Micronutrient Testing measures your body’s ability to absorb 35 different vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids and other essential nutrients within white blood cells. An advantage of Micronutrient Testing over conventional testing is the analysis of white blood cells. Analyzing white blood cells gives a more precise measurement of a person’s nutritional status over a much longer period of time. Testing can evaluate if nutrients are being absorbed, functioning properly and assess any nutrient deficiencies. Recommendations are geared toward supplying nutrients to correct any underlying deficiencies negatively influencing your health.
Included in the Micronutrient Testing is a comprehensive easy to follow nutrient program that allows you to know exactly which supplements are needed for optimizing nutrient consumption. Test results can help prevent unnecessary spending on costly supplements not required for your individual needs.
Scientific evidence confirms vitamin deficiencies can be associated with disease processes and the overall conditions of your health. Vitamin, mineral and antioxidant deficiencies have been shown to suppress immune functions and contribute to chronic degenerative processes such as arthritis, cancer, Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. One of the many benefits of Micronutrient Testing is it can help reduce the risk of sickness, illness and diseases related to nutrient deficiencies.
How do I get my Micronutrient tests?
Our office provides Micronutrient Testing through our Functional Nutrition program. We recommend a consultation and completion of a health assessment questionnaire. This assists in getting better acquainted with your current health status. A simple blood draw is then done. This blood draw is sent to be analyzed by a special lab. Results are then formulated into an individualized supplement program so you can begin to optimize your nutrient health.
The Micronutrient Test tests for deficiencies in:
Alpha Lipoic Acid
Total Antioxidant Function
Immune Response Score
Below are several test results from people who were on a typical supplement program but not getting the proper amounts of these vitamins, minerals and other important nutrients for optimal performance.
How to read the test results:
Adequate: green square – above the yellow / in the white zone
Borderline: black square within the yellow zone /green square very close to yellow borderline
Deficient: red square –in the blue zone
Be Proactive, NOT Reactive
Traditionally, a person waited to go to the doctor at the first signs of a symptom. Today, individuals are looking for ways to not only manage illness with personalized treatment plans, but they are also seeking to achieve a higher level of wellness. Micronutrient testing is one tool that can help you in reaching and maintaining optimal health and wellness.
We offer an individualized wellness program that is tailored to your specific goals and needs.
Call us for information about our programs at (609) 484-9300 or email us at [email protected]