Who does Micronutrient Testing benefit?
A better question would be... Who wouldn't benefit from micronutrient testing?
"BUT I EAT A BALANCED DIET, EXERCISE AND TAKE A MULTIVITAMIN..."
Many people lead healthy lifestyles, yet some individuals still have deficiencies. Why is this?...
Because each of us is metabolically and biochemically unique, the micronutrient requirements for one person may be quite different than the requirements of another. For this reason, we test each patient for MTHFR gene mutations to ensure adequate methylation.
Although you may eat a balanced diet, if you do not absorb vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and/or other micronutrients properly, you can have deficiencies. Proper absorption of nutrients can be disturbed by a poor diet, structural abnormalities or pharmaceutical use (see PDF below for more information on common prescription medications and their impact on your nutrition status).
Health Health conditions such as arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, fatigue and multiple sclerosis, to name a few, can be affected directly or indirectly by micronutrient deficiencies.
Our micronutrient requirements at age 30 are quite different from our requirements at age 40, 50 and beyond. Absorption difficulties, especially of vitamin B12, quite commonly occur as we age.
Excessive physical activity, prescription drugs, smoking, alcohol and sedentary habits all impact micronutrient demands.
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