Did you know that micronutrients are vitamins and minerals that your body needs in small, but potent quantities? They are often referred to as the building blocks of health and include nutrients like selenium, zinc, iodine, B-vitamins, and vitamins A, C, D, E, and K. Deficiency in just one micronutrient can lead to serious health consequences if left unaddressed. A micronutrient analysis is designed to evaluate the number of micronutrients your body is absorbing and determine whether a micronutrient deficiency is putting your health and wellness at risk.
Did you know…
the majority of North Americans are deficient in at least one micronutrient? Organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Department of Agriculture report that about half of Americans are deficient in vitamins A and C, as well as magnesium. Even more are deficient in vitamin D – including approximately 70 percent of the elderly population and 90 percent of people of color.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I undergo a micronutrient analysis?
Everyone should undergo periodic micronutrient evaluations. You may be a candidate for an immediate analysis if you are experiencing symptoms indicative of a nutritional deficiency. Examples include fatigue, weakness, depression, poor memory, decreased immune function, and loss of appetite.
What should I expect during a micronutrient analysis?
You will meet one-on-one with a member of our nutritional evaluation team to determine what types of micronutrients you may be deficient in and devise a plan for replenishing them to acceptable biological levels.
What happens if I discover that I am deficient in one or more micronutrients?
Our office will assist you in creating a strategy for remedying your deficiency. This may include a combination of dietary changes, lifestyle modifications, and nutritional supplementation. Schedule a consultation with our office for more information about ways we can help you overcome low levels of micronutrients.