- 1 Nutrient Deficiency Test Kit (see description below)
- 1 One-on-One 25 min Video-Consultation to review your results and customized action plan.
- Fedex shipping to and from lab (US only)
- Written report of results and plan of action to address results.
How: After completing your purchase you will receive a test collection kit from the lab (allow up to 7 days to receive this kit). You will need to have your blood drawn. Click here to find a draw site near you.The blood draw center will then send the sample in the pre-paid postage back to the lab. Once we are notified that the sample has been tested we will meet to discuss the results and the plan of action to address the findings. Please allow up to 7-days to receive your test kit and another 14-21 days for the lab results.
Why:Micronutrients—the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids required for energy production, immune function, and growth—are utilized inside the cell. If a cell does not function properly, the metabolic and developmental processes necessary to sustain life are compromised and disease will result.
In short, cell function is a direct indicator of cellular health.
Micronutrient test provides the most comprehensive nutritional analysis available by measuring functional deficiencies at the cellular level. It is an assessment of how well the body utilizes 31 vitamins, minerals, amino/fatty acids, antioxidants, and metabolites, while conveying the body’s need for these micronutrients that enable the body to produce enzymes, hormones, and other substances essential for proper growth, development, and good health. Repletion recommendations are made based on need.
Why use the SpectraCell® Micronutrient test?
What truly makes our test unique is that it measures the functional level and capability of micronutrients present within white blood cells, where metabolism takes place and where micronutrients do their job—thus taking a person’s biochemical individuality into account. Unlike static serum measurements, which only assess the concentration of nutrients present outside of the cell (extracellular) and only provide a glimpse of your health, SpectraCell’s Micronutrient test is a long term assessment (4-6 months) that addresses the functional impact (performance) of micronutrients—what really matters.
Why is nutrient status important?
Virtually all metabolic and developmental processes that take place in the body require micronutrients, and strong evidence suggests that subtle vitamin, mineral, and antioxidantdeficiencies can contribute to degenerative processes such as arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Evaluating micronutrient status can therefore be the first step in identifying metabolic inadequacies while shedding light on the possible underlying causes of complex chronic conditions.
When should a micronutrient test be considered?
Extensive scientific and clinical studies spanning 50 years have repeatedly demonstrated that micronutrient deficiencies can adversely affect health. These deficiencies can set the stage for chronic disease and compromised immune health at any stage in life, particularly if they persist.
- Cardiovascular disease
- Neurological disorders/Alzheimer’s
- Autism and other spectrum disorders
- Mood disorders
- Fertility issues
- Weight issues
- Sports performance optimization
Conditions That Could Benefit From Micronutrient Testing
- Sleep abnormalities
- Mood and brain issues
- Bloating, Gas & Distension
- Autoimmune disorders
- Blood sugar instability
- Joint pain
- Acid Reflux
- Skin issues (Eczema, Rosacea, Acne)
- Accelerated Aging