Micronutrient Testing & Your Health

How to Support Your Immune System During the COVID-19 Pandemic
April 10, 2020

Micronutrient Testing & Your Health

You find yourself making your best efforts to eat at least the recommended number of servings of vegetables, fruits, lean proteins and high-quality grains. You carefully read food labels to identify the nutritional composition to help you make better selection of the food you eat. In addition, you exercise on a regular basis to help tonify your musculoskeletal and cardiovascular system.

However, you keep asking yourself if your body is absorbing the right amount of nutrients, helping you achieve optimal health.

If you think you might be nutrient deficient, here are a few questions to ask yourself:

  • Do you find yourself feeling tired or fatigued, despite eating a healthy and balanced diet?
  • Do you want to support your immune system helping prevent infections and/or chronic diseases later on in life?
  • Do you take prescription drugs to alleviate symptoms for certain medical conditions, but wonder if these medications could decrease the absorption of important micronutrients?
  • Are you an athlete and would like to optimize your performance and increase physical endurance?

What are Micronutrients?

Micronutrients are vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants, which play an important role in the metabolism of protein, carbohydrate, and fat, as well as the many other important enzymatic processes.

Unfortunately, as we age, there are important physiological changes in our bodies, which can interfere with the absorption of nutrients from the gastrointestinal tract, or impair digestion of nutrient dense foods. Our bodies need a steady supply of these “essential nutrients”. The lack of only one micronutrient can have a detrimental effect in our bodies, for example: vitamin B12 deficiency can cause anemia, which can lead to fatigue, exhaustion, cardiac abnormalities, and neuropathy (causing irreversible damage to the nerves).

Eating a balanced diet, exercising and taking a multivitamin is most likely not enough. Each person’s body has a unique nutritional need. Due to the complexity of the human body, an individualized nutritional approach based on the micronutrient testing report is a guaranteed way to provide your body with the right nutrients and promote optimal health.

What is Micronutrient Testing?

Micronutrient testing by SpectraCell measures the intracellular level of 33 micronutrients including vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants within our white blood cells. It is a more comprehensive test, providing additional information about your immune function and antioxidant capacity to fight infections.

Scientific evidence shows us that analyzing the white blood cells gives us an accurate analysis of a body’s deficiencies and/or if your body is not absorbing correctly these micronutrients. Also, it helps us determine the type of food and supplements required to correct the micronutrient(s) deficiency.

Example of the micronutrient report:

What information and results will I get from testing my micronutrient status?

This test is recommended for any individual who is ready to improve their health and correct any micronutrient deficiency before developing any symptoms. Also, this test is ideal for patients who have continued to experience symptoms of fatigue, tiredness, hair loss or stress, despite receiving treatment.

Athletes and fitness enthusiasts of all levels; will benefit from this test to optimize their physical performance and endurance.

If you would like to discuss if this test is ideal for you, contact us to schedule your 15 minutes free consultation.

 


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