Micronutrients are made up of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, anti-oxidants and phytochemicals. Research has shown that 50% of those taking multivitamins are still deficient and at risk for developing health conditions. The testing that we do here are Back N' Balance is through Spectracell and this lab specializes in patented functional intracellular testing. Intracellular testing measures how micronutrients are actually functioning within your white blood cells and can detect deficiencies better than the typical blood plasma serum test. These tests allow nutritional assessment for a broad variety of clinical conditions including arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular risk, diabetes, various immunological disorders, metabolism disorders and micronutrient deficiencies.
This testing also provides a total antioxidants function test (SPECTROX) which assesses the ability of cells to resist damage caused by free radicals and other forms of oxidative stress. Due to the considerable number of cellular antioxidants with extensive interactions, redundancies, repair and recharging capabilities, measuring total function is the most accurate and clinically useful way to assess your capacity to resist oxidative damage. Since lymphocytes are produced in the bone marrow and stored in peripheral locations for long periods of time (the average life span of a lymphocyte is approximately four to six months), Spectracell's measurements provide a powerful portrait of each patient's long term nutrient status.
Schedule a consultation today for information on micronutrient testing and procedures. This is an important part of your nutritional make-up that is often overlooked. You could be suffering from fatigue and other symptoms that could be a result of an underlying deficiency in a micronutrient. We can help! Call the office to set up an appointment 727-733-6501.