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Innovative Directions in Health Offers Micronutrient Testing

What is Micronutrient Testing?

SpectraCell’s Micronutrient tests measure the function of 35 nutritional components including vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and amino acids within our white blood cells.  Scientific evidence shows us that analyzing the white blood cells gives us the most accurate analysis of a body’s deficiencies.

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Be Proactive, NOT Reactive

Achieve a higher level of wellness. Eating a balanced diet, exercising and taking a multivitamin is simply not enough. Each person’s body is unique in its own way. Due to the complexity of the human body, an individualized healthcare approach is the only way to guarantee optimal results.

Why test Micronutrients?

Nutrient status is a vital foundation of health. Each micronutrient plays an indispensable role in promoting optimal cell function. When some cells do not function at their best, the foundation of our health is compromised, setting the stage for the development of disease. Identifying and correcting nutritional deficiencies is an important step in the long-term maintenance of optimal health.

Vitamin deficiencies aren’t just a reflection of diet. Since we are all biochemically unique, nutrient deficiencies will vary from patient to patient, and do not necessarily correlate directly with nutrient intake, even among those with similar health conditions. Many factors beyond diet determine whether nutrient function is adequate. These include biochemical individuality, genetic predisposition, absorption and metabolism, age, disease conditions and medications.

What results will I see?

Lab results include an overview page with all deficiencies listed, numeric and graphic reports easily identifying deficiencies and repletion and supplementation recommendations, such as the example above.

Testing Includes: 

VITAMINS:
Vitamin A
Vitamin B1
Vitamin B2
Vitamin B3
Vitamin B6
Vitamin B12
Biotin
Folate
Pantothenate
Vitamin C
Vitamin D
Vitamin K

MINERALS:
Calcium
Magnesium
Manganese
Zinc
Copper

AMINO ACIDS:
Asparagine
Glutamine
Serine

ANTIOXIDANT:
Alpha Lipoic Acid
Coenzyme Q10
Cysteine
Glutathione
Selenium
Vitamin E

SPECTROX™
for Total Antioxidant Function

IMMUNIDEX™
Immune Response Score

CARBOHYDRATE METABOLISM:
Chromium
Fructose Sensitivity
Glucose-Insulin Metabolism

FATTY ACIDS:
Oleic Acid

METABOLITES:
Choline
Inositol
Carnitine

How do I get tested? 

Contact our office for more information or to schedule your labwork and appointment with Dr. Sinda for recommendations to help optimize your body’s function and metabolism.