As we age our bodies may not absorb the right amounts of nutrients from the food we eat. Our digestive system changes and there is a decrease in the breakdown and absorption of essential vitamins and nutrients, resulting in the development of certain deficiencies and diseases.
Our bodies require optimal levels of: (1) Macro Nutrients or “big” nutrients including proteins, carbohydrates and fats and (2) Micro Nutrients or “little” nutrients including vitamins and minerals necessary as cofactors in various vital processes. Certain nutrients work as, anti-oxidants , for example: vitamins C and E, some minerals (such as Selenium) and flavonoids, which are found in plants. Antioxidants protect the body from damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals. A deficiency in anti-oxidants decreases the ability of the immune system to fight certain medical conditions such as some cancers, eye conditions, certain types of dementia and some arthritis-related conditions.
Due to the mass production of food, and the addition of chemicals to the soil, many foods are now nutrients-deficient an they do not provide ample amount of antioxidants them as they did few decades ago.
Every individual is different. The requirements of vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants defer from individual to individual. Even if we all eat the same food- we process it differently. What works for one individual does not necessarily work for another.
Certain medications, such as prescriptions to reduce cholesterol, fertility control medications, antacids, and anti-cancer drugs can reduce the absorption of certain nutrients or increase the requirement of certain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
The recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamins and minerals serves merely to prevent disease, not to promote optimal health.
Micronutrient testing at The Aesthetic & Wellness Center is a potent diagnostic tool that replaces guesswork with facts about your nutritional state!
Micronutrient testing measures your ability to absorb over 30 vital nutrients and tells you if you are getting the right balance of vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients. It takes in consideration individual differences in age, genetics, health, metabolism and the use of certain prescriptions.
This simple blood test, which does not require fasting, can help determine an individual’s supplementation needs in the following categories:
- Essential Fatty Acids
- Digestive Support
After the blood tests results have been analyzed by our nutritionist , we will work with you to develop a customized nutrition plan that addresses any deficiencies needs and eliminates any unnecessary supplementation you may be taking now.
We recommend specific dietary and pharmaceutical grade nutraceutical supplementation regimens to correct deficiencies. Symptoms improve within one to three months usually, but may improve in as little as one week.
- Initial Consultation: review of symptoms/assessment/recommendations for testing (60 minutes)
- Micronutrients, Immune Response and Antioxidant Capacity testing
- Omega Profile testing
- Follow-up visit: Test results, interpretation and supplement recommendations. (60 minutes)
- Program Cost: $ 850.00