Micronutrient Testing

Measuring how your body is functioning at the cellular level.

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Micronutrient Testing2022-11-21T09:30:58-05:00

Assessing nutritional deficiencies

Micronutrient Testing

Nutritional balance plays a key role in optimal wellness, chronic disease prevention and managing the aging process.

Eating a balanced diet, exercising and taking a multivitamin is simply not enough. Each person’s body is unique in its own way. Micronutrient testing is key for a through understanding of your unique nutritional requirements.

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What are micronutrients?

Micronutrients, as opposed to macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates and fat), are comprised of vitamins and minerals which are required in small quantities to ensure normal metabolism, growth and physical well‐being. Learn more about micronutrients by reading micronutrients – vitamins and minerals.

What are vitamins?

Vitamins are essential organic nutrients, most of which are not made in the body, or only in insufficient amounts, and usually must be obtained through food. When dietary intake of a vitamin is inadequate, deficiency disorders result. Although vitamins are only present and required in minute quantities, compared to the macronutrients, they are just as vital to health and need to be considered in the context of nutrition quality.

What are minerals?

Minerals are inorganic nutrients that also play a key role in ensuring health and well‐ being. They include the trace elements copper, iodine, iron, manganese, selenium, and zinc together with the macro elements calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium. As with vitamins, minerals are found in small quantities within the body and they are obtained from a wide variety of foods.

“No single food contains all of the vitamins and minerals we need and, therefore, a balanced and varied diet is necessary for an adequate intake of all micronutrients.

“In keeping with my approach to treat the whole person, I have assembled procedures that help patients transform at every level. Each treatment offered at Bion Aesthetics and Med Spa was specifically chosen because it works, is practical, and provides rejuvenation from the inside out.”

Annamarie Salyer FNP-C Indianapolis, IN

Micronutrient testing

Extracellular & intracellular micronutrients

Extracellular micronutrients that are free floating in your blood and exist outside the cells, determined in serum are called extracellular micronutrients. Extracellular nutrient tests reflect a person’s diet over a relatively narrow time frame.

Intracellular micronutrients are the micronutrients absorbed by your circulating white blood cells and red blood cells. Cellular micronutrient absorption is an important step in maintaining and promoting optimal functioning of all our cells.

“Knowing both your extracellular and intracellular micronutrient levels are key to a thorough understanding of your nutritional requirements at a foundational level, which may contribute to your risk for disease, while simultaneously and positively impacting your overall health and well-being.

“In keeping with my approach to treat the whole person, I have assembled procedures that help patients transform at every level. Each treatment offered at Bion Aesthetics and Med Spa was specifically chosen because it works, is practical, and provides rejuvenation from the inside out.”

Annamarie Salyer FNP-C Indianapolis, IN

How it works.

Consultation

Meet with a practitioner

First, your practitioner will meet with you and carefully review your symptoms and medical history.

Lab Testing

Have your labs drawn

Next, your practitioner will draw your labs and then send them to diagnostic lab testing for analysis.

Treatment Plan

Begin treatment

Lastly, your practitioner will receive the results and create a treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Good candidates

Micronutrient testing

  • Suffering from chronic diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular conditions, and/or arthritis.
  • Experiencing advanced aging, digestive issues and/or chronic fatigue
  • Have a history of long-term use of prescription medication, poor diet, and/or obesity.

Frequently asked questions

What are micronutrients?2022-10-10T10:31:14-04:00
Micronutrients are vitamins and minerals needed by the body in very small amounts. However, their impact on a body’s health are critical. Deficiency in any of them can cause severe and even life-threatening conditions.
What is the main function of micronutrients?2022-10-10T14:52:39-04:00
Micronutrients play a central role in metabolism and in the maintenance of tissue function. 
What are examples of micronutrients?2022-10-09T10:40:19-04:00

Examples of micronutrients include vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, magnesium, and zinc. Deficiency of any of the nutrients affects growth and development.

What are the sources of micronutrients?2022-10-10T10:36:16-04:00

Sources of micronutrients include cereals, bananas, tomatoes, citrus fruit, sweet peppers, and broccoli. They also include kiwi fruit, sunflower seeds, almonds, peanut butter, whole wheat, legumes, nuts, seeds, and oysters.

What is the most common micronutrient deficiency?2022-09-29T16:38:45-04:00

Iron deficiency is the most common micronutrient deficiency globally.

Why are vitamins and minerals called micronutrients?2022-10-06T10:15:56-04:00

Vitamins and minerals are often called micronutrients because your body needs only tiny amounts of them.

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