LapSurgery Australia is proud to announce that we are now offering metabolic testing with our new ECAL technology. ECAL is the world’s first Energy Testing System designed specifically to aid practitioner management of Chronic diseases such as Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes.
Using ECAL we can gather key physiological data that allows us to:
The test itself is a 5-minute breath test. You will be asked to relax and breathe into a mouth piece for around 5 minutes. The ECAL machine will measure the levels of carbon-dioxide you are breathing out which will be used in calculations to determine your metabolic profile. Your session will also involve an assessment before the test and a summary of the results of the test and recommended actions. The test results are processed immediately.
With ECAL, an individual’s metabolic rate (or energy production) is accurately assessed using Indirect Calorimetry, the gold standard for assessing human metabolism. Information gathered from ECAL includes daily energy requirement at rest in calories, how this energy is being produced (whether from fat or carbohydrate), and the efficiency with which cells use oxygen for energy production. Such technology was previously only available to elite athletes and academic researchers.
Energy production can vary significantly both at different times during the day, and from day to day, depending on different factors such as physical activity, diet, digestion, body temperature, heart rate and stress levels.
To ensure a valid and reliable test result, and to get the most out of the test, it is very important that you refrain from any activities likely to cause an energy fluctuation. It is also desirable to conduct subsequent tests at similar times of the day.
Therefore, you must take certain steps, prior to testing, to ensure it is as accurate as possible:
To learn more about the ECAL system visit www.metabolichealthsolutions.org/ecal-technology/
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