We may try to eat healthy and take the latest vitamins and supplements, but mostly we’re guessing about our body’s nutritional needs and what it actually absorbs. In fact, studies show that most people taking vitamins are still found to be deficient in at least one nutrient.
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. This body of research has been reaffirmed by the Journal of the American Medical Association (June 19, 2002-Vol 287, No 23).
Because each person eats and processes nutrients differently, nutritional testing, also known as micronutrient testing, allows an individualized approach to vitamin and nutrient supplementation. A simple blood test is used to analyze the functional levels of 32 vitamins, minerals and antioxidants unique to each patient. This information is used to recommend an individual approach to replenish specific nutrients.
What are the health benefits of micronutrient testing?
Giving our bodies the correct balance of nutrients is one of the best ways to prevent and fight disease and to optimize health. Patients often find that they are able to streamline their vitamins by adjusting dietary choices and by choosing the right combination of vitamins and minerals.
Anyone who is interested in feeling his or her best can benefit from micronutrient tests. Even people with healthy habits can have deficiencies. Biochemical individuality, absorption, chronic conditions, age, and lifestyle influence individual micronutrient requirements. Even a healthy-looking person can have micronutrient deficiencies that may only be revealed through testing.
Make an appointment today to identify your nutrient status.