This test is can be ordered, when ordered with other Urinary Tests from The Great Plain Laboratory. Glyphosate is the world’s most widely produced herbicide. It kills weeds by targeting the enzymes that produce the amino acids tyrosine, tryptophan and phenylalanine. It can enter the body directly through the skin, eating treated foods or drinking contaminated water. It is known to disrupt the microbiome of many animals, including humans and consequently has been related to metabolic disorders, diabetes, depression, autism, cardiovascular disease and autoimmune conditions. Recent studies have also correlated exposure to glyphosate with many chronic health problems including hypertension, stroke, diabetes, obesity, intestinal infections, dementia, Parkinson’s, MS, inflammatory bowel disease, renal disease and cancer.
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Recent studies have discovered glyphosate exposure to be a cause of many chronic health problems. It can enter the body by direct absorption through the skin, by eating foods treated with glyphosate, or by drinking water contaminated with glyphosate. There are studies indicating glyphosate disrupts the intestinal microbiome decreasing the ratio of beneficial to harmful bacteria.
High correlations exist between glyphosate usage and numerous chronic illnesses, including autism, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, obesity, lipoprotein metabolism disorder, Alzheimer’s, senile dementia, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal infections, end-stage renal disease, acute kidney failure, cancers of the thyroid, liver, bladder, pancreas, kidney, and myeloid leukaemia.