MICRONUTRIENT TESTING

Micronutrient testing to determine your specific needs.

Micronutrients are one of the major groups of nutrients your body needs.

The nutrition evaluation process identifies concerns with the macronutrients—protein, fats, and carbohydrates—and the micronutrients—minerals, vitamins, and phytonutrients.

Micronutrients are one of the major groups of nutrients your body needs. They include vitamins and minerals. Vitamins are necessary for energy production, immune function, blood clotting, and other functions. Meanwhile, minerals play an important role in growth, bone health, fluid balance, and several other processes.

    We, humans, need nutrients to run all of our cellular functions.

    We need water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins, macro-minerals, and trace minerals all in the proper balance.

    You will know you have a deficiency if you are experiencing some of the following symptoms:

    1. Scaly patches on your scalp and dandruff
    2. Hair loss
    3. Brittle nails and hair
    4. Skin bumps on the back of your arms
    5. Restless and cramping legs
    6. Frequent infections
    7. Low energy and fatigue
    8. Bone and back pain
    9. Depression and anxiety
    10. Bone loss
    11. Poor wound healing
    12. Muscle aches and pains
    13. Mouth sores and bleeding gums
    14. Acid Reflux
    15. Poor night vision

    General description of macronutrients

    • Protein: macromolecules made up of chains of amino acids that constitute the majority of structural tissue and are involved in almost every function of the body. High-quality proteins of any kind are the best choice. This includes lean, grass-fed, organic, non-GMO animal products; and organic, non-GMO plant sources.

    • Fats: macromolecules that are insoluble in water. They are chemically described as saturated, unsaturated, monounsaturated, or polyunsaturated. Good quality fats are essential for maintaining healthy cell membranes, providing energy, and modulating inflammation.

    • Carbohydrates: macromolecules that make up four groups: monosaccharides, disaccharides, oligosaccharides, and polysaccharides. Carbohydrates serve as a primary energy source, promote proper gastrointestinal functioning, and aid in the elimination of toxins and waste products.

    Benefits of a micronutrient analysis:

     

    • Identify Nutrient Imbalances, deficiencies, and potential toxicity.
    • Optimize nutrient levels for optimal metabolic function.
    • Adjust nutritional supplements according to your specific needs.

    Nutritional supplement and vitamin supplements as a capsule with fruit vegetables nuts and beans inside a nutrient pill as a natural medicine health treatment with 3D illustration elements

     

    “VITAMINS, MINERAL, AMINO ACIDS, FATS, AND WATER ARE WHAT RUN THE HUMAN MACHINE.  A proper assessment will help you to know what you are missing.”  ~ Dr. Lisbeth Roy

    Vitamins

    Compounds found in food are needed for growth and health maintenance.

    Some vitamins are classified as fat-soluble at soluble vitamins; these are Vitamins A, D, E, and K. Other vitamins are water-soluble; these include Vitamin C and the vitamin B complex: thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenate (B5), pyridoxine (B6), biotin (B7), folate (B9), and cobalamin (B12).

    Minerals

    inorganic nutrients found in foods that are essential for growth and health. There are two categories of minerals—macrominerals and microminerals (also known as trace minerals). Macrominerals are required by the body in large amounts. These minerals include calcium, chloride, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and sulfur. The body requires only small amounts of microminerals. These include cobalt, copper, fluoride, iodine, iron, manganese, selenium, and zinc.

    Phytonutrients

    Natural compounds and components of plants that lend color and taste and help promote health by multiple mechanisms. These mechanisms include stimulating enzymes that help the body get rid of toxins, boosting the immune system, promoting healthy hormone levels, etc. Fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, spices, herbs, nuts, seeds, and teas all provide powerful phytonutrients. These phytonutrients come in all colors—green, yellow, orange, red, blue-purple, white, brown, and black

    Water-soluble vitamins have to be taken in every day, unlike fat-soluble which are stored in your body.

    Vitamin B1 (thiamine): Helps convert nutrients into energy.

    Vitamin B2 (riboflavin): Necessary for energy production, cell function, and fat metabolism.

    Vitamin B3 (niacin): Drives the production of energy from food.

    Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid): Necessary for fatty acid synthesis.

    Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine): Helps your body release sugar from stored carbohydrates for energy and creates red blood cells.

    Vitamin B7 (biotin): Plays a role in the metabolism of fatty acids, amino acids, and glucose.

    Vitamin B9 (folate): Important for proper cell division.

    Vitamin B12 (cobalamin): Necessary for red blood cell formation and proper nervous system and brain function.

    Vitamin C (ascorbic acid): Required for the creation of neurotransmitters and collagen, the main protein in your skin.

    Macromolecules:

    Calcium: Necessary for the proper structure and function of bones and teeth. Assists in muscle function and blood vessel contraction.
    Phosphorus: Part of bone and cell membrane structure.
    Magnesium: Assists with over 300 enzyme reactions, including regulation of blood pressure.
    Sodium: Electrolyte that aids fluid balance and maintenance of blood pressure.
    Chloride: Often found in combination with sodium. Helps maintain fluid balance and is used to make digestive juices.
    Potassium: Electrolyte that maintains fluid status in cells and helps with nerve transmission and muscle function.
    Sulfur: Part of every living tissue and contained in the amino acids, methionine, and cysteine.

    Trace minerals:

    Iron: Helps provide oxygen to muscles and assists in the creation of certain hormones.
    Manganese: Assists in carbohydrate, amino acid, and cholesterol metabolism.
    Copper: Required for connective tissue formation, as well as normal brain and nervous system function.
    Zinc: Necessary for normal growth, immune function, and wound healing.
    Iodine: Assists in thyroid regulation.
    Fluoride: Necessary for the development of bones and teeth.
    Selenium: Important for thyroid health, reproduction, and defense against oxidative damage.

    Fat-soluble vitamins should be taken with fat in your meal for better absorption

    Vitamin A: Necessary for proper vision and organ function.

    Vitamin D: Promotes proper immune function and assists in calcium absorption and bone growth.

    Vitamin E: Assists immune function and acts as an antioxidant that protects cells from damage.

    Vitamin K: Required for blood clotting and proper bone development.

    Not only are you what you EAT, but you are what you ATE… ate! Get evaluated to see what you are missing.

    Dr. Lisbeth Roy, D.O.

    Founder of Doctors Studio

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