What is micronutrient testing, and how do I benefit from it?
There is extensive evidence that micronutrient deficiencies are associated with inflammation and chronic diseases which, in turn, affect your physical and mental health. Even if you are taking multivitamins, you can still be micronutrient deficient. In fact, because each of us is metabolically and biochemically unique, our micronutrient requirements will vary. Some factors that may contribute to such deficiencies include absorption rates, chronic illnesses, aging and lifestyle. Thus, analyzing your cellular micronutrient functionality, will allow Dr. Avi to accurately tailor a custom treatment plan to supplement your deficiencies. The micronutrient test will provide a comprehensive nutrient analysis, measuring functional deficiencies at the cellular level. It will assess how well your body utilized 31 vitamins, minerals, amino/fatty acids, antioxidants, and metabolites, while conveying the body’s need for these micronutrients that enable the production of enzymes, hormones and other substances essential for proper growth, development and good health. Standard blood testing measures the micronutrient concentrations in the fluid outside of cells which may not truly reflect the levels within your cells. The levels in the cells determine the body’s ability to absorb, transport, metabolize and utilize nutrients.