As part of our comprehensive approach to your health and wellness, we offer the Vibrant Wellness Micronutrient Test. It’s a simple blood test, but the results can be surprising! You may have no idea what micronutrients your body is lacking — or how much better you can feel when this is corrected.
So, what are micronutrients, exactly? And how can this test help you improve your health?
What are Micronutrients?
You’re all too familiar with macronutrients: proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. But what about micronutrients?
As the name implies, micronutrients are the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients your body needs in small amounts. However, they have an enormous impact on your overall health. Micronutrients:
- produce and release energy,
- strengthen your immune system,
- reduce inflammation,
- maintain a healthy hormonal balance,
- build strong bones and teeth,
- slow down cellular aging,
- promote proper nerve and muscle function,
- and MUCH more!
Why Should You Get a Micronutrient Test?
Do you live a healthy lifestyle — eating clean, exercising, getting enough sleep — yet still feel like something’s off? Have you experienced symptoms that doctors and testing can’t explain? Are you not looking or feeling as good as you know you should — or used to? For these and many other reasons, micronutrient testing may offer some incredible insights into why this is happening.
Our diets don’t always provide us with all the nutrients we need. And certain medical conditions and medications can interfere with the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Emotional or physical stress, a sedentary lifestyle, and much more can also impact our micronutrients. And even if you’ve made no changes to your diet, just the fact of aging can drastically affect your nutritional requirements.
That’s why the Vibrant Wellness Micronutrient Test is so revolutionary: it measures both extracellular and intracellular micronutrients.
- Extracellular micronutrients are free floating in your blood, so testing can measure what’s in your blood at a specific time only. This measurement depends on recent, short-term diet and supplement intake.
- Intracellular micronutrients are absorbed by your white and red blood cells — a vital step to ensuring all your cells function optimally. Even if you’re consuming a healthy diet or supplements, the micronutrients may not be reaching your cells in sufficient amounts.
Because this test measures micronutrients both inside and outside your cells, it gives a picture of your nutrient levels now and over the past four to six months.
What Does the Vibrant Wellness Micronutrient Test Measure?
The test measures vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, and fatty acids. Here’s the full list of the 40 micronutrients measured:
Methylmalonic acid (MMA)
RBC Omega fatty acids (n3 and n6)
What Can You Learn from the Micronutrient Test?
The test results will show you where you may be deficient in certain micronutrients and how this may be affecting specific areas of your health.
In the first example page, you can see it measures:
- Neurological cognitive function and mood
- Liver detoxification
- Gastrointestinal barrier
- Bone, joint, and muscle health
- Cardiovascular health
- Mitochondrial function, skin, and anti-aging
For each, it gives an overall score (from 1 to 100) and shows which micronutrients are in normal ranges and which are in abnormal ranges. It also shows current results versus previous results, so you can see any changes.
The second example page focuses on a specific micronutrient, in this case, vitamin B1. Here, you can see:
- how vitamin B1 affects you physiologically,
- how it gets depleted,
- what can result from B1 depletion,
- foods to eat to increase B1 levels, and
- supplement options.
As you can see, this test is comprehensive. Because of this, we offer it to all patients as one of our first steps in determining the root causes of illness and hormonal imbalance.
Call us to Learn More about Micronutrient Testing
We offer micronutrient testing as part of our functional medicine approach to overall health and wellness. When many patients come to see us, they have lost hope because they’ve felt unwell for so long and don’t see any light at the end of the tunnel.
It’s rewarding as a practitioner to help so many people realize a much better “normal” and a regained sense of vitality!
Please call us to get more information about the Vibrant Health Micronutrient Test and how our providers can help you with your health goals.
We look forward to the opportunity to restore your health and regain your vitality for life!
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