Life depends on proteins, but when proteins break down and the body has difficulty eliminating them, it can lead to major health problems. A Urine Indican Test can determine if your body is eliminating proteins properly, and Currie Health & Wellness Diagnostic Center offers the test for patients who worry about this problem!
How does indican affect your health? Indol is a breakdown of proteins and is very toxic. The digestive tract, “gut” is supposed to be impermeable to indol but if the gut lining is damaged, creating a “leaky gut”, then indol will seep through and get into the bloodstream. It travels in the blood to the liver where it is detoxified and turned into indican which is non-toxic.
The indican will be excreted from the body through the urine. This is why the Urinary Indican Test is pathognomonic for indol toxicity. If indican is found in the urine, you know that there is a leaky gut and indol is leaking into the blood. It also means that there are large, undigested proteins in the intestine that are rotten and causing inflammation.
Some other signs you might have elevated indican levels include:
- Gas, diarrhea, or constipation
- Bad breath, bloating, or weight gain,
- Allergies, asthma, arthritis,
- Headaches, skin conditions, nervous system problems, and colon toxicity
The Obermeyer Reaction Test is a urinary indican test that determines whether you need digestive enzymes and natural liver support, or other treatment options such as diet modification as treatment options. Currie Health & Wellness Diagnostic Center provides this lab test for patients for just $25.
Contact us at 501-708-4140 to learn more!