Micronutrient Test

Overwhelming scientific evidence confirms that vitamin deficiencies are associated with disease processes and the overall condition of one’s health. Vitamin, mineral and antioxidant deficiencies have been shown to suppress immune function and contribute to chronic degenerative processes such as arthritis, cancer, Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

The Micronutrient Test measures how micronutrients are actually functioning within your white blood cells. This is a functional test of nutritional need, which means it tells us how much of any given nutrient you need based on your current health, in addition to what you are currently taking.

Performing this test will allow us to formulate a customized supplementation plan to address your exact needs. This test is also a great way to determine if you are taking too many vitamins or minerals and can cut back on supplementation.

ARE YOU GETTING THE NUTRIENT YOU NEED TO ACHIEVE OPTIMAL WELLNESS, CONTRIBUTION TO CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION AND MANAGE THE AGING PROCESS?   Vitamin, mineral and antioxidant deficiencies have been shown to suppress the functions of the immune system which can contribute to degenerative processes.

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Standard test results do not measure if the nutrient is properly functioning within the body. You may be deficient in some vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and/or other essential micronutrients and not even know it.

Many people work at improving their health, yet some individuals still have deficiencies.  Why?

Biochemical Individuality
Because each of us is metabolically and biochemically unique, the micronutrient requirements for one person may be quite different than the requirements for another.

Absorption
Although you may eat a balanced diet, if you do not absorb vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and/or other essential micronutrients properly, you will have deficiencies.

Chronic Illness
Health conditions such as arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, fatigue and multiple sclerosis, to name a few, can be affected, directly or indirectly, by micronutrient deficiencies.

Aging
Our micronutrient requirements at age 30 are quite different from our requirements at age 40, 50 and beyond.  Absorption difficulties, especially of vitamin B12, quite commonly occur as we age.

Lifestyle
Excessive physical activity, prescription drugs, smoking, alcohol and sedentary habits all impact micronutrient demands.

SpectraCell’s micronutrient testing is the only test that takes all the above factors and many others into consideration to identify your nutrient status.  With this information, specific deficiencies that could negatively influence your health may be corrected.

Micronutrient Testing Sample Results

SpectraCell’s Micronutrient lab results include an overview page with all deficiencies listed, numeric and graphic reports easily identifying deficiencies and repletion and supplementation recommendations.

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This test includes analyses of the following nutrients:

VITAMINS
Vitamin A
Vitamin B1
Vitamin B2
Vitamin B3
Vitamin B6
Vitamin B12
Biotin
Folate
Pantothenate
Vitamin C
Vitamin D
Vitamin K
MINERALS
Calcium
Magnesium
Manganese
Zinc
Copper
AMINO ACIDS
Asparagine
Glutamine
Serine
ANTIOXIDANT
Alpha Lipoic Acid
Coenzyme Q10
Cysteine
Glutathione
Selenium
Vitamin E
SPECTROX
for Total
Antioxidant Function
CARBOHYDRATE METABOLISM
Chromium
Fructose Sensitivity
Glucose-Insulin Metabolism
FATTY ACIDS
Oleic Acid
METABOLITES
Choline
Inositol
Carnitine

A blood draw is required to complete this test; if you do not have a blood draw site near you, click here to locate one in your area.

A copy of the test results will be sent to you along with detailed recommendations to correct any imbalances.

If a blood draw is not possible or desirable, a Metabolic Profile or Metabolic Profile Plus Fatty Acid Bloodspot can provide useful information to determine not only your nutritional status, but other factors and underlying metabolic imbalances.