Micronutrient Testing

Measuring how your body is functioning at the cellular level.

Micronutrient Testing2024-05-06T15:29:09-04:00

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.

What is micronutrient testing?

Micronutrient testing is a comprehensive nutrient analysis that measures functional deficiencies at the cellular level of a person’s nutritional status. It is used to assess how efficiently the body utilizes 31 vitamins, minerals, amino/fatty acids, antioxidants and metabolites. It is a simple blood /lab draw that measures vitamins, antioxidants, fatty acids, minerals, metabolites on a more specific level.

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.

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Why should I care about micronutrient testing?

Evidence shows that micronutrient deficiencies are associated with inflammation and chronic disease, therefore affecting physical and mental health and ultimately quality of life. The micronutrients tested enable production of enzymes, hormones, and other substances essential for proper growth, development and overall good health. Despite taking supplements and multivitamins, 92% of the population is suffering from at least one mineral or vitamin deficiency based on the Dietary Reference Intakes.

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What conditions are affected by micronutrient deficiencies?

  • Inflammation
  • Diabetes
  • Fatigue
  • Mood disorders
  • Weight management
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sports nutrition
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Migraines
  • Stress tolerance
  • Women’s health
  • Hypertension

Frequently asked questions

What are micronutrients?2023-04-23T15:52:32-04:00
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?2023-07-24T13:34:38-04:00
Micronutrients play a central role in metabolism and in the maintenance of tissue function. 
What are examples of micronutrients?2023-07-24T13:03:28-04:00

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?2023-07-24T13:07:09-04:00

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?2023-04-23T15:52:30-04:00

Iron deficiency is the most common micronutrient deficiency globally.

Why are vitamins and minerals called micronutrients?2023-07-24T13:56:51-04:00

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

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