Micronutrients are essential to good health. They help to protect us from chronic disease, boost our immune systems, decrease inflammation in our bodies and play an important role in managing the aging process. Although our bodies need micronutrients to perform their most vital functions, they do not produce them naturally. We need to make sure we get them in our diets. How can we be certain we are getting enough?
SpectraCell’s Micronutrient Tests: A Highly Advanced and Accurate Way to Measure Nutritional Deficiencies
Jane recommends Spectracell's Micronutrient Testing, which measures the function of 35 nutritional components including vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and amino acids within our white blood cells. Scientific evidence shows us that analyzing the white blood cells gives us the most accurate analysis of a body’s deficiencies.
SpectraCell’s lab results include an overview page with all deficiencies listed, numeric and graphic reports easily identifying deficiencies and repletion, and supplementation recommendations. Jane works with you to evaluate your results and provide a customized plan to address your deficiencies.
Standard tests only measure static quantities of vitamins and minerals present in serum, primarily reflecting dietary intake. SpectraCell Micronutrient Testing has a patented technology that assesses long-term intracellular requirements using a patient’s lymphocytes. Under a variety of nutrient depletion conditions, SpectraCell measures the growth response of these cells to mitogenic stimulation. This determines functional intracellular deficiencies, which might not be detected by standard serum tests, and provides a powerful clinical assessment tool.
Nutrient status is a vital foundation of health. Each micronutrient plays a critical role in promoting optimal cell function. When some cells do not function at their best, the foundation of our health is compromised, setting the stage for the development of disease. Identifying and correcting nutritional deficiencies is an important step in the long-term maintenance of optimal health.
Vitamin deficiencies aren’t just a reflection of diet. Since we are all biochemically unique, nutrient deficiencies will vary from person to person and do not necessarily correlate directly with nutrient intake, even among those with similar health conditions. Many factors beyond diet determine whether nutrient function is adequate. These include biochemical individuality, genetic predisposition, absorption and metabolism, age, disease conditions and medications.