There’s overwhelming evidence that vitamin deficiencies are associated with the chronic disease processes and overall health. Vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant deficiencies have been shown to suppress the function of the immune system. This can contribute to degenerative processes such as arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.
50% of people taking multivitamins are still nutritionally deficient
That’s because a multi will not identify and correct specific nutrient deficiencies. The only way to do that is by testing your levels.
Who should get vitamins and minerals tested?
Conditions that can improved with proper nutrition repletion (food and supplements):
- Mood disorders, depression, anxiety
- Weight management
- Cardiovascular disease
- Migraines and headaches
- Women’s health, infertility
- Gastrointestinal health, constipation
- Sleep apnea
I use SpectraCell Laboratories Micronutrient testing. Download a sample test result to see what nutrients are being tested.
Standard (blood) tests don’t measure if the nutrient is properly functioning within your body
SpectraCell Micronutrient measures the function of selected vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other essential micronutrients within your white blood cells. The results reveal your functional nutrient status (or how nutrients are being utilized) over a long period of time.
Standard blood tests only capture the levels of nutrients in the blood at a certain time. Some nutrients, like calcium or magnesium, can’t be measured through standard testing because your body has to keep their blood level in a tight range for your heart to function properly. Some nutrients, like folate or vitamin B12, have to be activated to be utilized, so a normal blood level may not indicate normal functioning level.
SpectraCell Micronutrient testing is a meaningful measurement of nutritional status.
For more questions or to pursue testing, email our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 571-449-6687. You can also contact us through the website.