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Micronutrient Deficiency Testing: 

Comprehensive Nutrition Testing for Optimal Health

 

Micronutrient testing measures functional vitamin, mineral and antioxidant deficiencies at the cellular level.  It provides a definitive answer to what nutrients you need to complement a healthy, healing diet. 

Why are micronutrients are important?

 

Even those with the healthiest of diets do not get the recommended nutrients needed through diet alone.   Medications, gut dysfunction, stress, and pre-disposed health conditions all affect how the body absorbs and utilizes nutrients.  Each of us have unique, individual needs necessary to support optimal health!  These needs may go beyond the recommended intake guidelines, depending on lifestyle, health history and genetics.  

Vitamins are required for cellular function, growth, metabolism, and development, and are found in fat-soluble and water-soluble formats. Fat-soluble vitamins include vitamin A, D, E, and K, which can be stored in the liver and fatty tissues of the body for extended periods of time, while water-soluble vitamins include the B vitamin and vitamin C cannot be stored in the body and, therefore, more regular consumption is required.

Minerals are inorganic substances required for bone structure, hormones, and much more.  Minerals include calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, iron, zinc, iodine, chromium, copper, manganese, and selenium.

And though they are not technically vitamins or minerals, antioxidants contribute to overall health and play a role in nutrient status.

 

Vitamin, mineral and antioxidant deficiencies have been shown to affect the function of the immune system, triggering a number of symptoms and health conditions.  The nutrient test by Vibrant America provides a roadmap for nutrient supplementation to support a therapeutic diet.

What does a micronutrient test measure?

 

A Vibrant America micronutrient test measures the levels of the most important vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fatty acids and amino acids for health, healing, and nutrition. The test panel measures the following nutrients:

Vitamins

  • Vitamin A

  • Vitamin B1

  • Vitamin B2

  • Vitamin B3

  • Vitamin B5

  • Vitamin B6

  • Vitamin B12

  • Folate

  • Vitamin C

  • Vitamin E

  • Vitamin D

  • Vitamin K1

  • Vitamin K2

 

Fatty Acids

  • EPA

  • DHA

  • DPA

  • Total Omega -3

  • Total Omega -6

  • LA

  • AA

  • AA/EPA

Antioxidants​

  • Coenzyme Q10

  • Cysteine

  • Glutathione

  • Selenium

 

Minerals

  • Calcium

  • Magnesium

  • Manganese

  • Zinc

  • Copper

  • Iron

  • Chromium

 

Amino Acids

  • Asparagine

  • Glutamine

  • Serine

  • Citruline

  • Arginine

  • Isoleucine

  • Valine

  • Leucine

 

Metabolites

  • MMA

  • Inositol

  • Carnitine

  • Choline

  • Sodium

  • Potassium

 

Areas Assessed:

  • Neurological, Cognitive Function and Mood

  • Bone, Joint and Muscle Health 

  • Liver Detoxification

  • Gastrointestinal Barrier

  • Cardiovascular Health

  • Mitochondrial Health

How do I get tested for micronutrient deficiencies?

 

The Vibrant America nutrient test is a blood test.  A 15-minute strategy call is recommended to determine whether the micronutrient is an appropriate next step for you.  Following testing, a follow-up consult is required to discuss dietary and supplement recommendations based on test results. 

 

 

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