What is SpectraCell’s Micronutrient test?

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 this 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 and only provide a glimpse of your health.

Why is nutrient status important?

Cut out the guesswork of knowing which supplements that you need to take and which ones you don’t. With this analysis we can determine the results so that you don’t waste money on vitamins and minerals that your body may not need. This test allows us to be specific with our supplement recommendations.

Virtually all metabolic and developmental processes that take place in the body require micronutrients, and strong evidence suggests that subtle vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant 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.

This test is typically recommended by the provider however it is not uncommon for someone to call wanting to have it done. Either way, client would have blood drawn here at Immunity. Payment is to be collected at time of blood draw. A consultation (either new client or follow up depending on type original appointment) for result interpretation MUST be scheduled for 2 ½ – 3 weeks from the day of the blood draw as results can take 10-14 days. 

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