Nutritional status is the foundation of health. Nutrient deficiencies play a role in the root cause of many chronic health conditions, and in order to experience long-term relief and complete remission this factor has to be addressed. True prevention and wellness cannot take place without correcting nutritional deficiencies
What are micronutrients?
Micronutrients are vitamins and minerals in contrast to macronutrients, which are the carbohydrates, proteins, and fats that we consume through our diet.
What is a micronutrient lab test?
A micronutrient lab test is a blood test that tests the levels of 35 vitamins, minerals, and other nutritional components that are involved in healthy function of the human body.
Health conditions correlated with vitamin-mineral levels
High Blood Pressure
& many others
Factors that can cause vitamin-mineral deficiencies
Digestive health/Poor absorption
Medication (many medications cause nutrient depletion)
Physical activity/Weight training
Learn which vitamins you’re deficient in. Get started with a micronutrient analysis
A word on hair mineral analysis.
Hair mineral analysis tests have become popular and widely available. However their utility is often misrepresented. Hair mineral analysis can give an indication of excretion of minerals. They are not a measure of the levels of vitamins and minerals within your cells. Levels of some vitamins can be measured in urine. However a blood test is needed in order to get a complete assessment of vitamin and mineral status.
Why you should re-test micronutrients
Nutrient status is dynamic. It changes with our lifestyles and as the demands on our body change. Depending on whether you have a health condition and the severity, this would impact how often you would need to re-test your nutrient status.
What does a micronutrient test cost?
Micronutrient tests are more costly than a standard vitamin D or vitamin B12 blood in many more vitamins are being tested. Insurance plans do not cover the full cost of micronutrient testing. Not all insurance plans cover any amount for micronutrient testing. Even with insurance coverage most labs still require a substantial co-pay from the patient. View micronutrient test pricing
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