Maintaining a healthy lifestyle including a proper diet that incorporates vitamins and nutrients is a key factor in promoting overall health and wellness. A healthy lifestyle that incorporates proper nutrition, physical activity, and mental health are all essential factors for preventing the development of chronic diseases and health concern that can impact your quality of life. However, many people experience a lack of essential nutrients that the body needs in order to function at its best. If you are experiencing a micronutrient deficiency, or imbalance, it is important to make the necessary changes to avoid potential chronic illness. Properly measuring and maintaining optimal macronutrient levels within your cells is important for ensuring and maintaining overall wellness and longevity.
Why Are Micronutrients Important?
Extensive research has found that micronutrient deficiencies and a lack of vitamins within cells can adversely impact your health and long-term functional micronutrient status. Nutritional balance plays a key role in optimal wellness, chronic disease prevention, and managing the aging process. Nearly every physiological function in your body requires micronutrients to function properly. Vitamins and minerals compounds play a key role in:
- Strengthening the immune system
- Preventing systemic inflammation
- Protecting against free radical damage
- Maintaining a healthful hormonal balance
- Maintaining insulin sensitivity
- Reducing cellular aging
- Promoting the health all tissues
- Protecting against the development, progression and recurrence of cancer.
Maintaining a healthy diet and and exercising while taking a multivitamin is not enough to ensure proper micronutrient levels. The best way to determine a micronutrient imbalance and reduce the risk of illness and disease related to deficiencies is through micronutrient testing.
What is Micronutrient Testing?
SpectraCell’s Micronutrient tests are specialized tests designed to measure the function of 35 nutritional components such as vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, and amino acids within white blood cells. White blood cells are measured because it is found that they give the most accurate analysis of deficiencies within the body.
SpectraCell’s Micronutrient lab results offer a detailed report indicating all deficiencies, and those indicating a threat of becoming sufficient. This allows for the development and implementation of supplementation recommendations for boosting micronutrients and improving health.
SpectraCell’s Micronutrient test identifies a variety of essential levels including:
·Alpha Lipoic Acid
for Total Antioxidant Function
Immune Response Score
How to Receive Micronutrient Testing
Reach out to us here at Scottsdale’s Center for Women’s Health to sit down with one of our caring professionals to receive a micronutrient test. It is performed through a simple blood draw that is sent to a lab, where the comprehensive test results can be returned in 2 to 3 weeks.
Once returned, any nutrient deficiencies are identified and discussed in order to create a proper diet plan that implements foods rich in the necessary compounds needed. If needed, the supplementation of medical-grade supplements may be suggested.
If you feel as though you lack the energy and cognitive function necessary or being your best self each day, reach out to us here at Scottsdale Center for Women’s Health to learn more about micronutrient testing. Contact us today and schedule your consultation towards overall wellness!