Nutrition is more than just the food pyramid
While maintaining a balanced diet and taking multivitamins are great ways to be healthier, they’re not enough to achieve optimal nutritional balance. Without this balance, you might feel tired, stressed, or even a bit depressed. You might get sick more often due to your immune system not being in the best shape. You may even experience other symptoms that harm your overall wellbeing.
With SpectraCell’s micronutrient testing, you can accurately assess what your body needs, and what your diet is failing to provide. Every person has different nutritional needs, so you may experience nutrient deficiencies even while eating a balanced diet. Micronutrient testing identifies these deficiencies so you can work with your doctor to compensate for them, either by making changes in your diet or by taking nutritional supplements.
While most people only visit the doctor when symptoms appear, you can often achieve better results by taking proactive measures to preserve your health. Using micronutrient testing, your doctor can help you design a personalized plan for maintaining your overall health and increasing your level of wellness. Studies have shown that not having the proper nutrients can hurt your immune system and can even hasten the progress of degenerative problems, such as arthritis.
These micronutrient tests work by measuring the levels of 35 different nutrients within your white blood cells, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids. By measuring the nutrients within the blood cells, we can determine what your body needs rather than focusing solely on your nutrient intake. This gives a more accurate picture of any deficiencies you might have.
The results from a SpectraCell micronutrient test are detailed and thorough, including an overview page that lists any deficiencies discovered, as well as more detailed reports that use raw numbers and graphs to give your doctor the complete picture of what’s going on inside your cells. The report also summarizes recommendations for supplementation to address nutritional problems.
Your doctor can assist you in ordering a micronutrient test kit, which contains everything you need to take a sample and send it to SpectraCell’s Lab. Processing does take some time, but you should receive a comprehensive report of your results within three weeks.