Vitamin Testing, Management & Infusions
SpectraCell’s Micronutrient test provides the most comprehensive nutritional analysis available by measuring functional deficiencies at the cellular level. It is an assessment of how well the body utilizes 31 vitamins, minerals, amino/fatty acids, antioxidants, and metabolites while conveying the body’s need for these micronutrients that enable the body to produce enzymes, hormones, and other substances essential for proper growth, development, and good health. Repletion recommendations are made based on need.
Why Use The SpectraCell Micronutrient Test?
What truly makes our test unique is that it measures the functional level and capability of micronutrients present within white blood cells, where metabolism takes place and where micronutrients do their job—thus taking a person’s biochemical individuality into account. Unlike static serum measurements, which only assess the concentration of nutrients present outside of the cell (extracellular) and only provide a glimpse of your health, SpectraCell’s Micronutrient test is a long term assessment (4-6 months) that addresses the functional impact (performance) of micronutrients—what really matters.
Why Is Nutrient Status Important?
Virtually all metabolic and developmental processes that take place in the body require micronutrients, and strong evidence suggests that subtle vitamin and mineral deficiencies can contribute to degenerative processes such as arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.
Evaluating micronutrient status can therefore be the first step in identifying metabolic inadequacies while shedding light on the possible underlying causes of complex chronic conditions.
When Should A Micronutrient Test Be Considered?
Extensive scientific and clinical studies spanning 50 years have repeatedly demonstrated that micronutrient deficiencies can adversely affect health. These deficiencies can set the stage for chronic disease and compromised immune health at any stage in life, particularly if they persist.
- Cardiovascular disease
- Neurological disorders/Alzheimer’s
- Autism and other spectrum disorders
- Mood disorders
- Fertility issues
- Weight issues
- Sports performance optimization
Expected Turnaround Time: 10-14 business days
We are passionate about helping individuals achieve their best possible health.
Contrary to established paradigms about health in America, the majority of chronic disease is attributable in large part to cellular deficiencies in micronutrients. By correcting deficiencies, you can prevent, treat and reverse many medical conditions—from the most serious to the most banal.
Micronutrients—the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids required for energy production, immune function, and growth—are utilized inside the cell. If a cell does not function properly, the metabolic and developmental processes necessary to sustain life are compromised and disease will result.
In Short, Cell Function Is A Direct Indicator Of Cellular Health.
Once your Spectracell micronutrient test results are received, Dr. Cohen and our nutritionists will evaluate your results and provide specific vitamin recommendations that will enhance your health management.
Disease Can Manifest In Many Ways:
- Sometimes it is very subtle—you may have less energy as you age.
- Sometimes it is acute—you have a debilitating migraine.
- Sometimes it is annoying—your skin is dry, or you have allergies.
- Sometimes it is dramatic—you have a stroke, get the flu, break a bone.
- Sometimes it is devastating—you receive a cancer diagnosis.
But I Manage My Health Condition. Isn’t That Enough?
Unfortunately, the answer is no. Even if you have adopted a healthy lifestyle, micronutrient deficiencies may be present for a host of reasons:
- Individuality – Individual needs vary, thus micronutrient requirements for you may be quite different from the requirements for another.
- Absorption of nutrients – You are what you absorb, not necessarily what you eat! Malabsorption is common and is often aggravated by stress, which triggers the inflammatory response that can affect the extent to which nutrients are assimilated.
- Illness (acute or chronic) – Just as micronutrient deficiencies can set the stage for disease, health conditions—and the medications often prescribed to treat and manage them—can contribute to micronutrient depletions.
- Aging – Our micronutrient requirements at age 20 are quite different from our requirements at age 40, 50 and beyond. Absorption difficulties, especially of vitamin B12, quite commonly occur as we age.
- Lifestyle – A variety of habits such as physical activity, prescription and over-the-counter medication use, smoking, and alcohol has an impact on individual micronutrient demands.