What is there not to love about Spectracell's Micronutrient Test? If you have ever wondered:
- Am I eating enough of the right foods to meet my nutrient needs?
- Am I taking the right supplements?
- Is this brand the right one for me?
- Am I absorbing what is in my supplements?
- And, if you are vegetarian, am I eating the right amount and the right combination of plant protein sources to meet my protein needs?
- Is my immune system functioning optimally?
Using patented technology, Spectracell's Micronutrient Test measures the amount of various vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and metabolites that the cells in your body have absorbed, not what is in your bloodstream. There is a big difference. Regular lab test measure the amount of various vitamins and minerals, like vitamin D, B12, calcium, and magnesium, etc. that is in your bloodstream at the time you were tested. It may or may not be reflective of the levels that were in your bloodstream last week, or will be next week. This is called the transient amount. When Spectracell performs their Micronturient Test, they isolate the T-cell (your body's memory cell) so they can measure the amount of the various vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and metabolites, etc. that your cells have actually absorbed over the past 4-5 months.
They also measure a bunch of them! In fact, they measure 12 vitamins, 5 minerals, 3 amino acids, 6 antioxidants, 3 indicators of your carbohydrate metabolism, 1 fatty acid, and 3 metabolites. This is critical because so many of these nutrients interact with each other. The interactions are crucial in understanding how to best replenish. In addition, their unique Spectrox measures your overall antioxidant function and their unique Immunidex measures your overall immune response. I consider this test to be invaluable in determining your overall nutritional status.
What conditions can be affected by nutrient status?
- Mood Disorders
- Weight Management
- Sports Nutrition
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Stress Tolerance
- And many more