Micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals are critical for good health and normal function of our bodies. Each cell in our bodies carries out countless chemical reactions every second of our existence, but many of these reactions can’t function properly unless certain micronutrients are present in adequate amounts. Deficiencies can contribute to chronic diseases, cause inflammation, accelerate aging, decrease immunity, and can lead to a wide range of symptoms.
Not surprisingly, micronutrient deficiencies are common in today’s world. Deficiencies can result from a poor diet, chronic illness, taking medications, reduced absorption due to digestive issues, genetic factors, and lifestyle factors such as smoking and alcohol consumption. It is important to identify and correct these deficiencies quickly in order to restore full metabolic function and reverse disease.
The SpectraCell® test identifies functional deficiencies of more than 30 individual micronutrients, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, and other metabolites important for optimal health. In addition, this test assesses the total antioxidant capacity of your blood as well as the overall performance of your immune system. These factors are important indicators of your body’s ability to resist cellular damage caused by free radicals, kill pathogens, and destroy precancerous or cancerous tumor cells.
SpectraCell® micronutrient testing measures the following components: