Micronutrients are vitamins and minerals that are needed in very small or trace quantities by the human body to function properly. For many years, most people felt that "a healthy diet" would properly supply the appropriate amounts of vitamins and minerals. Many years ago, when everything was grown at home, that most likely was true, but times have changed!
Micronutrient testing is a great way to determine if you are getting the nutrients you need from the foods you are eating and from the supplements you are taking. A nutrient deficiency now can create the potential for long-term chronic disease and illness. SpectraCell’s Micronutrient test provides the most comprehensive nutrient analysis available, measuring functional deficiencies at the cellular level. It is an assessment of how well the body utilizes 33 vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, antioxidants, and metabolites. It is a measurement of what your body’s cells have absorbed over the past 4-5 months, providing much valuable information.
Did you know…
50% of people taking multivitamins are micronutrient deficient despite supplementation?!
Excessive physical activity, prescription drugs, smoking, alcohol, sedentary habits, and physical/emotional/environmental stressors all impact micronutrient status and demands?
Although you may eat a balanced diet, you may have micronutrient deficiencies if you do not properly absorb vitamins, minerals and/or antioxidants?