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 our 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 (extracellular) and only provide a glimpse of your health, SpectraCell’s Micronutrient test is a long term assessment (4-6 months) that addresses the functional impact (performance) of micronutrients—what really matters.
Why is nutrient status important?
Virtually all metabolic and developmental processes that take place in the body require micronutrients, and strong evidence suggests that subtle vitamin, mineral, and antioxidantdeficiencies 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.
When should a micronutrient test be considered?
Extensive scientific and clinical studies spanning 50 years have repeatedly demonstrated that micronutrient deficiencies can adversely affect health. These deficiencies can set the stage for chronic disease and compromised immune health at any stage in life, particularly if they persist.
- Cardiovascular disease
- Neurological disorders/Alzheimer’s
- Autism and other spectrum disorders
- Mood disorders
- Fertility issues
- Weight issues
- Sports performance optimization
Expected Turnaround Time: 14-15 business days
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B1
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin B3
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D3
- Vitamin K2
- Oleic Acid
- Alpha Lipoic Acid
- Coenzyme Q10
- Vitamin E
- Fructose Sensitivity
- Glucose-Insulin Metabolism
We now offer Zonulin Testing in addition to Food Sensitivity testing.
Zonulin is a protein that is synthesized in intestinal cells and liver cells. It is a key biomarker for intestinal permeability and is the only regulator of intestinal permeability that is reversible. Zonulin is one of three ways the FIT test can diagnose a leaky gut, along with finding a sensitivity to Candida and multiple Food Sensitivities. It is estimated that anywhere between 50 and 100 percent of food intolerance sufferers have increased intestinal permeability.
Increased intestinal permeability can be caused by food allergies and sensitivities, stress, infections, and low stomach acid, among other causes. Elevated levels of Zonulin are associated with Celiac Disease, Autoimmune disease, and Multiple Sclerosis, in addition to other chronic illnesses.
In a healthy gut, there are healthy cell junctions and good nutrient absorption. In a leaky gut, however, the Villi are damaged, there is poor absorption and the cell junctions are loose. This means that bacteria and unwanted items can pass through the gut, as seen in the picture to the right.
Zonulin Testing is best performed with the patient’s first FIT Test to provide a baseline for the Zonulin levels. This gives patients the opportunity to track their progress after implementing an elimination diet based on the FIT Test results. We recommend retesting when you retest your FIT.
We offer food sensivity tests
Food sensitivities affect more than 100 million people worldwide. Food sensitivities cause a range of illness and symptoms, including skin rashes and chronic intestinal diseases.
The FIT Test is a patented, multi-pathway delayed food sensitivity test. The test uses new technology that measures both IgG and Immune Complexes, the most common food-related pathways in the body.
The FIT Test measures sensitivities to up to 132 different foods and additives spanning all major food groups.
Food elimination based on the FIT Test results reduces symptoms a patient is experiencing.
Managing the Aging Process with Telomere Testing $200
What are telomeres?
These are sections of DNA at the end of each chromosome that serve as a protective cap to your genetic material. When a cell divides, its telomere becomes shorter until there is no more telomere left to protect DNA from “unraveling,” and the cell dies.
Longer telomeres = Younger cells
Cellular death causes the body to age, thus making telomere length a novel biomarker for biological age. The longer one’s telomeres, the younger one’s biological age.
Factors Impacting Telomere Length
The rate at which telomeres shorten is accelerated by inflammation, oxidative stress, nutritional deficiencies, obesity, and other lifestyle habits. Furthermore, studies have shown that telomere shortening, when expedited, is strongly linked to cardiovascular disease, dementia, stroke, and cancer.
Are Telomeres a New Biomarker for COVID-19?
A recently published medical paper suggests the answer may be YES. A team of scientists from Rutgers University reviewed the disease progression of COVID-19 and created an interesting hypothesis – that telomeres, particularly short telomere length, may be a potential biomarker that identifies patients most likely to have bad prognosis from COVID-19. The authors suggest that short telomeres “might serve to identify patients more likely to die from the SARS-CoV-2 infection, regardless of age. Learn more
Below are examples of how to interpret the telomere tests.
Example 1: Patient below is 46 years old and has a Telomere Length of 6.18. So, in reality, when looking at what age group has an average length of 6.18, it is that of approximately a 79 year old. So, the patient who is 46 years old, has the telomere length of a 79 year old. Her cells are representative of a 79 year old, hence, she is not doing well. She is aging faster, and has more damaged cells.
Example 2: Your Patient below is 40 years old and has a Telomere Length of 8.51. So, in reality, when looking at what age group has an average of 8.51, it is that of approximately a 32 year old. So, your Client who is 40 years old, has the telomere length of a 32 year old. Her cells are representative of a 32 year old, hence, she is doing well. She is aging slower.