Ever had that weird feeling that something is off and don’t know why? Micronutrient testing may provide insight.
Micronutrient blood testing can help discover specific vitamin, antioxidant and mineral deficiencies in the body. Many conditions are impacted by your micronutrient levels, including arthritis, cardiovascular risk, diabetes, immunological disorders, metabolic disorders, anxiety, depression, insomnia, chronic fatigue and general lack of well being.
With this knowledge you can customize an effective plan to prevent disease and improve health and wellness.
What is SpectraCell® micronutrient testing and is it right for me?
SpectraCell micronutrient testing is a functional blood test that analyzes 35 vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals deficiencies at the cellular level. Their patented system measures the function of selected nutrients within your white blood cells (lymphocytes). Research has shown that white blood cells provide the most accurate analysis of your nutrient deficiencies in your body.
Standard tests measure serum levels of nutrients, but don’t measure whether nutrients are adequately functioning within your body. Analysis of the lymphocytes provides a more in-depth look at a person’s nutrient requirements over a longer period of time, which might not be detected by standard serum tests.
Understanding and treating the deficiency unveil root causes of disease; helps better recommend supplements, and tailor recommendations to improve well being, mood and performance.
Why test for
Micronutrient status plays a vital role in our body. When some cells do not function optimally, our health becomes compromised, setting the stage for the development of disease. Identifying and correcting nutritional deficiencies is an important step in the long-term maintenance of optimal health.
A large survey (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, (NHANES)) found that 94% of the US population does not meet the daily requirement for vitamin D, 88.5% for vitamin E, 52% for magnesium, 44% for calcium, 43% for vitamin A, and 39% for vitamin C.
Since we are all biochemically unique, nutrient deficiencies will vary from patient to patient, and do not necessarily correlate directly with nutrient intake. Although you may eat a balanced diet, you may not absorb vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants properly, creating deficiencies.
Many factors beyond diet determine whether nutrient function is adequate. These include biochemical individuality, genetic predisposition, absorption, metabolism, age, disease conditions, lifestyle habits and medications.
Take control of your health and get tested for micronutrient status. With this information a customized plan can be created to correct deficiencies.