Micronutrient Testing

Micronutrient Testing

Test your levels of the most important vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fatty acids and amino acids.

What Are Micronutrients?

Micronutrients, as opposed to macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates and fat), are comprised of vitamins and minerals which are required in small quantities to ensure normal metabolism, growth and physical well‐being.

Vitamins

These are essential organic nutrients, most of which are not made in the body, or only in insufficient amounts, and usually must be obtained through food. When dietary intake of a vitamin is inadequate, deficiency disorders result. Although vitamins are only present and required in minute quantities, compared to the macronutrients, they are just as vital to health and need to be considered in the context of nutrition quality..

Minerals

These are inorganic nutrients that also play a key role in ensuring health and well‐ being. They include the trace elements copper, iodine, iron, manganese, selenium, and zinc together with the macro elements calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium. As with vitamins, minerals are found in small quantities within the body and they are obtained from a wide variety of foods.

Your genetics, aging, lifestyle, chronic illness, and medications all affect your cellular nutrient absorption. The intracellular portion of our micronutrient test takes all the above factors into consideration to identify your cellular nutrient absorption status. This test can reveal a person’s functional nutritional status over a much longer time (4-6 months) than extracellular testing.

Role of Micronutrients:

Almost every physiological function in your body requires micronutrients to function optimally. Vitamin, minerals and anti-oxidants play a key role in:

  • Producing and releasing energy
  • Strengthening the immune system
  • Reducing systemic inflammation
  • Protecting against free radical damage
  • Maintaining a healthy hormonal balance (i.e. thyroid, sex hormones, adrenal hormones, neurotransmitters/brain hormones, etc.)
  • Maintaining insulin sensitivity
  • Slowing down cellular aging
  • Promoting the health of all tissues: skin, bone, brain, breast, gut, prostate, heart, muscle, organs, etc.
  • Protecting against the development, progression, and recurrence of cancer.

Here's What We Test For:

The only test that provides a comprehensive extracellular and intracellular assessment of the levels of the most important vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fatty acids and amino acids.
Micronutrients

Why Get Tested?

  • If you are deficient in any micronutrients, your health is at risk.
  • Your energy levels may be below what they should be due to deficiencies
  • Some chronic diseases and medications can decrease levels of micronutrients
  • Different diets, such as vegetarian, vegan, keto, eliminating foods due to sensitivities or allergies, can lead to nutrient deficiencies
  • You want to help manage you mood, immune function and the aging process for optimal functioning
  • If you are taking supplements without knowing if you are deficient, you may be dangerously above recommended micronutrient levels
  • You may be throwing away money buying supplements you don't need
  • You will receive personalized recommendations for diet and supplementation from your Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Here's How It Works:

  • Book your appointment below for a 15 minute call with your dietitian to go over logistics of getting your blood drawn, answer any questions you have and schedule time to go over the results once they are in.
  • The location where you book your appointment is where you will meet with your dietitian. To get your blood tested you will need to go to our lab in Lutherville.
  • Get your blood drawn at our lab as soon as possible after scheduling your appointment.
  • The cost of the blood test is not covered by insurance. You will pay for the test when you book your appointment below. The nutrition counseling appointments for personalized recommendations may be billed to insurance.

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We do not participate with Medicaid or any managed Medicaid MCO plans