Micronutrient Testing in Shady Side, MD
Vitamins and nutrients play a large role in both diet and overall wellness. Without proper levels of these substances, sometimes referred to as micronutrients, you may be putting your health at risk.
We measure nutritional deficiencies using a state-of-the-art Micronutrient Test to measure the function of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants within your white blood cells. Interested in micronutrient testing? Call (410) 266-3613 or contact Dr. Alan Stuart Weiss online.
What is Micronutrient Testing?
“Micronutrients” is a blanket term for all of the positive compounds found in food or supplements that are essential to how the body functions. Some examples of micronutrients include:
- Amino acids
These substances are all found in different foods or supplements. While having a healthy diet is crucial to health and wellbeing, it can still leave you deficient in some micronutrients.
Micronutrient deficiencies may lead to a variety of serious health complications, including:
No two people handle micronutrient deficiency in the same way, so it's entirely possible to be suffering without any obvious symptoms. This makes micronutrient testing very important, as it can provide a complete look at the levels of micronutrients present in the body.
How Does Micronutrient Testing Work?
A micronutrient test is a non-invasive, low pain diagnostic technique. During the test, a small sample of blood is taken and analyzed for key vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. Some of the specific substances that may be tested for include:
Certain issues can contribute to a micronutrient deficiency. While not a deficiency themselves, these issues can deprive the body of key nutrients and speed up the process, making a micronutrient test necessary. These issues include:
- Poor diet
- Lack of exercise
- Alcohol consumption
- Chronic disease
Additionally, there is some variance among people when it comes to micronutrients. What one person may be naturally deficient in, another may be naturally over-productive.
Request Micronutrient Testing Information
Treatment for micronutrient deficiency will vary, but a micronutrient test is almost always the first step taken. Request more information about micronutrients, nutrition and the micronutrient test today: call (410) 266-3613 or contact Dr. Alan Stuart Weiss online.
Annapolis Integrative Medicine
Address1819 Bay Ridge Ave
Annapolis, MD 21403