Micronutrients play an important role in energy production, hemoglobin synthesis, maintenance of bone health, adequate immune function, and protection of the body against oxidative stress and cellular damage. Micronutrients include vitamins, minerals, co-factors, amino acids, metabolites, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids. These nutrients are found in small amounts in foods and are essential for human health.
Assessing absorption of nutrients at both the gastrointestinal barrier and cellular membrane by measuring extra- and intracellular levels is the only way to objectively determine root causes of malnutrition and inflammation.
The Micronutrient test is a blood test that measures the following vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, antioxidants and metabolites:
- Vitamins – Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Folate, Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, Vitamin D, 25-OH, Vitamin E, Vitamin K1, Vitamin K2
- Minerals – Sodium, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Manganese, Zinc, Copper, Chromium, Iron
- Amino Acids – Asparagine, Glutamine, Serine, Arginine, Citrulline, Leucine, Isoleucine, Valine
- Fatty Acids – Oleic Acid, RBC Omega Fatty Acids
- Antioxidants – Coenzyme Q10, Cysteine, Glutathione, Selenium,
- Metabolites – Choline, Inositol, Carnitine, Methylmalonic acid (MMA)