The micronutrient assay is the most comprehensive nutritional analysis available. It measures functional nutritional deficiencies at the cellular level. It's a direct measurement of how well the body is utilizing all the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino and fatty acids.
It provides the basis of a very personalized, functional approach to supplementation and at the same time provides key insights into preventing nutrition-related disorders over time.
The report provides you with targeted nutrient repletion recommendations for 33 different micronutrients. This is why we test, and don't guess when it comes to providing you with detailed nutrition information.
Additional reasons for using the micronutrient assay:
Identify and prevent nutritional deficiencies that affect your performance now, and your future health.
Athletes and active individuals are more susceptible to vitamin, mineral and antioxidant deficiencies that can affect overall health and day to day performance.
Customized illness prevention with early detection of nutritional deficiencies.
Biochemical individuality - a person may be supplementing, but not utilizing the supplements due to variations in how their body absorbs and metabolizes different nutrients. In this regard, we can tell if your current supplement plan and or diet is providing you with the nutrients your body is actually using.
More Advanced Than Regular Blood Tests
Standard blood tests of most nutrients is based on measuring static levels of nutrients in serum - blood levels don't necessarily represent how the cells are metabolizing and using nutrients. Blood levels of nutrients are to be considered a 'pool' of the nutrient and don't indicate what's going on inside the cells. Further, many nutrients are stored in greater amounts inside of the cells, where true measurement should take place.
The micronutrient assay is a unique technology that assesses the actual cellular requirements of the nutrients that play a vital role in your health and wellness. It measures the biochemical function of minerals, vitamins, amino acids and antioxidants giving you powerful insight into your well being.
The micronutrient test includes 12 vitamins, 5 minerals, 3 amino acids, 6 antioxidants, 3 metabolites, 1 fatty acid and 3 measures of carbohydrate metabolism. (Click the arrows on mobile view to see all nutrients)
The micronutrient assay also provides us with the two following functional health scores:
Spectrox - Total Antioxidant Function Score
This analysis measures the cells ability to resist damage caused by free radicals and other forms of oxidative stress. Measuring total antioxidant function is important in endurance athletes due to the amount generated during the course of heavy training. This measurement tells us how well your body is able to resist oxidative damage from free radicals.
Immunidex - Immune Response Score
Nutrient deficiencies, coupled with endurance training and high stress levels can undermine a person's immune function. Immune function can be thought of as a measure of general health; immunity is highly complex and dependent on the availability of vitamins, minerals and antioxidant compounds.
Sample Report; scroll all 10 pages