With SpectraCell, Micronutrient Testing Has Just Gotten Better.
Updated: Apr 23
SpectraCell Micronutrient Testing:
Are you taking too many supplements? Not enough? Nutritional status is a vital foundation of health and performance. SpectraCell’s Micronutrient Test is an innovative assessment of nutritional status. Unlike traditional serum, hair and urine tests, SpectraCell’s test evaluates how an individual’s white blood cells respond to varied environments of over 31 vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. As a result, individual differences in metabolism, age, genetics, health, prescription drug usage, absorption rate and other factors are taken into consideration. Unlike any other test on the market, SpectraCell’s Micronutrient profile 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 33 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 optimal health.
What makes SpectraCell’s Micronutrient test unique?
Intracellular - Standard blood testing is misleading, because it is based on serum (which is outside of cells), and serum levels of nutrients don’t always reflect what’s going on inside of cells, where metabolism occurs. Serum tests may show normal values, even if an intracellular deficiency exists. Intracellular measurement is critical for determining nutrient absorption, transport and utilization – and therefore, health.
Functional - This test evaluates how micronutrients function in the body, not just what happens to be in the bloodstream. A micronutrient’s impact on cellular function is what matters, not how much is present in blood.
Lymphocyte-based - In our laboratory, we subject living white blood cells (obtained from a simple blood draw) to dozens of nutritional evaluation environments. Lymphocytes contain your complete genetic makeup, working coordinately – not just the gene subsets detected by other testing platforms – and are a reflection of long-term nutrient status and therefore, of cellular health throughout the body.
Long-term - The lifespan of these cells (4-6 months) means that taking a full range of supplements days or even weeks before your blood draw will not affect your results (serum micronutrient levels can fluctuate wildly on a daily basis). Your lymphocytes reflect your nutrient intake over a period of months, not days or hours.
Comprehensive - Nutrients work synergistically, so a comprehensive lab test is superior to measurement of individual micronutrients. SpectraCell’s micronutrient profile measures the functional level of 33 vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, antioxidants, and metabolites so that patterns of deficiency are clear.
Proprietary - Only SpectraCell offers the patented Spectrox® (reflects antioxidant capacity) and Immunidex (a measure of immune system function) as part of the micronutrient profile.
Why does this matter?
Micronutrient status is just one – but critical – piece of the diagnostic puzzle. Nearly every physiological system in our body requires micronutrients to function properly, and deficiencies create the potential for long-term chronic disease and illness, affecting quality of life over time.
Conditions affected by micronutrient deficiencies:
High Blood Pressure
SpectraCell’s Micronutrient Profile Includes:
Interpreting Test Results:
SpectraCell Micronutrient testing is easy to read for the client and health care professionals. Results are introduced in a very clear graphical forms. You can easily see if your results are within norm . Below you can see an example of partial Micronutrient test results where green little square shows you your number and place it in the right position on sufficient ( white )field or borderline( beige) field. Values in the blue area represent deficiencies and may require nutrient repletion or dietary changes. Please click here to see full sample report.
Source: Adapted from SpectraCell Laboratories, Inc.
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