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The world’s most used herbicide, Glyphosate is the presumed active ingredient of commercial glyphosate herbicide formulations e.g. Roundup. It was first used in the 70’s as a non-selective, water-soluble herbicide with a specific mechanism of action: the directed interruption of plant development through metabolic poisoning. Glyphosate has been shown in several recent studies to be an endocrine disruptor. According to the National Institute of Health, endocrine disruptors could have long-term effects on public health, especially reproductive health. Most genetically modified (GM) crops are engineered to tolerate the herbicide which the main active ingredient is glyphosate.
NutriPATH can test glyphosate levels though water or urine however, it is needed to be specified on the requisition form the preferred specimen type e.g. Water or urine.
Glyphosate has been claimed to:
- Act as an antibiotic (glyphosate is in fact patented as an antibiotic); preferentially affecting beneficial bacteria.
- Inhibit enzymes that detoxify chemical compounds. This appears to be one of the previously hidden mechanisms of harm, because by inhibiting these enzymes, glyphosate enhances the damaging effects of chemicals and environmental toxins exposed to.
- Affect microbiome and its ability to produce essential amino acids like tryptophan that converts to serotonin, an important neurotransmitter, 90 percent of which is produced in your gut.
NOTICE TO PATIENTS
NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.