A major component for optimal health is the body’s need for certain micronutrient levels to fight disease and feel well.
Why Are Micronutrients Important?
Nutritional balance works in chronic disease prevention and in managing the aging process.
According to research from the University of Texas, even people who eat a healthy diet and take a multivitamin, 50% of those are still nutrition deficient.
Common nutrition deficiencies in the U.S. are Iron, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, B6, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, and Vitamin C. These nutrients are found in their most active forms in whole food diets. When considering the standard American diet includes large amounts of processed food, there’s no wonder it causes such common health issues such as obesity, fatigue, depression, diabetes and heart disease.
Nutrients are involved in virtually every metabolic function of the body. Since nutritional deficiencies vary widely based on genetics, lifestyle, and health position, it’s a good idea to check your individual micronutrient status to ensure you are on the right track.
What is a Micronutrient Test, and What Can I Expect?
One of the diagnostic tools we utilize is the Micronutrient Test.
This simple blood test identifies nutritional deficiencies that often go undetected with routine testing, giving us the information we need to optimize your body’s ability for health and wellness. The micronutrient test measures vitamin, mineral, antioxidant and amino acid levels within your white blood cells to help determine functional deficiencies.
Approximately three weeks after your blood test, you will meet with a wellness provider for a thorough consultation and review of your results. The provider will help guide your diet and supplement regimen to reduce the risk of chronic disease, relieve deficiency-related symptoms, and live a healthier, happier life. You will receive a copy of your micronutrient report, along with a personalized supplement regimen.
Finding the proper, high quality supplementation protocol requires more than simply matching symptoms to a supplement. In fact, speculating which supplements are needed can be harmful. Take away the guessing game and follow a nutrition supplementation plan customized just for you. Call us today to schedule your micronutrient test.
Micronutrient Test includes:
Your results will take up to 3 weeks to be delivered to our office. At that point most micronutrient patients are scheduled for a 45-minute follow-up visit to review the results and determine a solution to improve any deficiencies and related conditions. Prior to each visit, we review each patient’s health history information in combination with the lab results to determine if there are any other considerations that could be affecting the patient’s health profile.