What are Micronutrients?
Most people assume they are well-nourished if they eat healthy doses of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. During a typical day, most people consume plenty of these macronutrients. Micronutrients, on the other hand, are trace amounts of minerals, vitamins, amino acids, and antioxidants that are key to keeping the immune system strong and the body running efficiently. It is easy to overlook the vital role micronutrients play in maintaining good health. That is, until you become deficient in one or the other.
Why Getting Tested for Micronutrient Deficiencies is Wise
A deficiency in any one of the essential micronutrients impairs the body’s resistance to viral or bacterial infection. Over time, a deficiency in the micronutrients needed for DNA methylation and gene stability may increase the risk for far more serious diseases, including some cancers. It’s wise to keep an eye on your micronutrient levels. A Micronutrient Test is the most accurate way to discover micronutrient deficiencies.
Symptoms of Micronutrient Deficiency
- Tingling or numbness in your hands or feet — could indicate a vitamin B or calcium deficiency
- Fatigue or low energy — could be related to any number of deficiencies including iron, iodine, copper, sodium, or some B vitamins
- Altered sense of taste — a deficiency in zinc or copper
- Clotting and bruising issues — possible iron, folic acid, or vitamin C deficiency
- Allergies — could be caused by insufficient selenium or vitamin B6
- Tired eyes, cataracts — related to deficiencies in vitamins A, B2, B12, and C
- Feet, toes, or leg cramps — magnesium, calcium, or potassium deficiency may cause recurring cramps
- Hair Loss — could be a deficiency in vitamin B7
Unlike knowing how much protein you consumed today, there is no easy way to determine if your body has sufficient levels of vital micronutrients. As you can see, the symptoms listed above could be due to more than one micronutrient deficiency. In the absence of true knowledge, many people rely on all kinds of micronutrient supplements in a haphazard attempt to fix what is affecting them. The problem with this hit-or-miss approach is this: too much of a good thing—or too much of the wrong thing—can do more harm than good. Not to mention wasting your hard-earned money on unnecessary supplements!
Test for 30+ Micronutrients
The Micronutrient Test we offer measures the levels of 31 vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, amino/fatty acids, and metabolites, all done through a simple blood test. The results are presented in an easy-to-understand format that pinpoints any micronutrient deficiencies. Resolving such deficiencies not only slows the aging process, but also helps prevent and repair cellular dysfunction. During a consultation with our specialist, we’ll make sure you have an in-depth understanding of the results, as well as information on the best way to rectify any deficiencies. In addition, you may discover that you have been overconsuming the incorrect supplements, which in itself can lead to adverse effects.
Schedule Your Micronutrient Test
Why let a deficiency in a few trace micronutrients make you feel poorly? A Micronutrient Test is a safe and sensible way to treat your body for better health. At Hormone Therapy Of Orlando, we pride ourselves on offering the most advanced diagnostic testing available. Set up a complimentary consultation with our anti-aging coach to learn more.