually comparing the color of the reacted vial against a
standardized reference chart. A high level of MDA will be identified by
a dark red color whereas a low level of MDA is identified by a faint