Micronutrient Testing

Vitamin, mineral and antioxidant deficiencies have been shown to suppress the functions of the immune system leaving us more susceptible to chronic diseases like arthritis, cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. 

SpectraCell's exclusive Micronutrient Test is a comprehensive nutritional analysis of the body's intracellular function.  It measures 35 selected vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other essential micronutrients within your white blood cells.  This analysis can reveal a person's functional nutritional status over a much longer period of time than conventional static serum testing, thus, providing you with a  more meaningful measurement than all other nutritional testing. 

Micronutrient Sample Test Results

 

BUT I EAT A BALANCED DIET, EXERCISE AND TAKE A MULTIVITAMIN...

Many people lead healthy lifestyles, 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 of another.                                                                                                                                                                                -

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

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We offer SpectraCell micronutrient testing on Friday from 9am to 1pm.  Call us at 703.430.8883 to schedule your appointment.