Glyphosate is the world’s most widely produced herbicide and is the primary toxic chemical in Roundup™, as well as in many other herbicides. In addition, it is a broad-spectrum herbicide that is used in more than 700 different products from agriculture and forestry to home use.Glyphosate was introduced in the 1970s to kill weeds by targeting the enzymes that produce the amino acids tyrosine, tryptophan, and phenylalanine. The enzymes of many bacteria are also susceptible to inhibition by this chemical, thus altering the flora of many animals. Glyphosate stops a specific enzyme pathway, including the shikimic acid pathway.Usage of glyphosate has since amplified, after the introduction of genetically modified (GMO) glyphosate-resistant crops that can grow well in the presence of this chemical in soil. In addition, toxicity of the surfactant commonly mixed with glyphosate, polyoxyethyleneamine (POEA), is greater than the toxicity of glyphosate alone (1). In addition, in 2014 Enlist Duo™, a herbicide product which contains a 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) salt and glyphosate, was approved for use in Canada and the U.S. for use on genetically modified soybeans and genetically modified maize, both of which were modified to be resistant to both 2,4-D and glyphosate. 2,4-D has many toxic effects of its own and can be measured in this test.
How does it work?
GLYPHOSATE LEVELS – CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW TO ORDER YOUR FUNCTIONAL GLYPHOSATE LEVELS THROUGH THE OUR SECURE PAYPAL SHOPPING CART.
Once payment is received, we will ship your kit(s) via USPS Priority Mail within 24 hours. You will also receive an email with a Health History form and waiver.
Test results are mailed to Board Certified Nutritionist, Chen Ben Asher in’s office 12-15 days after you submit your kit to the lab. Upon receiving your results, we will contact you to schedule an appointment.
During your appointment, Chen Ben Asher will interpret and explain your test results in a way that you can understand!
Each lab kit comes with a requisition form, on which you may provide your contact information.
Kit also comes with a pre-paid FedEx mailer (U.S. only).
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